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Join Date: Apr 2013
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Bringing this back from the dead... Hopefully someone sees this.
I did 2 attempts at launching. It was shamefully squidfully on the street. There isn't a track very close. I know better but oh well... I need to learn to launch so I can go up against my friends Mustang Mach 1 when I actually go to the track. His best was a 12.9 so I anticipate losing but I want to be as close as possible.
Attempt 2, skip to like 0:35
My 0-60 is in the mid-high 4 range. I thought these Ninja 500's were like 3.9-4.2 I'm 130 lbs in gear so it's not weight. Elevation is about 700-800 feet and it was 90 degrees. I don't know how to launch it any better. Now, I am trying to shift at or before 10k (because I heard cranks on the 500 like to snap if you rev it higher) so that could also be the reason its slower. Anyone have any tips for me please?
Money can't buy happiness. But... It can buy a Motorcycle. And you can't be sad on a motorcycle...
Last edited by mangosmoothie16; 07-15-2013 at 06:34 PM.