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The 02 PMB is me. Ninja Dude took the pic. My frist evening ever on a drag strip.



The red 12 rider beat me with a 10.599 to my 10.602 he had a big time wheelie off the line.





Stock bike with D&D bolt on. No sproket change's, Air in tire's 38 rear 40 front. Setting's on suspension are the way I rode bike to track. Air temp 95 degree's but felt hotter. Humid as hell.





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1.798 60 ft

4.694 330 ft

6.541 594 ft

6.955 1/8 ET

108.72 mph 1/8



10.602 1/4 ET

132.28 mph



The bike hooked up great all the way down the track. I was disapointed in my mph 132.28,



My best mph was 133.46 on my frist run of a 10.7. which I was throwing that run out, Since I was being cautious frist time.



My question is, I have not installed 17 tooth yet. I was thinking of going to the 16, I don't want to lower the bike. I want to get into the high 9's with stock looking bike.



What tire pressure should I run and what sproket would be best?



9's would be good, Is this out of the question?



I know The jean's will be gone next trip.





If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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Looks like you had fun, 10.6's don't seem to bad to me (I am "definitely" not an Expert), I also have a 02' PMB, and I've been trying to get into the 9's since May. Although mine is lowered... strapped front, muzzys links in the rear, 17t, full Akra pipe, and a Yosh EMS with a zero map. I think I'm atleast 40-50 pounds away from 9.99, I weighed at the track and total was 745 lbs., that puts me at about 235 in leathers.(they make you wear them over 125 mph.) I've made 30 to 40 passes and so far my best time is 10.19 @138. I'm SURE my lack of skills have alot to do with me not making better runs. So it left me with a choice, lose weight or make the bike faster...Hopefully Kings NOS set-up is on the way (should be here any day now)... It might not make me a better rider.. but it WILL make me faster ! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o">

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I lowerd my launch rpms this weekend down to 4000 and I went [email protected] Bike has D&D slipon, 17t and straped front end. My weight is 205 without leathers.

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How much does going from stock sproket to 17 tooth help in ET?



If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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WD, You should build speed faster therefor a better ET, the thing to think about is a strap for the front, with a 17t 0r 16t it will be tough to keep it down. I have'nt had my 12 at the strip yet, just been runnin my 00 ZX-7, I put a strap on it and made a step in the right direction, I've always been into roadracing, so this strip stuff is new, I think I'll be doin this for awhile!!!LOL!!! The 12 is goin to the strip soon!

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Unless you've got N2O!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">



Setting the bike up right is 1/2 the answer.

(You are the other half.)

One cool thing about a strap on the front is that you can loosen it & the front will be back @ stock height.

Ride the bike to the track, tighten the strap, race, etc...

When it's time to leave, loosen it & ride home.



Strapping the front is must

17T is a must, 16/44 gearing recommended

Tire pressure should be 40lbs front & 38~40lbs rear

(unless you're spinning, & then only lower the pressure 2-3lbs @ a time, until the tire hooks.)

Spend the money & do all the clutch mods

(drilled hub, Billet basket, zx6r springs)

2.0 clutch steels, will help the clutch last longer

Sticky race tire also helps <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">



@ the starting line:

Put your chest on the tank (& try to keep it there throughout the entire run) That will take some time & practice but will help keep your front end down & your times consistant.



Bring the RMPS up to @ least 4K (eventually working up to around 5.5K) learn to "work" the clutch. you won't be able to "work" the clutch without the mods.



Work on your reaction time, consistance & reaction time win races.



Most of all, have fun & stay safe. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">



"Green Mamba" - Feeds mostly on Birds, almost flourescent green in color, can strike violently with extrodinary speed.
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Thank You Green Mamba, I've got a bunch of thing's to work on. And it will be fun work. I was really wanting 10.5 my frist time out. It was an ego thing in my own head. I missed it, 10.602 was my third and final run of the evening. So close.



I can't wait to go again. I'll listen to you all and try my best. Thank's again for the help.



zxbentley look's like ya found the sweet spot.



I was told by my buddy to watch RPM's at tree. But I was so excited that I forgot to check RPM's. I was going off sound of bike. I'd guess I was around 4000 to 4500 but could'nt say for sure. One time the bike fell flat on it's face so the next run I throttled up on the RPM's. She came out good on that last run. I wish I had looked. But I was looking hard at tree.

If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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I went again last thursday, Hot mid 90's humid as hell, My best time was 10.7' I could'nt keep front end down. Traction was outstanding. This is with doing dry hop, Green Mamba I need to get my chest on the tank. I did'nt, Front wheel was up every time.



I installed 17 and will go back soon.



I felt a lot more comfortable being on the track. Comming back from my frist run though that day, My knee's were shaking, It sure is a rush.





If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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WD...All you need is PRACTICE!!!...The more you go the better you get...Your 60' is good!!!...



When you trip the 1st. pair of staging lights, stop!!! get your self ready and in possition, set your throttle at 3500rpm try to hold it steady!!!...Then let the clutch out just a bit so it pulls you forward to trip the 2nd. pair of staging lights pull the clutch in just a touch so it doesnt pull you over the 2nd.light!!!...Wait for the last yellow and GO!!!



As soon as you let the clutch out, you want to twist the throttle till it wont turn anymore, that will help you on the 330 ft. 1/8 mile and better your 1/4 times!!!...Shift without the clutch!!!



Tire pressure in front 40lbs. for less front friction...Rear tire pressure 35lbs. good traction and better for MPH...



If you dont want to slam it, then I recommend putting a strap on the front and get links for the rear and put it in middle hole!!!...Thats the only way you will get into the 9s!!! Unless you have been DragRacing for 15 years, like Rickey Gadson...





CrotchRocket

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I'd be glad now to get into the 10.5 and under CR, The 9. was an ego thing. I don't understand how they do it.



Under 10 sec, not lowered.



No tire slipping awesome traction. But the dang front wheel would'nt stay down. I launched at 5 grand the frist two run's and Could'nt stay on top of her. Felt like I was climbing up bunkbed's.



I lowered launch to 4000 and got back close to what I did frist time out.



It's weird, I felt good, bike was running awesome. Pulling hard, But I could'nt keep the front down.



There was a gixxer 1000 lowered running low 11's, Everybody running 10's is lowered but me.



CR I wanna see what I can get out of bike without strap's. The 17 is on and if weather permit's I'll go this Thursday and see what I can do.



I'm learning.

If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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WarDog,

yr 60' is doing good, and just adding a $30 strap will help it even more. Also the strap will REALLY help you keep the front down in the mid/top of 1st.



I betcha that you will take 2 tenths off yr ET after only a pass or 2 with the strap.



Being a founding member of Houston's TeamFatAss I understand your goals <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">



Really, try the strap even without the rear links; BIG difference! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">

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What he said ^....cept' about that Houston thing...I'm of the Ft. Worth fatass'sss. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o"> .

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Islandrider,

Great tip! the "Schnitz" logo I have on mine isn't worth $11 <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">

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What I have learnt is that not only are the 60ft times important but also the 330ft time's.I'm trying to run a 9sec pass but not quite - [email protected]145.16. I think I'll try strapping the front next





if you"re not breaking the law you're not riding!!!

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My friend from work broke the 10 sec barrier with his 2000 12R, He's straped and link's in rear.



I could'nt make it. Air was dam near perfect. He went from 10.03 area right into 9.8's, Air temp and humidty was low,



He punched more fuel in her with PC3, .05 all the way accross the range. He's also running a Muzzy full pipe and Mickey Thompson drag tire,



He's also telling me to get strap. There's a couple thing's I want to check out befroe I strap and link it. I'm wanting to see time difference since sproket change. And I want to see if stock cann make's a difference. Then I will strap and get adjustable link's for rear.



Thank's for the advice.

If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.
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HEY! I was posting in the wrong place!!! (I'm a rookie - haven't gone to the drag strip yet, but i'm going soon)

Thanx to Crotchrocket I'm where I need to be... GreenMamba confirmed alot of what I have been told...

I have yet been able to pin the throttle without the front end getting light (floating) on me... To counter that, try to shift weight forward (keep weight on tank), and/or work clutch... right?

@ CR - shifting without using the clutch? I know it's possible, but don't you hurt something shifting like that?
 
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