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post #1 of 10 Old 07-08-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Little tips on launching the 10

Hey guys, I have about 2000miles on my 09 but this is my first time going to the drag strip tomorrow. Previously i had a 600 ninja (2008) and ran [email protected] at 3300ft altitude which is not too bad for all stock 600 and me fully geared (250lbs).

Anywho I was practising with pretty tame launches at 6000rpm, worked pretty well cept the nose still sneakes up on me. Just looking for some general tips on a new liter bike launcher here, i have nationals (street class) this weekend too so wish Kawi luck. BTW racefit growler is my only mod for now!

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-08-2010, 10:01 PM
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You running stock height?
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-09-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yes sir, everything is stock suspension wise.

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In that case, I'm not sure what RPM's you should launch at since I have never launched from stock height.
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i would launch at 5k and go from there... also pick up a front end strap they help out a ton keepin the front end down...

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Try this - http://www.worldcarfans.com/10804281...red-motorcycle - a 3,800hp motorcycle.

Edit - I see someone added a 1,200 hp afterburner. Imagine what rpm that launches at. holy crap!

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Track was reallll sticky today, wheelied way too much on my launches. Got a [email protected]:headshake

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-11-2010, 11:34 AM
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I have an 07 10R stock suspension. I have a strap for the front but many other engine mods. I launch right at 6K. It gets kinda tricky tho. Try sitting as far forward as possible. Some of the pros talk about "throwing" your weight forward when you launch to offset the lift of the front end. I ran at Z-Max in charlotte a 10.4 at 150 something(can't really remember) but it was only my second trip to a track with mine. When mine was stock I was launching at 7k the trick is to get it to spin and raise up about an inch. Its really hard to get it perfect man. I also have a two step box on mine. It makes launch a stock wheelbase bike umm interesting to say the least. Work on the clutch trying to slip it a lil
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Thanks guys, on a good note i got 4th place in the bracket drags. Best time today of [email protected] with a 2.2 60 foot haha

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