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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys just joined the forum, i had a 07 gsxr 600 that i have been racing all summer, my best time ( only have an 1/8th by me was 6.79, and finally sold it to pick up a 1k this winter and start working on. im in the middle between a 07-08 gsxr 1k or a zx10. i was looking to see what the better years of zx's were to drag so i can start doing some more research on everything. I found a pretty good deal on an 08 zx10 but wanted to stop in here and ask for any pros/cons of different years and any info that could help me out
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Way more parts available for the gsxr but the gen 1 and 3 seem to be great drag bikes

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'04-'05 = Generation 1
'06-'07 = Generation 2
'08-'10 = Generation 3
'11-'13 = Generation 4

Don't know much about dragging, but as Flthy said, more guys seem to drag the Gen 1 and 3. The newer the bike, that more parts will be available for it.

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Well, idk if it is within your budget, but definitively gen4

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I drag an 08 and haven't had any problems yet, seems to handle everything I can throw at it
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To tell you the truth for me it's easier to go faster on a 1k. But as a die hard Kawi fan ill always stay with Kawi but I had been faster on a lot more 1k's than zx10's. but the 4th gen zx10 is a monster! If you have the money get one!! :)

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budget, get a Gen 1 or 3. Gen 4 is a monster. Another option for a great drag bike is a ZX14 or 14R

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I appreciate all the input. the bike i found is an 08 zx already has an adam arm, full brocks alien head and low miles. the guy had bought it for his wife and she never rode it. the price i found it for, with the arm and exhaust is just about the same price as i have been able to find the gixxers for with just an exhaust, so i think im gonna jump on it.
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