My 85 FZ750. It has, if I remember correctly, Dunlop K591Rs (race compound). The older bikes were a bit long in wheel base, and I think the older FZs had more weight on the front tire. I can lay 30 foot stripes with the rear, but there is no hint (without any kind of help) that the front will lift. The seat was long ago replaced with a solo sear so sliding back isn't really possible. I replaced the seat after a hard launch left me with only two fingers on the left bar, it almost slipped through my fingers. If you don't work the clutch/throttle right the motor will bog, if you work them right the rear spins.
I have often wondered what the correct technique is, I figured one way was to grab the front brake at 20 MPH, compress the front end, release with a bunch of throttle.
I have used both a larger rear sprocket along with a smaller front one, just makes it easier to spin the rear (along with less time to shift into second).
Can someone elaborate on the second gear comment? What would second do?
Should I bounce on the pegs or pull up on the bars?
Last edited by Need4Speed; 06-13-2003 at 01:24 PM.