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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 9-3-2009, 9:10 PM
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Re: 1/4 mile times?

reading these posts is making me wanna go to the strip and try a few runs. i only weigh 130 lbs (clothed) i could probably pull some decent times on my stock bike with some practice =]
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13.2 @ 100 with -2 front sprocket, muzzy exhaust, k and n filter and a loose as fark chain. This was with basically no launch, 60 ft was 1.9x - 2.0 on all runs. Im gonna go back with stock exhaust once I fix my jets / pilots

Since u change the jets of the bike... how much is the change average of gas mileage?[/color]

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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2015, 1:27 PM
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I have an 09 ex500D I've taken out a few times. Took it out last Saturday and pulled my best but I keep improving. The bike is stock except for a pair of slip on Delkavic stainless oval 14" (baffles removed when going down the track) and a k&n filter.
My times are as follows;

R/T - .423
60' - 1.965
330 - 5.339
1/8 - 8.229
MPH - 84.24
1000' - 10.800
1/4 - 13.036
MPH - 100.05

The only performance mods I plan on doing is a clutch rebuild and a stage 2 dynojet. Should be able to get in the low 12s after that, not to mention my improvement over the time it takes to do that.
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that 60 foot time isn't too bad. are you going to use zx6 clutch springs when you redo the clutch? That might help.

You could also strap the suspension lol

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Update on my best time that fall.
I have picture of the time slip somewhere but I can't find it. The best I pulled though was a; 13.001
Kawasaki with a 130 pound rider achieved 12.998 according to an article I read. I weighed around 185 at the time. So with some bigger jets, carbs balanced, and some exercise a 12.8ish should be achievable. I wouldn't expect much more than that though.
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hi. I read that and had to smile. I remember going to bike meet and seeing another guy on 500r huge he was must have been near 200lbs. we got talking and he asked how fast I got mine to go "just short of 120mph I said". oh I can only get mine just over 90 must be something wrong with it. no I said the bike will be fine. look at it this way ever noticed how race horse jockey's are small and light. there's reason for that.
he looked puzzled then smiled, ah power to weight ratio. yup.
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hi. I read that and had to smile. I remember going to bike meet and seeing another guy on 500r huge he was must have been near 200lbs. we got talking and he asked how fast I got mine to go "just short of 120mph I said". oh I can only get mine just over 90 must be something wrong with it. no I said the bike will be fine. look at it this way ever noticed how race horse jockey's are small and light. there's reason for that.
he looked puzzled then smiled, ah power to weight ratio. yup.
200lbs isn't wildly heavy, at least for us tall people. I'm 6'3" and have weighed between 180-185 since I was fresh out of high school and have a slender/athletic build. With my body weight plus clothes and gear, I probably weigh close to 200, and I've been able to get 124 indicated on flat ground.
Anyone unable to hit 110 indicated on flat ground either has a poorly running bike or weighs far more than 200lbs. With a 140 pound passenger, I can still exceed 100, though it takes and long time and I really don't like to go that fast with a passenger on board.

Anyhow, back to the topic, @JohnTheBiker, do you remember what your speed was?

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200lbs isn't wildly heavy, at least for us tall people. I'm 6'3" and have weighed between 180-185 since I was fresh out of high school and have a slender/athletic build. With my body weight plus clothes and gear, I probably weigh close to 200, and I've been able to get 124 indicated on flat ground.
Anyone unable to hit 110 indicated on flat ground either has a poorly running bike or weighs far more than 200lbs. With a 140 pound passenger, I can still exceed 100, though it takes and long time and I really don't like to go that fast with a passenger on board.

Anyhow, back to the topic, @JohnTheBiker, do you remember what your speed was?
do you know one day I will stop tying to convert English into American so you guys can understand.it doesn't work. read 200+ kilos or 32+ stone [440+lbs] this guy was huge as we say built like a brick shit house. the only sport he could have done would be sumo wrestling. the GPZ500s is good but not that good maybe the EX 500 is better. 124mph is impressive not that it would be any less impressive if we had any roads long enough, straight enough, or smooth enough just to try.

anyway forget the intrusion the standing 1/4 mile speed would be interesting for us as it's just about the limit of clear road before the next traffic jam.
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