Nothing like getting taken out by the track crew!!!

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2/11/2018 12:43 PM

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2/11/2018 12:45 PM

Yeah, that wasn't helpful.

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2/11/2018 1:16 PM

I hope it wasn't the same guy who put a tough block near Bowers' line last week! New variable in 2018: track crew.

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2/11/2018 1:54 PM

So they're out to get the Kawasaki guys huh? Let's go with it. Maybe some Yamaha payola in there somewhere? w00t

The track guy has to be embarrassed, like he'd never been around a throttle and a clutch before. Then again, maybe Pro Circuit was running the Rekluse auto? Go with me on this since I'm with you on the other conspiracy.



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2/11/2018 2:00 PM

Seriosuly what was he thinking? He’s lucky JS17 didn’t get injured

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2/11/2018 2:01 PM

berno929 wrote:

I hope it wasn't the same guy who put a tough block near Bowers' line last week! New variable in 2018: track crew.

They are out to get him, Trump being a cocksucker and all

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2/11/2018 2:17 PM

berno929 wrote:

I hope it wasn't the same guy who put a tough block near Bowers' line last week! New variable in 2018: track crew.

And all this time I thought it was "tuft" block.

Thank you sir!

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2/11/2018 2:19 PM

berno929 wrote:

I hope it wasn't the same guy who put a tough block near Bowers' line last week! New variable in 2018: track crew.

BobbyM wrote:

They are out to get him, Trump being a cocksucker and all

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2/11/2018 2:24 PM

Same same...

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2/11/2018 2:27 PM

PeterLemonjello wrote:

Same same...

Nice find. No wonder they make these guys wear helmets.

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2/11/2018 2:37 PM

It's unfortunate that it happened but you can tell the worker was just trying to help get the bike off him as quick as he can, hindsight is always 20/20.

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2/11/2018 2:55 PM

mitch knows how to get some low end out of those thingsblink

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

2/11/2018 4:21 PM

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over rough ground with 230 lb projectiles flying all around them, and the noise on the floor is deafening, even with a helmet on.

Go ahead and stretch to find something to bitch about.

Savatgy got a wee bit of knobby rash.

If he had posted a dime size pipe burn all of you yoyos would be bitching about how long it took to get the bike off of him.

Hey, bike picking up track guy, thanks for doing what you do......

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2/11/2018 5:38 PM

JustMX wrote:

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over ...more

You have some good points, except the “wee bit of knobby rash” part !

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2/11/2018 7:37 PM

Maybe all track crew should be instructed to hit the kill switch before picking up any bikes? Nah that makes too much sense.

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2/11/2018 9:02 PM

mx332 wrote:

Maybe all track crew should be instructed to hit the kill switch before picking up any bikes? Nah that makes too much sense.

Yeah, just wait until one of those riders is unable to restart, then it will be " can you believe that Idiot track guy didn't pull in the clutch and put it in neutral. He cost savatgy the title because he couldn't restart "

There were running bikes all around him. He didn't realize it was running in gear.

You all are assuming that he twisted the throttle.

Savatgy fell on the throttle side pretty hard. Anybody that has been around racing has seen a throttle tube get knocked up against the handle bar end and not return to idle.

I suspect that is more the case here.

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2/12/2018 5:44 AM

JustMX wrote:

Yeah, just wait until one of those riders is unable to restart, then it will be " can you believe that Idiot track guy didn't ...more

He definitely held the throttle wide open and destroyed his hand. They are instructed to turn the engine off first I believe but then again they are “volunteers” which at this level is beyond me.

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2/12/2018 6:11 AM

PeterLemonjello wrote:

Same same...

Johnny Depp wrote:

Nice find. No wonder they make these guys wear helmets.

In fairness, when we see him pull the clutch in the second time, after nailing the rider, the back wheel is still spinning. Clutch not disengaging? Weird.

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2/12/2018 7:28 AM

I would've been tempted to take a couple laps.

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2/12/2018 8:02 AM

mx332 wrote:

Maybe all track crew should be instructed to hit the kill switch before picking up any bikes? Nah that makes too much sense.

JustMX wrote:

Yeah, just wait until one of those riders is unable to restart, then it will be " can you believe that Idiot track guy didn't ...more

I mean that's a safety issue. Who cares if the rider has a hard time starting his bike because he biffed it and the track worker killed the engine before moving the bike? I agree 100% that the track workers need to be instructed to kill the motor before attempting to move the bikes and the replay of this should be shown at future track crew meetings.

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2/12/2018 8:09 AM

GuyB wrote:

Yeah, that wasn't helpful.

TrackWorker: "you just gotta REV that sucker over that triple"

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2/12/2018 9:20 AM

JustMX wrote:

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over ...more

langhammx wrote:

You have some good points, except the “wee bit of knobby rash” part !

Yea dude knobs hurt. You ever change a tire on the floor? Lmao let alone the motor turning the tire

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2/12/2018 11:58 AM

JustMX wrote:

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over ...more

"wee bit of knobby rash" that's not what was put into the medical record. If it wasn't for the wrist brace, another rider would have been out for the season.

If you don't know how to ride or a least have experience operating a motorcycle you have you business being a "safety" person.

Rider error, mechanical error, weather related issues those are part of racing. Track crew error should not be.


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2/12/2018 1:01 PM

Thanks Eddie for saying what I wanted to. Some of these guys on here don’t have a clue.

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2/12/2018 4:20 PM

Since dvr and hd have become the norm it seems like every single incident gets analyzed to exhaustion.

Is it important to try to make changes to improve safety? Absolutely.....

It is possible to get just a little carried away.

Let's require all riders involved in multi rider crashes to kill their engines just like you are asking the track worker to do so they don't do the same thing. Would it be ok if it was a rider? Let's make all the riders attend the same safety meeting that you are asking them to add for the track crew.

After this incident and roczen's perhaps it is time to consider going to a non-knobby tire?

How about enclosures around the tires to keep knobs from hitting something they shouldnt?

Maybe tether style kill switches like atv racers are required to use so the bikes are cut off when the rider crashes?

Sure, those 4 suggestions are a bit overboard. But so is calling a guy out there on the track an idiot for something he did in the heat of racing. He hauled ass over there to get the bike up. I wouldn't be surprised if from his viewpoint he thought joey was pinned under the bike.

I am glad that savatgy was able to race, (and get a 4th by the way).

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2/12/2018 5:20 PM

crf250pilot wrote:

I would've been tempted to take a couple laps.

Yup. May never get another chance to ride a factory bike.

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No brains, No headaches.

2/12/2018 8:30 PM

JustMX wrote:

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over ...more

langhammx wrote:

You have some good points, except the “wee bit of knobby rash” part !

kb228 wrote:

Yea dude knobs hurt. You ever change a tire on the floor? Lmao let alone the motor turning the tire

I think we are on the same page. My point was that it WASN'T just a little "knobby rash". It wasn't pretty.... I'm just glad he was able to suck it up and race. Also surprised at how well he rode/finished with the injury.

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2/12/2018 8:51 PM

JustMX wrote:

Man, why would anybody try to do anything in this sport with all the couch critics?

These guys are out there running over ...more

EddieC wrote:

"wee bit of knobby rash" that's not what was put into the medical record. If it wasn't for the wrist brace, another rider ...more

Well I guess the teams knowing that the track staff have been making mistakes this season are still happy to send their riders out there? Or will there be a protest next week?

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2/13/2018 4:05 AM

JustMX wrote:

Since dvr and hd have become the norm it seems like every single incident gets analyzed to exhaustion.

Is it important to try ...more

You’re an idiot. So what happens if that bike gets traction and whiskeys into the stands off that bowl turn and takes out some spectators? Obviously you don’t even ride.

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