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I don't know why I get myself into these situations . . . lol ;D

But a female rider friend of mine has thrown down the challenge to drag the Monster at WSID (www.wsid.com.au) on the 6th Dec 06. But get this, she rides a GPX250 !!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/alison_75/BikeNightFlyer.jpg

Yes, a GPX250 ! :eek:




I can't chicken out on the challenge, like its against a chic on a GPX !!! [cheeky]

Has anyone done it ?
I've dragged my car there a couple of years ago, I guess its more fun with a bike but you just have to make sure that front end stays down. lol

What time do you all think a 620ie would do down the quarter ???
 

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This is one for Pesduc. He did just that about a week ago, although not against a chic on a GPZ250 - not that he admitted to, anyway.
 

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you're on as hiding to nothing if you beat her as it's "only against a chick on a 250"

so get out there and really kick arse!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

god help you if you stall it on the line.

just roll off the clutch to start and then really belt it.
 

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Mickyb said:
13.8 hey !!
Thats something to aim for !

I'll probably baby it and get a mid 14s. ;D
13.8 was one of my slower times.
towards the end of the night I was in the low 13's, nearly cracking it into the 12's.
it was my first run on a bike too. getting the start right is super important.
I still couldnt get it right though!
the first gear change is the worst too. dunno if its just my bike, but first into second has always been like hitting a pothole.
with practice and maybe a 14T front sprocket i reckon I can get those times down.

definatly no need to dont baby it though!

Ride it like its stolen!
 
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pepsduc said:
the first gear change is the worst too. dunno if its just my bike, but first into second has always been like hitting a pothole.
you using the clutch for the shifts? if so, try without the clutch, reackon it would be faster, but hey what do I know, I'm just a silly goldfish!
 

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my friend is trying to crack 16s on her GPX !!!! ;D
But thats when she was on her L's !

I tell you what . . . . I'll never hear the end of it if i stuff it up ! [laugh]
 

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goldFiSh said:
you using the clutch for the shifts? if so, try without the clutch, reackon it would be faster, but hey what do I know, I'm just a silly goldfish!
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Nah, no clutch.
thats the problem.... I cant get a smooth shift into 2nd. Its a real 'clunk'.
All the other gears are perfect and it feels seemless changing after that.
well, better keep practising ;D
 

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First to second without the clutch can be a bit harsh. But, you just need to pull the clutch a fraction. It unloads the gearbox just enough and soaks up any roughness.
 
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I havn't noticed the harshness, but I guess youre right.

Geoffb you are right, a light feathering of the clutch could fix it for joe!
 

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13.6 was the best i can do !! . . and consistent.
damnit !!!

My reaction time sucks !!
The front end kept lifting !!!
I had a ball though . . . . I reckon 12.5 is achieveable, my slowest terminal was when I did my best time !, so there is room for improvement !

I'll post pics soon !
 
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