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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow strapping the front

ok, im thinking about strapping the front next time i go to the strip, as im trying my hardest to get a ten.

is there anything i need to know? how much do i pull it down?
anyting i should watch out for?
will regular tarp straps be ok?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 07:29 PM
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Proper Installation
Not onto the fender of course
Equal pull to both sides
NO ON TARP STRAPS............$30.00 Pingel Straps!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 07:03 PM
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strap works good. used on zx9r that i raced and i just had one put on my zx12 i just got.

make sure it is put on properly!!
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-21-2004, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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yup straps work

i got some schintz straps adn it cut my 60' time from 1.90 to 1.85.
i think i have a 1.80 in me yet once i perfect my launch.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2004, 01:18 AM
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I strap down my front, but I also lowered my forks on my R6 by 1 inch as well. My bike is slammed on the front. I also put on a new suspension link to lower the bike on the back as well.

Cut my times down dramatically
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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is that 11.52 with a 1.87 60' strapped and lowered?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 07:10 AM
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if u wanna lower your 60 foot times first off u gotta not be afraid if lettin it rip. on the r6 i would strap the shit outta the front the for the rear all u ahave to do is turn the tri-angle dog bone forward 1 turn. u don't need to buy anything for the rear. trust me i know.then dont be afraid to bang it outta the hole. this whole thing about adding weight up front is crazy. your trying to lighten up the weight, increase speed. try this and let me know what happens.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 11:09 AM
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I have never riden a strapped or lowwered bike but i can consistently pull 1.8 - 1.7 second 60 foot times, I can run them on My ZX7R, can run them on my buddies 95 ZX6R, and I ran them on my buddies ZX9R, I Run 11 flat on my 7R, and 11.2 on the 95 ZX6R, and 10.503 on the ZX9R. Just practice slipping the clutch that is key put all your weight over the front of the bike and push down on the bars, I like to launch at about 7-8K RPM then when the light turns green slip the clutch to get moving but dont give it so much clutch the front wheel wants to come up, obviously coming out of the hole that hard the front will come up but when i launch it only comes up a foot or so just ride it out, and keep letting the clutch out till its fully engaged. IMO if I cant run the times I run on the track on the street then I dont wanna know that i can run them, all the bikes I run are stock ride height so they acctually turn, I wear my full leathers to the track and acctually drag knee coming around the turn around at the end of the track.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 07:03 PM
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could someone show me some pictures of some bikes strapped down?
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by fastford19
could someone show me some pictures of some bikes strapped down?
hope this helps
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