Hello Guest

O M G fireball

  • 9 Replies
  • 1062 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

levy

  • *
  • 73
    +2/-5
    • www.Hang-Dry.com
O M G fireball
« on: February 24, 2008, 11:20:00 am »
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Thank You
www.Hang-Dry.com
Tomer Levy Racer/Owner

*

APP_Racing

  • ****
  • 324
    +59/-50
  • Live to Ride, Ride to Live, Race like your Dead!
    • APP Racing LLC
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 11:36:00 am »
WOW - so why do the extinguishers seem to have Zero effect?
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
A Dean
APP Racing LLC
St. Louis, MO
314-757-0364

Donate today!
www.redflagfund.org/

*

gntbldr

  • ****
  • 286
    +37/-35
  • KAOSH®
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 01:10:18 pm »
I think maybe because the fuel was being sprayed out all over the place due to pressure or the fuel pump
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions

*

Super Dave

  • I hate salad...
  • ******
  • 11415
    +1261/-454
  • I'm the ghost with the most...
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 01:10:36 pm »
I think because they are shooting them at the flames which are buring gasoline fumes coming from liquid gasoline, and they are spreading out the liquid making the area larger. 

A corner worker might be able to elaborate.
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Super Dave

*

Palanon

  • *
  • 21
    +6/-11
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 03:29:55 pm »
They seemed to be shooting at the base of the flames to smother properly. However, that was just way to much for those small bottles. If 3 or 4 tried a coordinated attach, it may have worked. I'd still be afraid of an explosion that could throw shrapnel or fuel and hurt someone to close. By the time the van came back with extras, the bike was already a complete loss.

I've heard about the R6's catching fire but nothing that bad. He must of had a full tank at the time too. I can see why WERA is requiring tank sliders for the '06 and '07 models.
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions

*

dylanfan53

  • ******
  • 1470
    +136/-154
  • My boots are squishy!
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 05:34:48 pm »
I wonder what makes the R6 tank so fire prone?  The Ducati's tank, for one, has as many corners and edges that I would think could be scraped through in a slide.   
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Don Cook
CCS #53

*

Court Jester

  • *
  • 1074
    +267/-308
  • Shooting for 400+ smites :)
    • http://WWW.SUPERBIKESUNLIMITED.COM
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 05:59:47 pm »
damn. that's gotta suck
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
CCS# 469
WWW.SUPERBIKESUNLIMITED .COM


Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "WOOOHOOO! What a freaken ride"

*

benprobst

  • *****
  • 790
    +136/-1863
  • Owner - BP Perf
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 08:02:52 pm »
I wonder what makes the R6 tank so fire prone?  The Ducati's tank, for one, has as many corners and edges that I would think could be scraped through in a slide.   


Not sure about the Ducati, but on the R6 the tank is essentially the first thing to hit the ground.
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
BP Performance_Team Dreaded_Motul_Michelin Tires_SLU Machine_Midwest Cafe Racing_FastbyEnrico_Out law Kustomz_BS Design
Home of the GSXR 565

*

Garywc

  • ******
  • 1136
    +74/-69
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2008, 08:06:55 pm »
thats why i put thank sliders on mine
just in case i should happen to hit the ground

 
Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
CCS/ASRA #77
AMA #776
http://www.eastcoastsupertwins.com
 Monmouth Cycles,Woodcraft, bel-ray,AXO

*

red900

  • ****
  • 411
    +98/-2005
  • GO!!!!
    • Cyclepath Racing
Re: O M G fireball
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 11:05:36 pm »
It will probably be in the for sale forum with a salvage title next week.....

Like
0
Dislike
0
Agree
0
Disagree
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Dustin Boyd
Cyclepath Racing LLC
Midwest Race Supplier