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9/26/2018 10:20 PM

Damn kids on bikes with 80 less HP beating up old guys on their birthday:

Fast FWD to 9:30:

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9/26/2018 10:55 PM

That first 60 feet killed you. Ha

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GP740
Since 1987

9/26/2018 10:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2018 10:58 PM

What the _____ unsure

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9/27/2018 4:12 PM

Third gear start?

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9/27/2018 7:00 PM

GuyB wrote:

Third gear start?

Thats what I was thinking, or you got some wacking gearing going on with sprockets?

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"We don't rent pigs."

9/27/2018 7:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/27/2018 7:37 PM

Half second reaction time doesn't cut it. smile 1st gear on these sport bikes is very tall. With stock gearing my bike does just under 110mph in 1st. I have mine geared down a little for road racing and if I was serious about drag racing would probably gear it down some more. It does have a launch control but it's a pain in the ass to activate and I don't like it anyway (probably just too stupid to figure out how to use it properly). I probably also outweigh him by a good 100 pounds. smile My run was a 10.6 at 139. His was a 10.8 at 130. I would have beat him fairly easily if my RT was better. Last time I raced there the light tree was different and I had red lighted the race before so I didn't want to do that again and I figured I could be very conservative off the line since I had such a power advantage. He really surprised me. My 1290 Super Duke is geared WAY lower and I am much better off the line on it. That bike is in the shop right now though. I think I have a blown head gasket on it.

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9/28/2018 10:38 AM

Yeah, you were running him down at the end. Another eighth of a mile and you'd have had him covered...but it would have made shut-down way more interesting. wink

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9/28/2018 12:20 PM

I just had a really bad launch. I haven't ridden that ZX10 but a couple of times since I got my KTM and it's a whole different machine. I should have had the RPMs up a lot higher on launch and I could have been more aggressive on the clutch, and of course didn't have to sit at the line for a half a second before moving. smile Oh well, road courses with corners are much more fun. smile

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9/28/2018 3:27 PM

My buddy was cracking me up on his Grom. smile He's putting out over 22hp with plans for more in the near future. I think it's only around 8 hp stock. This wasn't his best run and he was bouncing off the limiter a lot but still was a little over 16 seconds. I think his best was right at 16@77mph. He can easily get that in the mid 80s after flashing the ECU and raising his limiter.



This is just from my helmet cam lined up 2 bikes behind. He even did a burnout which cracked me up. smile
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