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Runnin it up to 6 grand before shifting might be takin you out of the powerband try shifting at 45 or 5 and go up from there if it feels like it's not pulling as hard as it does when you start out you need to shift sooner.once you get the feel of the motor your times will go down.

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ohh yes.. i am trying all i can to shift around 5k but somehow i always shift late and then i am way to high up rpms on 2nd and 3rd..

i will need more seat time.. and i just ordered a dyna shift light to help me.. its hard to lauch and keep focus on tach haha

but hey.. always nice when you know there is room for improvement!
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My opinion, wheelie bars are like a rollcage in car...safety item. Pretty sure I launch this thing at 6000, she's coming over!
I have never used a wheelie bar, reason being, I ride bike to the track. but know they help traction .
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I have never used a wheelie bar, reason being, I ride bike to the track. but know they help traction .
Don't you have some one follow you out to the track? In case you break a belt or have other issues!
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Don't you have some one follow you out to the track? In case you break a belt or have other issues!
no, sometimes I ride 800mile to the track, ride home. never had a problem.
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Damn it man. 800 miles!!!!!! Hardcore Brother. The only reason I'm up at this hour 1:00pm east coast of Florida, is I got a new German Shepard puppy (6 weeks old) teething. What times and MPH are you turning?
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Damn it man. 800 miles!!!!!! Hardcore Brother. The only reason I'm up at this hour 1:00pm east coast of Florida, is I got a new German Shepard puppy (6 weeks old) teething. What times and MPH are you turning?
New Puppy sounds nice! I been to FL, had a good time.
I was doing that with my carb 01 Dyna twin cam bored it to 95" best time was 11.2 121mph , stock frame stock wheels foot shift.
sold to a friend, now just rebuilding 03 XL motor / gear box ( Axtell cast iron ) have late EFI heads, same guy that did my twin cam doing heads, flywheels, gear box, got parts from Hammer, Aron was very helpful!! there is an all bike race, 1,000 mile north of me, in three months I want to ride to and race. will be braket racing, I won't be going hard as will still be setting bike up. but my builder, knows his stuff. but anything can happen, I enjoy the ride as well as racing. & when you ride there, you feel like part of the bike so helps.
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New Puppy sounds nice! I been to FL, had a good time.
I was doing that with my carb 01 Dyna twin cam bored it to 95" best time was 11.2 121mph , stock frame stock wheels foot shift.
sold to a friend, now just rebuilding 03 XL motor / gear box ( Axtell cast iron ) have late EFI heads, same guy that did my twin cam doing heads, flywheels, gear box, got parts from Hammer, Aron was very helpful!! there is an all bike race, 1,000 mile north of me, in three months I want to ride to and race. will be braket racing, I won't be going hard as will still be setting bike up. but my builder, knows his stuff. but anything can happen, I enjoy the ride as well as racing. & when you ride there, you feel like part of the bike so helps.
Forgot to mention it last night, puppy's name is.........."Sheila"
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Forgot to mention it last night, puppy's name is.........."Sheila"
LOL, with a name like that She will be good!! I love animal's!!you been to the track this year? even Wheelie bars don't make it easy, there is a lot to learn, I don't think I'll ever know all there is to about drag racing, and motor cycle drag racing is hard, thats why I love it. & bracket racing is very hard, as each racer equal no one has an advantage ( before the light drops ). cheers
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ohh yes.. i am trying all i can to shift around 5k but somehow i always shift late and then i am way to high up rpms on 2nd and 3rd..

i will need more seat time.. and i just ordered a dyna shift light to help me.. its hard to lauch and keep focus on tach haha

but hey.. always nice when you know there is room for improvement!
Vohsen, the shift light a smart move for , bracket racing. hope easy to set up.
good luck with your racing!!
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Vohsen, the shift light a smart move for , bracket racing. hope easy to set up.

good luck with your racing!!


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