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Welcome to the ZX-12r.org Drag Racing Forum
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Any details about Drag Racing Techniques, bike modifications, 1/4mile times, events, call outs etc. should go here. We also have some very experienced members in this area along with our moderator that can most likely answer some questions.

I hope you find this forum useful.
And thanks Bergie for moderating.

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Cool! Thanks for setting us up with another place to talk about drag racing as well as land speed racing. I am glad to assist in any way that I can just let me know.

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I`m a novice at drag racing only having taken part in a couple of meets at the end of last year. I was wondering what quarter mile times I could expect after my winter mods. These are as follows:



Full Akrapovic titanium race system

K`N air filter

Schnitz front lowering straps

Muzzy 3 hole lowering links

Muzzy clutch

DSD quick shifter



all the best and thanks



Ninja Missile


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I am a total Rookie, but I think your 1/4 mile time will have more to do with your technique and experience than the power of the ZX-12R. Meaning, you could get down to 9.5s is you have awesome technique, but could be doing 10.5s if your launch and reaction time is poor.

But Bergie would have more insight on this. Just my $0.02

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Easy...You are correct with what you stated above!!!



The more you DragRace the better you get!!!





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Easy is correct it is not the power but your ability that will generate the ET and trapspeed. I would speculate that a first time drag racer with no experience could expect a high 10 second ET from a stock wheelbase ZX12 that is perfectly normal for beginners. Even a low 11 second pass is nothing to be ashamed of.



With practice and proper technique you can achive 9.90s or possibly even better on a stock ZX12 however the average rider with reasonable experience at the track should be happy with a very low 10 second ET at approximately 137~140 mph.



More experienced riders should be able to achive high 9s (9.80s~9.90s) with trapspeeds varying from 141~144 mph, while someone with a significant amount of experience on a lowered stock motor ZX12 could average 9.50s~9.70s in the 145~149 mph range.



Of course when you add extended swingarms and more power these numbers will come down.



Most of the ET is achived during the launch and the first 60'. A good 60' or "short time" on a ZX12 is 1.70~1.80. A more experienced rider will run 1.60~1.65 short times and when you goto an extended swingarm those numbers drop into the 1.50 range.



You can pretty much factor that anything gained in 60' will cut 1.5X that amount off your ET. If you pickup a tenth (.10) on your launch you could reasonably assume that .15~.20 will come off your ET.



Good luck and be safe. Remember to practice safety first and worry about the rest later.. it will come to you with experience.



Check out these videos that may help you in your lauch technique and position: berg.fbody.com//movies/zx12



Bergie



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Any details about Drag Racing Techniques, bike modifications, 1/4mile times, events, call outs<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"> etc. should go here. We also have some very experienced members in this area along with our moderator that can most likely answer some questions.



I hope you find this forum useful.

And thanks Bergie for moderating.



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One other important factor is weight, the guys going mid 9s weigh 160-180 lbs suited usually, and as said above be patient and take your time it's only a race.



Also if you see someone going radically fast and he tells you it is stock, it likely has some work done to it. So don't get discouraged.



When you go to a track and you are not sure what to do or how to do it, look, watch and see who is going fast, it has been my experience that they will help you out.



DTB SCRD I hope you don't mind my input.

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well Im a big guy here and with it lowered and a muzzy pipe only at about 235-240 in full gear, my best stockarm pass was a 10.07, I cant rember my mph but I want to say right around 138-140 range? but with the same weight and some extra Mods, Im running in the 9.5#'s with my best pass of a 9.54 at 144, been 147-148, with nutec but Et did not improve.

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I'm going to run my 12 this year at the local track. I have never draged on a track. I'm glad this Drag Forum is here.





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