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post #1 of 23 Old 04-09-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Need other racers input on starting/shifting

Ok so i just have a few question on starting and shifting when at the track and just wanted to see how everybody else is doing it!

Starting is my weak point i rev to about 4k and "green" just ride the clutch so not to wheelie too bad out the hole, then shifting i just stay WFO and clutch then shift but keeping WFO the whole time!

My best time is a 10.24 @ 142mph and would like to improve that cause i can nail 10.35's all day long but i know she has it in her to get me at least a 9.98

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seat time, thats all i can say, your mph is there to go 9's but it will take time, What is you 60' and 330 times
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seat time, thats all i can say, your mph is there to go 9's but it will take time, What is you 60' and 330 times
i wish i knew, all my slips are gone, and its been since September since i have been to the track, pretty long winters up here but its about to open up real soon!

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4k is too low. need to leave a lot higher than that and use the clutch to control the front wheel not the launch rpms. start moving up slowly in leave rpm. you may end up in the 6-7000 area. on a long bike you can leave 8-9000. get to wot as quick as you can. the throttle should be wide open before the clutch is fully release.(control the bike with the clutch) If you strap the front it will help at the track also. good luck also as for the shifting you will be faster if you dont use the clutch, just chop the throttle a little while appying pressure to the shifter and it will fall right in.

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4k is too low. need to leave a lot higher than that and use the clutch to control the front wheel not the launch rpms. start moving up slowly in leave rpm. you may end up in the 6-7000 area. on a long bike you can leave 8-9000. get to wot as quick as you can. the throttle should be wide open before the clutch is fully release.(control the bike with the clutch) If you strap the front it will help at the track also. good luck also as for the shifting you will be faster if you dont use the clutch, just chop the throttle a little while appying pressure to the shifter and it will fall right in.
wow you sound like you know your stuff, and guessing from you avatar you really do know, so and thanks for the tips!

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wow you sound like you know your stuff, and guessing from you avatar you really do know, so and thanks for the tips!
No he doesn't! He's on a gsxr 1000!!!!! jk,

I hate vince because his avatar makes me want one.

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No he doesn't! He's on a gsxr 1000!!!!! jk,

I hate vince because his avatar makes me want one.
I had 2 tens before the gixxer. an 04 and an 05 with a turbo. 60 ft on the turbo bike was 1.39 until the clutches went 4 passes later. This coming from the guy selling the 8.40 swb 193 hp zx-10. trying to get a gixxer are ya????? just kidding
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wow you sound like you know your stuff, and guessing from you avatar you really do know, so and thanks for the tips!
Im still learning myself. there is a whole lot of guys who are much better than me. take it in slow steps and it will come around. seat time is great but with no help or direction it will take you much longer to get it. with some direction it will come to you much quicker, less trial and error. good luck, it will come around. if your leaving that low the bike has to be bogging down unless your really slipping the clutch either way it will be slow. you need to find the spot where you can throw the clutch away partially to get the bike to jump then hold and slip the clutch until it will take the power without standing up.
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