Next steps for the new guy...don't want to mod heavy for racing.
I used to race brackets in a car years ago, but never tried any of my bikes at the track until this past month. First time out I took it easy and got a feel for track. It's an old 1/8 mile track with a short shut down area (less than an 1/8).
I wanted to ride the bike in and race it with absolutely no changes to see what the base capabilities of the bike were. No stretch, no strap, no tire pressure changes (30psi on Q2's) and no burnout. I'm -1 up front, but have no other performance mods.
Today was the second try at the strip and I decided to get into it a bit and I've hit a wall in terms of progress. Basically, the top end feels good and I'm bumping the rev limiter in second before the traps (110?). 6.90s. The 60 foot times, however, suck. 1.8's and launching anywhere above 8000rpm gets me wheelspin off the light. Below that and she's bogging out.
So....my questions for the gurus are: Is this the point where I need to start doing burnouts, dropping rear tire pressure.......or do I just suck on the clutch? (or all of the above) And.....which would you recommend I work on first?
And.....yeah, I know I need seat-time. I'm going to get that, but I would like to be systematic and avoid making some bad habits.
Thanks in advance.