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first ever trip to the drag strip

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by NMGlocker, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. NMGlocker

    NMGlocker BOOM headshot

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    Made my first trip to the drag strip today.
    '05 ZX10R, Yoshimura slip-on and 16T are the only mods.
    85 degrees @ 4000' elevation.

    .0051 reaction
    1.8667 60'
    4.7405 330'
    6.9792 @ 109.92mph 1/8th
    8.9063 1000'
    10.5618 @ 135.71mph 1/4
     
  2. gixxer11

    gixxer11 bbrrraaapppppp!

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    Nice reaction time!!! From looking at the 60' looks like you had some wheelie issues. Did you have fun?
     


  3. NMGlocker

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    It wasn't so much a wheelie issue, I carried the front 3-4" all the way to my gear shift. It was more a clutch issue. I think I rode the clutch just a tiny bit too long.
    On my first pass I had a BIG wheelie issue, I carried the front about 2' up damn near 1/8th of a mile. I never backed off the gas though, just held the wheelie with the clutch and body position. I ran a 10.9963 @ 134.01 on that pass, with a 1.8673 60'.
     
  4. BCM

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    Nice times! great RT!
    Do you tie down the front? What I believe they call "Slammed"?
     
  5. NMGlocker

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    Nope, stock height, stock wheelbase, just a slip-on exhaust and a -1 on the countershaft sprocket.
    I'm also running Metzeler Sport Touring tires at 34psi.
    The set up was exactly like I ride it every day.
    Corrected to sea level my time is 10.09 @ 142.02mph.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Your time is pretty much spot on as posted in various cycle magazines. It's good to know that the bike is performing to specs.
     
  7. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Neither here nor there
    How do you like that sprocket for day-to-day riding? Do you find the powerband more useable now?
     
  8. NMGlocker

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    I LOVE the 16t. Much better around town than the 17t that came on it. I lost about 12mph on the top end (it *only* goes 172mph now rather than 184mph) but gained tons of low end.
    Best mod (other than a steering damper) I've done so far.
     
  9. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Neither here nor there
    Thanks for the info. My boss is looking at adding a dampner to his. What steering damper did you go with?
     
  10. NMGlocker

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    I went with the Scotts damper.
    The guy I ride with has an Ohlins that is nice as well.
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  12. NMGlocker

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    The Scotts damper is similar to the GPR, but higher quality (Scotts is made by Ohlins).
     
  13. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Neither here nor there
    Thanks for the info. Sorry about sending your thread adrift. I should have PM'd you.

    Now back to your regular scheduled programming. :cool: