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post #1 of 33 Old 08-22-2016, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yo, drag racers. Need advice

My background is road racing and my gen4 is set up as such.

Went to the strip last week and had a blast so I'm going back. Goal of getting in the 9's.

My 60ft times were atrocious.

I ran U.K. Ntecs but my warmers are not an option so don't think they ever heated up. Understand the power one (heard that was the best) is no longer produced? Any of michelins replacements just as good.

Any suspension tips?

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post #2 of 33 Old 08-22-2016, 12:03 PM
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This guy seems to know what he is doing.
https://www.zx-10r.net/forum/f79/gen-...ph-324481.html

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post #3 of 33 Old 08-22-2016, 07:34 PM
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easiest thing to do, if you want to leave your bike in road race form, is strap the front. As for traction, if you want a DOT drag tire, the Shinko hook-up seems to be the most popular. I have one on my Gen3 and it works quite well.
If your willing to walk away from road racing and try straight line only, then making it as low and long as you can is the way to go.
Brock Davidson has some good videos about suspension setup. check out brocksperformance.com and watch some of his vids.

try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsIcE5GoGvk

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post #4 of 33 Old 08-23-2016, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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i appreciate it. I'll check out those videos.

I'll Probably start with straps. which ones are the best?
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I run a Shinko Hookup as well and have been for many years. Those power ones are used by the really fast guys but are more spendy than a hookup. Great tire for drag racing, not the best tire for street riding a more road race bike. Maybe look into the Shinko Stealth, I had friends use those and have pretty good results if you want more of a normal street tire.

Straps for the front would be very useful. I have had my set from Schnitz for almost 10 years and have used the brackets on my R6, R1 and now my ZX10. Looks like they don't make the brackets anymore but those RBM ones looks decent and cheaper than the brocks ones. Gotta get the strap too, might as well get the Schnitz and save a few bucks, all do the same thing.

https://store.schnitzracing.com/sear...=strap&x=0&y=0

Could also get an adjustable lowering link for the rear as well.
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anyone share gen4 drag setups on here for low 9's or sub 9's?
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post #7 of 33 Old 08-23-2016, 07:37 PM
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A simple tie down strap should do the job in the front. You should run full soft in the rear so the bike will squat on launch. Schnitz Motorsports, Inc. has a ton of drag parts for ZX10s. Your clutch is going to be an issue if drag race a lot. It will fail under repeated hard launch's. I switched to a Barnett Kevlar but I was not riding the bike on the street. With springs it has a very heavy pull. I use to run a ZX11 in the bracket classes those bikes had a huge clutch that held up well to repeated hard launch's. I use to run a supercomp dragbike 8.90 index. It would break the inner fiber plate on the oem clutch so I put the Barnett Kevlar fibers in and had no more problems.
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Thx celica. Ordered a shinko. Are these straps hard on the forks or is it a non issue? Still road race this bike.

I have an ohlins rear so think I can drop the ride height a bit.
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Techno is it just fibers that give or the whole clutch? Stock springs just to weak?

If my 60 ft times are any indication, I haven't been hard on this clutch yet.
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I picked up an upgraded basket from another member on here. It already the rivets drilled and upsized as well as welded.
As for the strap, I think I went with a schnitz and mps brackets. All the straps seem to be the same, only difference is how they mount. My buddy bought one on ebay for cheap and has used it for the last 5 years, no issues.
If you wanna lower the rear just google "adjustable lowering links" for you bike and look around the forum for brands and quality.

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