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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-28-2008, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow no drag racers or want-to-be's out there.? You haven't had fun untill you unleashed your bike on the dragstrip. Come on and try it... plenty of good advice here...rem. opions are like as..oles everyone has one.
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I've race once or twice!! lol
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ran my bike a few months ago at US41. while it was fun going [email protected], i'd rather be doing 175-180mph down the front straight at Road America, 5 times in 20 minutes.
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Ive hit Byron a few times this year. Well, maybe more than a few
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ran my bike a few months ago at US41. while it was fun going [email protected], i'd rather be doing 175-180mph down the front straight at Road America, 5 times in 20 minutes.
i have to agree. nothing like a road coarse. drag racing doesnt even compare. i try to tell my drag racing friends but they dont believe me. but i can remember when i was having people telling me the same thing and i didnt wanna hear it either. its something someone has to try to believe i guess.


but it is fun practicing your launch and getting your et down. you learn a lot about your bike from a day at the drag strip. a wed or fri night at us41 you can make as many passes as you want.

10.20 @ 145 only means one thing. you need more practice!

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10.20 @ 145 only means one thing. you need more practice!
at stock ride height and gearing? oh and 42psi in the rear
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at stock ride height and gearing? oh and 42psi in the rear
i dunno man. i was doing 10.40 @ 131mph on my stock height stock gearing 00 r1. do the math. i only took my 04r1 once in stock form. i think it went 10.20. i had just gotten the bike a few days before then and wasnt used to the lack of bottom end power. but im by far any type of drag racer on a bike. just going by what ive seen/done. but thats the cool part i was saying. you keep working at it and even though you dont do mods on your bike...your et will keep dropping. its fun i think.

you know i wasnt trying to put you down bro. but that is some killer mph out of a stock bike. a little more practice and youd be close to 9's in stock form!

holy shit now that i think about it i think i was there that day you ran. i saw a 08rr in the lanes but i didnt see the owner with it. i meant to see how it ran but i was busy with the car so i missed it. i bet that was you.

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mighta been me. it was a cloudy kinda day and not very hot. if the bike was in staging, i was prolly with it, otherwise we were parked on the corner behind the tech shed by a couple of bussas, and a stretched R1.

I know there's more in it, I dont know how much the time can drop with out making it longer or lower tho. the MPH is prolly gonna remain the same as long as i stay off the limiter, cuz that would drop it like 3-4mph. the BLap didnt feel that fast, maybe cuz there was no drama with the front wheel in the air or anything like that.

my buddy on his black 05 R1 went [email protected] i think was best time. his bike for sure woulda been parked next to mine in the lanes.

ps:stop putting me down man

if i remember correctly, i went 2 days before i put the Bazazz Z-bomb calibrator on, which is supposed to give another 5-7hp on the top end.
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ran my bike a few months ago at US41. while it was fun going [email protected], i'd rather be doing 175-180mph down the front straight at Road America, 5 times in 20 minutes.
How many times down the track that night was your mph 145? Only because that track us41 gives alot of bad mph times all the time.
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it was everytime, unless i banged the rev limiter, then it was 142-143. i ran it 4 or 5 times i think
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How many times down the track that night was your mph 145? Only because that track us41 gives alot of bad mph times all the time.
ive made literally hundreds of passes there (in my car) and ive only seen the mph off a few times. and it was WAY off...to where there was a clock malfunction or something. what happens is there is sometimes debris at the top end. a plastic bag. a leaf. etc. its not uncommon to have something trip the sensor and give a false reading. seen it many times. but the clocks there are accurate.

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it was everytime, unless i banged the rev limiter, then it was 142-143. i ran it 4 or 5 times i think
You got a good one that bike is making power.
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ive made literally hundreds of passes there (in my car) and ive only seen the mph off a few times. and it was WAY off...to where there was a clock malfunction or something. what happens is there is sometimes debris at the top end. a plastic bag. a leaf. etc. its not uncommon to have something trip the sensor and give a false reading. seen it many times. but the clocks there are accurate.
That track is a shit hole, my opinion.
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That track is a shit hole, my opinion.
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yeah one night we took our cars there,
they told us to watch for deer....
Imagine being on a bike that traps 140+ and you have to watch for deer

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yeah one night we took our cars there,
they told us to watch for deer....
Imagine being on a bike that traps 140+ and you have to watch for deer
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