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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2002, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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What's the deal?

I took my bike to Speedworld(In AZ) a few weeks ago and was not running the greatest times. My best run of the night was an [email protected] The bike is stock and I weigh 200lbs.
My launches went as follows:
1. Revved to 8k
2. Slipped the clutch up to 20mph with the throttle wide open
3. Banged gears with the clutch 1/2 the time and without the remainder.

My 60 foots were only 2.0 at best. I know this bike can do much better and I have taken down bikes that have a higher mph than me, from a roll. Let me know. Thanks

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Cool ?

Sounds like a pretty good run, considering the amount of clutch you were burning at 20 mph when you finally let it all the way out? I'm gonna say too much clutch, you shouldn't have to slip it that much to keep the front tire on the ground, you and I weight almost the same and I barely have to slip the clutch but about 10' at 8g rpm. Plus you want the front tire to come up a little, 1" or so. Practice makes perfect as the saying goes, just keep trying.



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Two things beyond the clutch issue. Lower your rear tire pressure to 27psi if you are running soft compound Metzlers/Pirelli's. If you are running Dunlops or Michelins, correct to 25-26psi. Front tire should be atleast 30psi......Always!

The only way beyond lowering the entire suspension to nail the 1.5 - 1.7 60' times (especially w/ your ride.....very capable) is to adjust your forks and rear shock to "strip" settings and not the "street" style as you currently have.

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