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I want horsepower info on the monster air intake-also e.t's and trap speed mph with/with out intake.Also after opinions on gearing up(18/44)for drag racing?My aim is to run a 9-best so far is 10.10 at 145.16mph.

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if you are seriously considering the 18 tooth

front sprocket......

then consider 50 (2.77), 51 (2.83). & 52 (2.8<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)">

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ratios are a lot closer

doesnt beat up your chain as much

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thanks zed racer but i haven't had luck by gearing down.I've tried a 17toofer but have gone 1or 2 tenths slower so i was thinking of gearing the other way(up).my best e.t is with 18/46 sprockets.

Have you heard any results from monster air intakes?

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Have you been draggin' long? I could see going up w/ the gearing only if you are getting better on your launching techniques? IE:Gearing like that would make launching easier,

but my experience has been the lower frt gear ie:17, was the best for overall best et/speed. Again, this is only what I have seen around me and other , hopefully, will imput as well.

A guy I run w/ here says he didn't liek the 16t " Too hard to keep front down in 1st,2nd gear " I personally Run the 17t front and stock rear and it seems to be the best for me.



Where are you running? Any other mod's?



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I'm running a micron ti race system pc3r-yet to be custom mapped(i'm running the dj micron map)and k&n air filters.I was hoping that by running the 18/44 gearing the front may (yeah right!)stay down and I can use full throttle in 1st.







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cool setup, you never said how long youv'e been draggin' ?

i dont think you will ever really keep the front down. I have had the best luck w/ the muzzy links on the rear ( set to bottom hole ) and strapped the fronts down, almost to the fender ( forks are dropped in the tree approx 1 1/2" )

I can tell you that once I did that the front was way more controlable and it became more of a traction issue than

lift. Dont get me wrong, " BOB " or myself will still carry the front wheel through 1st and into 2nd at times but its way

controlable!! Good luck and keep posting !!



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Psycho, getting wide open is not a gearing issue, it is a skill issue!!! I noticed that you REFUSED to answer about how long you were racing directly. However your posts and responses tell the whole story. There are NO shortcuts for practice, as you can techniqually do a 9.5's with the stock gear and pipe!!! Your mph is good, so basically you have a serious SKILL problem!!! Be honest and real and then practice practice practice and you will do 9's real soon.............

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Ra12r,

I've only raced the 12 at two meetings so I'm rather "green" to drag racing.The 18/44 thing is something I'm considering experimenting with thats all?What gearing do you suggest??





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Entropy2 needs to step up here and give some info too, BOB and I are running 17t's on the front and were knocking on the

door of 9.9-'s.... mine is all stock except for D+D slip on and

susp slammed, BOB has alittle more work.



My opinion is : Put a 17T, ( maybe a 16t ) on, strap it and

bone it in the rear, and then practice, practice practice !!



Are you anywhere near Texas? Texas Motor Plex is where a few of the Zx-12r members run or there are a few 1/8 mile parks that, in my opinion, make the practice easier...

anyone can go fast in the 2nd part of the 1/4 right... hehehe



anyways, if you are in our neck of the woods ( TX ) look us up and we'll be happy to help.



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RA12, what do you think?

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Another benefit to dropping the front sprocket is moving the rear wheel back a bit lengthening the wheelbase.

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SAFE4NOW

what sort of improvement did you get in your e.t through slammed susp? I'm guessing at 0.20sec? I've only dropped the front by 1/2inch.

What about just strapping the front?

I'm no where near TX







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I would have to say that when I dropped the entire susp

I gained alot more than those who had been racing for a while.

What I mean is, on this bike, I had the forks dropped and the

bones put on when I got the biek brand new. Raced 1-2 times like that, then had the rear put all the way down and added the straps for my 3rd time out and have kept it there ever since. ( although my girlfriend hates that she can't ride aymore)



I went from 10.7's to 10.4's right away and now am running

as low as 10.10/10.20's. ALOT has to do w/ the susp set up

but also trial and error ( experience )



In my opinion, it makes it easier to launch when lowered and

lets you concentrate on the lights, shifting, etc rather than

having to wrestle the front down during hard launches...



not to mention the bike looks meaner when its 1 1/2'" of the

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SAFE4NOW - Well if I strap the front and bone the rear I might just sneak into the 9's with abit of luck? 10.10 may not be to bad then considering I haven't lowered it? Did you find gearing changes altered your mph much?



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The gearing changes do effect the 1/4 mile and MPH, it makes you faster if you gear properly...



18-44 for Dragracing will take life away from your clutch...You want to get the clutch out ASAP but without the wheelies...16-44 combo. is ideal if you dont want to cut the OEM chain and it adds 1/2 inch in wheelbase...



Drop the forks an inch, add a strap and lowering links, then you should not have a problem going in the 9s...



10.10s are good times for stock height!!!





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Drop to a 16/44... Which + a 2.75 gear ratio.... Right now you are running a 2.44 which is higher than stock not lower.... The stock is a 2.55. It will also lenghten the wheelbase....

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Thanks for the input guys. 9's here I come!!!!



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there's a lot of opinions on whether it "works" or not. My experience sides with NOT.



I use my bike mostly for 1/4 mi, but added the snorkle in an attempt gain on top end. I hit 201mph on GPS before the snorkle, 201mph after I mounted it. I figure if it didn't add anything to the top end it is unlikely to add anything down lower. Looks cool, tho! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">



BTW, my bike is stock! Well, that's stock if you count Muzzy stuff as OEM (I sure do).



As far as gearing, I have used about every combination I could dream up, and like the 17/50 best. I cannot imagine using 18/46 or even longer gearing. As noted above, you'd have to slide the clutch even more

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