We need a 250 shootout

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7/25/2017 9:43 PM

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

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7/25/2017 9:45 PM

ccstrebe wrote:

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

Heard it ended up being a valve cover gasket. So it was oil we saw burning.

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7/25/2017 9:49 PM

I'm not sure you're ever going to see a shootout that is aimed at starving the motor of vital fluids and blowing them up..lol

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

7/25/2017 10:16 PM

ccstrebe wrote:

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

Why? Do you want to mercilessly abuse your equipment? smile

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7/25/2017 10:19 PM

ccstrebe wrote:

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Heard it ended up being a valve cover gasket. So it was oil we saw burning.

I question that assessment just cause once the smoking stopped, it was over and there was nothing burning for the last 2 laps. First, if it was oil it would gone on much longer. And second, one thing is for sure, theres a chance that bike makes it across the finish without coolant as long as its moving.....if by chance it ran outta oil.....it woulda been over almost immediately. Plus his mechanic had "Rad Hose" on the pit board.

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7/25/2017 10:22 PM

ccstrebe wrote:

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

GuyB wrote:

Why? Do you want to mercilessly abuse your equipment? smile

Lol......touche. The "How long you can neglect your 250F before it grenades shootout."

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7/26/2017 12:24 AM

On a tangent, the 2018 250 shootouts should include 250 smokers. A lot of amateur racing org's now allow 250 4T vs 250 2T, so it would be interesting to see an all-in-one comparison with novice, intermediate and pro test riders.

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7/26/2017 12:51 AM

Barry_Smith wrote:

On a tangent, the 2018 250 shootouts should include 250 smokers. A lot of amateur racing org's now allow 250 4T vs 250 2T, so it would be interesting to see an all-in-one comparison with novice, intermediate and pro test riders.

Agree!
A much more relevant test, and one that many have been asking for.

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

7/26/2017 2:23 AM

ccstrebe wrote:

After watching Osborne finish that race with a blown radiator hose, I would be curious to see how long the engine would last in each brand of 250 without any water in the radiator.

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Heard it ended up being a valve cover gasket. So it was oil we saw burning.

sickboy3636 wrote:

I question that assessment just cause once the smoking stopped, it was over and there was nothing burning for the last 2 laps. First, if it was oil it would gone on much longer. And second, one thing is for sure, theres a chance that bike makes it across the finish without coolant as long as its moving.....if by chance it ran outta oil.....it woulda been over almost immediately. Plus his mechanic had "Rad Hose" on the pit board.

They talked about it a lot on Pulp monday night, said it was a valve cover gasket. Said the bike was covered in oil after the moto! I am sure the pit board said rad hose, because like the rest of us the mechanic assumed it was a hose. If it was a hose I think they would have been straight about it, it would make the motor look almost bullet proof!

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7/26/2017 3:21 AM

I had assumed it was oil from the start, because of the blue-ish color, and because the "cloud" lingered way to long to be steam.

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7/26/2017 4:10 AM

Sounds more like you want a 250 melt down

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