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post #1 of 16 Old 02-13-2011, 3:09 PM Thread Starter
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Any body from the UK, if you are into straight line racing i am going to Santa pod on Sunday 27th feb. Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) - Public Track Day
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Re: Santa pod

I will do later in the year,have you done it before?,if so what was your time? if you havnt,you will love it.
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yeah went twice last year, first time in feb but it had snowed night before so took them a while to defrost the strip. Had problems getting traction from the rear tyre, so times weren't great but did beat a new r1 which i was pleased with. Then went again later on in the year and got 11.1 had problems keeping the front end down i think every photo that was taken the front wheel was off the deck, but since that last run ive had a powercommander fitted and dyno'd with custom map and fitted 15 tooth front sprocket. So should be gd along as its dry.
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Re: Santa pod

Strap the front end down if you want to help keep it down



Eitherway.. Beating an R1 isnt a big feat
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Re: Santa pod

Its all about the launch,you need to unleash the power progresively not dump it all off the line.I normaly do the modified madness weekend at Thorney Island/Hants which is on the south coast which is a great meet including camping on site.I am no expert being an old codger and grandfather of two but managed a [email protected] on my easy to launch '08 with a couple of tenths still to be had.I have posted this vid before of a [email protected] MPH run on my bike so appologies of you've already seen it with another longer vid under my forum user name on you tube.
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You could still launch it harder it seems. that was a good run though
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You could still launch it harder it seems. that was a good run though
I completely agree and will have another go in July,i am on full throttle about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through in first gear but need to improve my 60ft and RT time for sure.I think that there is still .20 to .25 of a sec to be had in the launch but the bike is set up for corners not the straight bits.
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Oh yeah totally understandable!

I cant wait to get out for a night on the strip haha, be interesting to see what I can post up for times.
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Me too,cant wait for the weather to get more strip and track friendly.
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Re: Santa pod

Will be fun to use the quickshifter haha
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Re: Santa pod

Don't forget guys i am running a cbr929 so not gunna get cbr1000 times or speed. I am hoping for high 10s.
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Oh you'll do 10's alright..

Krazed,how much time will a quick shifter save on a run ?
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Re: Santa pod

Pretty much any bike these days will run in the 10s.

Even at 3500ft above sea level I should be able to run high 10s on my R6.

Will take me a run or two to get used to the clutch haha. Sitting in the dealership waiting for me and all my parts.
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As for how much time the quickshifter will save on the run.

Not a heck of a lot, but it does save some time. Ever second counts right?
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Re: Santa pod

Can anyone give me hints on how to get a good drag start and when is the best time to change from first to second. Thanks
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