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RSV4 at the dragstrip - June 11, 2010, 11:25 PM

I've done hundreds of runs on my other bikes, but this was the first liter bike I've run. Mine is still completely stock.

During the early runs it was hot. 85 or so in the shade, hotter on the track of course. The motor was running fairly hot during those runs too. The last run it was dark and the temp was probably down to the upper 70s. It was 75 degs there an hour after I left. Humidity about 65%. Winds were a light headwind early, none later. Elevation is about 300ft ASL. I was weighing 166lbs with gear. The bike started out with a full tank of gas

I started out consistent, but I knew I could do a lot better. One run it popped out of gear, at the top of 2nd I think. Several runs I was hitting the lower than redline rev limiter. And the starts were just plain sucking. Not even close to wheelieing and the bike was really bogging. The last run was much better off the line but I wasn't expecting it to be so much better. I'm certain I could launch it even harder, I still wasn't getting a wheelie. This thing just charges forward. Even at the top of 1st it stayed planted. My CBR600 and SV650 won't do that.

Time    Lane    RT        60ft      330ft     1/8        1/8mph    1/4      1/4mph
5:29    R    .092    1.816    4.706    6.908    112.21    10.439    137.95
5:53    L    .165    1.776    4.695    6.914    111.71    10.483    137.19
6:17    L    .317    1.767    4.671    6.880    112.10    10.401    138.03
6:46    L    .215    1.726    4.515    6.806    107.91    10.409    135.78
8:46    L    .077    1.774    4.681    6.881    112.49    10.380    139.40
10:02    L    .645    1.687    4.450    6.624    112.72    10.138    139.40
I was going to stick around for one more run but a car took out the timing gear at the 1/4 mi and they were only going to run the 1/8 the rest of the night. I'm pretty sure I could get into a high 9 with it still stock.

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June 12, 2010, 09:35 PM

Traps are consistent. It's definitely got high 9s in order. Once you get used to the bike and weather cools down.

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