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03-05-2006, 18:30
Made my first trip to the drag strip today.
'05 ZX10R, Yoshimura slip-on and 16T are the only mods.
85 degrees @ 4000' elevation.

.0051 reaction
1.8667 60'
4.7405 330'
6.9792 @ 109.92mph 1/8th
8.9063 1000'
10.5618 @ 135.71mph 1/4

03-05-2006, 19:31
Nice reaction time!!! From looking at the 60' looks like you had some wheelie issues. Did you have fun?

03-05-2006, 20:15
It wasn't so much a wheelie issue, I carried the front 3-4" all the way to my gear shift. It was more a clutch issue. I think I rode the clutch just a tiny bit too long.
On my first pass I had a BIG wheelie issue, I carried the front about 2' up damn near 1/8th of a mile. I never backed off the gas though, just held the wheelie with the clutch and body position. I ran a 10.9963 @ 134.01 on that pass, with a 1.8673 60'.

03-05-2006, 21:28
Nice times! great RT!
Do you tie down the front? What I believe they call "Slammed"?

03-05-2006, 21:50
Nope, stock height, stock wheelbase, just a slip-on exhaust and a -1 on the countershaft sprocket.
I'm also running Metzeler Sport Touring tires at 34psi.
The set up was exactly like I ride it every day.
Corrected to sea level my time is 10.09 @ 142.02mph.

03-06-2006, 09:14
Your time is pretty much spot on as posted in various cycle magazines. It's good to know that the bike is performing to specs.

03-06-2006, 14:20
How do you like that sprocket for day-to-day riding? Do you find the powerband more useable now?

03-06-2006, 21:21
I LOVE the 16t. Much better around town than the 17t that came on it. I lost about 12mph on the top end (it *only* goes 172mph now rather than 184mph) but gained tons of low end.
Best mod (other than a steering damper) I've done so far.

03-06-2006, 22:06
Thanks for the info. My boss is looking at adding a dampner to his. What steering damper did you go with?

03-07-2006, 10:12
I went with the Scotts damper.
The guy I ride with has an Ohlins that is nice as well.

03-07-2006, 10:28
Some people like the GPR because it's a box sitting on top instead of a stick going across.

03-08-2006, 14:45
The Scotts damper is similar to the GPR, but higher quality (Scotts is made by Ohlins).

03-08-2006, 23:57
Thanks for the info. Sorry about sending your thread adrift. I should have PM'd you.

Now back to your regular scheduled programming. :cool: