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post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2018, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Gday team,

Need some advice on my 16 ZX10R, so I知 not super experienced but best time I have run is 10.3. Mods are Brooks slip on and cat removal pipe, block off plates and woolich logging system with a map off there share system loaded.

So main issue is lack off consistent times, seem to be slipping my hand on the clutch lever and then not getting perfect changes. I知 thinking more practice will improve, but what about gearing, 1/4 turn throttle kits etc.

She is still rego壇 but thinking about getting serious with race glass and lightening as well

What is everyone else running time wise? FYI I知 in Sydney and running on premium fuel.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-19-2018, 05:20 AM
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Gday team,

Need some advice on my 16 ZX10R, so I知 not super experienced but best time I have run is 10.3. Mods are Brooks slip on and cat removal pipe, block off plates and woolich logging system with a map off there share system loaded.

So main issue is lack off consistent times, seem to be slipping my hand on the clutch lever and then not getting perfect changes. I知 thinking more practice will improve, but what about gearing, 1/4 turn throttle kits etc.

She is still rego壇 but thinking about getting serious with race glass and lightening as well

What is everyone else running time wise? FYI I知 in Sydney and running on premium fuel.

Thanks legends

Hypa
Get your bike tuned in the conditions that you race, forget about share systems lol.
More aggressive gearing and lowered center mass of the bike will let you go quicker. And there is nothing out there that can make your clutch more consistent but seat time, seat time, seat time. I wouldn't worry about race fairings or anything else until you get good at racing, throwing money at the bike isn't going to make a good rider out of you.
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Launching a stock wheel base bike with the kind of power a gen 5 has is no easy task.

More gearing will help you get out of hole faster in theory, but being swb the other issue is too much gearing and it'll make wheelies that much easier too. I wouldn't bother with light weight fairings until you had a lot more seat time and were consistent enough to actually notice if they helped. The quick throttles are nice to have for even just street riding so I'd definitley recommend that.

A front end strap kit would probably help you a lot with wheelies based on your picture.

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There is all sorts of kits out there if you look around but those are some of the more popular ones. I just run a cheap Schnitz racing kid I've probably had since 2007 and had on a r6, r1 and now my zx10 lol.

Hopefully some other drag racers chime in that race swb chime in with what gearing works well for them. I know Tony Ferland ran -1/+1 on his swb gen 4 and ran some nasty times but he is a crazy good rider and bike was slammed.


I'd go watch some youtube videos of stock wheel base bikes and listen/watch what they do and then try different things next time you're at the track and see what works best for you. Sometimes I'll write on the back of the slip what I think I launched at, how I felt I slipped the clutch, did I seem to hesitate in a gear or hit the limiter. Then at the end of the day you can look at the slips and look at your notes and maybe see a trend at what works.
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Hmmm, the first advice I can give you is to ditch those bat-wing mirrors at the track.

Are you using the Launch Control? If not, getting familiar with that feature along with more seat and twist time is the first order of business.

Disclaimer: I'm not a drag racer

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Why are you manually clutching gears ? You're not using the stock quick shifter ?

Crazy good time IMO, I went on the drag strip once and could only manage a 11.6... (although I'd be curious about what im I would be able to make now, 2 years later!)
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Ive raced my gen1 for years swb best advice i can give you is lower the bike much as you can strap the front end down both will help a ton. I wouldnt worry about gearing change untill i got used to stock gearing gen5's are a handfull stock. Also try sliping the clutch while keeping throttle lock thats key going fast swb make notes after each run all this helped me go faster.

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