1/8th mile drag run on an 08 Speed Triple... Can't keep it down
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    1/8th mile drag run on an 08 Speed Triple... Can't keep it down



    Little tough to get a decent time if I can't keep the front wheel down. Love this bike but it's probably not the best drag bike. But it Was a Lot of fun.

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    I did quite a bit of drag racing with my 05 back in the day. No, it's not really a drag bike but it can be fun. However in the 1/8 mile you should be kicking ass and taking names. I could usually hold my own with just about anyone in the 100 yards, and was competitive in the 1/8 mile. It was in the 1/4 that I was outclassed. It's a bike without a fairing and no top end.

    To keep the front end down, do this: hold your RPMs at about 5000 until the tree comes down. Then carefully feather the clutch out without giving it any more throttle until you're completely off the clutch. Then gently roll back the throttle until you're at full throttle. This takes practice. Done correctly you should skim along with your front wheel just barely off the pavement.

    I honestly don't remember my 1/8 mile times because we all raced 1/4. (The slips gave you 100 yards, 1/8, and 1/4 mile time and speed, but we were only interested in the 1/4) I was running low 11 second 1/4s most of the time. Never did break into the 10s in the 1/4. However John on his 955i Daytona was regularly in the 10 second 1/4 mile times and could beat me consistently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashmasterd View Post
    I did quite a bit of drag racing with my 05 back in the day. No, it's not really a drag bike but it can be fun. However in the 1/8 mile you should be kicking ass and taking names. I could usually hold my own with just about anyone in the 100 yards, and was competitive in the 1/8 mile. It was in the 1/4 that I was outclassed. It's a bike without a fairing and no top end.

    To keep the front end down, do this: hold your RPMs at about 5000 until the tree comes down. Then carefully feather the clutch out without giving it any more throttle until you're completely off the clutch. Then gently roll back the throttle until you're at full throttle. This takes practice. Done correctly you should skim along with your front wheel just barely off the pavement.

    I honestly don't remember my 1/8 mile times because we all raced 1/4. (The slips gave you 100 yards, 1/8, and 1/4 mile time and speed, but we were only interested in the 1/4) I was running low 11 second 1/4s most of the time. Never did break into the 10s in the 1/4. However John on his 955i Daytona was regularly in the 10 second 1/4 mile times and could beat me consistently.

    Sounds like good advise. I'm also looking into getting a quickshifter. Got any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    Sounds like good advise. I'm also looking into getting a quickshifter. Got any recommendations?
    A quick-shifter would likely help. The other thing that will help are fork straps*. It'll help keep the front end down. The fastest guys I raced with were all running air shifters though.


    *Fork straps are used to compress the forks. When drag racing suspension isn't particularly necessary, and can be a detriment. Since your forks are under a bit of compression all the time, they tend to give you a little flip upwards when you launch. That is, you're starting with a bit of compressed energy and when you lighten the front end under acceleration the spring can start the front end moving up into a wheelie. Again, all the fastest guys I raced with were strapping their forks. The exceptions were the guys with wheelie bars, but the rules say you can't have both.


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    rear swingarm

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    it's so heavy bike, you must beware of over speeding because it can crash vary badly.

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    it's so heavy bike, you must beware of over speeding because it can crash vary badly.

 

 

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