@exage03040 Those definitely look serviceable still. Replacing them because they're glazed or for an upgrade?
Upgrade, in a way.
I bought them around 20k figuring the factory were a lot more worn. When I looked and was like, well I really haven't stressed them that much comparing. Coming up to the second major service so I was going to take the caliper off anyways for a look and clean. It's a piece of mind thing.
@exage03040 Impressive feat by #93, for some reason he's always been completely dialed in at this track, regardless of any other circumstances.
Also impressive showing by #41. Although he finished in the usual spot, the fact that he did so well in Q and at the start is promising for the bike development. They have the speed for a podium, just need to maintain it for the entire race.
@exage03040 That new chassis is why I mentioned Pedrosa. I’ve got to believe that his testing has had a huge impact. Did you see all the attention he was getting from Oliveira and the rest of the team? Petrucci is a really good guy and seems well-liked in the paddock but I think his time has passed. He may be fast enough and bright enough to be a test rider but I don’t think he’s got the goods to operate at the pointy end of the field on race day.
My son had one and the rubber mounted windshield kept getting loose, if this one has the same mounting keep eyes peeled. he ended up replacing mounting with solid bolts and spacers, and getting a larger aftermarket one
Every class had at least 1 rider demoted due to exceeding track limits on the last lap on the same corner. Felt bad for Joe Roberts getting booted off the podium in Moto 2. Maybe they need an extra dab of white paint at the exit of that corner (don’t remember which corner #).
@thejwt Don't forget the change in the update cycle. From 2004 - 2009, 600cc and 1000cc sportbikes were getting major updates every other year. From 2009-2020, the R6 had one minor update. The ZX6 had two. The GSXR and CBR600 are the same bike.
The 1000cc class has received more updates, but they're still on a 5 or 6 year cycle instead of every other year.
Whenever there are rapid update cycles, there is incentive to buy new stuff. When it's 10 years later and the only difference is that the new model has LED headlights, the engine is neutered right when you get to the fun part of the RPM range (an ECU flash will fix) and there is now a 20lb brick in the exhaust (that will just get removed immediately) there's much less incentive to buy a new bike.
VTX1300c or VTX1800c. 1.3 liter or 1.8 liter water-cooled V-twin, respectively. Later ones are fuel injected and fantastic values if you want a classically-styled cruiser without the Harley stigma, lack of power, and maintenance woes.
@exage03040 Welp at least Rossi is on the right side of the top 10 again.... Was beginning to think he lost it... Wait and see what he does tomorrow I guess
Anyways guess I'd better go find me the high lights to watch now