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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Took the bike on a drag strip

So I got to take the bike on a 1/8 mile drag strip last weekend. Damn that was fun. It was $35 and you could do it as many times as you wanted. You'd make your run and then they'd hand you a printout at the end with all the stats and things.

The highest speed I got was 103.6 and the fastest time was around 7.5 seconds. My average reaction time was like .4 seconds. I probably could've done better but my starts werent the greatest. I was having a hard time keeping the front end down.

I have no idea if thats good or bad, but it was still pretty damn fun. I was consistently beating the guys on the 600s and even a few on 675s and 750s, but Im guessing that was rider error. The 1000s beat me every time though. Those guys were hitting speeds of 115-120 in the 1/8 mile.

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I've been wanting to take mine to the track(1/4), but i'm still working on my launches.

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Yeah, I wished it wouldve been a 1/4 mile strip but the 1/8 was still cool. Yup. The launches were hard. Lol... it made it a little odd too because unlike the cars, we'd have to put our feet down at the starting point and because of all the warm burned rubber there, our feet would stick to the pavement. Made it a little odd trying to quickly yank our feet up after launching.

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Yeah, I wished it wouldve been a 1/4 mile strip but the 1/8 was still cool. Yup. The launches were hard. Lol... it made it a little odd too because unlike the cars, we'd have to put our feet down at the starting point and because of all the warm burned rubber there, our feet would stick to the pavement. Made it a little odd trying to quickly yank our feet up after launching.
i used to take my bike to the strip 1/4 its alot of fun, especially when you get the launch down....i always came up on one tire from the launch then ride it out.....but i own the 636's that where out there......


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i used to take my bike to the strip 1/4 its alot of fun, especially when you get the launch down....i always came up on one tire from the launch then ride it out.....but i own the 636's that where out there......

what kind of times did you run?
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I'm heading to the 1/4 mile track this weekend $40 all you can run. It's import day but they let a few bikes run. I wonder how many hot-head ricers will think their "suped up civic" will run close to my 07 600rr? haha. I'll post times/pictures/movies on Sunday.

On a different note, if I break into the 10's, I am going to need a teather kill switch. Anyone have any suggestions on how to attach it to the cut-off switch? Pictures? Since this is my first time at the stip I doubt I will get into the 10's, but ya never know
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haha sounds like fun. i wouldn't mind taking my bike to the drag strip.....
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yea steal one of thoes kill switches off the lil 50cc quads they sell for the kids. wire it to your kill switch circut and atach it the inside of your ram air cover. bin their done this. we used to take my friends gsxr1100 to the strip all the time. he could run 9s.

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yeah its a lot of fun, harder than it looks..have no idea how they get those #'s they get in the magazines

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what kind of times did you run?
my fastest has been a 10.4......wow 40 bucks...down here its open track for 10 bucks.....8pm, to 12.


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10.4 stock? thats pretty damn good broseph. Thats what pro's run on our bikes stock
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Just got back from the track and am quite sunburned. But it was amazing. I'll post pics/vids in the next couple of days, but my fastest time was 11.17 with .043 reaction time and a trap speed of 125.5 I think.
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