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Old 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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help setting bike up for 1/4

I would like to take my bike out a next couple of weekends to royal purple for 1/4 runs. I have done this before on a bike a while back, and probably got 500 passes under my belt in cars. I will have a strap and maybe a shinko to burn up, gear, trailer, kill switch, etc. However, I need someone to help get the bike setup. I pay a few bucks or buy a case of beer, I can show up early at the track or meetup a few days before just let me know. My goal is to get a 9.x slip even its a 9.999999999999.

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:04 AM   #2
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rear tire pressure starting point is 20 psi. Lower from there as needed. Get the forks near bottomed out with that strap.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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im just wondering why people strap the front down. i plan on drag racing my bike and have my front lowered. but just wanted to know the main reasons why people strap front down.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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Keeps suspension from rebounding causing wheel to come up.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:43 PM   #5
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Keeps suspension from rebounding causing wheel to come up.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
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Makes a huge difference
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:47 AM   #7
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lower it, strap the front, drop tire pressure, -1+2 gears is probably a good start and then just ride the out of it. I could run 9.90 on a 750 tuned with exhaust on that set up
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and pogo stick mine down the track lol
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What kind of bike do you have?

I hear you on the 9.9999999
I ran 10.01 like 3 time on my 01 gsxr 1000 (a long time ago) just couldn't squeeze out the extra little bit.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:07 AM   #10
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and pogo stick mine down the track lol
Yea, that "clutch mod" you were working with was interesting
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wouldnt slip for
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Its just a little 1k bike nothing special.
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so thought I had a strap secured but guess not.

Anyone have a fork strap I could borrow or buy today?
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:50 AM   #16
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So went tonight and i am way out of practice. Only could cut a high 10, but was at 140 so more to go. Also, new bikes are all electronic and have nanny assist traction control and ; couldnt figure out how disable like on my truck. Strap will be required next time as each gear the front lifts and the clutch is working overtime. I have some vids see if i can edit down to smaller size and post later.
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Consider that each tenth you cut off the 60' is 2 tenths on the back end
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oh yeah i know, drag strip not new.

Trying to launch a bike with the narrowest torque curve in the world is hard part.
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Car physics don't apply to bikes
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