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I went to New England Dragway up in Epping, NH on my 1998 blackbird. 100% stock, full weight, with a full tank of fuel and a 210lb. rider NE dragway is about 90 feet above sea level. My first 2 runs, I tried to stay under 120 mph, as to not get kicked out becuase i didn't have leather pants, or a teather. So my runs are as follows:

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60' - 2.494
1/8 - 8.202 @ 98.95
1/4 - 12.576 @ 102.99

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60' - 2.171...with front tire off ground
1/8 - 7.651 @ 102.64
1/4 - 11.743 @ 106.36

These first 2 passes were made letting off WAY too early to stay slow enough as to not get yelled at.

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60' - 5.084...stalled at the light, pro tree was used and caught me off guard.
1/8 - 10.748 @ 100.61
1/4 - 14.675 @ 123.38

At this point, I expected to be told to either slow it down, or go home; but no one said anything, so I figured, I'd go all out and see what happens.

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60' - 2.498
1/8 - 8.017 @ 102.51
1/4 - 11.871 @ 126.46

5.
60' - 2.396
1/8 - 7.825 @ 104.18
1/4 - 11.638 @ 126.58

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60' - 2.317
1/8 - 7.866 @ 100.95
1/4 - 11.744 @ 126.10

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60' - 2.540
1/8 - 8.084 @ 103.78
1/4 - 11.885 @ 128.33

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60' - 2.421
1/8 - 7.820 @ 104.63
1/4 - 11.586 @ 129.48

Now keep in mind, this was my first time ever to race at a track, I've only had about a month of seat time on my BB, and that it is 100% stock and full weight. I don't think I launched as well as I could have, but I would have hated to break something being so far away from home, and not having a trailer.
Let me know what you think.
 

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Seems like your best pass was pass 2 while you were holding her back..
 

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I think you need to get the revs up before you let the clutch out.

And don't put so much gas in the tank.

And you won't break anything. I promise.

But good on you for getting out there and giving it a shot.Practice shifting as quick as you can.
 

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You did pretty good.The last time I went to the drag strip at the fayetteville motor speedway I was the new guy and it showed.Just about everyone had eather a busa or a suzuki1000.I was one of the few Honda riders.My 130lb ass dont need anything faster.Unfortunatly a wire came out of my ignition as I went to leave.Luckly of thoes busa guys rigged it up with some electrial tape so I could make it home.Thank God.Mabybe if I could get my reaction time up I could have done better.It was just nice being able to haul ass over 100 and not havin to look back to see if a cop was behind me.
 

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for a first time at the track is not bad now is time to get pants and the kill switch so u could let it rip all the way
 

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A friend's 98 carb'd bird put down 141.9 HP, had more torque than my FI too, which surprised me. Same day, same dyno. He and I both weigh above the 200 lb mark, he and I both got into mid 10s on a stocker with practice. I always had more MPH but he was always a tenth quicker.

The XX takes some getting comfortable with before you get 'er down the 1320, but it is all in the 60' at this stage in the game. You'll get it, just keep practicing.

Having the nuts to let her fly is half of it, you're well on your way.
 

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It was just nice being able to haul ass over 100 and not havin to look back to see if a cop was behind me.
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Nice job, R.I.
 

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My bird is an '02 and when I made my run I was using carbon fiber D&D pipes. She dyno'd out at 152hp and put a 9.6 in the quarter as my best run and tree...

Yank the throttle and never look back ;)
 

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p.s. - the other guy still beat me running a 9.4 - however, he was a ZX1400 with a turbo/intercooler AND a NOS shot...not to shabby for my bird to keep up with that I think. Suck it Ninja.
 
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