Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Good consistency in the quarter, and you're a couple tenths quicker than I was - I'm heavier, and my bike has stock exhaust and +2 on rear sprocket only - and I'd forgotten how to change the shift light RPM. Our 60 foot times were about the same. Your reaction times are all over the place, though.
I know what I need to work on :-)
When I did my chain/sprocket job. I put a longer chain on, so that the axle is almost all the way back. Originally I didn't do this with the quarter mile in mind, mostly for stability on bumpy roads, but I think this made a big difference. 6" extensions might be a bit much unless you are running turbo or nitrous or some other major power adder. I have half a mind to extending mine about 3 or 4 inches, to help with the launch but still preserve some semblance of streetability and handling. Strapping the front end is an easily reversible thing, too. At this point, I don't particularly want to lower mine in the rear. I'd like to preserve the down-angle on the swingarm to maintain anti-squat, again for streetability and handling. On a dedicated drag bike, different story. I'm not going down that road yet.
Helibars, MRA screen, Ohlins damper, reversed shift pattern, sorted suspension, braided lines, Michelin Pilot Power, all else stock 'coz it's fast enough!