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Either way in time ur gunna ruin a clutch.......
If ur gunna run track i'm betting one of the other riders that run track will tune in soon....:thumb:

N they all will say.....:whistling:

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Hey all I have just brought a new ninja 1000 and love it. Dose anyone now the best way to race start on a big bike ie. Riding the clutch or drop it? I don't want to wreck the clutch. Thanks.
Whenever you want to do a hard launch, you want to ride the clutch out at high RPM's. Every bike is different but on my ZX-10, I launch at the drag strip at 6-7K. If you let the clutch out too fast, your RPM's will dive and the bike will bog down which kills your speed. The fact is, racing like that isn't good for clutches whether you dump it or ride it out. Still puts stress and wear on the clutch. It's just part of it. I would take some time getting used to your clutch before you try and launch like that. If not, things go bad real quick. My bike has a 9in stretch so if I drop my clutch too fast, I'll be okay. But if you don't have a stretched swing arm, that front tire will come off the ground real quick. Just practice launching at lower RPM's and work your way up until you find that magic spot. Launch it too hard, you lose traction. Launch too easy, you lose speed. Just got home from the track a few minutes ago and was running 9.90's pretty consistently all night in the 1/4 mile.
 

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Whenever you want to do a hard launch, you want to ride the clutch out at high RPM's. Every bike is different but on my ZX-10, I launch at the drag strip at 6-7K. If you let the clutch out too fast, your RPM's will dive and the bike will bog down which kills your speed. The fact is, racing like that isn't good for clutches whether you dump it or ride it out. Still puts stress and wear on the clutch. It's just part of it. I would take some time getting used to your clutch before you try and launch like that. If not, things go bad real quick. My bike has a 9in stretch so if I drop my clutch too fast, I'll be okay. But if you don't have a stretched swing arm, that front tire will come off the ground real quick. Just practice launching at lower RPM's and work your way up until you find that magic spot. Launch it too hard, you lose traction. Launch too easy, you lose speed. Just got home from the track a few minutes ago and was running 9.90's pretty consistently all night in the 1/4 mile.
Thanks very much for the advice. I will start off at the low end and work my way up. Much appreciated.
 

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Are you planning on drag racing your 1000r competitively?
Not atm but I might have a go one day just for fun. The reason why I asked is I got beaten of the line by a bloody hyosung 650 coz I couldn't keep the front wheel down. Coming from a mx background of dumping the clutch I found is not a good idea on a 140hp bike lol.
 

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Well it's all in fun man.......
This forum would be some boring if someone didn't bring a party....

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N don't ferget the.....

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