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Union Grove Friday August 11th

I'll be going up at 7ish. It should be nice and cool for the bikes to run good. I'll be running my roadrace bike #89. It would be nice to see a bunch of bikes out. See you there
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You're a homo. Drag racing! LOL!!!

I'd rather pull my pud. Is there a turn at the end of the drag strip?

Just joking bro have fun.

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We have a bet going with 2 of my friends about who can run the best time. The guy who runs the best time gets to write whatever he wants on the back window of the losers car with shoe polish and it has to stay up for two weeks. Its kind of an interesting fight, I have an 03 Kaw zx6rr and the other guys have 05 cbr6rr and 99 zx9r dropped and stretched. The cbr has a few go fast goodies and the 9 just has an exhaust. The only thng I have going for me is the no fear of looping off the line, which won't happen...

Going to a drag strip is cool once in a while, but I totally agree with you Nick, motorcycles were not meant to go straight. I would much rather be draggin some knees.
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You riding it at full height? At least strap the front and sag out the rear...

and the 9 *should* win if the guy isn't a goof.
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I ride it at full height because I want it to be the same when I launch during my CCS races. I never did understand how that helps, I have seen guys do it. I would think that straping the front end would make it wheelie more, or it could put more weight on the front. How does it work?

I think my zx6rr is faster than my 00 gixxer 7, so I will give the 9 all that I have. I"m just hoping that newer technology and 80 less pounds rider weight will make the difference. My lauches will have to be right on.
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Well, I have a dinosaur zx9r that is slammed and geared only, and it will go 10.4s at worst...and it's heavier and has less power than your friend's 9.

Strapping the front takes away all the travel. Everytime you hit the throttle on a normal bike, you lose the sag and the forks go to full travel...and then the wheel lifts off if it has enough power. When they're strapped, you get almost no weight transfer at all...and that's why you have to loosen up the shock or the tire will just spin. Do it right and the rear will squat and you just take off. Lower CG is a big part also.

It's a really strange feeling at first. The rear squats and the front doesn't go anywhere. At full height my bike will stand straight up anywhere in first, but when it's lowered and strapped I can nail it and it just dangles the front an inch off the ground at most.
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And just to let some Nosy people know who send me rep points about this post I happen to know Chris and he is my friend.
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I got a zx9 maybe I could come play.
Of course I could just let her ride it too...
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yay for 2.1 60s.
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yay for 2.1 60s.

That was her best pass.
I swear and her lights suck too.
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But I know that bike went A LOT faster with someone else on it...
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But I know that bike went A LOT faster with someone else on it...
Who would that be??
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Beats the crap out of me.

Do you still have the busa? I heard you parted it...
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Beats the crap out of me.

Do you still have the busa? I heard you parted it...

I sold both of them complete. One with a blown motor and other just needed to be put back together. Im going to be finishin the season on a 900rr.
Going to start a new project this fall for next year.
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I have a friend coming who is pretty decent at launching, I don't think anyone will be able to beat him on a stock bike/near stock bike. I would love for someone to hand him his ass. So, if you are up to it, head out to the track
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i would go, but didnt do shit for drinking and got alot of riding in between last weekend and this week...so im out...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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