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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2013 at 7:14 AM
    Trusso24

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  2. Nov 16, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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  3. Nov 16, 2013 at 8:52 AM
    SDHQ OFFROAD

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    Very Tragic!

    On a lighter note, Our very Own Louis Chamberlin here at the shop took 1st place in Class 1 with Damen Jefferies! Louis drove the night with a little trick up his sleeve

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  4. Nov 16, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    It wasn't a booby trap, video has surfaced of the actual crash, i'm not going to share the link because it is really tough to watch and I honestly feel it is poor taste to share that stuff when a fatality occurred. He hit the back of a stopped trophy truck at full speed. It appeared that the cloud of dust from the truck as it came into a support area was so thick he could'nt see the truck.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    that's because such video doesn't exist....The trucks and the bikes started 10 hours apart. there is no fathomable reason that they would be near eachother on the course. this was the first time/furthest time apart score has started the bikes and trucks so far apart.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    x2. the booby trap was discredited.

    copy/paste

    According to a statement from SCORE International Off-Road Racing, the sanctioning body behind the Baja 1000, Caselli's KTM Racing team had been leading the 833.1-mile off-road race when "he apparently lost control of his KTM motorcycle in a sandy, high-speed section at approximate race-mile 792."
    The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. PST. Early reports that the crash was related to an on-course booby trap have been discredited. Caselli reportedly died during transport to a hospital in nearby Ensenada.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM
    DIRT YOTA

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    If I could reach up in there I would do the same. I left my bed and that area under to keep some rigidity. Just bought a rivet nut tool, we will see how it goes.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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  9. Nov 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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  10. Nov 16, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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  11. Nov 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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    LOL, the internet blows my mind. The speed at which nonsense can spread is beyond comprehension and almost scary. This one in particular doesn't even merit a response. No offense to you sir, but it blows my mind how people post things that aren't remotely true and defy logic in such a confident, factual manner.

    Anyway, according the KTM release today it sounds like they suspect a collision with an animal. Sucks regardless of circumstances and serves as another painful reminder that the faster you go on anything, the more dangerous your hobby/business becomes.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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  13. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    Just got home and saw this, would you like to retract this following some of the news over the past hours ? You are right it is amazing the opinions people can form and share online as fact, this however was not an opinion it was actual footage posted late last night by a spectator. There are multiple retractions and corrections being published everywhere even by KTM themselves including his team mates calling BS on the small animal theory and many other rumors.

    I'm not going to be rude about this like you chose too and I attempted to relay what I saw with taste and respectfully NOT share the link as I felt it was in poor taste to share a video of a fatality. So, here is exactly what I saw and many others have seen the same footage today. It appears to be a cell phone video showing a trophy truck or chase truck possibly coming into view head on to the camera from at least a hundreds yards away. It appeared to be either a small support area or an area with multiple spectator vehicles and it was late in the day / low light. The trophy truck throws up a huge cloud of dust and appears to come to a complete stop in its line then there is a loud noise and a bike and a body cart wheeling high enough in the air to be visible over the dust cloud, people screaming etc. There is also a chase helicopter, the very small two seater kind that came in at the same time. The video was on two other sites by the time I saw it and many others have seen the same footage. It has now been pulled from both locations but there are still ongoing discussions of the video you can easily find out there on your own.

    I will admit it is possible that the video was not of the same incident that took Kurt's life but it was posted exactly as such and being discussed as such. If you saw the footage it is highly unlikely that the incident in the video could have occurred without it being a fatal occurrence.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    Yeah, I'm going to call bs on that. The reports are saying he crashed into a small animal. You can prove me wrong by pm'ing me the link.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Who gives a shit ? Coyote, truck, banana peel, what ever.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    Typed out two responses, neither or which matter enough to me to post at this point. Sorry if my post hurt your feelings. I personally have no reason to believe the account you're explaining is accurate. But I wasn't there. The point I was making is that the vast majority of people posting about what happened are speculating but few are selling it as such. Your original post does not reflect the admission you made in the second post that what you saw might not be the same accident. You sold it as fact that Caselli hit a trophy truck and that was what happened, period.

    **EDIT** For the record, just adding this as reason enough for me to believe that the booby trap theory is out and the bike/truck collision is even less plausible.... https://www.facebook.com/ricky.brabec?fref=ts
     
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  17. Nov 16, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Who cares how the man died...all that matters is that a good man and a legend in the sport is gone, focus on what's important and that's honoring a fellow wheeler.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    People say who cares....but if it was a vehicle they can continue to focus on improvements....such as the start time changes this year....I still call bs you ever saw such a video

    Secondly if it was a booby trap, again an area of focus for score to continue safety efforts. We can always have takeaways from such incidents and learn for the future....

    Ride in peace
     
  19. Nov 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Maybe it doesn't matter how he died. But it DOES matter how he didn't die. He didn't die as a result of a spectator set booby trap and I think that's an important clarification to make given the nonsense being floated around and all the nasty things people are saying to each other as a result of that nonsense.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    Ftw win! :thumbsup:

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