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November 1st, 2018, 12:05 PM   #191
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The narrower V-4ís allow for an external flywheel which allows them to plug and play different weighted flywheels without breaking open the engine. The in line 4 is to wide for an external flywheel so they are stuck with what they got with the sealed engine rule. Ducat and Honda have this capability, not sure if KTM or Aprilia have implemented yet. This is the reason you have heard all the squaking from Rossi about switching to a V4 . The advantage of the I4 is adjustability of the engine itself for handling which Yamaha would lose if they switch .
Maybe Rossi needs to have some adjustability
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I'm not so sure, has he ever got his hands dirty working on a bike, does he know how to strip down a bike and rebuild it. I don't think many of todays professional racers would have a clue. Amateurs yes, because they don't have that sort of money to waste.

Have you ever seen him or any of them look in a racing mechanics tool box?
C'mon mate. I can't strip down and rebuild an air conditioner but I know where the coil, the motor, the starter etc are located. Remember, Rossi wasn't always a big-shot. I imagine he started out as on-the-cheap amateur like everybody else.
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C'mon mate. I can't strip down and rebuild an air conditioner but I know where the coil, the motor, the starter etc are located. Remember, Rossi wasn't always a big-shot. I imagine he started out as on-the-cheap amateur like everybody else.
For all we know some of these guys including Rossi might restore old bikes. It wouldn't surprise me if they did, most of them are bike nuts and racing nuts.

We might not know about it though because maybe they don't generally build the brand that they race for.
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Link please to Rossi saying that, I don't think he'd know what a flywheel is if it smacked him, seeing as its in a sealed engine
Rossi and his dad put together a beat up RS125, that started his racing career.
I bet he can put together a bike better than you ever could on your couch.
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Mav had another anonymous race. Rossi is more consistently at the front. Mav is too hot and cold.
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At the time of the Vinales signing I thought it was a poor decision by Yamaha and said so on here. The GSX-RR was a better bike for him as he seemed to have a lot of confidence on the bike. By now he probably could have been winning races for them instead of sulking in the garage or punching the bike. He's a spoiled brat who can't deal with not winning races or having to ride around problems. He should go back to Suzuki.
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At the time of the Vinales signing I thought it was a poor decision by Yamaha and said so on here. The GSX-RR was a better bike for him as he seemed to have a lot of confidence on the bike. By now he probably could have been winning races for them instead of sulking in the garage or punching the bike. He's a spoiled brat who can't deal with not winning races or having to ride around problems. He should go back to Suzuki.
He had the same issue in moto 3 riding the Honda. There was one race where he got off kick and the bike. I remember the announcers saying that won't go over well with Honda. The young man does not know how to handle challenges. He is simply not capable of riding around problems when needs be.
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At the time of the Vinales signing I thought it was a poor decision by Yamaha and said so on here. The GSX-RR was a better bike for him as he seemed to have a lot of confidence on the bike. By now he probably could have been winning races for them instead of sulking in the garage or punching the bike. He's a spoiled brat who can't deal with not winning races or having to ride around problems. He should go back to Suzuki.
I must admit that you did call it. I thought he'd be a killer signing.
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Not fair. His only fault is he is not a great communicator.
Look back. Yamaha has admitted they won't develop the bike for two different riders. Result - Vinales can request what he wants but he never gets it, his authoritative teammate overrides every time. Years go, frustration builds. Yes, it probably was a mistake to go to Yamaha. It would have been a mistake for any fast rider, there is no room to breathe.
Now, his snappy remarks are made public by journalists, without any context. Look at the big picture and you'll see a young man who is hungry for success and it has been denied to him.
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Funny how Jorge didn't have any of these issues.
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