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post #1 of 32 Old 09-04-2007, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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the drag racing season at Alaska Raceway Park drew to a close yesterday. I had 6 successive 10.8's sans nitrous, and 4 successive runs with 1.64-1.65 second 60 foot times. during test and tune. during eliminations? UGLY!
(but not as ugly as the competition...see pic attached to sum it up)

Me and the Tinman, representin' the Hornet Crew ~
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post #2 of 32 Old 09-04-2007, 12:46 PM
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Nice job!
what else have you done to that thing, performance wise, besides the n2o?

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Congrats on the title. So, what's in store for next season?

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Congrats on that. Fantastic that you wrapped it up.

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post #11 of 32 Old 09-04-2007, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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the bike is all about the swingarm: 8" over, custom "one-of-a-kind".
the world's only wet-nitrous hornet (that i can find) has been giving me trouble when "bottle fed". i play with nitrous for 2 runs during test and tune, and race it as a stock motored 919 off nitrous for consistancy and bracket racing points. i ran a [email protected] all-motor last year, but talled-up the gearing for nitrous over last winter. 10.82 @121 is my best in this current configuration. the track should be open for one last "play" day this coming weekend, and i'm going to try different spark plugs and such, and maybe pull a rabbit out of my hat to better my [email protected] nitrous record. i KNOW there's a 9 second run somewhere in this bike just waiting to be let out. i really should find a way to borrow a portable data-logging exhaust gas analyzer.

i'm going to decide over the winter if i want to commit EVERY sunday and quite a few saturdays of what's a very short summer to chasing the points again, or if i want to focus on my other goal, of hitting a 9.99. actually, i should really consider a 919 at 9.19 as my goal, but maybe that's a tad "pie in the sky".

if i bracket race, i'm going to get a PCIII quick shifter and gear him really low. i may do that anyway.

one thing for sure, i'm getting more rubber on the road. i'm sick of spinning it off the line. it may be all out, square shouldered drag slick time, come next spring.

one of my racing pals will sell me his stretched and slammed turbo 'busa for under $10k. that, my friends, is tempting. to a frustrated 10-seconder like me especially.
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You gotta get some of that wind off your person. I bet there's 4/10 to be had there. 9.19 ? Why not !

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one of my racing pals will sell me his stretched and slammed turbo 'busa for under $10k. that, my friends, is tempting. to a frustrated 10-seconder like me especially.
Nice job there Bucky. I just got myself a 2007 ZX-14! and I am damn excited for next year. I ran it this last Sunday in Wendover and man.. it doesn't want to stay down at all (stock ride height etc.) It gets lowered and stretched as soon as I recover from the initial purchase. I couldn't break into the 10s.. close, 11.19 ET. But like I said.. it just lifts the front wheel and wants to fly. My fat ass isn't making it easier either. I think I need to move up and sit on the tank .

Anyway, congrats!


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Good job Bucky!


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Great job Bucky. Keep us posted on next season. Maybe some of us can make it up there to watch a race or two.

Moto, that thing is a boat on two wheels. I looked at one of those and got a premonition of my tombstone. Maybe when I get older.

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moto, sit where you're comfortable and ABUSE the clutch. that'll get you a 1.7 60-foot time. other than that, shift properly twice and you have a 10.2.

swingarm extenders and lowering links and straps will get you a 9.99...IF you abuse the clutch. that's where the pretty e.t.'s hide: behind the clutch cover.

"You gotta get some of that wind off your person. I bet there's 4/10 to be had there. "

just put on a GIVI flyscreen (actually, a tad bigger than a flyscreen...see attached blurry pic) and i MAY have found a single mph on nitrous, none apparently picked up at the lower speeds (119-120) that i run OFF the juice. naturally, aero will play some part, but with Harley Destroyers turning 9's, i'm not worrying about drag yet.

any of you guys come up next year: gimme a holler and your entry fee is on me. no charge for the scenery either. IHRA rep was at our track last weekend. she said she's never seen a track in such beautiful surroundings, and she's never seen other drivers on their hands and knees helping clean up an oil-down. i love it here. of course, it's not -20 degrees outside yet...
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I don't know much about NOS but I can't believe you're not having more successful results.
You said it's a wet system....that means you have four nozzles with two lines each that spray fuel and n20?

NOS is supposed to work very well in a turbo application. I'm thinking of getting a small (30hp) dry kit & spraying the juice directly into my transfer pipe. Instant intercooler, no bulky aluminum thing.

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Moto, that thing is a boat on two wheels. I looked at one of those and got a premonition of my tombstone. Maybe when I get older.
Boat? um.. no. Freakin' Rocket! Saw 165 indicated on I-80 on ride back from Wendover Nevada. I got scared and backed out. She was pulling hard and wanted more. I'm sure it's off by plenty.. but it sure felt fast as hell. It only takes mere seconds to get from 90 to that speed in 6th gear with a gentle roll-on the throttle. Sick as hell!

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moto, sit where you're comfortable and ABUSE the clutch. that'll get you a 1.7 60-foot time. other than that, shift properly twice and you have a 10.2.

swingarm extenders and lowering links and straps will get you a 9.99...IF you abuse the clutch. that's where the pretty e.t.'s hide: behind the clutch cover.

"You gotta get some of that wind off your person. I bet there's 4/10 to be had there. "

just put on a GIVI flyscreen (actually, a tad bigger than a flyscreen...see attached blurry pic) and i MAY have found a single mph on nitrous, none apparently picked up at the lower speeds (119-120) that i run OFF the juice. naturally, aero will play some part, but with Harley Destroyers turning 9's, i'm not worrying about drag yet.

any of you guys come up next year: gimme a holler and your entry fee is on me. no charge for the scenery either. IHRA rep was at our track last weekend. she said she's never seen a track in such beautiful surroundings, and she's never seen other drivers on their hands and knees helping clean up an oil-down. i love it here. of course, it's not -20 degrees outside yet...
Thanks for the advice. Got the straps on the way, ready to pick some lowering links.. looking at adjustable ones. We'll see? Extended swing arm or extensions.. hum? the price difference is huge. Probably burn that bridge later.

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thanks again everybody. much appreciated.

yes, a wet nitrous system: 4 nozzles, 8 hoses.
"I can't believe you're not having more successful results"
yeah, you and me both, gpz. because of the hornet's horizontal intake ports, there's no practical place to mount nozzles in the head, so mine are back in the throttle bodies. i think this is why i'm having trouble trying to tune it. experimenting with different fuels, spark plugs, fuel pressure, etc. i should have borrowed a portable exhaust gas analyzer w/ data logging, but i decided to focus on the points chase and non-nitrous running this year.

even if he had a bad launch, it was still fun beating a turbo hayabusa on one good nitrous run this year.

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Hey Bucky, Where you at in AK, somewhere near Anchorage I guess? You guys do have some beatiful country there. I worked for 8 yrs in the ugliest part of AK, Prudhoe bay. Still have a couple friends up there I keep in touch with around Wasilla. AK is great for fishing and hunting, never got to spend as much time down in the nice parts of the state as I would have liked. I was always in a hurry to fly home after 3-4 weeks up on the tundra. Still miss some of the guys I worked with up there, great people---Have never missed -40 or worse in the winter though!!


Hey Moto, you still got the 9er too, or did you get rid of it for the 14er??

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Nice job Bucky! Are you still using that hatchback as a bike hauler?

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Hey Moto, you still got the 9er too, or did you get rid of it for the 14er??
Hell no! The 9er is safe and sound in the garage. It's still a funner bike to ride around town and in the twisties. I bought the 14 to drag race 90% of the time I ride it and 100% of the time I drag race. The 14 is great on the freeway and has power I didn't think was even possible on a motorcycle without power adders like turbos and nitrous, but, 9er stays! Besides, it's totally paid for and has all the trick sh!t I been bolting on it for last 3 yrs. I couldn't part with it unless I had to. 22,000 miles and runs as great today as it did on day one, 3 yrs ago. Tell ya what.. as cool as the Big Ninja is.. a Honda it is not!

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yep, i'm in anchorage. it doesn't get colder than 20-below or so here, for the most part. moved here 11 years ago, and haven't thought ONCE about moving back to Connecticut. still using El Civico for a hauler. 33mpg when i thrash it, 40 mpg when i'm easy. better mpg with the bike in back than the bike gets on its own ! i had a couple different cops follow me extensively on the road this year, but none of them saw fit to pull me over. no wonder i love Alaska; imagine how fast an uptight east coast cop would have me nailed for my audacity! oh, and it WAS an HX coupe, not a hatchback.
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yep, i'm in anchorage. it doesn't get colder than 20-below or so here, for the most part. moved here 11 years ago, and haven't thought ONCE about moving back to Connecticut. still using El Civico for a hauler. 33mpg when i thrash it, 40 mpg when i'm easy. better mpg with the bike in back than the bike gets on its own ! i had a couple different cops follow me extensively on the road this year, but none of them saw fit to pull me over. no wonder i love Alaska; imagine how fast an uptight east coast cop would have me nailed for my audacity! oh, and it WAS an HX coupe, not a hatchback.
LMAO!!! Wow.

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I just got myself a 2007 ZX-14!
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That is awesome. That civic is much cheaper than a truck.

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