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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 1:16 PM
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Sherwood Sherwood
2/21/2011 1:33 PM

It's fun and funny to call this guy a privateer but how do you consider him that. Factory Honda gives him parts.

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katooom katooom
2/21/2011 1:37 PM

cool article. got both races right.

supercross = awesome talent required
nascar = not so much

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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 1:42 PM
Sherwood wrote:

It's fun and funny to call ...more

A couple of parts, yeah. Very, very little, though.

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GuyB GuyB
2/21/2011 1:46 PM

There's privateer, and Private Tier. Personally, I think Reed and his team fall toward the latter. smile

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Sherwood Sherwood
2/21/2011 1:49 PM
Sherwood wrote:

It's fun and funny to call ...more

Nerd wrote:

A couple of parts, yeah. ...more

When was the last time Honda gave a privateer electronics to fix a problem? I understand that journalists love the Rocky type story to write about but this in my opinion is not it.

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newmann newmann
2/21/2011 1:53 PM

Good thing Cox comes here to tell us what really happens since Guy B keeps us so ill informed.

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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 1:53 PM
Sherwood wrote:

It's fun and funny to call ...more

Nerd wrote:

A couple of parts, yeah. ...more

Sherwood wrote:

When was the last time ...more

It's not that uncommon, as long as the part would work on the other bike. Not just Honda, but all of the manufacturers will help out privateers who are up front on their brand of bike if they have an issue arise. Ultimately, another Honda at the front is good for Honda.

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leakypipe23 leakypipe23
2/21/2011 1:54 PM
Sherwood wrote:

When was the last time ...more

It's obviously not a Factory ride, though. I think the line between factory and privateer has become blurred with the state of the economy. Yamaha is the perfect example.

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Sherwood Sherwood
2/21/2011 1:55 PM
newmann wrote:

Good thing Cox comes here ...more

Nothing wrong with another opinion from someone informed.

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newmann newmann
2/21/2011 1:59 PM

Cox wrote
"To put it into perspective, it would be like showing up at the Daytona 500 with a Toyota Camry you bought at the local dealership. If you took that car, put sport suspension on it, then dropped off the motor for some tuning help, then showed up at Daytona Motor Speedway, what are the chances that you would be competitive, even if Toyota threw in a couple special parts to help you out?"

Nascar has a production rule? Stock chassis and engine block?

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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 2:00 PM
newmann wrote:

Cox wrote
"To put it into ...more

Yes. That's precisely what I was saying. Nice work pulling the message out of that cryptic paragraph.

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huck huck
2/21/2011 2:02 PM
newmann wrote:

Good thing Cox comes here ...more

spam is only cool, if you're "somebody"....

The message posted above is most likely my opinion and shouldn't be taken as fact....

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ATKpilot99 ATKpilot99
2/21/2011 2:04 PM
newmann wrote:

Cox wrote
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Hell no. And you'd even have to remove the FI system from the Camry and replace it with a carb. grin

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uk125250 uk125250
2/21/2011 2:05 PM

I thought Matthes said he had a works tranny. I could be wrong though.

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FlaNard FlaNard
2/21/2011 2:06 PM

Caption time!

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

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GuyB GuyB
2/21/2011 2:16 PM
newmann wrote:

Good thing Cox comes here ...more

Well, I wasn't in San Diego...

I miss one pro SX/MX every year to attend the Indy show. Yeah, people there are slightly freaked when they see me. "Hey, you're not in San Diego?"

"Oh no...was that this weekend?" wink

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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 2:56 PM
newmann wrote:

Good thing Cox comes here ...more

GuyB wrote:

Well, I wasn't in San ...more

Truth is, GuyB is very, very dumb and highly unreasonable. Huh, GuyB?

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GuyB GuyB
2/21/2011 3:02 PM

Yeah, I'm all about unreasonable arguments. Know where I can find some? wink

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Nerd Nerd
2/21/2011 3:11 PM
GuyB wrote:

Yeah, I'm all about ...more

Follow me around for a while...

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Adam43 Adam43
2/21/2011 3:33 PM
newmann wrote:

Cox wrote
"To put it into ...more

NASCAR hasn't had production rules for their "stock" cars in 25 years, but they do a wonderful job of perpetuating that myth.

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Sparkalounger Sparkalounger
2/21/2011 4:30 PM
newmann wrote:

Cox wrote
"To put it into ...more

might be a good storyline for the AP to run in the Sunday paper but seems a bit dramatic to pander off on to motoheads...

i do usually like the articles though, thanks Nerd.

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