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Hey gang..You all have been great help so far..Cliff's map cured my running probs..Thanks Cliff...Once again I have a silver 01 with a Muzzy Ti system, PC3r and K&N filters..Ordered the Muzzy lowering links and plan on strapping down the front. Best pass to date is a 10.85 @136.7...(orig pc map)..My 60ft times are 2.0 PLUS..Any pointers?..Thinking about bars due to mid track wheelies...Air shifter?...Im leaving the line at 4-5k..Any info would be a great help..Thanks..Chris

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Check out www.zx-12r.org in the General Information section in the directory on the left.

When you are on that page scroll down to the mid to bottom part of the page and you will find a section on "Riding Techniques" there are some good threads on drag racing technique. There is a nice one from Rickey Gadson as well.



Let me know if you find it. I think I am going to clean up that page and put some of the sections on their own pages, it is getting to big.



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Thanks for the tip easy...So much info on that site I spend about 30mins a night looking at them..<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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01ZX12...You should also get the Muzzy Hub kit and Falicon Billet Basket!!!



Try leaving the line at 3500rpm...Let the clutch out fast as you open the throttle...



The air shifter is next on my list,but I want to get better times before I add the shifter...



Best time so [email protected] with a 1.67 60'



2000 Red ZX12

MuzzyTi/oval Carbon can without fiberglass

Aluminum fan

Muzzy Hub kit

Falicon Billet Basket

PCIIIr

Mirrors removed with Billet covers in place

Forks dropped 1 inch

Muzzy braided lines

Schnitz front strap

Pilot Sports 38f - 25r

Muzzy block offs - clean air removed

K-Ns

Zero Gravity DB Red wind screen

NWS hugger

Muzzy 3 hole lowering links

17 tooth front sprocket

I use Mobile1 mx4t synthetic oil





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Just got the strap and Muzzy lowering links today..If I can keep the front end down I shouldnt have much trouble with low 10's or high 9's...Am kinda wondering why im down on MPH though..Several of the 12's I know of are running in the 143-147mph range...O well..3 more days till track is open..<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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Well after strapping the front down, 10.71 at 135.8...Left line at 5k. The bike was dancing all the way through first and second..Went through the traps in 3rd gear...Good thing my sprockets will be here next week..Note...Do not leave the line at 6500 and let the clutch out to quick..BIG WHEELIE...LOL..Thanks all..Any more input?

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Shifting between 10.5 and 11k...Went through the traps at about 11.5 I think..It didnt hit the limiter in 3rd through te traps..I think most of my problem lies in launching the bike. Best 60ft was 1.88 and that was the 10.71 pass

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01ZX...Leave the line @ 3000rpm and let the clutch out fast...But dont dump it out!!! Then just open the throttle !!!





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I run the stock 12 with NOS and full exhaust high 8s low 9s stock clutch no wheelie bar. I may have a little more experience though as I have raced AMA and have factory sponsorship. The stock bike with full exhaust and stock gears should run 10.50 don't listen to all you hear on the forums, there is a lot of good info but some of it is exagerated. If you are going to get your #s down you need to leave the line slipping the clutch to get the most out of the power you have, unfortunately it's hard on friction plates. If you are running a stock ET bracket class then your life is much easier you can leave the line a 3000 rpm and save the clutch. It depends what class you want to run. If you go to my page you will see my bike in a couple of magazines, 200 mph, 8 second pass etc. nothing says it better than in a major magazine. If you need more info you can e-mail me at home if you like [email protected] or here whatever you like.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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I have yet to have my 2000 12R at the track, but my friend has had his out on a couple of occasions. His best run is as follows:



R/T .559

60' 1.820

330' 4.524

660' 6.689

660' mph 113.480

1000' 8.562

E.T. 10.163

Trap Spd 140.210



His bike is stock, the same way it was rode off of the showroom. Most of his runs are in the 10.20's to 10.30's, but it is coming up in 2nd gear on those runs. The 10.16 pass, he was able to keep it on the ground in 2nd.

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Those numbers look close, after market exhaust? 10.50 stock is with an average rider of 180-200 lbs with limited track experience, most of the 12 guys are in this range I think from what I see posted. I've seen high 9s with a good rider 140-170 lbs these are just reference #s not argueing who did what or how fast anyone went. Remember we are helping a newbie so keep him in real #s.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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Thanks so much for the input..A real novice here..This is my second bike, bought my first (zx11) 3 months ago..Im a bit on the heavy side at 220 with my jacket and helmet on. Im leaving the line anywhere between 4-5.5 k, slipping the clutch the best that can..Best 60ft is a 1.88 with an .023 reaction time..I have drag raced cars for many years, but this bike thing is WAY new to me..Actually kinda disappointed in the bikes MPH as a best of 137mph at 10.85..Is it the bike or me? Muzzy Ti exhaust ad pc3r and K

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Dont get me wrong im having blast..Just always want it NOW..lol..When you said take all settings to the top did you mean full firm on rear shock?..then back off 2 clicks?..Please explain.

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your not aloan today my best time was 10.67 at 137 mph the 60 foot was 1.971 and i strap it today did not help my 60 foot i don't know what i am doing wrong it bruns the tire or wheelies

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KingZX12R, my friend's bike runs the stock pipe. I agree with you on the ET's. My friend weighs about 160 pounds and sometimes has no fear when it comes to riding. I myself weigh about 250 so when I get mine to the track, I will be happy with 10.50's if I can get them. I have seen a rider in my area that is doing good to get his 12R in the 10.90's. If you saw him launch, you would understand. He is murder on clutch plates. I swear he is still riding out the clutch at 100' or better. To put it in perspective, my V65 Sabre runs in the 11.90's, I won't see him until half track, and then he comes around me like a bat out of hell. By the way, what is the best technique for launching and drag racing a 12. I am just researching right now so when mine is ready in the spring, I will at least have a step in the right direction. Is there going to be a rematch with RS?

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Yes there is going to be a rematch with RS, we haven't decided on a date yet lots of time. Likely decide after new years so we can get our schedules for next season then decide. Don't kid yourself about the busa it moves pretty damn good, it'll take a bit of tuning to chase him down. As far as launching it depends what you want to do, if you want to race ET bracket then leave at about 5000 rpm slip the clutch a little then let it out and roll on the throttle. If your going for your best time then you have to slip the clutch alot and leave around 9000 rpm be prepared to change friction plates after about 12 of these launches, and try to leave at least 20 minutes between passes to cool down. Try not to get discoureged first time out remember it's supposed to be fun.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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Yes turn all settings to full hard then back, take the bike for a quick rip and let the settings take, 5 minutes will do it. Pull yor strap tight almost touch the fender to the cowl only about a quarter inch space. Give it a go and let me know.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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Check under Cliff Randall in the find box he has a really good program for the stock bike with Muzzy. You are doing good, it will take a little time to figure out your launch don't worry about to much it's supposed to be fun. You can change gears without the clutch, put pressure on the shifter while on the move, a slight back off on the gas will let it go into the next gear, just blip the throttle on off really quick. The 1.88 is good for just beggining you likely want to purchase a second set of friction plates so you have them, slipping the clutch is hard on them. Try to wait at least 20 minutes between passes and let it cool a little. At 220 lbs you want to turn all your suspension adjustments to the top and then back 2 clicks I think you will find it a little better to control. We'll take you step by step intp the 9s don't get frustrated remember it is supposed to be FUN.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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