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Old 09-24-2010, 09:15 PM
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So I'm finally going to take my bike down to the track to drag race. How do you guys launch it? I'm thinking a rev to 5k, ride the clutch till I'm going? Much more and I'll probably wheelie, drop the clutch and it'll just bog, so, what say you?
 
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:41 AM
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what kind of bike do you have? i would do some launches before you go to the track also.
 
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:11 AM
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oops, it's a 2004 cbr f4i
 
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:47 AM
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haha a little late on my return post... get her up to like 8k
 
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:29 PM
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I'm only running a 98 F3, but take it easy for the first few runs. Don't think you need to rev the **** out of it right off the bat. Start at 4k, then try 5k and see how it feels. consistency is the key to drag racing. You will be one of the fastest machines out there, even if you bog 1st gear and miss second. Make your shifts deliberate and controlled. Don't be a sucker and burn out on your 600, I wasted a perfectly good tire doing that dumb move.

My most current lap times on my F3: 11.326 @ 119.4
I started on the same bike running: [email protected] 115.1
no mods to date, all just me learning how to get it!

Post up your times and have some fun!
 
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by lepy View Post
I'm only running a 98 F3, but take it easy for the first few runs. Don't think you need to rev the **** out of it right off the bat. Start at 4k, then try 5k and see how it feels. consistency is the key to drag racing. You will be one of the fastest machines out there, even if you bog 1st gear and miss second. Make your shifts deliberate and controlled. Don't be a sucker and burn out on your 600, I wasted a perfectly good tire doing that dumb move.

My most current lap times on my F3: 11.326 @ 119.4
I started on the same bike running: [email protected] 115.1
no mods to date, all just me learning how to get it!

Post up your times and have some fun!
Good job on getting your times down. That is impressive times for a stock f3
 
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:23 AM
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Thanks, it is geared a bit off of stock. I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get the stock gears to get me up and moving fast enough.

My mentor believes the bike will do times into the mid 10's. I can't wait to try to prove him right.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:29 AM
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this is how its done my fellow cbr'er thats my 98cbr600f3 launching at 13,500

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q55bxjoFDJw
 

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:41 AM
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heres another video of me racing but off my dads cam, fast forward if u want to 4:30 for the racing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVay2JoYZxM
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:28 PM
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dropping from 5k when you are just learning isn't bad at all. You'll get more confident and you can go a bit higher. I launch a little different than most people but what works for some may not work for others.
 

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