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 Baby Gixxer got a tad longer tonight 
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Bought another one of those fancy EK 3D X-ring chains like is on the 14 for the Baby Gixxer and Sam and Ted just installed it. 172 links. It's a little over 75" wheelbase now. Hopefully wheelies are a thing of the past. Now it's time to clean and polish that chain out to a mirror finish. Lots of work but worth it. Looks like the rear wheel is in a different zip code vs the rest of the bike now. :lol:


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Bought another one of those fancy EK 3D X-ring chains like is on the 14 for the Baby Gixxer and Sam and Ted just installed it. 172 links. It's a little over 75" wheelbase now. Hopefully wheelies are a thing of the past. Now it's time to clean and polish that chain out to a mirror finish. Lots of work but worth it. Looks like the rear wheel is in a different zip code vs the rest of the bike now. :lol:
Damnnnnnnn that is long .... :vroom:


Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:38 pm
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It's a little over an inch longer than it was before. It's got slightly shorter gearing on it as well. 1 down in the front vs before. We're going to try to hit the track tomorrow night and hopefully run a little better than last Saturday. There is so much left to do to this bike to make it competitive it isn't even funny. I can't even buy a sidewinder for it yet because I don't know what year head I'm going to have to put on it to make power. I'm just setting up the chassis now for when I make power. Right now it looks like a grudge 1000 and runs like a 600. I think it's purdy though.

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We're still trying to get this bike to go down the track smoothly and it just won't. Seems like it's one thing or another every time. Motor seems to be OK at least as I was worried about that for a while. It was smoking and the valve seals were toast so they were replaced and the smoking stopped pretty much completely. It's running 5.60's and 70's with Sam on it in the Summer now. Not every single pass but pretty much every pass. I know a 240 pound gentleman is too heavy to extract any kind of world class numbers out of a 1000, especially one that weighs in at 420 pounds empty but Sam is the only constant we have in testing so he gets the call. Sam raced Viper on his 14R this past Saturday and the 14R is just simply too much for the 1000 as they sit. As luck would have it that was Sam's worst pass of the day. Still, congrats Viper, good run. I'm not overly concerned as this is the backup-backup bike for us but it's all that's running at the moment. We're changing back to the 16 tooth sprocket on the front as the 15 is just too aggressive and hopefully that's a lot of the problem Sam's having in getting the bike down the track smoothly. Bike racing seems to be popular around here still so that's a good sign. Lots of people showed up at Northeast Dragway Saturday night at the all bike event. Even Cecil from HTP showed up with a bike to TNT and it was great seeing someone of his caliber out there with the rest of us. Good talking to you, Cecil. Hopefully we'll get a tick quicker later on this season with this bike but it's time to turn the attention to the other bikes now. More and hopefully better results to follow once we get a flyweight on the bike making passes. Thanks for reading everyone and see you at the track.

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Just found out from Sam that the bike does not have the Brock's clutch cushion mod like I was told it had. No wonder it's been a bear to launch smoothly. I just sent Lee a PM and hopefully he'll be able to get me one this week. That ought to help. I think since we've never really focused our attention on this bike as the other two have held priority, we might find little things here and there and actually run times (not MPH of course) similar to what the 14 and Turbo Busa have run in the 1/8th. 14 and Turbo Busa are going to be down until tens of thousands avail themselves. Drag racin' ain't cheap.

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Clutch cushion kit did the trick. Clutch feel is about like the 14 now according to Sam. Yes, that's a good thing. He got the bike to run a couple of 1.38 60's back to back last night (DA ~1300) after adjusting the rear shock and ride height a little. The MR12 we had left was a too old and we were not able to get another can this week so in went some C16. It's already too rich with MR12 so you can imagine what it must be like with C16. Last tune was with it 50 degrees outside and we never got a summer tune up on it as there have been bigger issues to deal with. 5.70's @ 122 down on power with Sam riding is very respectable IMO though. Now with another tune, some fresh MR12 and a 100+ pound smaller rider and we can finally see times out of this bike like everyone says 1000's run. Maybe I can actually afford some BST's for it this Winter. Lee's looking into pricing a set for me. Thanks for your help with the clutch cushion kit, Lee. It's nice to have someone to turn to for help and you're the man. I know no one here cares what GSXR 1000's run but this will at least give you an idea of what to expect when running up against one.

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Cool. :bigthumb:

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Tried a lighter rider on the bike this past weekend and they obviously had to try a few different suspension settings as Sam is a normal full sized gentleman. I think for the first time out they got the bike dialed in decent. Ended up with some 5.50's @ 125 on a 1.36 60' in 1800' DA. Sam said the new rider was unable to watch the tach and it seemed like he was shortshifting. That would explain why the MPH was so low but, since I wasn't there and don't have a playback tach or anything, that's just heresay at this point. I'm going to contact Lee about setting us up with a complete autoshift system for the bike so hopefully this won't be a problem after the next couple of times out. I see all the long (like we are anyhow) GSXR 1000's running much quicker and faster than we are but I suppose they've got the motors that we only pretend to have given how we look. Lee, if you read this, I'll be in touch. Need some pricing on a complete autoshift setup for this bike.

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Back to the track again today with both Sam and the smaller gentleman riding. A little better air today vs last time out and the new rider is getting a bit more comfortable with the bike. On the last pass of the night he finally took the launch RPM up to 6000 from 4500 and it ran its best pass to date with him on it. It's still running 5.50's (5.52 now) @ 126 MPH but I still believe there's some unrealized potential there. Case in point, Sam ran 124 n'change on the one pass he made on the bike. Sam is over 100 pounds heaver than the smaller rider and 100+ pounds less rider weight should make a bunch more than 2 MPH difference in trap speed. Shifting differences causing this??? I can think of nothing else that would cause what we're seeing. An autoshift device is being ordered this week to eliminate this. I've got this crazy notion that the bike should be in the 5.30's at over 130 so I've got to try something different to see those numbers if they're even possible at all. Next report should be with the autosihft device installed. Hopefully I'm on to something there.

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smokinstorm wrote:
Back to the track again today with both Sam and the smaller gentleman riding. A little better air today vs last time out and the new rider is getting a bit more comfortable with the bike. On the last pass of the night he finally took the launch RPM up to 6000 from 4500 and it ran its best pass to date with him on it. It's still running 5.50's (5.52 now) @ 126 MPH but I still believe there's some unrealized potential there. Case in point, Sam ran 124 n'change on the one pass he made on the bike. Sam is over 100 pounds heaver than the smaller rider and 100+ pounds less rider weight should make a bunch more than 2 MPH difference in trap speed. Shifting differences causing this??? I can think of nothing else that would cause what we're seeing. An autoshift device is being ordered this week to eliminate this. I've got this crazy notion that the bike should be in the 5.30's at over 130 so I've got to try something different to see those numbers if they're even possible at all. Next report should be with the autosihft device installed. Hopefully I'm on to something there.
Light guy might be getting wheel spin, or short shifting.

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I'm betting he's shortshifting. Bike ran over 130 with a different lightweight rider previously. We also tamed the gearing by going up one tooth in the front until the light guy gets more comfortable with the bike. We really need some BST's and about a 50 pound weight reduction but I don't want to totally grudge the bike out. I like the way it looks now.

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Here's how it sits now.


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They got a grudge race with an 07 bike set up almost exactly like we are. He thought he had a sucker running an 01 bike heads up. Surprise! :lol:


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Nothing much new to report though we did hit Dinwiddie on Saturday for a 1/4 mile test and tune session. Tried dropping a couple of teeth on the rear sprocket to 1. Make the bike less wheelie prone off the line and in 2nd gear and 2. Allow the bike to run a whole 1/4 mile without bumping the rev limiter in the traps. We have not yet solved the MPH issue and now, frankly, I don't think we are. I think maybe the bike just doesn't have the wheaties anymore to run a big trap speed. New dyno session to follow once we do a compression check one more time to make sure the engine isn't down a cylinder or anything stupid like that. I was able to confirm my suspicion that making the 1-2 shift at the proper time paid big dividends. New rider had been making the 1-2 shift whenever he could regardless of RPM the motor was turning. He finally said he looked at the tach and shifted it right at 11,500 on one pass. A 1.36 and a good 1-2 shift was quicker in the 330' and 660' than a 1.33 60' and shifting it whenever. The 1-2 shift is particularly critical to make at the proper time and the timeslips proved this without a doubt tonight. Bike is still mired in the 5.50's though it did run a 5.515 and a 5.510. Pretty much what it's been running. Ran right at 128 on one pass though and several others around 127. A 5.51 @ 128 turns into a 8.65 @ 154 so we have a conversion factor now. This bike is not slow by any means but it's still well off what I thought it would run. DA was pretty good today ranging from a few feet below sea level to around 800' during the worst part of the day. Our best runs came when the DA was just barely above sea level. I feel like the best possible out of this bike the way it sits is a high 5.3x so we're going to try everything there is to get that timeslip. Wish us luck and I'll report our progress and what, if anything we changed to help us achieve our goal. Thanks for reading everyone.

EDIT: I've got a couple of vids, an 1/8th mile grudge race against an 07 set up like we are and a 1/4 mile vs a white Hayabusa from Dinwiddie this past weekend. I posted them on Facebook but have no idea how to link them or post them or anything here.

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Maybe this will work. Someone posted another motorcycle drag vid on my Facebook page. We're not quite as fast as that one.

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We found major problems with the head on the bike. All the intake valves had pushed through the seats and even the exhuast valves were way too tight. Fixing this head is cost prohibitive so it's time to explore other options. Another problem is that my health has taken a turn for the worse necessitating me taking a 12 week medical leave of absence. Options now very limited and we most certainly won't be back out and running until next year. But we at least know why the bike wasn't quite performing where it should and, once fixed, should be a formidable track weapon. I'll post up once we get it done or if I have to sell the bike due to finances taking a dump while on leave.

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Always a good write up, appreciate the time you take to share this info. Hopefully all 3 bikes are in full force for ya this year! that little gixxer runs pretty good! I ran consistent low 5.70s at 121-122 last year, if you leave it alone we would be some close fun racing lol. Not doing a whole lot to get my faster than 5.60 and 8.88.. Maybe later on down the road she will get some headwork and a spraybar.. who knows! By the way, my name is Jordan Vollmer. Look me up on facebook, id like to see the videos you share. I share a lot more of facebook than this forum as well, easier to post pics and video.


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smokinstorm wrote:
We found major problems with the head on the bike. All the intake valves had pushed through the seats and even the exhuast valves were way too tight. Fixing this head is cost prohibitive so it's time to explore other options. Another problem is that my health has taken a turn for the worse necessitating me taking a 12 week medical leave of absence. Options now very limited and we most certainly won't be back out and running until next year. But we at least know why the bike wasn't quite performing where it should and, once fixed, should be a formidable track weapon. I'll post up once we get it done or if I have to sell the bike due to finances taking a dump while on leave.

A word of advice,a stock 07 1000 head will outflow a heavily worked earlier model head.


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