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post #1 of 40 Old 01-01-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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DRAG STRIP LAUNCH TIP OR MYTH?

I was talking to a group of people at the strip and someone said that they launched in 2nd gear with the throttle pinned. to me it sounded like a bunch of politician talk. has anyone ever done this, and is it as fast as a first gear launch?
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Probably because they suck at launching in first or are too scared.
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post #3 of 40 Old 01-01-2013, 01:01 PM
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Ya, I wouldn't want to give up all the power from 1st gear.

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First gear has lots of power! With stock gearing goes to 99 mph in extremely hard acceleration!

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I would have thought that launching in second means 1 less gear change less chance of lifting the front wheel and less chance of wheel spin and all of these would lead to slower trap times...

I may be wrong just my theory


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Don't really have to worry about wheel spin on the drag strip. You could never run a good time starting in second. Bike would bog way to bad. Worst quarter mile advice.
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I run -1 +2 gearing and launch from a dead stop in 2nd (granted rpms are higher). Better control of the front wheel, immediate full throttle, 1 less shift while the other guys shifting.

Stock gearing yeah first is the way to go. Still may have to feather the clutch.





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I run -1 +2 gearing and launch from a dead stop in 2nd (granted rpms are higher). Better control of the front wheel, immediate full throttle, 1 less shift while the other guys shifting.

Stock gearing yeah first is the way to go. Still may have to feather the clutch.





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I have the same gearing. Wanna race for pinks? You have fun in 2nd, I'll launch in 1st.

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I have the same gearing. Wanna race for pinks? You have fun in 2nd, I'll launch in 1st.
You promise?

I said what gearing and what gear i start. If thats all you need to know to put your bike up im game. 1/4 nhra track


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It's OK, I put NOS energy in my tank before I race.

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