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Whats up with Reed in RED?

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It's a sponsor thing. Thor wanted to mix things up for promotional reasons. I think all blue gives him more luck.

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just to clarify this

i was the first one to wear red gear on a blue bike

reed must of seen a pic somewhere and got the idea..friggin aussi

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Were almost there. Reed wanted to wear other colors but Yamaha wouldnt let him. He said it limited is ability to pick up outside sponsers having to only run 1 color. It was a big thing for chad and made it a sticking point with his 2005 contract. Yamaha gave in but you will notice The Yamaha logo on his clothes are still Blue. I think he should stick with blue also.. :cry:

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Actually, he's auditioning for a gig at Honda.

He heard there was a guy that rode for them and wore red... and had two perfect seasons.

He thought it might work for him.

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Sweeeeeeeeeeet geezzzaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzz

You people just try to make up crap. :cry:

Just like a bunch of cackling hens.

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no actually its true i read an article in a magazine (for get which one ill look for it) i forget if its thor or yamaha that did not want him wearing other colors but im gunna say it was prolly yamaha cause thats there color nd thor doesnt have specific color

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I'll let you in on a little secret... just between you and me.... lean a little closer, I don't want everyone to hear.

It was a joke.

You know, a funny.

It gets all the hero worshippers riled up.

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Yamaha requires it's team riders to wear blue. Look at all of the others, all in blue. Reed wanted to stand out on the track so had it put in his contract so he could wear colors other then blue.

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Actually its the oppositte. Reed was the one wanting to wear differnt colors and Thor didnt want to let him.

NO, it was Yamaha Motor Corp. that didn't want Reed to wear any different color than blue. Why I dont know, but after Reed one the '04 SX Championship Yamaha decided to bow down and let Chad wear whatever colors he wants, which started at the US Open. Thor actually had nothing to do wth it. All Yamaha riders (Vuillemin, Ferry, Reed) were forced to wear blue gear in previous years.

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Yes, it was Yamaha that wanted him to wear blue, but no, he didn't want the ability to wear diff. colors to stand out more but to earn more $$$ from his Thor sponsorship. IIRC, he can wear non-blue gear at 50% of the races this year.

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