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post #1 of 29 Old 03-30-2005, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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launching the big 10R

I wanna see what 1/4 mile time i can run. Im down 2" in the rear. I weigh 140 lbs. Im just checking for different launching styles etc.. looking for pointers.. even though plenty of practice is probably best.
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Check tire temp. also. Cold tires are scary. I launch at about 4k rpm. But I'm still learning also. I'm strapped in the front.


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Please give me some tips.I went to a 1/8th mile track last night I am not even saying my time I did manage a 110mph.I could not launch for bogging out of the hole.Please post some tips.
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Put your legs back like they are wheelie bars. Get the rpm up to about 4k. Feather the clutch out, and try to keep the front tire about 2 - 3 inches off the ground. That's what I'm shooting for at least. Everybody is different and has different styles. Ryan Schnitz is the best person to tell you.


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First try leaving like you would from a stop light. Once you ge the feel than try 5-6 thousand rpm and slip the clutch. DON'T DUMP THE CLUTCH!!! You will have to modulate the throttle a little to keep the wheel down but you will ge the hang of it. Try launching from different rpm ranges but be carefull not to smoke the clutch.

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Maze,

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No I have only been to MIR so far.

The only thing nessecary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

"sometimes in order to truly live life you must risk it."

You hit the lights, I hit the gas...


THERE ARE ONLY THREE SPEEDS, FAST, VERY FAST, AND OH SHIT!
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I was just curious. I will be at MIR this summer, I'll look for the 10 that is faster than the others.
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Hahaha, thanks for the vote of confidence.

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You hit the lights, I hit the gas...


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I launched next to a cbr 600. We were even for about 100 ft., well of course it was all over after that but still. I was at 5k rpm feathered the clutch but with the tall first gear it just has nothing there til you get some rpms climbing.
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