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smokinZX14


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posted February 08, 2007 08:14 AM        Edited By: smokinZX14 on 8 Feb 2007 07:16
How not to drag race.....

I had a pretty good night at the drag strip, i got in 5 runs and matched my best 1/8 mile pass of 5.69 @ 126. 38.... On my 3 third run i was on a killer pass , i had a 1.40 60 foot and a best ever 330 time of 3.73 and then all hell broke lose ... I has in a very small wheely and the bike headed for the center line, there was nothing to do but ride it out and i ended up in the other lane ..I didn't want to cut the gas because i was worried about the other bike running into me... I Hit the 330 and 660 cones with my bike but i did feel a thing when i hit them ...I didn't see any damge on the bike till i got home and this is what i found ...


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MadMike


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posted February 08, 2007 09:16 AM        
plastic can be replaced... thank god it did not make you lose control...
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Brent Davis


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posted February 08, 2007 10:06 AM        
Ditto. Just as long as you were safe is all that matters. I'm jealous of you guys being able to friggin' run all year long. I live here in Maryland and it is about 25* outside right now.
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SteddyTeddy


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posted February 08, 2007 10:57 AM        
We had good air at the start of the night but the moisture was building quick toward the end.
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burnout


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posted February 08, 2007 11:48 AM        
Glad you are safe. Way to go on the 1.40 60ft. Wish I could have been there, but I'm ill.
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posted February 08, 2007 01:54 PM        
Way to stay calm under extreme conditions and bring yourself out of it safe!
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flatoutbu


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posted February 08, 2007 02:17 PM        
At least your ok and that's the only piece of plastic you have to replace.
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kawabusakid


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posted February 08, 2007 03:27 PM        
quote:
... I Hit the 330 and 660 cones with my bike but i did feel a thing when i hit them ...I didn't see any damge on the bike till i got home and this is what i found ...
Hey,Lee ..remember that movie"wedding singer"?...."they where just ..cones"lol.. ...glad to hear you are ok buddy

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bigdtd


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posted February 08, 2007 05:47 PM        
did you keep a cone for a souveneer?
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smokinZX14


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posted February 08, 2007 05:51 PM        
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did you keep a cone for a souveneer?
No it's part of the track timing system. They were pissed because i hit it.........Just think how mad they would be if i took it home ....lol...
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Nelson Taylor


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posted February 08, 2007 07:30 PM        
Glad your ok Smokin,
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lietoome


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posted February 08, 2007 07:51 PM        
glad you pulled it out. I've got a left lower from a tip-over. If you want it, just pay the shipping an its yours.
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smokinZX14


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posted February 08, 2007 07:55 PM        
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glad you pulled it out. I've got a left lower from a tip-over. If you want it, just pay the shipping an its yours.
Cool thanks ... I sent you a PM....
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posted February 08, 2007 07:59 PM        
Smokin... Good job saving it, It's only CFP... Cheap fugin Plastic, I'm a moldmaker you know, a very busy one right now
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BlackMagic14


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posted February 09, 2007 12:02 AM        
Lee good to hear your safe,,, I am a little surprised I thought you would get better gains then that with the sidewinder
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morrisb8604


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posted February 15, 2007 11:35 AM        
Hey, i just wanted to say thanks for all the comments that you post and all the things that yall talk about in these forums. They really give me some good reading and i've even learned alot from yalls chats on here. I have a quick question though and i know it's a lil off the topic, but it deals with the drag racin. I want to either get me a zx10 or a zx14 once i get back home from iraq with my combat pay. the question is though, is which one should i go with because i only weigh 120 wet lol and 5'5". So, your comments to my situation will be highly appreciated and thank you all for all the great readings that that i continue to read daily.
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smokinZX14


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posted February 15, 2007 12:34 PM        
quote:
Hey, i just wanted to say thanks for all the comments that you post and all the things that yall talk about in these forums. They really give me some good reading and i've even learned alot from yalls chats on here. I have a quick question though and i know it's a lil off the topic, but it deals with the drag racin. I want to either get me a zx10 or a zx14 once i get back home from iraq with my combat pay. the question is though, is which one should i go with because i only weigh 120 wet lol and 5'5". So, your comments to my situation will be highly appreciated and thank you all for all the great readings that that i continue to read daily.
I can tell you what i see at the drag strip ..We have two zx10s that i race with and both have the same mods as my zx14..One zx10 rider is 155 pounds and the other is 125 pounds, both are great riders....The zx10 with the 155 rider runs 9.00s to 9.10s on a good day and the zx10 125 pound rider runs 8.90s to 10.0s on a good day ... The 125 pound rider also has a zx14 modded like mine and runs 8.70s to 8.80s ... Almost 2 tenths better than the zx10 ...Both are great bikes but my money would be on the zx14 ...Smokin...

P/S Thank you for your service to our Country...Keep up the good work .......Smokin..
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morrisb8604


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posted February 15, 2007 01:43 PM        
smokin, thanks for the great advice brother. It is really going to help me with my choice on bikes and i was lookin at some of the posts and you had a damn good run....maby one day i'll be seein those numbers.
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