Great job! Sounds like you will get 6s easily later. How was the track and temp and was it glued? Here only national champs are driven in glued track. Streetman races are mostly in airfield runways. They are very slippery in early mornings and get better during the day.
never thought about the wheelbase from the pulley, that’s a nice benefit! And while it would raise my rpm cruising, that’s fine. 90% of my commute is through the mountains here in va. It’s only 62 miles one way but takes me almost an hour and a half to get there in a car if that tells you anything. 55mph the whole way lol 0 interstate and the only stoplight is the one in front of the plant hahaGreat thing about the smaller pulley is it allows you to use the same belt and put the axle all the way back in the swingarm slot - that increases wheelbase, raises the rear end and reduces tendency to wheelie ( without a wheelie bar you're trying to avoid ) and you'll get to your proper Rpm across the finish line faster. Downside ? If you really use the bike on the 125 mile commute 7 days a week you're not going to be a happy 26 t highway cruiser - it'll be winding out and making your commute more hectic. Not Fun. Don't know what gear you're in across the line or what the target Rpm is at that point so only you can tell us if a 26 tooth would make your run faster - if it makes sense do it, if not leave it 28 tooth - sounds like you're doing really good right now so why challenge success ? And you've got a good gear for cruising to work - everything is a compromise but there is a sweet spot many don't ever find -
This is very good to know mukle as there is no easy guide on what race equipment is tolerable on the street. Stop & go traffic ( like bike week here in Daytona ) can wear your left hand out with the STOCK clutch setup never mind a high spring pressure racing setup really meant for less than ten 10 second rides a day. Spring compensated is something I decided to retain along with thin ( wining noise reduction) lash gear - basically I'll have a stock clutch hub with slipper clutch installed and at my 130 or so Rwhp level I believe it will hold up fine the way I ride it normally on the street -In the streets you might want smoother drive. Partially this is why I came back with spring compensated clutch basket. I do not like biting clutch at all with heavy springs and two extra discs. Tak's VP lock up was nightmare with rigid billet basket.
It’s actually a rarity for us to be out on track this early in the year but the weather has cooperated lately. We got 6 inches of snow Friday then it was 70 on Saturday and we were racing lmao it’s almost like god wants to see me do it too lmao gotta get my mother bottle of nitrous purchased and I believe I need to invest in a 26t pulley as well. With my large size, and a very grabby clutch this thing has proven difficult to launch without bogging or wheelie-ing. I believe that if I was to gear the bike down I could leave easier and get the bike to take a set before the nitrous comes on I’d be better off. Right now I’m so concentrated on the clutch that I’m distracted from the rest of what’s going on and I don’t like it. I need to make myself more comfortable on the bike. Right now it’s a mental game. But this is also my first real attempt at track racing, I come from street racing where numbers didn’t mean sh*t, all that mattered was getting to the stripe before the other guy lolDammit that was close! Next time you will fly. I envy you that you can visit track already while we are still melting the snow here 😅