Hey all! I went back to the strip in Baytown and my F2 was ready to ramble! I only ran 3 times, but it was a blast! My first run was against a ZX7 Ninja. I got beat off the line since it was my very first attempt. I ran a 12.419 @ 115.19 for my drag debut...not bad, but could easily do better. My reaction time was .521, but I spun through first gear and got sideways, so I had no way of winning. The Ninja ran a 11.664 @ 117.69. I expected to get stomped, but he wasn't leaving me at all, I just couldn't gain. I didn't do a burn out the first time (mistake) thinking the d207's would hook up. Nope. So the second time I smoked it up some and tried again. Launched at 6000rpm and pulled a wheelie....damn! When it came down, I was over in the lane in some slick crap and spun all of first and second gear leading to a 12.555 @ 112.78mph.
Ok, next run would be better I told myself...
I'd get the clutch slippage right, keep the front wheel down, and run better than 12.0....Got a good start the third time with a minor front wheel hop and I was off. Doing good until right at the end when the blammed thing popped out of gear! Dammmm!!!
I got it back in quick, but still it cut my time some. Ran a 12.046 @ 111.44-not bad.
Reaction time was .534
I know that if it hadn't have jumped out of gear, it would have been 11's at a higher mph. Oh well, it was a blast. Oh, I was the smallest bike there, with the exception of a few 6R's, modified of course. Too bad I didn't have a Kat to smoke!!
If anybody can make it to Baytown, let me
know and maybe I'll see you there!
To ride or not to ride? What a stupid question!