Originally Posted by RuthlessTeddybear
ty for the heads up man, anything else I should be worried about besides the chain/sprockets/tires? Long term engine damage?
Any advice on best shifting technique/practices for maximum acceleration with minimal wheel rise? What RPMS/drag rear brake/clutch/no clutch/when to clutch or not/body positioning/throttle technique etc?
Thank you in advance man I appreciate the insight!
Well, obviously your motor will be taking more abuse with every run down the strip. However, there are plenty of drag bikes out there with hundreds of passes that still run fine.
The best shifting practice is to shift immediately after your bike makes peak power, which you will need a dyno chart for. If you aren't that serious, just shift at redline.
Most real fast drag racers use an airshifter so that they can keep their legs out as balance on the launch and not have to worry about pulling their left leg up for the 1-2 shift. A quickshifter is another option, and footshifting is a fine choice if you don't want to invest the money in one of the other options.
Launch at 6,500RPM, and see how it goes. Try to get out of the clutch as soon as possible. You might need to adjust your launch RPM either up or down, depending on how the bike reacts.
On the launch, get your body over the tank and bars as much as you can, and once you are wide open and not worried about the front end lifting up, slide back in the seat and tuck in as much as you can.
That is all I can tell you through the internet really, the rest you will have to figure out for yourself with every trip down the strip.