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post #1 of 21 Old 03-08-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Finally went 9's!

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 :(
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Hell yeah congrats man!!!! That thing is gonna fly once you get your 60's down!
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congrats man i new you could do it wat clutch did you end up goin with ?

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Congrats bro!

You'll get better with practice I'm sure, but fwiw if you don't have a QS installed yet, look at one with a thumb shifter so you don't have to worry so much about getting your foot in place to shift before reaching the limiter... And you can worry about other things ;)


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NICE!! Congrats!

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congrats man i new you could do it wat clutch did you end up goin with ?
The cycle concepts drag pack with the heavy duty springs. I replaced all frictiona and steels along with 6 springs. I have another 3 springs to put in that are even heavier for when the nitrous goes on.

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Congrats bro!

You'll get better with practice I'm sure, but fwiw if you don't have a QS installed yet, look at one with a thumb shifter so you don't have to worry so much about getting your foot in place to shift before reaching the limiter... And you can worry about other things ;)
I have an RL quickshifter on my foot. A thumb shifter would be soooo much better. I'm thinking about running it off the nitrous once that goes on. Unless there is an electronic one?

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Hell yeah congrats man!!!! That thing is gonna fly once you get your 60's down!
I'm hoping so. I weighed myself at 141 lbs fully geared including my helmet so I should be a strong contender once my balls grow.

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Thank you. You've gotta come out once.
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nice choice ! goin on 2 yrs on my dragpak and she still hookin.

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I'm hoping so. I weighed myself at 141 lbs fully geared including my helmet so I should be a strong contender once my balls grow.
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Good job man, keep it up and you'll be getting down there
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I have an RL quickshifter on my foot. A thumb shifter would be soooo much better. I'm thinking about running it off the nitrous once that goes on. Unless there is an electronic one?
There sure are. Not sure about one for your current QS setup, but yes they do make electronic push button ones

http://www.translogicusa.com/powershifters.php


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