Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Holy smokes, do I ever have a long way to go.
I've done roadracing for ~18 years and I have black pro numbers to show for it, but I've only ever gone down a drag strip a couple of times and that was with essentially a stock bike. 17/41 gearing, 190/55 tire which essentially brings the gearing back to stock *and* raises the bike up higher, stock ride height no strap no nothing (and raised up because of that tire ...), stock exhaust. Butterflies out and it has a power commander but that's about all. Manual shifting and no quick shifter. In other words, a bike completely *not* set up for drag racing. I couldn't get into the 10's. Just barely out (11.07) but I couldn't get that last little bit. It is a real handful to launch like this. I weigh 100 kg (220 lb) which certainly is no help.
Next year, will be different!
Helibars, MRA screen, Ohlins damper, reversed shift pattern, sorted suspension, braided lines, Michelin Pilot Power, all else stock 'coz it's fast enough!