I installed my new clutch Wednesday, put the bike on the trailer, and went to the 1/4 mile. It was very cold plus my back tire is still a stock bt-016 with 11k miles on it so traction was an issue.
My 1st two runs (not shown) were used to break in the clutch so they were very easy launches and just rolling into the throttle each gear.
My 3rd run I got a was a new pb for me and the bike felt great other than the minor traction issues after the 1/8th.
4th run was super sketchy as there was absolutely zero traction. A car had broke before my run and the track was being cleaned for a while before anything ran. There just wasn't any heat in the track and I should have known. New pb 60' though...
5th and 6th runs were finally into the 9's. I knew at the end of the 5th run that it was good. I just had the feeling. 6th run backed it up and actually went quicker so I was happy.
All in all, I know I still need the testicle mod so I am able to get my 60' times down first and foremost. I'm gaining more and more confidence with the bike being lowered and slightly stretched though. It's still coming up in 1st, but not nearly as bad as before.
Things I need to work on:
1. Gain more confidence in launching the bike.
2. Learn how to get my foot back on the shifter quicker. I hit the limiter in 1st twice because I couldn't get my foot back up. I'm going to lower the stock rearsets down to their "low" mounting holes and see if that helps.
3. Install a new back tire (already in the garage) for better traction after the 1/8th.
I forgot my gopro so no video :(