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Old 05-07-2009, 12:18 AM
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Ok, I have never really launched my bike from a stop before and this is the second season I have had it. I guess I just took it easy all last season figuring I should get used to the bike.

I tried launching from a stop a few times in the last couple of days and could not get it going worth garbage....I can get going faster if I start the bike off slow and then give it gas once its moving.

What is the technique? Am I supposed to hold the RPM's at a certain level and then drop the clutch? (I want to keep the front tire on the ground so this seems a bit iffy to me). Or am I supposed to feather the clutch out somehow while giving it lots of gas? Advice would be appreciated. I am definitely a newb to dragging.
Old 05-07-2009, 04:00 AM
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Without going into detail, I hold RPM around ~7k (I forget exactly, go more by sound) and release clutch to just before friction zone. When you want to go, feather clutch out (not a sudden drop, not as slow as a street shift - somewhere in between), and start rolling on throttle. By the time clutch is all the way out, throttle is wide open. I usually only have a couple seconds before needing to shift to 2nd.
Old 05-07-2009, 09:54 AM
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The friction zone being just before the bike starts to move? I guess I always get scared and then let off the RPM's as the clutch comes out (instead of giving it more...this leads to a bog down). I will have to try this method at some lower RPM's and then just work my way up. Thanks.
Old 06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
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yea never just drop the clutch cuz all that will do is bring up the front tire do just what aken said you rev it up to a decent rpm and let it out quickly but not all at once cuz if you do it too slow you will burn your clutch up within few passes
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