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    Default First-time drag racer

    Thanks to some forum members (thanks in particular Greg B!) finally got my hands on a GS-powered drag bike.

    I'm a long-time motorcycle road and MX racer (the story of my GS1000-powered road racer is here), with a few endurance, flat-track, and cross-country races thrown in for good measure. I've never drag-raced, though, but am looking forward to it.

    I'm sure I'll have lots of questions; any advice/thoughts/recommendations appreciated!

    Patrick

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    Welcome. A few racers here will be particularly good resources for you (stetracer among others).
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    I am fairly certain photos are required....(and one of us might know the bike)
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    Welcome back Patrick.
    I remember that GS1000 thread. It was great going through it again except for the ending.
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    Hot looking road race bike....hope it worked out well.

    The only drag racing I do is to turn 1.....as you’re well used to.
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    Get a good light and you're on your way. You learn to hate hundredths of a second.
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    Is it a Bar Bike or No Bar ?
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    The bike's got wheelie bars, yes. Here's a photo from earlier today: http://brokenbonepatch.com/picts/non...H_oct_2020.jpg

    Last edited by patrino; 10-19-2020 at 10:51 AM.

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    The good folks at Vicious Cycle set up with a 5.5" by 17" rear wheel over the weekend. The wheel has the same 20mm axle diameter of the stock wheel, which should make it easier to reuse parts like the axle-adjustment sliders, etc. (Wheel's off a 1st-gen Honda CBR00RR, I understand.)

    Any special trick to fitting a 26" by 7" x 17" drag slick? I've been changing my own tires for about 20 years now (both tubed and tubeless, radial and bias-ply) but have never done a "square" drag tire. My shop has a dependable tire machine, and I've got access to a Rabaconda if necessary (plus my old trusty tire levers).

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    Have you made any passes yet? If so post up the slip so we pick on you. Jk.
    what carbs are on that bike?
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