1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times - Ex-500.com - The home of the Kawasaki EX500 / Ninja 500R
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-16-2013, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Rather than flood Telefanatic's thread, I figured I would start my own to keep track of my times throughout the year. My local track is 1/8th, but I'm hoping to get at least a few days on a 1/4 track once I get the necessary gear (requires leather [or Kevlar] jacket and riding boots).

First run on the 500 and I put down an 9.06 @ 78 and felt I had plenty of room to drop my ET. By the third run (out of 5) I had the launch pretty well down and had the wheel barely above or skipping the tarmac from approximately 15-25 mph. I feel I have a bit to squeeze out of the initial launch still. My best run of the night was 8.80 @ 79.

I raced a guy on an 02 R1 and beat him both times I raced him. But...this was his 3rd week riding and it doesn't really count. Lost to an 07 ZX6R by a 1 or 2 tenths as well (Don't have the slip for that one). Regardless, I had a blast!





mpusch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-20-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Went out last friday to find a new 1/4 track that is in the area. It was an hour ride to get out there, but it was filled with some awesome country roads. Only got 2 passes in due to time constraints with one of the guys in the group.

First pass was my best out of the two, and I actually clocked a slightly better 1/8th than I did on Wednesday. Ended up with a 13.78 @ 95. Had a pretty good launch and I used clutchless upshifts for the first time at a drag strip. Makes so much more sense to do it that way. Oddly enough, when I was staging for my first pass I was up against a GSXR-1000. I was up at the lights and he was doing a burnout when all of a sudden his bike went skidding 50 feet up the track by itself. I guess he lost control with the burnout.


Second pass I kind of botched the launch and that cost me the tenth difference.

mpusch is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-23-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Got 5 more passes in yesterday, definitely starting to get the hang of things.

On my best run, 8.63 @ 80.6, I had the wheel up pretty much through the first 3/4 of first gear. Bumped it back up for a second on the 1>2 shift. That was the first time I've ever had that happen. The bike in the right lane "BLK" is my buddy with the R6. He's got it geared -1 in the front and was improving his times steadily through the night.

Also, for what it's worth, I was running about the same ET as the Z06 (C6) and SLS AMG that ran as well. I think the best the Z06 put down was an 8.51.









mpusch is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-23-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Quote:
Originally Posted by FloridaEX500
I wonder if these engines may be prone to settling into a wear pattern that makes it easier for it to go the speeds its accustomed to as time goes on ?

I say this because I first went for it on one of my engines and at about 110 that's all she felt like doing then after repetitious efforts of going over 100 I find its getting easier to hit higher speeds each time I go for it. Now I go about 120 indicated. And I find this trend with all 4 of my ex engines that I have or had.

I was thinking it may be a wear pattern that develops in the cylinder walls.

Fog, does this have any merit?
I thought I read about this somewhere once on the internet.
I have no idea about that. I know that my drop in times just come from me sucking a bit less at racing
mpusch is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-23-2013, 1:18 PM
Senior Member
 
mangosmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4,030
 
Garage
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

What rpm you shifting at?


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App[/color]

Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy a motorcycle. And you can't be sad on a motorcycle.

Previous: '95 EX500 - Yoshi 2-1, ducatiman carbs (stock jetting), FOG mod airbox

Current: '99 Speed Triple - Exhaust, K&N, self tuned
'15 FJ09 - 2WheelDynoWorks ECU flash
mangosmoothie is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-23-2013, 2:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Quote:
Originally Posted by mangosmoothie
What rpm you shifting at?


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App[/color]
10k, and I've been pretty good at not surpassing it. I watched a youtube video of a guy doing the quarter mile shifting at like 11.5k+. Crazy.
mpusch is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-30-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Had a pretty poor day yesterday at the track to be honest. Didn't seem to be super focused on my launches and missed a shift on one of my runs. I had a gopro on for two of the runs, so I will probably upload those in the next couple days. I was #12.









mpusch is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 7-30-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mpusch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

I thought I would update this thread for kicks and giggles with the results from my recent outing with the Daytona. I won't continue to do this for the new bike, since it isn't really as relevant, but it's fun to compare the two.

Ran the quarter mile 15 times that night, with the following as my best run. Still have quite a bit of work to do though. I'm on the left.

mpusch is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Nice times, pretty quick!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kl006 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 5-19-2015, 6:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,376
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

This is good, as Kawsaki listed the bike with the following spec:

Standing start 1⁄4 mile (0.40 km) 12.98 seconds @ 99.0 mph (159.3 km/h)

Chicago, IL - Cincinnati, OH
urbane is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 6-10-2015, 4:37 PM
Senior Member
 
mangosmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4,030
 
Garage
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

the times he posted most recently are with a Daytona 675.

Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy a motorcycle. And you can't be sad on a motorcycle.

Previous: '95 EX500 - Yoshi 2-1, ducatiman carbs (stock jetting), FOG mod airbox

Current: '99 Speed Triple - Exhaust, K&N, self tuned
'15 FJ09 - 2WheelDynoWorks ECU flash
mangosmoothie is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 6-12-2015, 11:28 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Carolina, US
Posts: 11,566
  
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urbane
This is good, as Kawsaki listed the bike with the following spec:

Standing start 1⁄4 mile (0.40 km) 12.98 seconds @ 99.0 mph (159.3 km/h)
Not bad but borderline slow. (For the 500)
Slip the clutch slightly on the start and keep it wide open on throttle the rest of the way.
Hard shift into 2nd won't pull the front too far up. Stay centered and perfect the launch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mangosmoothie
the times he posted most recently are with a Daytona 675.
Some folks can't read, Mango.
I saw it and you saw it.

O_E_M
one_evil_monkey is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 6-18-2015, 12:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,376
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

Quote:
Originally Posted by mangosmoothie
the times he posted most recently are with a Daytona 675.
Lol I chose not to read, it's different.

Chicago, IL - Cincinnati, OH
urbane is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 6-18-2015, 12:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Ex500Chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,500
 
Re: 1/8 and 1/4 Mile Times

man talk about a zombie thread

Custom Chopper with 87 EX500 motor in it<br />2001 Ninja 500 Currently riding daily for work and play<br />1984 GPZ900&nbsp; Currently needing the head pulled to figure out why it can not rotate past 360 degrees in either direction.<br /><br />1987 Ex500 parts bike may one day become an electric conversion
Ex500Chopper is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ex-500.com - The home of the Kawasaki EX500 / Ninja 500R forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome