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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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How do you launch a bike?

I heard a discription of how to launch a bike a while ago. Saying that you bring it up to around 4000-5000 RPM and then slowly let out the clutch, and do your best to keep it from popping the front wheel up. Is this right? How exactly would I launch my cbr 900 from a standstill? Guestimated 110 hp with the pipe and jet kit 11k redline.
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I take mine up to 6500-7000(really starts to make power here) letting the clutch out carefully, too fast and you will be left standing or drug behide and its not pretty, trust me. The main thing is practice, practice, practice. You have to get comfy with your bike, and every bike is just a little different,I just changed gearing and now have to get used to a new animal.

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Launches are like opinions.............Everyone has one! LOL

To follow are certain criteria that one should try to use:

1) Proper Foot Positioning
2) Proper Weight Positioning
3) Launch RPM's -
a) Beginner @ 2500-4000 RPM
b) Intermidiate @ 4000-6000 RPM
c) Advanced/Pro @ 6500-9000+ RPM

4) Proper Ergonomics For The Rider
5) Proper Equipment & Settings

ETC...........

See The Image For Visual............

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Talking Put a bar on it !

If you put a bar on it,
Just twist the right wrist & throw away the clutch !

It works for me & it's easy on the clutch.

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RED BULL...............Not all classes permit a "bar". Besides, some riders may not want to go through the additional work to go from street to strip. A "bar" will no longer make the ride "streetable".

On the other hand...............IF THE MACHINE WERE TO BE USED FOR "DRAG RACE" ONLY. Then...........I SAY MOUNT UP A BAR!

"Bring it down & Bring it on"!


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If i am the manufacturer of bikes and i want to launch my new bikes, then i launched it in grand promotional event, where every person who is related with bike industry, media and many more are invited over there.

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I just lean forward, push my helmet against the windscreen, wind her up till I break my wrist, and dump the clutch. Then I look down and put it in gear. Ha,ha!
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I use to lean forward, hold the revs at 6000 rpm and then dump the clutch and open throttle completely at the same time with a 1980 Kawasaki 1000 and it would launch straight and not wheelie. Most bikes don't work so well.
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