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Had a good day at the drags yesterday at the Garden Island Raceway. Got in 8 runs total and set a new personal best for my 1350 setup. The Buell wheels were worth about 1.5 tenths. Previous best was a 10.92.

Yesterdays runs in order were: Tire @ 22#, air shocks at 100#
11.023 @121.29 right off the trailer
10.847 @125.00 tweaked the tire pressure 20#
11.034 @122.61 missed a shift
10.804 @125.00 tweaked the tire pressure 19#
11.274 no speed on slip, tire @ 17.5# pulled big wheelie, had to get out of it.
10.782 @ 120.64 and missed 5th gear shift, raised the air shocks to 110#.
10.959 @ 114.5 First comp run and let off to make sure no breakout, won.
11.040 @123.29 lousy run and lost by 0.081. Had a .520 light.

Best run was:
1.798 60'
6.914 @ 103.93 for 660'
10.782 @ 120.64 for the quarter mile.

I really need to get the 60' times down but I seem to have this flinch mode going where I back out of the throttle on the launch to keep from breaking the rear wheel. Ran the metz 880 to long and will have to get used to the new metz m3 traction and just nail it off the line. The AIM clutch is part of it too, it just grabs so hard that it has a tendency to break the rear end loose on the launch. I will work on that in todays test and tune. Back to the races this afternoon. Oh yeah, did I say the Buell wheels are great?:)

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Mike, thanks for the info.... nice run at a 10.782


The wheels got you down another 1.5 tenth, but I would have guessed they'd be good for 2 or more tenths, maybe even a half second... I must be dreaming.... they reduce the unsprung weight(mass) dramatically, no?
 

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Yes, the Buell wheels are about 30# lighter than the stock wheels.

Mike
 

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smoothrod said:
Mike great numbers man! :thumb: what was your best time on the turbo?
My best on the turbo was a 10.52 @132. That turbo had a really big top end and would pull so hard in the upper gears it would start to lift my rear end out of the seat. You learn real quick to hang on with your knees!

Mike
 

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Mike, great runs!, I can't wait for the damn SUPER FERRY so we will have access to a track again!!
 

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Round 2

Had an even better day on Saturday for the second race of the weekend. Right off the trailer ran a 10.622 @127.12 for a new best on the 1350 motor. Backed it up on the next run with a 10.619 @126.75. The track was really good and the bike was hooking well. The second run it lifted the front wheel about 18" and carried it into 2nd gear, I stayed in it and kind of expected a lousy time but was surprised by the time slip.

Times in order run:

Reaction - .603; 60'-1.734; mid - 6.812 @104.65; 1/4 - 10.622 @ 127.12
Reaction - .748; 60'-1.708; mid - 6.806 @104.65; 1/4 - 10.619 @ 126.75
Reaction - .717; 60'-1.791; mid - 7.252 @101.58; 1/4 - 11.145 @123.29
big wheelie had to get out of it, added 5# to air shocks = 115#.
Reaction - .523; 60'-1.746; mid - 6.908 @103.45; 1/4 - 10.772 @123.29
Reaction - .521; 60'-1.888; mid - 7.095 @102.74; 1/4 - 10.980 @123.96

Reaction - .679; 60'-1.850; mid - 7.003 @102.74; 1/4 - 10.935 @116.88
First comp race, Yamaha R6 gave him 1.09 second head start, let off before line, well ahead didn't want to break out. I red lit against same guy last month and played it safe this time.

Reaction - .771; 60'-2.037; mid - 7.234 @102.04; 1/4 11.190 @ 118.11
Second comp race, GSXR 750, gave .83 head start he red lit. spun bad off line

Reaction - .580; 60'-1.807; mid - 7.046 @101.81; 1/4 10.947 @ 123.63
Lost by .064, Suzuki, gave 2.34 head start, did not run well, double shift 2/3.

Overall I had a pretty good night, need to work on my consistancy on the launch and get the auto shift worked out, seems the VFRID shift function gets messed up if you have the Pingel shift function all wired up, a couple of times it would try to double shift. Did I say I like the Buell wheels? With the Buell wheels and good tires, picked up .3 for the quarter mile.:)

Mike
 

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Mike use the USER OUTPUT for a 50 shot of NOS :D That will eliminate the VRFID confusion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :notworth:
To give you some thing to shoot for I ran 10.3 ONCE! :deal: " No I haven't backed it up" On a 1130cc and a 50shot. If I could only get the nos problem worked out . TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
Consistency is the name of the game. Practice makes perfect.:banghead:
 

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Way to go Mike!!
 

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Great times!!!!! ZMaybe someday 10's will be in my future!!
 

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Vrod-tlam said:
Those are great times Mike, congrats!!!!
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Was that running with a 28T pulley?
Yes, running the 28 tooth pulley and the 17" wheels makes the bike almost perfect for the drag strip as it is over 8500 rpm in 5th gear at the finish line at 127 mph.

Mike
 

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Elgavilan said:
Yes, running the 28 tooth pulley and the 17" wheels makes the bike almost perfect for the drag strip as it is over 8500 rpm in 5th gear at the finish line at 127 mph.

Mike
Sweet! Get those 60' times down & you'll be crossing at 9000rpm at 130+
 

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Pics from July 6 Race

There was a commercial photographer at the races on July 6 & 7 and he got these photos of one of my wheelie practice runs. It lifted hard off the line, I got out of the throttle, it came back down and I got on it again and it lifted an inch or two. Ended up being an 11.2x run, on the slow side. When that front wheel gets up in the air it will get your attention.:D

Mike
 

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