What "changes" Did They Make to Tomac's Bike?

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4/16/2019 7:25 AM

Yes, another Eli thread but does no one out there know what they did to the bike?

Come on GuyB??? Matthes??? Nerd??? DC??? Weege????

Something significant must have been done as the guy looks totally different the last two races. I know the Eli haters will say it is all in his head but that is simply not the case right now.

They did something and it worked. In his interview, Eli refuses to say what.

I remember CR22 talking about how on the Honda a set of factory triple clamps made a huge difference and he went out and won right away.

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4/16/2019 7:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2019 7:29 AM

I personally think it’s more eli’s own confidence in the bike, he is confident with how hard he can push it

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4/16/2019 7:34 AM

Grip compound. Stamp it

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4/16/2019 7:35 AM

I Agree this Change has been obvious,
Sure he was Hurt in the beginning of the year and it took a long Time to get back to where he was , and his confidence is now up also, but i agree with you i think they found something, Settings or Something

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4/16/2019 7:37 AM

Didn't Cox say something about ride height? Pretty vague, but I recall seeing that somewhere.

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4/16/2019 7:38 AM

Stuntman949 wrote:

Grip compound. Stamp it

Nah too significant, heard Eli raised the front brake lever 10mm.

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4/16/2019 7:41 AM

They swapped the pull rods for a little extra torque.

Or he has no pressure on him because the title is basically out of reach, he was at his home stadium, Webb is just riding safe, Roczen is still not lucky, Moosecan wasn't s factor, etc.

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4/16/2019 7:42 AM

Bar pad density

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4/16/2019 7:45 AM

Titanium Muffler Bearings

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4/16/2019 7:49 AM

2 extra inch pounds on his left side number shroud bolt. Completely changed the way the bike reacts at speed.

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4/16/2019 7:51 AM

They didn't make "a" change, they made several. 18, to be exact.

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4/16/2019 7:52 AM

feelit2morrow wrote:

2 extra inch pounds on his left side number shroud bolt. Completely changed the way the bike reacts at speed.

Ahh, the golden setting has been found.

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4/16/2019 7:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2019 7:56 AM

I heard a big one that was being considered a few weeks back but Williamson objected to was to change the trail and rake. So they may have finally got to test that.

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4/16/2019 7:57 AM

New head?...……..

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4/16/2019 7:57 AM

They are finally allowing him to refer to his bike as 'she'. And she rides good...

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4/16/2019 8:02 AM

Pretty obvious to me that they added a flux capacitor.

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4/16/2019 8:03 AM

ML512 wrote:

I heard a big one that was being considered a few weeks back but Williamson objected to was to change the trail and rake. So they may have finally got to test that.

Maybe im totally ignorant on something, but why would anyone but the rider have the choice to completely say no to a change that could help the rider? The team can make suggestions and argue for a change, but the choice should be the rider’s at the end of the day. Theyre the one riding it and producing results.

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4/16/2019 8:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2019 8:10 AM

Don't completely discard the idea that they got rid of the scapegoat (MW) and now ET has no excuses. It's amazing what one can accomplish when they have no excuses left. I have to believe that's part of it.

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4/16/2019 8:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2019 8:15 AM

ML512 wrote:

I heard a big one that was being considered a few weeks back but Williamson objected to was to change the trail and rake. So they may have finally got to test that.

If that was true, that's fuckin unreal.

Like isn't that pretty rudimentary? That's between practices for Reed haha... Why on earth would you want to block that sort of thing?

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4/16/2019 8:15 AM

ML512 wrote:

I heard a big one that was being considered a few weeks back but Williamson objected to was to change the trail and rake. So they may have finally got to test that.

Why object to it? I don’t get it. Make the change during the week and test it. If it works, great. If not, you can say “I told you so.” But to just say “We’re not doing that” without testing it first is stupid.

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4/16/2019 8:15 AM

Check Eli's mom's instagram....She's one of the "insiders" that people have been referencing

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4/16/2019 8:19 AM

ML512 wrote:

I heard a big one that was being considered a few weeks back but Williamson objected to was to change the trail and rake. So they may have finally got to test that.

Lucky you're still around to post something serious.

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4/16/2019 8:39 AM

just James wrote:

They didn't make "a" change, they made several. 18, to be exact.

2018 I suppose?

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4/16/2019 8:45 AM

Duh, new powerband. My sources are telling me, pink.

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4/16/2019 9:03 AM

The altitude knocked off some HP and he rode better...
Partly because he cant' smoke the clutch as easily with less HP.

Wouldn't be surprised if true.

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4/16/2019 9:04 AM

big bore

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

4/16/2019 9:13 AM

This is the kind of stuff the broadcast team needs to bring up and have a answer for.... Like you know other superior racing broadcasts

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4/16/2019 9:13 AM

IIRC last year? they made a change after a few races to the ride height and put more weight on the front, and his results instantly changed for the good. Perhaps he has long desired the same changes to the '19, and MW got in the way of that. He looks comfortable now, probably at home eating a pizza and taking a nap.

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4/16/2019 9:14 AM

Derek Harris wrote:

The altitude knocked off some HP and he rode better...
Partly because he cant' smoke the clutch as easily with less HP.

Wouldn't be surprised if true.

At the same time wouldnt he be smoking the clutch more asking for more juice non stop.

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4/16/2019 9:18 AM

Derek Harris wrote:

The altitude knocked off some HP and he rode better...
Partly because he cant' smoke the clutch as easily with less HP.

Wouldn't be surprised if true.

yz133rider wrote:

At the same time wouldnt he be smoking the clutch more asking for more juice non stop.

Exactly what I was thinking. I am currently riding my friends bikes in CO...using the clutch more than ever.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....