Chad Reed testing blip on a 2006


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  • Ga426owner

Posted October 03, 2005 - 06:30 AM

#1

At least some news on the new beast:
http://www.transworl...1111870,00.html

and a 15gal tank of VP......
interesting hints of Reed and RC going 4stroke even for SX....

  • SCIENCE

Posted October 03, 2005 - 07:36 AM

#2

It was cool to see that Reedy is riding the '06. However, the statement that caught my eye was that he and Voss only have 2.5 bikes between them to test! &%$#@!? Is Yamaha kidding!
The sales just keep slipping away! Also, I gotta believe that Yami is making Reed spin about possibly riding the 4 stroke in SX. I highly doubt it. The factory 2 stroke is one of the best if not the best SX bike out there!

  • ovrrdrive

Posted October 03, 2005 - 02:28 PM

#3

The factory 2 stroke is one of the best if not the best SX bike out there!



Oh, you mean the factory 2 stroke that he couldn't beat RC on? :banghead:

I don't think he has anything to lose by trying out the new 450f. Who knows, it may be as good as he says it is, and might just give him a little advantage.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted October 03, 2005 - 06:59 PM

#4

RC could win on a stock bike, he's just tough to beat. I think all those factory bikes are close enough that any of those top guys would do well on any of the bikes. I think RC is proving this with his switch to team yellow.

  • kizzle426

Posted October 03, 2005 - 09:04 PM

#5

10% bike, 90% rider......all I have to say :banghead:

  • Ranger_426F

Posted October 03, 2005 - 11:25 PM

#6

Thats Bullcrap man...you're way off. It is 15% Bike and 85% rider everyone knows that:D:D

  • ovrrdrive

Posted October 04, 2005 - 01:06 AM

#7

Actually, on my level it's 1% bike 99% rider. I prove that every time I go to the track and the kids on YZ85's pass me like I'm standing still on my YZ450.

I bet on the level these guys are at, when it comes to the competition between them, it's more like 40% bike 60% rider. Don't forget, the pro's actually use the bike to the limit. True RC could whip me on a pitbike, but to smoke Chad and Bubba he needs everything on the bike to be the best it can be.

Especially seeing as how his bike is yellow, and it ain't an anniversary edition Yamaha. :banghead:

  • jjgixxer

Posted October 04, 2005 - 01:36 AM

#8

I hate too say it but rc is going too have his hands full with bubba..I think it will be bubba/rc for 1 and reed and k-dub battle for 2 .. :banghead:
oh and i belive that's a 55 gallon drum of vp not 15 :banghead:

  • sirthumpalot

Posted October 04, 2005 - 03:36 AM

#9

Last I saw (haven't seen a race recently) Bubba had a hard time keeping it on 2 wheels. Typical newbie to the big class stuff. I'm sure he will get patient and consistent as time goes on, but will he be consistent enough this year to beat RC? Hmm....

  • jjgixxer

Posted October 04, 2005 - 08:59 AM

#10

yeah, bubba will dominate supercross i hate too say it, just like r/c dominates motocross ..

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  • Ga426owner

Posted October 04, 2005 - 01:07 PM

#11

I saw a article the other day that RC is quoted saying the 06 RMZ will be his supercross weapon too...It will be interesting

  • revolucien

Posted October 04, 2005 - 01:52 PM

#12

As long as those guys stay healthy for a couple rounds it should be better than the last season. Bubba will be fun to watch, I think Reed stays closer in SX and Whindam looks like the last couple rounds of MX he has been riding harder.

  • ISBB

Posted October 04, 2005 - 03:19 PM

#13

im still scratching my head to figure out how you guys know its VP.. no stickers on it.. the can has rust on it which means its nice and worn.. whats not to say its a OLD vp can or just a regular barrel they picked up and use to store plain ol 91 in??????

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted October 05, 2005 - 09:22 AM

#14

Last I saw (haven't seen a race recently) Bubba had a hard time keeping it on 2 wheels. Typical newbie to the big class stuff. I'm sure he will get patient and consistent as time goes on, but will he be consistent enough this year to beat RC? Hmm....

Speaking SX or MX? He was disposing of RC, Reed, and KDub in the latter-half of the '05 SX series.

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted October 05, 2005 - 09:23 AM

#15

im still scratching my head to figure out how you guys know its VP.. no stickers on it.. the can has rust on it which means its nice and worn.. whats not to say its a OLD vp can or just a regular barrel they picked up and use to store plain ol 91 in??????

Race teams NEVER use pump gas. Especially while testing. Its VP Pro-4.

  • JohnnyOfast

Posted October 05, 2005 - 09:57 AM

#16

Oh, you mean the factory 2 stroke that he couldn't beat RC on? :banghead:


Who won Daytona? :banghead:

Ricky has already said,,,,, no ifs, ands or buts about it,,,,,

he will be on a 2-stroke RM250.

  • revolucien

Posted October 05, 2005 - 10:12 AM

#17

Who won Daytona? :banghead:

Ricky has already said,,,,, no ifs, ands or buts about it,,,,,

he will be on a 2-stroke RM250.


Yep, Daytona, Orlando, Pontiac and Vegas were all Reed's 2-smoke, but I'm betting you'll see more 4-strokes in the pack this season.

  • MotoGoalie

Posted October 05, 2005 - 12:32 PM

#18

The only thing Bubba dominates on a regular basis are the ambulance rides to the Emergency room.

  • Ga426owner

Posted October 05, 2005 - 01:57 PM

#19

Race teams NEVER use pump gas. Especially while testing. Its VP Pro-4.


this is correct :banghead:

  • Satch0922

Posted October 05, 2005 - 04:31 PM

#20

[quote name='ovrrdrive']Oh, you mean the factory 2 stroke that he couldn't beat RC on? :banghead:

[QUOTE]


someone obviously didn't watch the Daytona supercross........ good lord!





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