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post #1 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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my 9er at the 1/4 mile

Tonight I went to the track. My times were mostly around 11.8 to 12.0, with one run at 11.4. I was kinda disappointed because I was hoping for low 11's or maybe high 10's, were my expectations to high? Also my 60' times were between 1.8 and 1.9 every run, except when I decided to hook the flapper back up and I could only get 2.0 to 2.1 60' times.

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12's???


how big of a guy are u..


that is really high man... not to cut you down but me and heyarchie have taken our 919's down the track... both of us are 200+ lbs and we were consistent low to mid 11's I think even one high 10 if I remember right.


I think I run an 11.138 with a .623 reaction time. which tells me on a perfect launch it would have been a 10.9

I will grab some of my slips and scan em if you are really curious to compare your own.

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12's???


how big of a guy are u..


that is really high man... not to cut you down but me and heyarchie have taken our 919's down the track... both of us are 200+ lbs and we were consistent low to mid 11's I think even one high 10 if I remember right.


I think I run an 11.138 with a .623 reaction time. which tells me on a perfect launch it would have been a 10.9

I will grab some of my slips and scan em if you are really curious to compare your own.

I'm 6'7" tall and 230lbs, this was my first time at the track. It may be in my launching, because I dog off the line alot although my average trap speed was 110mph.

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but even the crotch rockets were running high 10's and low 11's so maybe it was just a crappy track night.

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Holy *^&*.... They let you race against CARS???!!!!

Not exactly the safest idea if something goes wrong

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I think I run an 11.138 with a .623 reaction time. which tells me on a perfect launch it would have been a 10.9

Okay, I've never ran a bike on the strip, but I'm a little confused by your statement. I thought ET was ET regardless of your reaction time. A guy running a faster ET can get beat by a guy with a slightly slower ET but better reaction time.
Your ET would have been the same. You just would have arrived at the finish sooner if your reaction was perfect.

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+1 on that, ET is ET regardless of when you start.

Los Angeles County Raceway nearby runs open nights and bracket racing fairly often. Been a long time but I used to go up there occasionally and they would allow bikes and cars together. I was running a Yamaha XS650 around 13 second passes. Was a weird feeling going against a fast car (at the time the Buick twin turbo was hot) because you would leave it in the dust until about 1/2 track and then it would come on real hard and pass just before the traps.

I had not even thought about taking the 919 up, but it might be fun to try a couple of passes though.

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Holy *^&*.... They let you race against CARS???!!!!

Not exactly the safest idea if something goes wrong
I went to one this year that let guys run in there tennis shoes and shorts!

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I went to one this year that let guys run in there tennis shoes and shorts!
On or off a motorcycle?

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1.8 is good enough to get a good time... 12.0 is not a good time, 11.4 ain't have bad for someone your size

110 mph is slooww at the trap....even i break 120 w/o trouble

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Could my slower times be because my 06' 9er is a cali-spec?

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