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Lucky14


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posted March 20, 2012 10:35 AM        
Drag racers - what went wrong?????


Not dissin' the guy at all.

Not the first time this has happened, just a very good vid ot it.

At least he came out OK, even if the bike didn't.








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shawnski


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posted March 20, 2012 11:08 AM        
too much throttle and the same time too fast let go of clutch..
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MotoCycho


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posted March 20, 2012 11:15 AM        
Looks like he had too much pre-load on the rear shock as well.. or too stiff of spring for his weight. It barely goes down at all when he takes off. I really think a better rear suspension setup would have prevented this.

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posted March 20, 2012 11:21 AM        
He has a gen2 in that bike. 200+- rpm from where it's setup makes a difference.
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posted March 20, 2012 11:27 AM        Edited By: kawasakijockey on 21 Mar 2012 01:29
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Looks like he had too much pre-load on the rear shock as well.. or too stiff of spring for his weight. It barely goes down at all when he takes off. I really think a better rear suspension setup would have prevented this.

It wont matter at all how soft the shock is when the boost comes in at that low a speed with an aggressive clutch. The wheel will come up. He is an extremely small guy too.
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posted March 20, 2012 11:47 AM        
You would think too much throttle, but watch his right hand. He doesnt hit it wot.

Ive been riding a pretty high hp turbo bike that is going to carry my fat ass faster than I ever thought I would go, and launching at 8,500 in boost makes me paranoid of this, even if the bike is at 71"
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posted March 20, 2012 11:47 AM        
Play with sack of Rattle snakes, it is not IF, but When they get you!!
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posted March 20, 2012 12:56 PM        Edited By: BLK ICE on 21 Mar 2012 02:59
wheel spin caused it.
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posted March 20, 2012 12:57 PM        
Dam that sucks

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posted March 20, 2012 01:11 PM        
Drag racing ... Sometimes it's just a drag ..
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posted March 20, 2012 01:41 PM        
too much spring in the gate?
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posted March 20, 2012 01:47 PM        
No boost controller? oiled the track down to or maybe coolant. you know the guys waitng in line were pissed
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posted March 20, 2012 11:17 PM        
That rear shock didn't squat at all. Rider was also not in propper position. Was sitting almost straight up. Rookies! LOL
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mathews


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posted March 21, 2012 12:17 AM        
The guy in the other lane looked good though
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posted March 21, 2012 08:11 AM        
That shock is workin good on the yellow bike

I'm ready for a rematch!
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mathews


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posted March 21, 2012 08:33 AM        
Dont let the e.t. on the video fool you
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posted March 21, 2012 08:57 AM        
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That rear shock didn't squat at all. Rider was also not in propper position. Was sitting almost straight up. Rookies! LOL


Hmm, I sit upright when I leave and go 1.30's for 60 foots. Guessing that wasn't his problem





















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posted March 21, 2012 09:00 AM        
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Dont let the e.t. on the video fool you


I know it's quicker then that- just figured the headwind got you- or your short shifting it.

That's stock motor mph in the vid.
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posted March 21, 2012 11:56 AM        
Its called to much boost.
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posted March 22, 2012 05:03 AM        
He mentioned that he did this before; shock, bike height and setup on that clutch.... I think he needs to pay someone to help him set it up

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posted March 22, 2012 05:26 AM        
The announcer seem to enjoy it, he laughed at the dude 41 secs into it...
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smokinZX14


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posted March 22, 2012 05:37 AM        
He must like doing it because he said this was the second time he had done it .. I only need to get hit in the head one time to know i don't want to do it again ..

He really needs to have someone set up his bike that knows what they are doing ..

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posted March 22, 2012 05:42 AM        
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The guy in the other lane looked good though
Yes you looked great.. Your bikes shock took the hit and kept you flat on the ground and driving down the track .. Maybe to need to point that guy to the video and show him what is going wrong with his set up ..
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posted March 22, 2012 06:04 AM        
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He must like doing it because he said this was the second time he had done it .. I only need to get hit in the head one time to know i don't want to do it again ..

He really needs to have someone set up his bike that knows what they are doing ..

Thats just it. He does his own thing.
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posted March 22, 2012 06:43 AM        
he has on the right t-shirt.
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