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Old 11-12-12, 16:52   #31
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This isn't High School old mate. If you've got nothing constructive to say **** off.
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.
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Old 11-12-12, 19:27   #32
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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"
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Old 11-12-12, 22:37   #33
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This isn't High School old mate. If you've got nothing constructive to say **** off.
I actually agree with OP.... He came on here to ask about quick shifters not get a slap on the wrist for gear.




Though I agree a 1 piece suit and boots wouldn't do any harm but just help the OP and or move on...
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good lord, lay off the steriods buddy. I did try to offer some advice as well to which he got "smart arse" about instead of saying, thanks but that isnt a problem for me since my bike doesnt make enough power to spin the wheels.

be sure to post up your parts in the classifieds, daytona parts are hard to find "down under"

this isnt a gixxer forum, WE as a forum are big fans of ATGATT because i see it every few weeks. a noob joins, asks racing questions, then is parting out his bike, putting up wreck pictures before he has 100 posts/within a few months of joining or he just never comes back after posting all day everyday.

No one "belittes" you about gear, we do it here because we care and want you to A. survive the inevitable wreck we will all have. B. Not have a life altering injury (like getting your ankle ripped off). I dont know why are taking everything so personal. You need to realize you are engaging in an extreme risk catagory of a high risk hobby.

I have a close friend who didnt listen to me about gear. this isnt his ankle but his looked pretty similiar.

Anyway, GL on your drag racing. Ill leave you with this...

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nice tennis shoes. must save weight for those 1/4 mile runs.
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they are a* fastlane tennis shoes then. Not much better than tennis shoes. Maybe just a pinch.
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I did try to offer some advice as well to which he got "smart arse" about instead of saying, thanks but that isnt a problem for me since my bike doesnt make enough power to spin the wheels.
yeah thanks for the helpful advise

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I dont know why are taking everything so personal. You need to realize you are engaging in an extreme risk catagory of a high risk hobby.
I'm not taking anything to heart, I just don't appreciate your smart alec approach to giving advise, for example your first 2 comments.
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yeah thanks for the helpful advise



I'm not taking anything to heart, I just don't appreciate your smart alec approach to giving advise, for example your first 2 comments.
only the first comment was smart ass (and well deserved) considering the forum you are in. Dragging a 675 isnt much different than taking a prius to the track. (albeit, slightly faster but certainly not its intended use). It would be like trying to be a porn star with a 1"er. (who knows, maybe you can find a niche market though)

Since you insist i am being a smart alec, ill be happy to indulge you... Any dumb dumb cant twist the wrist and click a few gears going down a straight line. Congratulations.

I did in fact try to offer some helpful drag racing advise as it turns out, you dont find it useful but instead of saying that it wouldnt help your situation, YOU get smart arsed, not i.

I doubt anyone here appreciates your profanity, especially as a new member who talks about drag racing while wearing jeans and low cut shoes.

Lastly, with your aggression, i know it wont be long till you are laid up in the hospital with a breathing tube down your throat anyway. Maybe you will think about gear then.

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only the first comment was smart ass (and well deserved) considering the forum you are in.
I'm on a forum dedicated to Triumph 675's, I asked a question about a QS for my Daytona 675... Why does that deserve a smart arse comment ??

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Dragging a 675 isnt much different than taking a prius to the track. (albeit, slightly faster but certainly not its intended use)
you're entitled to your own opinion. I have fun racing my trumpy, sure its not the quickest, but I enjoy it.

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Any dumb dumb cant twist the wrist and click a few gears going down a straight line. Congratulations.
I agree. That's why I choose to race Dial-in not outright. Any dumb dumb can go fast, but to consistently get your time within or better than .100sec is a bit of a challenge. Compensating for all the variables (air temp, track temp etc etc) is where it becomes a challenge.

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I did in fact try to offer some helpful drag racing advise as it turns out, you dont find it useful but instead of saying that it wouldnt help your situation, YOU get smart arsed, not i
And I gave you reasoning as to why that advise wouldn't help, sorry if honesty upsets you.

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I doubt anyone here appreciates your profanity, especially as a new member who talks about drag racing while wearing jeans and low cut shoes.

Lastly, with your aggression, i know it wont be long till you are laid up in the hospital with a breathing tube down your throat anyway. Maybe you will think about gear then.
Don't confuse my profanity use with aggression, I was only being up front.
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I guess I'm a dumb dumb then, because even though I'm not on a 'Busa, I still enjoy seeing how fast I can make my Streetie go in a straight line. I just like the fact that my $10K bike can beat cars that cost many times that.
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I guess I'm a dumb dumb then, because even though I'm not on a 'Busa, I still enjoy seeing how fast I can make my Streetie go in a straight line. I just like the fact that my $10K bike can beat cars that cost many times that.
after reading that thread about the blower kit for old mates D675, I don't think you need a busa to go fast. He ran a 9.2, Some of the guys I race with are on lowered and stretched Busa's, some running Nitrous, and only pulling about 8.9

I love that as well. There's guys at the strip racing their $50,000+ drag dedicated cars. I ride in on the trumpy, grab the spare rim out the girlfriends ute, throw it on the bike and run the same times or quicker
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only the first comment was smart ass (and well deserved) considering the forum you are in. Dragging a 675 isnt much different than taking a prius to the track. (albeit, slightly faster but certainly not its intended use).

Since you insist i am being a smart alec, ill be happy to indulge you... Any dumb dumb cant twist the wrist and click a few gears going down a straight line. Congratulations.

1. find a sportbike spec sheet that doesn't have a 1/4 mi ET on it...
2. Every race starts with a drag race

furthermore, It takes a lot of concentration to get a good reaction time, launch a light, powerful sportbike, shift cleanly and at the right rpm.....and do it accurately and consistently.

plus, its happens so quickly, if you **** up at all, your run is shot. you don't get another lap to make up for any mistakes.

HAHAHA.... LOL at what NastyButler said. Its so true


And it is one helluva good time.....especially if you go with some friends.

Pic from about a year ago.
best run out of four 7.473 @ 102 MPH in the 1/8 mile


wanted to run some more, but the temps were dropping quick. When the rear tire broke loose while shifting into third(90+MPH), I left a skid mark in my pants ........ it was time to put her away for the night.

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