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7/31/2018 7:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/1/2018 8:49 AM

Anyone else that was at Washougal notice that Kenny was riding around in like 9th gear? He was noticeably lower in the RPM range than everyone else. Talking with JT, he said that Kenny tends to ride a gear high, and also his bike is pretty quiet compared to others. Just thought it was interesting at how much different his bike sounded than everyone else's.

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7/31/2018 7:30 PM

He’s the opposite of Barcia, Jake Masterpool is the same way

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7/31/2018 7:38 PM

Herlings is said to ride like this too

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7/31/2018 7:56 PM

Yup RV rode a lot like this as well, as does Herlings and Gajser

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7/31/2018 8:20 PM

He’s been like that all season. That’s the kind of stuff you get when you’re at the track, versus watching on TV.

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7/31/2018 8:31 PM

Was Ken on a ktm in mx2 under everts?

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7/31/2018 8:37 PM

GuyB wrote:

He’s been like that all season. That’s the kind of stuff you get when you’re at the track, versus watching on TV.

True.

But at Millville through the S Turns you could actually hear the difference on TV between Ken and Eli.

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7/31/2018 8:43 PM

According to my "trusty" MXA magazine from 2016, they tested Kens RCH Suzuki and the RCH folks there told MXA the same thing. He rarely gets above half throttle and wants all his power in the lower to middle range which is where they said it was in the bike test.

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7/31/2018 8:53 PM

Incredible technique. Riding a gear higher is less likely to wear you out and you keep your momentum far more.

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7/31/2018 9:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/1/2018 7:25 AM

shaffstall721 wrote:

Herlings is said to ride like this too

Do we really need to shoehorn Herlings into every god damn thread? FFS.

We get it, he's one of the best. On with it...

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7/31/2018 9:17 PM

Keeps that suspension settled. Float the valve's stiffen's things up and make the bike more UN-predictable. I've always been able to notice how much smoother my bikes can float through rough area's when I ride it a gear high. Of course I don't always remember to that , but when I do , I can notice a difference.

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8/1/2018 12:05 AM

He may need to down shift to ring out 4 more seconds per lap!

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8/1/2018 3:49 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Yup RV rode a lot like this as well, as does Herlings and Gajser

Herlings and Gajser ride way different to ken in the revs .id compare Tomac to Herlings in how they rev the bike . and Gajser is know for reving the crap out of his bike . Same as say MM25 even tho he is a smooth rider but revs the bike alot more . Ken is like everts how he rode . Or a Steve Roman

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8/1/2018 3:51 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

Was Ken on a ktm in mx2 under everts?

Yes

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8/1/2018 4:27 AM

RV said in an interview once that when he was in the meat of the power, the suspension works better than when the bike is higher in the rpm’s.

From what I can see, Tomac rolls with high rpm’s and lots of clutch. I guess bike setup can be made to accommodate both styles.

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8/1/2018 5:35 AM

Herlings and Tomac are physically strong enough to ride the bike in a higher rev. Riding like that hammers your hands and arms as it sucks the rear wheel into everything harder.

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