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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 02:43 PM
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I must be a better driver then I give myself credit for. I would think a first time driver at the track would be able to shave 1.62 seconds off their time with practice, considering I sat there for almost a half second, and bogged it a little on the launch, but if you state thats not possibly then who am I to argue. I must be a natural.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 05:57 PM
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your right, some people have it, and some people don't.although, you could have sat there for 2 hours and wouldn't have went any faster. the timing doesn't start until you move and break the beam. then your timed from point A to point B.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Slim_B_Kool View Post
I think we need a thread like this being that the v-rod is hd's high performance bike. So what are you running? I've got an 11 dx with a bunch of destroyer parts. On stage 1 the bike went 11.60@115mph. In its present setup bike went 10.84@125mph. So post em if you got em.
The 125 number tells me that you should be able to see lower et's.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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I rode the bike there never changed a thing and ran that number. If I messed with a bunch fo other stuff it could go a little faster but I'm happy for now.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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On a basic stage 1 setup, i went easy out of the hole to feel the bike out and went 12.50. First pass ever on a bike. second pass upped launch rpms to 6,000 and went 11.61 @ 115mph. so you can do 11s no problem. 10s are a whole different ballgame.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 02:54 PM
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When you see the third yellow light, hammer it. That will give you a really good reaction time, but you may get some red lights before you learn it well. The lights are spaced 1/2 second apart.

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