Rough Night for Suzuki

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3/3/2019 12:09 AM

I tend to pull for the Suzuki guys just because they are kind of the underdogs in the sport right now in my opinion. They had a rough night in Atlanta though.

Seeing 722 and ARay kicking and kicking their bikes to start as Zacho rode off was painful to watch. Same for Peters after he went down in the main and Mcadoo sailed off.
Decotis took a sand nap, then Lopes rode straight up the berm to the tuff blocks right after in the LCQ. Pretty sure AMart and Reed both went down at some point in their mains too

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3/3/2019 12:12 AM

I actually laughed when i saw ARay and 722 kicking their bikes, i started to wonder if the year was 2010 again?

No but seriously, bad night for Suzuki. I also had Lopes in fantasy and i would've killed it if he would've made the main...

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/3/2019 12:15 AM

Reed did go down Photo

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3/3/2019 12:22 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I actually laughed when i saw ARay and 722 kicking their bikes, i started to wonder if the year was 2010 again?

No but ...more

Man, those things didn’t look like they wanted to start!
I wasn’t sure if Peter’s bike even started until I saw him roll thru the whoops in 21st

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3/3/2019 12:25 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I actually laughed when i saw ARay and 722 kicking their bikes, i started to wonder if the year was 2010 again?

No but ...more

Kelz87 wrote:

Man, those things didn’t look like they wanted to start!
I wasn’t sure if Peter’s bike even started until I saw him roll thru ...more

I will bring this race up every time someone says that "they will stop riding once they can't kickstart their bikes" or that the e-start is unnecessary.

It is such a big advantage to have when you go down in a race or stall the bike.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/3/2019 1:01 AM

Suzuki won't start in gear but people kick them over any way trying to save time, sucks they don't have the e start but cut out the mistakes and it shouldn't be an issue

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3/3/2019 5:14 AM

I knew there would be a thread about this!

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3/3/2019 5:24 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

I knew there would be a thread about this!

I said the very same thing to myself during the race last night.....

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3/3/2019 5:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2019 5:26 AM

These guys need a Rekluse clutch sponsorship. Pick it up and go. That was painful to watch

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3/3/2019 5:29 AM

Steve125 wrote:

These guys need a Rekluse clutch sponsorship. Pick it up and go. That was painful to watch

HEP is sponsored by Rekluse.

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3/3/2019 5:35 AM

Steve125 wrote:

These guys need a Rekluse clutch sponsorship. Pick it up and go. That was painful to watch

ML512 wrote:

HEP is sponsored by Rekluse.

Are all Rekluse clutches Slipper clutches? I ask because I'm considering ordering a Radius X so my New 450 Zook won't leave me kicking endlessly after a tip over in a corner.

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3/3/2019 6:08 AM

Steve125 wrote:

These guys need a Rekluse clutch sponsorship. Pick it up and go. That was painful to watch

ML512 wrote:

HEP is sponsored by Rekluse.

Steve125 wrote:

Are all Rekluse clutches Slipper clutches? I ask because I'm considering ordering a Radius X so my New 450 Zook won't leave me ...more

I would guess they are on the manual Torqdrive clutch, ML can correct me if i'm wrong.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/3/2019 6:27 AM

I was thinking the same thing. I grew up in the 80's on Suzuki's and still root for them but come on people. Time to put on the electric start.

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3/3/2019 8:20 AM

Does kx250 have electric yet?

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3/3/2019 8:26 AM

Pardon my thread derailment, but do ANY of the top pros use rekluse auto clutches?

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3/3/2019 9:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2019 9:47 AM

I've rode KTM since 2001 but I, too, sorta pull for Suzuki. A lot of the time my favorite riders end up on Yellow Magic for whatever reason...MC, Albie, RonRon, RC, Stew, KROC, Everts, now Ferris...and I think they are the best looking bikes on track and love how, unlike most manufacturers, they change up their looks a lot, esp JGR. But agreed. It is time Chris Wheeler and the boys do something to trim some weight and go E Start. It is such a disadvantage at times. We all saw ARay, Adam, Kyle and I think I maybe even saw Chad kicking away once. It has to become a priority. The weight of the Suzuki wouldn't be that different to the Kawi, Yamaha, Honda if they do some weight savings before adding E start. Only the KTM and Husky are killing it at the scale.

But yeah, it's time.

#ChrisWheeler

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3/3/2019 10:23 AM

My exact thoughts when I witnessed this all as well. Did not look good for the brand...

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3/3/2019 10:27 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I will bring this race up every time someone says that "they will stop riding once they can't kickstart their bikes" or that ...more

If you are racing Supercross...yeah you want electric start. I don't race Supercross or race at all and I'd rather have a kicker.

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3/3/2019 10:37 AM

UNCLE HORSE IS PUTTING A ESTART ON TYLERS BIKE RIGHT NOW.

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3/3/2019 10:41 AM

Kickstarter's for racing are as obsolete as drum brakes and air cooled engines.

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3/3/2019 10:52 AM

Idk, maybe I'm in the minority but I actually like Kickstart bikes just for the simplicity and weight savings. Imagine how light a Ktm could be without e-start, however yes from a racing standpoint it could be a major time-saver...

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3/3/2019 10:59 AM

Felt bad for lopes, that s the best I ve seen him ride he looked good , until!!!!

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3/3/2019 11:28 AM

brimx153 wrote:

Felt bad for lopes, that s the best I ve seen him ride he looked good , until!!!!

Me too man. I was like, At least Lopes can still make the main after Decotis went down..Next thing I know, he’s literally riding straight up the berm! So much for “Suzuki-cornering” whistling (jk, but it was odd to see)
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3/3/2019 11:34 AM

b_kowalsk wrote:

Idk, maybe I'm in the minority but I actually like Kickstart bikes just for the simplicity and weight savings. Imagine how ...more

Suzuki is the only kickstart 450, and the heaviest bike though

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3/3/2019 12:39 PM

I swear suzukis only start in neutral. First kick every time, but in gear you can kick for hours and it wont do shit

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3/3/2019 12:50 PM

Steve125 wrote:

These guys need a Rekluse clutch sponsorship. Pick it up and go. That was painful to watch

ML512 wrote:

HEP is sponsored by Rekluse.

Steve125 wrote:

Are all Rekluse clutches Slipper clutches? I ask because I'm considering ordering a Radius X so my New 450 Zook won't leave me ...more

Not all Rekluse clutches are autoclutches. I'd go with the Radius CX personally. I have one and its simply the best mod I've ever put on a bike. It's amazing.

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3/3/2019 1:01 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I actually laughed when i saw ARay and 722 kicking their bikes, i started to wonder if the year was 2010 again?

No but ...more

Kelz87 wrote:

Man, those things didn’t look like they wanted to start!
I wasn’t sure if Peter’s bike even started until I saw him roll thru ...more

Motofinne wrote:

I will bring this race up every time someone says that "they will stop riding once they can't kickstart their bikes" or that ...more

Man you aren’t lying....it takes so much time to kick just right vs hit the button

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3/3/2019 3:20 PM

Pretty sure if it weren't for JGR there wouldn't have been a factory supported Suzuki team.

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3/3/2019 4:26 PM

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3/3/2019 7:16 PM

I was surprised RCH folded after Kenny won an outdoor title. He was on fire in 2016.
I feel like JGR has been good for the brand development-wise though. I hope they don’t fold soon

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