Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lawton, Ok
Motorcycle: 96 GSXR750 (parts), ZX7/9RR F-USA AMA SBK, 96 ZX7RR STREET, 96 WSBK ECKL ZX7RR
Re: ama xro copey srad the build!
Rant much recently.....
Part of this directed at me?
Sorry I won't tell you everything that I know... When you asked. I had to learn things the hard way, prior to the Internet, when knowledge wasn't free and readily available to all. At least we didn't think we were entitled to free information. So we worked in the industry, and we raced, and we experimented. The result:trial and error, and a learning process.... Not by ranting on a forum because we are entitled to be given knowledge of others.
I give freely here, of experience garnered over decades. I ask nothing on here. I do free work, send out free parts when necessary, let people pay me later, or when they can,.... I have raised the collective awareness here considerably, as have several other significant people here. However, some knowledge remains mine, be it a cleaning method, a internal mod to a carb that I tell no-one about.... Not even the owner(but they sure like how they run..... And I have lots of these.... I just never make these public), cam timing numbers, etc.
If you think I am wrong, try calling up the Jordan Suzuki team and asking what lobe centers they run their cam timing on, or maybe call Richard Stanboli at Attack Kawasaki..... I can predict what the reaction should be, because I made those calls one time to different teams, in a different time and place, and was told that all information is not free, and to go figure it out myself, and suggested that I should go call a doctor the next time I needed an operation and have him tell me how to do it. From this point on I swore to do my own research.
Make a little more sense from my perspective? I am not saying you are wrong, I am betting you are younger and there seems to be a information entitlement issue with the advent of the Internet, after all, music and movies should be free, why should artists profit from their work either.... At least this seems to be a common perspective, not saying it is yours. You just seem bitter and you shouldn't be....
[QUOTE=senator8]Haha! You're more than 1%. My bike ran perfectly all year. All I did was oil changes and thumbed the starter. While my competitors had bikes and carbs in pieces at the track I was enjoying a coffee and saying "thanks Chris"