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Old 10-18-2003, 8:39 PM   #1
 
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Well a few weekends ago I started going to the test and tune at the local drag strip. *I've been going every weekend since and happy to say improving greatly! *Today was my best day yet. *I'll post my FIRST ever time (totally humiliating) and todays best. *I still have to work on my 60fts. *

First Run Ever * * * * * * * * Todays best
r/t - 0.636 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 0.785
60ft - 2.779 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 2.457
e/t - 16.289 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12.040
mph - 78.10 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 126.17

Here are some pics from today. *I also have a small fan base now!




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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Great pics....

Thats a wild MPH for a 12 flat....
Looks like you are getting a nice top gear rush!

But you realize of course that now we can calculate your weight....
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Quote Thats a wild MPH for a 12 flat.... * *
not sure what you mean by wild? *

Quote Looks like you are getting a nice top gear rush!
ooohhh yeaahh.... *today I went from my top speed ever of 107 and directly jumped to the 120's. *I am worn out from all the adrenaline.

Quote But you realize of course that now we can calculate your weight....
thats ok.....weight isn't good calibrator of size *I probably weigh more than the average girl my heigth but I am a lot more muscular too
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Congrats Alex! . That is excellent improvement in a very short timespan. We'll be waiting for that sub-11 second time
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Just teasin about that...

I've been to Tri State a few times....but been going to Edgewater lately.....need to drag the bike along one of these times....

Takes a lot of practice to 60 foot a bike eh?
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Very cool! Gotta love that rush you get as those staging lights come on. I think I'd be shocked if I'd managed to ever take a breath between the staging and green lights.

Damn that's some fun shiznit!!! Can you have someone shoot some video next time? That would be pretty slick!
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

alexandra : Quote Thats a wild MPH for a 12 flat.... *
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not sure what you mean by wild? *
Most 120mph runs should be in the 11's or 10's. Basicaly, you got a hell of a lot of acceleration on the far end, now you just need to learn to launch that thing.
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

your bike is capable of 1.7 60' times easy. I weigh 240lbs and on my 929 I cut 1.81 - 1.85 60' times pass after pass and it was bone stock. I was running 1/8 mile and I ended up running a very dissapointing 7.20 @100mph. Cant wait to do it again with my setup now. I usually hold my tach at 5000 rpms and slip the clutch whilerolling the throtle to WOT. Practice launches on a backroad to see what suits you best.
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I weigh 230 and have run 11.01 at 128 on my 929 with a 1.80 60' time. If I could lose about 50lbs., I'd be in the 10's easy.
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Nothing to bitch about. In a while you will be in the 10s.
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

alexandra : Well a few weekends ago I started going to the test and tune at the local drag strip. *I've been going every weekend since and happy to say improving greatly! *Today was my best day yet. *I'll post my FIRST ever time (totally humiliating) and todays best. *I still have to work on my 60fts. *

First Run Ever * * * * * * * * Todays best
r/t - 0.636 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 0.785
60ft - 2.779 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 2.457
e/t - 16.289 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12.040
mph - 78.10 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 126.17
Damn, you actually ran a 16.2 @ 78mph. *You do realize the bike has more than just 1st gear, right? *Just kidding.

Looks like you really need to get aggressive with your launches. *You should be able to get sub-2.0 60-foot times easily. *When I went I would launch at around 5k rpm and slip the clutch almost all the way through 1st gear. *

126mph is good for 10.9-11.2 or so depending on your launches.



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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Very nice I'm taking the RR to Norwalk Friday night. Looking forward to it
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Thanks everybody........yeah I know about my how sucky my launches are but this is only the 3rd time I had been to the track. I am sure by next season that I will be kicking some A$$!! lol lol

My first run where I did the 16 @78mph... I was so excited that I got out of the light that I completely forgot to accelerate

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alexandra : My first run where I did the 16 @78mph... I was so excited that I got out of the light that I completely forgot to accelerate
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Re: Went down the 1/4 mile!

Nice, I remember the only time I went down the strip on my old 89 Gixxer 750. Bone Stock. Had about 40,000km on the bike, original motor. Managed to pull a 11.82 with a 1.79 60' time. Forget the MPH. This was launching at 9500RPM, brutally destroying my clutch. First run was dismal...

It's defintily a rush, but after the launch, I get kind of bored. Not much 1/4 mile in future with the bike.

Keep it up!!!
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