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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Angry please read, need some help.

i have a 06 gsxr 600 it has a tre, pcIII, scorpion slip on and air filter. all the guys i ride with have the same bike or a 07 600. everytime we line up and race(roll on, freeway) it seems like their bike is faster than mine, they told me maybe its the way i ride but i dont think it is bc we both took off in second and he slowly pulled away from me, do you think it could be that i wiegh and 70-80lbs more than him or is something wrong with me bike. i mean my bike will still move i have had it reading 174mph before but everytime i race one of my buddy's on there 600 theirs is always faster please help me out bc this is pissing me off alot. please help.
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70-80 lbs of additional weight will make a noticeable difference, yes.

And don't take this as a negative or a bash or anything, but any fool can twist a throttle and make a bike go fast in a straight line. These things are designed for speed through turns, not for drag racing. This is where your weight or bike mods won't make much of a difference, if you aquire the skill.
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70-80 lbs of additional weight will make a noticeable difference, yes.

And don't take this as a negative or a bash or anything, but any fool can twist a throttle and make a bike go fast in a straight line. These things are designed for speed through turns, not for drag racing. This is where your weight or bike mods won't make much of a difference, if you aquire the skill.
+1 On both points.

I'd much rather pull away from other riders in the twisties than on the straights. Shows signs of rider skill, rather than who's got the fastest bike. Any fool with $$$ can buy a fast bike.




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Experience is one thing you are lacking & needed if you want to travel fast, but every darn ounce you can remove form the bike is a MUST when it comes to racing. I saw both as an ex-road racer on the circuits & you should have seen me shaving off weight on the bikes to even drilling holes in gear change & rear brake levers to hand control levers, sprockets, to even a few ounces or POUNDS in an oil tank or petrol tank, to lighter rear chains that would last for the race-----it was endless.

Besides it is best to learn to ride on Track Days or in comp events rather then public highways for in the last if you prang ("crash") you bike you will not have to wait for the ambulance & police for on the circuits they have the ambulances & trained personell. As Cookee says anyone can buy a faster bike or try to become faster which is the outlook of a novice or young person.

Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.

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