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Old 07-19-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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strap to lower bike for drag strip?

ive never heard of this before.

one of my customers has a busa he is setting up for drag strip, he was asking for some kind of strap that goes from the caliper up to the triple...(or something like that.)

he said it basicly lowered the bike to make it better for drag, i was thinking why not just change the suspension?? i suppose it might be useful if you want something very temporary. i.e. after doing the strip all night, remove the strap and ride the bike home.

anyone heard of this, and can you point me to a link?

...jeez. ive been doing this for a minute, but everyday there is more things to learn!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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yup it lowers the front suspension temp, and keeps the back down from getting out from under ya.. hmmm chris took some pictures somewhere.. so it basically goes around the frame and pulls up on the wheel to bring everything closer together... and thus lowering the front end..
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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anything special about it that makes it different than a small tie down? does someone make a kit or packaged product, or is this something people just make on their own?
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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compresses the front forks, they mount on the calipers, i guess you would need to make a mount for it or buy one..
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i dunno why but that looks totally scary to me, lol. i can imagine so many things going wrong. strap breaks, unloads front end as it get caught in the wheel, etc...
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tell him to get a clamp from pmr comonents!


http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=32749,

these are pics of my bike and i love the clamp from pmr check it out!
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tell him to get a clamp from pmr comonents!


http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=32749,

these are pics of my bike and i love the clamp from pmr check it out!
the strap is for different reasons than the lowering clamp.

the strap is for drag use only, it not only lowers the bike for streight line use, it helps use the weight of the front wheel to keep the bike from wheelying on the start.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:21 PM   #11
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there's no rebound on the take off, we did it all the time in Oklahoma. You can lower the bike even more with the lowering arm, or whatever you call it, in the middle of the bike. All of this makes it easier to launch the bike down the track without the wheelie effect. Works great.
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hey look in the tucker rocky sportsbike catologue that came out a couple months back. they have em
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dammit patrick beat me to it
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hey look in the tucker rocky sportsbike catologue that came out a couple months back. they have em
gotcha. i know which one your talkin about. thanks!
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