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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-29-2004, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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New 600's come forward

I wanna see how this old pig does against those new-fangled aluminum-framed things.

I think a trip to the drag strip is in order.
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I wanna see how this old pig does against those new-fangled aluminum-framed things.

I think a trip to the drag strip is in order.
its 90% rider skill!

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its 90% rider skill!
so i've got you whooped for sure then?
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Yup...all skill. A 1000cc bike will give average joe a bonus 0.6-1 second. I also think 1000cc bikes are much easier to launch. On a 600 it's all about keeping the revs up and slipping the clutch. On a liter bike, it's seems more about controlling wheel spin and then just keeping the front end down off the line.
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so i've got you whooped for sure then?
yes!!!


but i'm still semi interested in doing a drag strip day. tell me more, mr. wizard.

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US41 starts it normal schedule April 1st. Test and Tune days are Tuesdays or Wednesday and Saturdays, I believe. There are closer racetracks, but 41 is pretty relaxed if you don't have all of the safety requirements since they're not IHRA or NHRA certified. It's also not nearly as busy. Bwa and I showed up about 1.5 hours before close and made about 15-20 passes. You couldn't do that many if you were at Rt. 66 all day. Only problem is 41 is in Morocco, Indiana about 1.5-2 hours away. 294S to 41S is the easiest way to get there. Or there are some other backroads I can't remember the numbers of, but it's not a bad drive.

I would invite everybody to come, it's a total blast for $20 if you're racing, $10 to spectate if I remember correctly. It suits a college student's budget a little bit better then a trackday I should be going in a couple of weeks as soon as I can convince my buddy to come home and load the F3 in his truck so I don't have to ride it down there

GLD isn't a bad strip either, it's a little closer, just over the Wisconsin border, close to the same pricing. They're a little stricter on tech inspection, though.

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US41 starts it normal schedule April 1st. Test and Tune days are Tuesdays or Wednesday and Saturdays, I believe. There are closer racetracks, but 41 is pretty relaxed if you don't have all of the safety requirements since they're not IHRA or NHRA certified. It's also not nearly as busy. Bwa and I showed up about 1.5 hours before close and made about 15-20 passes. You couldn't do that many if you were at Rt. 66 all day. Only problem is 41 is in Morocco, Indiana about 1.5-2 hours away. 294S to 41S is the easiest way to get there. Or there are some other backroads I can't remember the numbers of, but it's not a bad drive.

I would invite everybody to come, it's a total blast for $20 if you're racing, $10 to spectate if I remember correctly. It suits a college student's budget a little bit better then a trackday I should be going in a couple of weeks as soon as I can convience my buddy to come home and load the F3 in his truck so I don't have to ride it down there

GLD isn't a bad strip either, it's a little closer, just over the Wisconsin border, close to the same pricing. They're a little stricter on tech inspection, though.
It wouldn't hurt ya

No, last time his buddy loaded his bike, and I ended up following on the bike both ways. yeah, that sucked

I'm down for this. Let's do a whole day, so we can grill and shoot the shit.
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Let's do a whole day, so we can grill and shoot the shit.
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I LOVE the drag strip...I went a couple months after learning to ride and got my ass kicked by a bike with about 1/2 the HP as mine (90% rider still again)...That day, I learned that I granny shift!

But yeah, Union Grove on a weeknight can get you about 15 passes or more.

...and I too froze my ass off following the trailered bikes...
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Byron has an 2 day event for bikes every month! We go with about 10ppl and stay the whole weekend! There is alot of bikes! We usually cook out and drink after racing is done! If interested p.m ill send you a link for the dates. I posted the website that host the events but someone didnt like that i was advertising for them even dough i wasnt just trying to get some more ppl from this site involved since it seems there alot of riders here want to make a track day! the july event they have a huge pig roast for everyone!
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I also think 1000cc bikes are much easier to launch.
Mike, I want you to try and launch my R1 once. It really depends on the bike. IMO the power to weight ratio comes into play as well as distribution of weight. Honestly, I think the 600's are much easier in this category because with the litre bikes some are so light and have soooooo much torque you have to factor in the possibility of that front end coming up much much more than with a 600. With the 600's it is much easier to keep that front end down with less torque. To me it's always been easier to create just enough wheel spin on a bike with a lower power to weight ratio than vise vera.

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Uhm PJ................As I recall you had your ass handed to you 3 times by a certain "96" 600..... What makes you think you can take on a NEW 600?



And Cherry................Liter bikes are far harder to launch then a 600.....


I may be tempted to take a few passes on the Vmax give me a call when it gets closer to time.

This is gonna hurt!

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Tom lets remember back to that fateful day. There was one clean pass and I'll give you that one, you didn't win by that much from what I remember The other two I admittedly botched up. Borrow the 6R for an hour, I guarantee you won't keep up anymore. I've read those make a solid 95rwhp so it made sense you were able to beat me when I just had the slip-on.

You've riden the F3 since then it's a whole new monster. I don't see this thing going any slower than 11.4 in the 1/4 and considering how much harder it pulls I think that's pretty conservative.

Actually just line up the Vmax lets see if the F3 can stay in the same timezone

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Talking drag time

Post up a date when you guys would like to roll out to the track. If I can get my friend Mark to go we might have one open spot on a trailer.
I have no problems launching my liter bike. No unwanted tire spin as long as it's heated up, and no front end lift cause she's lowered 2 inches.
A stock F3 with the usual mods & average rider should do about 11.6 - 11.8 in the quarter so you are looking at the right area of time. Stock V-max does about 11.2 - 11.4 if my memory is correct.
I might be a little off on that one though.

I guess the only way to find this all out is to have a drag strip day!

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