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Created on: 04/28/17 08:05 AM

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ualSpeeding



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Whoa Nelly...
04/28/17 8:05 AM

First test of my ZX14R at my local strip was last week. This is, typically, a difficult bike to ride on SWB. Naturally, it wants to pop in first from pretty much any rpm but, it's also a power-wheelie monster in 2 and even 3 beyond that. Due to my general inexperience with the bike, best I could do was 10.6 at 142.

The bike is a 2012SE that has a Nels flash on it and Delkevic tri oval slips.

I tried low rpm launches (3500) but, it just seems to make getting out of 1st take longer, because I can't go wot in first anyway, I tied raising the launch rpm to 6000-ish and clutching it out. I also tried short-shifting 1-2.

I'll take any suggestions on how to put power down on this bike's stock setup, if you have any....


I'm not new to riding drag bikes, my other bike is a 2007 GSXR 1000 9 over with a Hookup and a 30-40 shot of the jug. It's a solid 9 sec bike on stock suspension and unlowered.

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RE: Whoa Nelly...
04/29/17 7:55 PM

Hope this helps, good luck!


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ualSpeeding



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RE: Whoa Nelly...
05/05/17 8:25 AM

Thanks, I'm not green, although my bike is. :) I have thousands of laps at this track. It's just getting ahold of this bike and figuring it out. Fortunately, we have a fairly large crew of 14 riders at the track for advice, too. A week later and I'm already cutting the ET down slowly and adding mph. I found one little problem: the shift light was set at 9500, that ain't gonna work. I put it to 11 bc the bike is flashed and has 11.5 as redline now.

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ualSpeeding



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RE: Whoa Nelly...
05/28/17 10:21 AM

Latest is, I strapped the bike and was trying some other launch rpms and stuff. Then I went up against my friend's turbo busa and I knew to have a chance, I had to holeshot him so, I gave it more welly and let the clutch out a little quicker. The sucker stood up instantly to 10, like a dirtbike and then made a hard landing, due to the strap. I hit the tank a microsecond later and....cracked a rib. Nothing serious, just time to heal up needed. Good thing is, Couch Rocket is so comforatble I can still ride it on the road, even injured like this. :)

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RE: Whoa Nelly...
05/29/17 6:41 AM

Get well soon. Glad the bike was uninjured.



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RE: Whoa Nelly...
06/14/17 9:28 PM

Wow! Ouch! That definitely sounds like something that would happen to me HAHA! Either that or I'd run like 14 :/



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