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Aug 27, 2001

600cc Supersport Teardown At Pikes Peak Involved Electronic Measurement Of Frame Spars

AMA Pro Racing tech inspectors at Pikes Peak International Raceway were seen using a hand-held electronic device with attached leads to compare the main spars of bare stock frames to the main spars of the frames of the top-three-finishing racebikes. The device appeared to have several red and green scales on its face. Tech inspectors said "no comment" when asked what they were doing.<BR><BR>Prior to touching the leads to the frames, a liquid or gel was applied from a small squeeze bottle, apparently to improve the connection.<BR><BR>The tech inspectors may have been attempting to determine any differences in conductivity, which could indicate the use of a different alloy or a different thickness of material in the frame spars.