MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-13-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
McLintock
Senior Member
 
McLintock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: alvin
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 380

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
2005 zx10r









drag racing

whats up with all these fools always downing people that drag race. I mean alot of perople havent even tried it and dont want to. I been getting alot of from one of my friends since i have a new bike on the way bout how i just need to take it to the circles but i dont enjoy that stuff.
McLintock is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Racing and Drag racing mathews Events, Meets and Rides 8 09-09-2008 10:32 PM
Drag racing 2/22 mathews Taking it to the Track 16 02-22-2008 11:44 PM
Drag racing mathews Taking it to the Track 0 11-14-2007 03:16 PM
drag racing bluebusa General Discussion (Moto Related) 25 02-06-2006 10:06 AM
Advertisement
Old 05-13-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





you know how it is. those who can't, talk . i love drag racing
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Fk em.

Do what you like. There are many that commonly go out to HRP and HMP.

Sealy is nice(my preference if it wasn't for the drive) and I regrettably haven't tried the other one on Highway6
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
bumblebee
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
 
bumblebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 12,268


Bike(s):
'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'10 Ducati Streetfighter
'83 Yamaha Seca 900






<<<<<Houston International Speedway 1983 motorcycle eliminator.


And I like the circle s**t too.
__________________
Asphalt is for racing... dirt is for growing potatoes. - J. Diester
When seconds count... the police are only minutes away.
Grow up and be a productive member of society already.
Bevo- "I lack skillz"
bumblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 08:42 PM   #5
houtex
Hit'n the track pipe
 
houtex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,088

Experience: 1-3 months











....
__________________
Joe

laguna sig
houtex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
mathews
Senior Member
 
mathews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: La Grange Texas
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,054


Bike(s):
2007 GSXR1000
2005 Hayabusa








This weekend in Sealy.www.haraces.com
mathews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
McLintock
Senior Member
 
McLintock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: alvin
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 380

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
2005 zx10r









yah i knew bout that race just been angering me all the i have been hearing from him like any can do it and stuff.
McLintock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 06:38 AM   #8
Sifu-TZ
#1 Satans' Buttnuggets
 
Sifu-TZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 14,582

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Husky 450SMR motard









how old are you?
__________________
fastline logo

Fastline motorcycle school grid marshal.
PM's open temporarily.
Sifu-TZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 06:58 AM   #9
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,108

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








Im into drag racing and dont have any interest in road racing.
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 08:25 AM   #10
kawasakijockey
Crotchrocket Scientist
 
kawasakijockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: lumberton tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 400

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2007 zx14
2002 cbr954
1977 kz1000







There are some folks who could care less about dragracing because they tried it once and didnt get anything out of it. If that same person set a realistic goal to achieve, like running a 9.60 on any stock 1000cc bike, then it would be more fun to them.
I love roadracing but dont particularly like dragracing anymore but the strip is 10 miles from home. I am racing there every weekend. I have a goal to achieve and then I am through with it. The grudge attitude that you have to be around is not for me. Almost everybody lies and cheats. At least a lot of them anyway..
kawasakijockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 08:58 AM   #11
Chubby Racer
The Confusion
 
Chubby Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: between a chair and a screen
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 19,399

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'07 R6
'02 KLX110(tarded)








Send a message via ICQ to Chubby Racer Send a message via AIM to Chubby Racer Send a message via MSN to Chubby Racer Send a message via Yahoo to Chubby Racer
Quote:
Originally Posted by McLintock View Post
whats up with all these fools always downing people that drag race.

Motorcycle riding is like : its better the longer you get to do it. Therefore, drag racing is like the premature of the motorcycle riding world.



I've drag raced cars, I've drag raced trucks. , I'll even probably make a few passes in my diesel when I get a tuner. Its kinda fun, if a bit short lived. I have no interest whatsoever in running my bike. Why? Becase my bike was designed with the best handling possible in mind. Seems kind of out of character to say "**** all that engineering, I just want to go straight for 9 seconds and change." Secondly, the people I've met at trackdays are WAY nicer than the people I've met at drag strips (caveat: car people). Everyone at the drag strip likes to think they're some famous pro 5.0 racer with a bunch of secret under the hood. They talk a lot of , lie a lot about what they got, and are generally unhelpful. People at trackdays are much nicer. Lastly (and tying in with the above) Roadracing is more about skill and less about money than drag racing. In drag racing, good equipment (read: money) can make up for a LOT in rider skill. Not so with roadracing. Someone with a clapped out SV650 can still ride circles around someone with the latest 1k rocketship. Therefore there's less "secret sauce" on the bikes, and people are more open to talking about them.
__________________
A motorcycle is a joy machine. It's a machine of wonders, a metal bird, a motorized prosthetic. It's light and dark and shiny and dirty and warm and cold lapping over each other; it's a conduit of grace, it's a catalyst for bonding the gritty and the holy.

CMRA #302
Chubby Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:13 PM   #12
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,108

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








I have found many people at the drag strip to be helpful and nice. I dont seem to find all of the bs talked about above. I hear there is more bs at HMP than HRP though. I laugh when I read how little skill is needed to drag race. I find I come up short on skill every pass. I realize the potential of the bike and know its my lack of skill that holds me back. Its one thing to go to the track and make passes. Its a different game when you try to go faster every pass.
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #13
mathews
Senior Member
 
mathews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: La Grange Texas
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,054


Bike(s):
2007 GSXR1000
2005 Hayabusa








Quote:
Originally Posted by po-po 5.0 View Post
Motorcycle riding is like : its better the longer you get to do it. Therefore, drag racing is like the premature of the motorcycle riding world.



I've drag raced cars, I've drag raced trucks. , I'll even probably make a few passes in my diesel when I get a tuner. Its kinda fun, if a bit short lived. I have no interest whatsoever in running my bike. Why? Becase my bike was designed with the best handling possible in mind. Seems kind of out of character to say "**** all that engineering, I just want to go straight for 9 seconds and change." Secondly, the people I've met at trackdays are WAY nicer than the people I've met at drag strips (caveat: car people). Everyone at the drag strip likes to think they're some famous pro 5.0 racer with a bunch of secret under the hood. They talk a lot of , lie a lot about what they got, and are generally unhelpful. People at trackdays are much nicer. Lastly (and tying in with the above) Roadracing is more about skill and less about money than drag racing. In drag racing, good equipment (read: money) can make up for a LOT in rider skill. Not so with roadracing. Someone with a clapped out SV650 can still ride circles around someone with the latest 1k rocketship. Therefore there's less "secret sauce" on the bikes, and people are more open to talking about them.
Ever seen anybody win an AMA race on a $1500 motorcycle?I have seen one win some good money bracket racing.Ask me how much I won on my 25 year old GS1150.There are good people and bad people in both sports.
mathews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:19 PM   #14
AJFLo
Senior Member
 
AJFLo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Side
Feedback Rating: (8)
Posts: 8,621

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
K7 GSXR 600
06 Honda 50





I tried drag racing at a back road. I failed at the launch lol... I think its a pretty tough sport.
AJFLo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #15
Chubby Racer
The Confusion
 
Chubby Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: between a chair and a screen
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 19,399

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'07 R6
'02 KLX110(tarded)








Send a message via ICQ to Chubby Racer Send a message via AIM to Chubby Racer Send a message via MSN to Chubby Racer Send a message via Yahoo to Chubby Racer
Quote:
Originally Posted by mathews View Post
Ever seen anybody win an AMA race on a $1500 motorcycle?I have seen one win some good money bracket racing.

Wow, really? You think thats a valid comparison? I sure don't.


Besides, thats just my opinion. Its based on my personal experience which is drag racing at Thunder Valley in Oklahoma, and a myriad of trackdays in Oklahoma and arund Houston. YMMV.
__________________
A motorcycle is a joy machine. It's a machine of wonders, a metal bird, a motorized prosthetic. It's light and dark and shiny and dirty and warm and cold lapping over each other; it's a conduit of grace, it's a catalyst for bonding the gritty and the holy.

CMRA #302
Chubby Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #16
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,108

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








30ig8ip
Pic from last Fri.
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #17
1340HIGH
1340HIGH
 
1340HIGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N.W.Houston Jersey Village
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 529

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Harley FXDC
420 Honda Rancher ATV








Drag racing is a blast.

But like other forms of motorcyle riding or speed competition, you either get it or you don't, and if you got to explain it they are not going to understand it anyhow.
1340HIGH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #18
Bigmarky
Funny saying goes here
 
Bigmarky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 522

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
non running sv650 :(









im dying to hit the track again
Bigmarky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #19
lanzer913
Cool Story Bro
 
lanzer913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 4,979

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
08 GSXR 600









motorcycles can be altered and rode how ever you choose. there is no law that states if you buy a motorcycle you have to do track days, and yet some of you think that. if you are so into motorcycles and racing you should be open minded to all.

its the same with cars, they were designed for a certian type of driving and yet people still make them go straight and do curves, so what the difference ?

i love drag racing motorcycles, and i love motogp, and stunters. im into all styles of motorcycle riding ( just cause i like doesnt mean i can do it )

i have a stretched bike because i like the way they look same reason people paint there bikes or add lights etc.....

true motorcycle enthused people should be open to all types of riding, racing, and customizing IMO. stop with all the bullsh*t hating
lanzer913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #20
Blue91
10.13.07
 
Blue91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 2,217

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
2010 White R6
2003 Silver R6 (sold)



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Blue91
stop... you make too much sense!
__________________
gixxerbill - MotoHouston.com's Lifetime Intolerance Award Winner

Blue91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy