Originally Posted by 98TADRIVER
nice! pretty good 60' too. my buddies thought they were good at launching on their 600's and they were only cutting 2.0-2.1 60's lol
Thanks, man. I've noticed that the 60' times don't necessarily represent just how good the launch was; you seem to have to keep an eye on the 330' to get a real idea because it's very possible to bog the bike in first gear well after the 60' mark since first gear is so long and you're still clutching it. For example, this pass in the timeslip above was a 1.85 60' and felt like a better launch than a previous pass where I had a 1.82 60'. If you compare 330's, the 1.85 pass was actually quicker than the 1.82 pass, confirming my feeling that the 1.85 pass was a better launch. But a strong 60' is still needed for these kinds of times; a 2.0-2.1 isn't the worst thing in the world but it does leave a lot of room for improvement on a stock 600. I had a few 1.9 passes when I was messing with launch RPM and those felt terrible to me.
Originally Posted by blk/slvr02ss
Thats great for a 600 cause they suck out of the hole but great on a Road Course ! What were u leaving the hole @ ? I just bought a 2007 ZX-10 that i may bring to the 1/4 and try for 9's !!!!!
Thanks. I love taking this bike to the road course as it's especially fun on more technical tracks like Loudon, which is closest to home for me, but I do enjoy drag racing a lot. I was leaving around 8000 RPM with a fairly aggressive initial release on the clutch, but then a slow, smooth release for the second half of the clutch engagement. You really have to ride the **** out of these clutches to get it goin hard. Half the trick is in going WOT the second you start to launch. From the time the light goes green until the point where I shift second gear, the throttle never leaves the fully open position. And if I power shift a pass instead of clutchless shifting it, then it never leave WOT the entire pass from the instant the tree goes green.