Drag setup questions
Ok so I am completely new to drag racing a bike. I have 11 total passes. 5 first night 6 the second. First time I went I got it to go a 10.98 at 140. Crap 2.0 60ft. Second time I went I got down to a 10.61 at 144 with same 2.0 60 ft but improved my 330. Im slowly learning to control the wheelie with the clutch. But I also swear I smelled clutch on a couple passes. My fastest pass I actually just shifted to second at about 10k when it was coming up on me, and then pinned second. Not sure if thats a good approach or not...? How fast do most amateurs run on stock height stock geared gen 4s roughly? Everyone I see who posts results are geared it seems like.
The setup on the bike was stock. Stock height and gearing. Has a flash and slip-on. I weigh about 195 with no gear. Well now I put on an adjustable rear link so I can drop it when I go to the track. I also got a strap kit for it too. My plan for the next trip is to drop the back about 2 inches maybe? And then strap the front down and see how it works out. I do not want to stretch the bike. I wanna run low 9s though, so I know gearing will be required for that.
So what do you guys who drag setup your sag at? Do I need to change the sag everytime I raise and lower the bike? I raise it back to stock height for street riding. Also what settings do you have on your shock and forks? As in how many clicks on the rebound and compression? I have never set a bikes suspension up honestly. I just kinda rode how it came because I was uninformed and nobody ever really told me any better. I personally dont know anyone who knows shit about bikes. But, It seemed to work ok for me, although Im sure It would be night and day difference on a well setup bike. Basically I need someone to give me a little tutorial on suspension setup. I think I know what all the adjusters do on the shock, just not where they need to be set. I do need to know what the different adjusters on the front forks are for, as in which one does what. Im sure I sound like a complete newb here, but everyones gotta start somewhere right?
Last edited by jgarst; 07-07-2014 at 02:43 PM.