ColoradoKXer, on 22 May 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:
I'm glad we started talking about this because it got me thinking. It's not Stewart I have an issue with. It's his fans!!!!! This is my take. The guy was stuck in a rut. He was making Mental errors during the Supercross season and it was making his confidence lower. So he needed a change. Plus he had way more pressure in Supercross then he has in Mx because nothing is expected from him. So he goes out gets on a different bike and relaxes and just has fun. And look what happend 1-1. Which proves deadly for the competition. So in my opinion he was a rolling head case and needed a change. I actually admire him for not saying the Yamaha was a pos. Its his fans that assume that if it won't work for him then it must be the worst bike in the world. But as the year goes on he is only gonna get better. But as he stays in the race for the championship the pressure will get greater and I'm anxious to see how he will handle that.
its funny that you are blaming his fans for saying the yami is crap. there have been PLENTY of people in the industry saying that bike isn't right! you can call it how you want but you are completely taking out that the bike is and was racting diff with him on it. mental or not it didn't work for him and he has said it many times!
TheWeez, on 22 May 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:
There's lots of other Yamahas out there that didn't seem to wad up almost every race? Millsaps seems to do very well on it, as well as lots of other riders. I'm not saying the bike didn't play a large role in his bad season, but you can't put the blame squarely on the bike; especially since there are lots of others riding the same bike and not wadding themselves up. I do believe he did not like the bike which probably played a big role in him crashing all the time. There can be no doubt that he does look more comfortable on the new bike.
im pretty sure i have said it many times that some can ride it. some can't! not everyone rides the same. heavy front.. smooth
style.. stiff.. soft.. its all in the set up and style of riding. i have never said that every yami sux for everyone... in fact i think that i said 1/3 of the race crashes were soley on him and that alone. now your assuming that i think the other 2/3's are the yami and it only! i didn't say that and i will not say it!