05-08-2004, 08:54 PM
This is my first time at the strip on my r1. This is my second time ever at the strip on a bike.
1.868 sixty foot
10.791 @132.9 1/4
Bike just comes up around 8-9k in first so I have to ease out and get back in it. Only mods are fender eliminator+slip on. I'm going to dyno it after an oil change.
05-09-2004, 08:01 AM
your MPH is PRETTy good in 1/4. strapp your bike and a gear change..not sure what u are running.. 60 fts not bad for first time out, but u need to get it into the 1.70-1.75. strapping of lowering should help. the more passes u make the better it will be. work on body position, and launching technique. fiugre out what works for u and stick to it. many guys around here on busa, zx12 and r1 ran high 11's and 12's there first time out. so ur times are really good. practice, practice, the more seat time u have, the better u will get. good luc. and keep us posted.
05-09-2004, 09:10 AM
Way to go Bambooi
Shows your not scared of it.Like 1LongR1 said time and practice is all you need. Also going down one on the front will help your 60" time,Try to put your weight on the tank and keep both feet on the ground at launch. You also might think of ordering some clutch plates . friction and steel
There is no need to use clutch after launch just unload your tranny for a split second by backing off the throttle just a shade, just enough to relieve the driveline pressure and jam on to the next gear. You do not have to backoff the throttle but about an 1/8 of an inch and just long enough to click the next gear. You need to do this in a extremely quick fashion, when not using an air or electric shifter.
I am sure that you will be faster next time out. Your off to a good start.Way to rock!!
05-09-2004, 02:38 PM
When it comes up in first around 8k I let out a lil and get back in and it comes down and I take it all the way to redline. One mistake I think I did was I set the shift light at 11k and I was shifting a early. On my last and fastest run I shifted at redline. Thanks for the input guys. I went to the kawasaki/yamaha dealership and they said a strap would not help that much. They don't have schnitz straps, but they have some other kind that works the same way. A rider out there told me I should lower the rear one click and the front some and I can launch it out of the hole faster. I had around 8 passes at the strip on myh zx6r and now I have 5 passes on the r1. As soon as I get money I'm going w/ a barnett spring conversion w/ factory plates and steering damper. The thing is I like to go into the mountains and drag race so I don't want to sacrifice one for another. I think I like drag racing more though.
05-09-2004, 02:47 PM
the strap alone is good for up to .3 of sec. your 60ft should be in 1.60's plus u can launch harder and not have the wheelie problem. lowering helps as well, but with strap 20 bucks at schnitzracing, u can just release it after and not change anything. good luck.
05-09-2004, 03:54 PM
Yes I second that. And Schnitz has the caliper brackets you will need about$ 35.00 for the pair I believe.
Would not hurt to dial in some firmer rebound front and rear I have found also. About 4 clicks up front and a couple in the rear, Im only 150 lbs and Im still testing that part, seems ok so far, my wheelies down the track are a lot less.
My tire pressure seems to work at about 40lbs, short burnout, no tire spin. usually that leaves about 3in of tire on the ground and she still hooks and run about 42 or so in the front.
Just my $.02 , hope some of this helps. and believe me straps are the way if your serious.
P.S. DO NOT USE REGULAR TIE DOWN STRAPS IF THEY COME OFF THEY COULD POSSIBLY LOCK YOUR WHEEL CATCH IN YOUR ROTOR OR ANY NUMBER OF THINGS. Straps made for the job are safe . Go through Schnitz you cant go wrong or beat the price.