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post #1 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2007 zx10, lowered 2" extended 7" single two broz, +3 sprocket in the rear, 530 chain, GIPRO ATRE, shinko stealth. im new to the drag strip and would like to know what is a good rpm to launch from the line at? i have ran before with the bike completely stock but i was scared to launch since it kept wanting to pick up lol. thanks for the info guys.
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 11:06 AM
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Really depends, on different factors. I launched SWB at 7k and with it long launch at 9k.

Start low and work your way up to find what works best for you...

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post #3 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 12:26 PM
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+1 on launching at lower rpms till you get used to the clutch and bike then you can raise them rpms some. im swb and i launch at 8-8500k rpms she comes up but i use the clutch to keep her tame lol...

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post #4 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 10:20 PM
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I've been leaving between 8k and 9k here lately still getting used to new gearing. As said before leave low and go up, I used to start at 6k and work up. Your only lowered 2" seems kinda up there still, get a strap and your can go 1 to 1.5 lower and up strap if you street ride.
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post #5 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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yea tonight was my second time running ever, and my first time with the extention. i havent lowered the forks yet but my best time of the night was 7.173 @ 111.89 and .123 R/T didnt get a 60ft time. but im still happy last time i wasnt even in the 7's and im still getting used to burning the tire at the track i only do it for maybe 3 seconds then roll off.
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post #6 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 PM
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Keep it up! Just curious how much do you weight?
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im 165 without my leather jacket, glove...
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post #8 of 18 Old 07-20-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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im gonna get some straps for the front and maybe a bmc air filter and see if i cant get into the high 6's
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post #9 of 18 Old 07-21-2011, 12:03 AM
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I drop a tooth on the front sprocket should pick you up more than the BMC, but every little bit counts. Hows that stealth hooking up? Lower your air pressure if you haven't already. Remember to slide the clutch don't dump it, and you should be rolling on the gas while releasing the clutch. It takes practice
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post #10 of 18 Old 07-21-2011, 12:10 AM
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i launch around 6-6500 on the street or track when racing, its what worked good on my zx9r that was -1+4 and my zx10 seems to like it also, but the 10 really makes its power above 8k, and when that hits my front lifts. i am lowered 1.5 up front and just a little in the rear, both bikes are swb
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