It's all about perspective mate. You are incorrect in my assumption that the gear comments are an attack on you. Quite the contrary. "real" race boots will force you into a better riding position and improve your posture and control of the bike, not to mention offer VAST safety improvements over the fastlanes/similiar shoes you are wearing. Once again, this is not an attack, at one time, i too thought a shoe like the fastlane's would protect but the truth is they really dont offer much protection.
Have you ever heard the saying "dress for the job you want, not the job you have"? Same thing applies here, you are a new member and stroll right in asking about dragging a bike that isnt intended for drag. It will never perform as well as just about any other bike there, it just isnt designed for it. That being said, if you dont want to be called a squid, dont dress like one especially when you are engaging in a very high risk sport.
You dont have drag tires on your bike either. You might want to look into that. I would think you would need the tire to be flatter to offer more traction instead of our rounded track oriented tires. They typically are softiest/stickiest on the edges and harder in the middle, just the opposite of what you would need for the drag strip. just something else for consideration.
Why not say something like this straight up? Instead of smart arse remarks...
Clearly the D675 isn't an intended drag bike, that's just pointing out the blatantly obvious. I don't need it to "perform as well as just about any other bike there", I race dial-in, I can still beat old mate beside me even if he's running 8's and I'm running 11's. Consistency is the key, hence where the QS will help.
Call me a squid if you like, sticks and stones my friend, doesn't bother me at all. I do everything by the rules and regulations of ANDRA (Australian National Drag Racing Association). My bike and gear gets checked over by a scrutineer before every meet, if it didn't pass, ANDRA wouldn't issue me with a race licence and I'd be told to take it home.
A drag tyre wouldn't help improve my times or consistency as I don't spin off the line or during shifts. I run a soft street tyre @ about 20 psi (depends on track/air temp).
Instead of trying to look like a hero and belittle someone with, what I'm sure you thought were, witty comments, try giving a bit of advice in a sincere and respectful manner.
"You'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar"