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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-02-2004, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Local Chicago Native Sets National Record!

Prostar series, drag racing. We all know Kent Stotz has been on top in the past but spent a lot of last year struggling to get acquainted with his new bike.

Well, he's back!

He went 7.48 earlier today (.01 off the record set 1 race ago by Mike Slowe on a 'busa) and then he went 7.42 to set a balls-fast new record! (Blackbird's rule!!)
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Blackbird's rule!!
I would have to agree
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And now for a blatant plug. That was on suspension done by 4&6
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And now for a blatant plug. That was on suspension done by 4&6
curious as to what kinda of suspension work goes into a drag bike, dont most use struts in the back? and what do you do to the front, low budget is a strap but on the $$$ machines??

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that doesnt suprise me at all!



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curious as to what kinda of suspension work goes into a drag bike, dont most use struts in the back? and what do you do to the front, low budget is a strap but on the $$$ machines??
Kent uses a Hyperpro Shock modified and revalved for dragraing , he the front end is lowered , revalved,and uses hyperpro springs modified. I really am not sure about strapping bikes down other than a cheap alternative for the weekend racer
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Ya, a strap is the bubble gum and duct tape method of suspension work.



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Nice!

That name is familiar though... Does Kent work at a dealer in the area (DuPage Honda perhaps)?
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Kent is a great guy to boot. He used to spend lots of time helping us out up at Byron. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

I actually got some video of him layin' the smackdown on my old gixxer with his hahn racecraft turbo GSXR 1100. Good thing I only lined up against him on test and tune

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Yeah, Kent is a really nice guy. He has helped me with my project on a few occasions.

Hey, Mr. 4&6, how much would a set of those springs and revalving run? Currently I have just shortened my forks down to 1" of travel. (They could go lower..)
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To do a set of Blackbird forks would be $700 parts and labor
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To do a set of Blackbird forks would be $700 parts and labor
That's pretty pricey for an inch of travel. What's the justification?
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That's pretty pricey for an inch of travel. What's the justification?
Dang......That sounds harsh..........

How about......What all does that entail for the modification to the lowly blackbird?

There is probably a lot of work involved rather than swapping a piece up metal.

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Dang......That sounds harsh..........

How about......What all does that entail for the modification to the lowly blackbird?

There is probably a lot of work involved rather than swapping a piece up metal.
agreed....but it looks like parts are what are costly. Performance parts are not exactly free.

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That's pretty pricey for an inch of travel. What's the justification?
Ask Kent Stotz what it is worth. I think he thought it was worth it
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Kent also ran 7.42 out at byron two weekends ago! That track is in best condontion ever! Congrats to kent on the record!! everyone thought he was done but the man step down last year and said this year he would be back well guess he is!!
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Ask Kent Stotz what it is worth. I think he thought it was worth it
I didn't mean it the way it sounded. What I meant was that there is only an inch of travel on Kent's (and my) bike. I didn't mean it to be demeaning.

Let me phrase it better..

What benefit does the modification that you do, do for the bike's chassis? I have a $1400 rear shock, I am aware of its benefits. I hadn't thought the front benefitted from so much improvement.

(And yes, I will ask Kent next time I talk to him which will be later this week.)

I don't mind spending money on things that merit it, I want to understand the suspension improvement's merit is all.
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You would have to ask Kent what the benefits are , What kind of Shock do you have? The Hyperpro is only about $1190. I am not a dragracer so i can't relate to how the bike actually feels at the track. What i can do is translate what a rider tells me the bike isn't doing correctly and correct that problem.
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Custom built billet shock. Spring, height, dampening all built for my weight/swingarm length. Plus, it's pretty.
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