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How significant is 40LBS in a race? I am 185lbs and my brother is not quite 150lbs.... How much of an advantage does he have? LOTS? or a little?
 

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Ergo, I shall never win a race...:badteeth: Cause that would be a bunch of them little fractions.


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a rule of thumb for top speed is 10lbs = 1 mph top speed.... giver or take im sure but yeah weight is a very very big factor in a race!
 

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Make him wear a backpack full of rocks.
 

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Well if its your brother just reach over when u are lined up to race and cuff him in the head,then floor it as the 40lbs is going to make u lose but now u can win see.Me and my brother raced our bicycles and it was even till i got my peddal caught in his spokes then all i remember is me on the ground and him beating me for wrecking his bike.
 

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Well if its your brother just reach over when u are lined up to race and cuff him in the head,then floor it as the 40lbs is going to make u lose but now u can win see.Me and my brother raced our bicycles and it was even till i got my peddal caught in his spokes then all i remember is me on the ground and him beating me for wrecking his bike.
I guess you lost.
 

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Thats why!! Im faster but not by much...I expected to be MUCH faster than a pretty stock 05 R1. I only walk away, not blow his doors off.
Heck, I beat the 08 CBR1000RR (same size rider as me) much worst than I beat my brothers R1. He has a 2+ rear sprocket and A&R Baffle kit installed, thats it.
 

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Yeh but the moral of the story is if ur bigger and can,t win u can always beat hell out of ur brother.
:lol::lol::lol: I did my fair share of beating him when we were kids:crackup:

Down low and mid my bike jumps ahead pretty hard the moment i hit the gas, but its more up top where we are much closer. He cant beat me, but I expected to just run away with it, and its not quite like that.
 

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:lol::lol::lol: I did my fair share of beating him when we were kids:crackup:

Down low and mid my bike jumps ahead pretty hard the moment i hit the gas, but its more up top where we are much closer. He cant beat me, but I expected to just run away with it, and its not quite like that.
You both geared the same? Im taking it y'all have similar bikes?
 

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You both geared the same? Im taking it y'all have similar bikes?
No, he has an 05 R1 with 2up sprocket/rear and gutted cats with A&R muffler baffles installed,
I have the 08 ZX10R with all the parts in my signature. My bike has way more punch and jumps right out infront of his, but I cant leave him like i expect to. I leave bikes like the 08 CBR1K more worst than i leave him.... the one thing I was never factoring was our weight differences!! I am 40lbs more than him, so that seems to be making a difference.
 

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zx10 is a monstrous bike....but weight does play a factor hell u wouldnt believe the trouble i have with other bikes...im bout 270:)
 
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