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Hey guys,
I am thinking about going to the drag strip for the first time. Well I have been a few times but I never ran my bike. I have a 07 ZX10 basically stock, only performance add on is a slip on and it is SWB and stock height. I have looked at other threads but I am wondering how important is the burnout? I know it will allow me to hook better but do I need to do it? I have been riding for a few years but never made a pass at the track. I don't plan on going to the track every weekend maybe once or twice a year (mainly because I dont got the money) I dont want to waste a bunch of tread on burnouts for one day. Will not doing a burn out at the track be a huge safety risk and how much will it affect my time? Also any other tips for a new guy at the track launch tips etc?
 

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Hey guys,
I am thinking about going to the drag strip for the first time. Well I have been a few times but I never ran my bike. I have a 07 ZX10 basically stock, only performance add on is a slip on and it is SWB and stock height. I have looked at other threads but I am wondering how important is the burnout? I know it will allow me to hook better but do I need to do it? I have been riding for a few years but never made a pass at the track. I don't plan on going to the track every weekend maybe once or twice a year (mainly because I dont got the money) I dont want to waste a bunch of tread on burnouts for one day. Will not doing a burn out at the track be a huge safety risk and how much will it affect my time? Also any other tips for a new guy at the track launch tips etc?
If your stock height swb DON'T do a burn out. You don't need too. Even when I had a strap and lowered if the track was decent I still didn't do burn outs. Its just a waste on a bike setup like yours is. If you were really low and geared maybe, but with as tall a gear you have and especially stock height, your gonna wheelie WAY before you will spin.. Good luck man have fun!!!
 

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I've had some wheelspin before on a lowered swb. I always do a small burnout to get the rocks and crap off my tire. It doesn't take much to clean it off
 

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I didn't have to when I went but I think it also depends on which order they run classes. Motorcycles run after Outlaw and they get VHT. If your feet stick when you get to the line you got plenty of grip for a stock setup at least.
 
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