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drag racers can you guys tell me whats good and not good?i want to extend my bike 6"in....thanks...
 

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Never extended my bike because I use my bike for everything...long trips, short trips around town..whatever. Extending you will be able to launch at much higher RPMs and get better times. I like stock wheelbase because it's more of a challenge because it requires carefull throttle and clutch control to stop the wheelies to get good times, extended not so much. :headshake:
 

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Never extended my bike because I use my bike for everything...long trips, short trips around town..whatever. Extending you will be able to launch at much higher RPMs and get better times. I like stock wheelbase because it's more of a challenge because it requires carefull throttle and clutch control to stop the wheelies to get good times, extended not so much. :headshake:
thanks blue im just afraid on looping this thing you know.. i drag race FWD cars but and i want to star racing the 10 but i dont want to risk it much.
 

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I would only go 3-4 inches, you'll still have an all around bike. At 6 you'll have big traction problems unless its a track only bike. I took mine to 4.5 and its still fun to hit the twisties on.
 

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thanks blue im just afraid on looping this thing you know.. i drag race FWD cars but and i want to star racing the 10 but i dont want to risk it much.
if you stay at stock wheelbase it just takes practice and baby steps...start at very low RPMs and learn to let the clutch out slowely as you open the throttle hard(slipping the clutch)...after a while you will get comfortable to launch aggressively with stock wheelbase and get more aggresive. Yes it's easy to loop a bike like the 10 and many other bikes as well, but with practice at the strip you will be good to go and take down many bikes on the 10 and will have better times than some 200K cars...that is the Iceing on the cake when it gets better...Good luck whatever you decide.:thumbsup:
 

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i'm extended 7inches and drive all over . did a 200 mile ride up north the only thing that sucked is that i was geared so the highway sucked. too high rpm's. as long as you dont want to put a knee down in a corner its not bad at all.alot of people think its bad but alot dont have it extended so they just talk what they think not what they know.do it you wont regret it. trust me. just my opinion. thax.
 

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eric said:
i'm extended 7inches and drive all over . did a 200 mile ride up north the only thing that sucked is that i was geared so the highway sucked. too high rpm's. as long as you dont want to put a knee down in a corner its not bad at all.alot of people think its bad but alot dont have it extended so they just talk what they think not what they know.do it you wont regret it. trust me. just my opinion. thax.
Never said you couldn't drive anywhere Eric..:heyyou:...just giving the skinny on the diff. between stock base and extended on the strip....Now tell Madness what rpm you launch at extended and what you did if you ever did on a 10 with stock wheelbase...bet it's at least 2k rpms higher...:cool:
 

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Never said you couldn't drive anywhere Eric..:heyyou:...just giving the skinny on the diff. between stock base and extended on the strip....Now tell Maddness what rpm you launch at extended and what you did if you ever did on a 10 with stock wheelbase...bet it's at least 2k rpms higher...:cool:
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i couldnt launch for shit on my stock 10r.i would alway's wheelie. the extension made a huge difference im not afraid to go all out. before i would have in my head i was going back flip it and that would just fu8g with my launches.now i dont think i just go all out.
 

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i almost did flip it over once so thats where i questioned myself and if you do that your fugged right from the get go.
 

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eric said:
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i couldnt launch for shit on my stock 10r.i would alway's wheelie. the extension made a huge difference im not afraid to go all out. before i would have in my head i was going back flip it and that would just fu8g with my launches.now i dont think i just go all out.
cool Eric..can't wait to one day do extensions, but not before I perfect stock wheel base....I think I am only half way there to get to that point but appreciate your take on it....and an extended 10 looks cool too.:thumbsup:
 

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:thumbsup: thanks guys!! this is why i really aprecciate this site a lot!!you guys are always there for others...
 

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I'm launching at 9.5 to 10.5K's depending on the track, what is everyone else that's stretched launching at?
 

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I can launch at 7k or a little higher stock wheelbase, do get a little air but that is good if i just am skimming the tarmak...then again it also depends on the track conditions too..arg.

Hope to do some good testing this fall though..:thumbsup:
 

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What times are you getting at the track?
if your talking to me TC..have done 10.07s and consistant 10teens...just having problems with setup like suspension and other factors...next year will be better I hope....but :dontknow:..my bike is now 2yrs old with the same clutch so going to replace it for next years racing as i suspect it is going now.:sad:
 

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Wish my clutch would last, I've got heavy duty springs, and my last one only lasted for two weeks, got to start taking it easy.
 
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