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My suggestion would be to NEVER race a car and to avoid any drag strip that would let you.
I understand why people like to rev the shit out of stuff to get good launches, but I find I'm MUCH more consistent and faster with lower rpm, like mentioned above about the ZX10.
When I launch my Buell, I hold it at 3,000rpm (nearly 50% of redline) and try to get the clutch to engage as quick as possible. Normally I'd tell someone to lower their air pressure to get more tire on the ground. But I'm not sure that's necessary on a Ninja 500.
Why shouldn't I race a car? Not disagreeing or challenging you, just want further explanation. And I see your point. It's just with a 500 you have to rev the shit out of it. Peak torque is at 8500 and peak power is at 9800 haha. I'll keep experimenting and practicing. 500 clutches are bullet proof so it's a good bike to learn on
Even if it's a divided strip? I've only been on open lanes, and obviously you can't race bike vs car.
That technique might work on a Buell because of the ridiculous torque it has, but the 500 is a bit "revvier" and it's probably a good idea to use more clutch slip to stay up in the powerband, IMO. I know if I had the clutch disengaged at 5k rpm (50%) I would feel the drop in power for a moment. I've done it.
Correct, rear wheel traction isn't an issue. I've never done burnouts to heat the tires and run standard pressure, but I've never had the rear wheel slip on a launch.
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