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how to do a good launch?

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Old 09-27-2006, 10:48 AM
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hey guys, im new to riding and im at the point where in pretty comfortable with my bike. i was wondering if there is a certain way to get a good launch off the line when taking off without popping up your front end. i know with cars u rev it up to a certain rpm and pop the clutch. is it the same way with bikes? if so, what rpm is ideal for a good launch? thanks
 
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:57 AM
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Use the clutch to deliver max power that can be put down, without lifting a huge wheelie. Crank on the throttle to keep the rpm's up in high hp territory.

The trick of the launch is to maintain high hp, and feather the clutch out quickly enough to use the power, but not too quickly to lift the nose. Control the throttle so that the additional load doesn't let the rpm's drop too much.

Before you know it you'll be hitting second and it gets easier.

It is all timing - you don't have to sit at a standstill winding the bike out - you can throttle/clutch immediately and go.

Don't do it wrong or you'll do a big wheelie... this isn't really beginner type stuff so really really take it easy. For you, or for a beginner don't let the revs come WAY up until you've mastered it at lower revs...
 
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+1
 
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also, if the suspension is too stiff, the front will come up, if too soft then you get too much squat and will take off a bit later than optimal...you want just enough squat so you don't wheelie.
 
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:03 PM
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Good point Tahoo... I did leave out a lot of the details of bike setup which really is pretty important keep it all nicely balanced - and enables so pretty awesome times.

 
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yea mang...spread the news and info and stop holding it out all for youself and keeping secrets....muahahhha...

oh...and don't forget the front end straps...hahahh much much later...if he goes the 1/4 mile track route.
 
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:25 PM
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I assume this is for street use and not for drag strip? if it's simply street use, just roll on the throttle

Drag track use - tie the front down for sure... and run an empty tank
 
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thanks guys ill give it a try this afternoon n let you guys know how it goes.
 
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:08 PM
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How'd it go??? silence at this point is never good
 
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How'd it go??? silence at this point is never good
Thats kinda what I was thinkin..
 

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