Bigley’s knowledge of these machines comes from decades of experience, and I trust him. And that’s saying a lot because in my time on a Steve Biganski-tuned TZ250, I never had a mechanical DNF. The Phoenix seizure happened in the race but I caught it, coasted for a moment and then thought, “What the hell, let’s try it.” I dropped the clutch, refired the bike, and finished the race by constantly blipping the throttle with the clutch in on every corner entry to cool the combustion chamber with fuel. The Laguna Seca seizure happened in practice. No mechanical DNFs with Biganski, and I think Bigley knew that.