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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Red face 1290 gt to drag strip

Hello. Has recently become interested in drag racing. Better time is a quarter mile 9.9, an average of 10.1-10.2
As far as possible lowered shock absorbers in triple clamps.
Now thought about buying front end lowering kit with strap. Maybe someone has experience using it on superdukes?
The main problem i have is not able to keep the front wheel on the ground when moving from the first to the second gear.
Want to improve the time, thanks for any advice.
P.S. Sorry for my english

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Very cool stuff drag racing your GT. You will find most drag racers try to lengthen wheelbase as much as possible to prevent wheelie when accelerating. Some racers modify or replace rear swing arm for longer wheelbase length. Front forks can be altered or replaced for drag racing. Rider position can help add riders body weight to front of bike. This can be accomplished by moving foot pegs rearward to allow rider to move upper body forward. A shorter and flatter handlebar helps move the riders weight forward also. Most modifications to drag bike for racing will detract from your bikes cornering ability and its superior street riding abilities. You can expect to compromise your bikes street manners to modify it for best drag racing ability.
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That's respectable time bro!
Once you get launched the quickshift takes over... traction control should keep the front down. What country are you from?
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Once you get launched the quickshift takes over... traction control should keep the front down. What country are you from?
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Hello. Has recently become interested in drag racing. Better time is a quarter mile 9.9, an average of 10.1-10.2
As far as possible lowered shock absorbers in triple clamps.
Now thought about buying front end lowering kit with strap. Maybe someone has experience using it on superdukes?
The main problem i have is not able to keep the front wheel on the ground when moving from the first to the second gear.
Want to improve the time, thanks for any advice.
P.S. Sorry for my english
I don't have experience with drag racing the Super Dukes, but have drag raced many motorcycles. Lowering the front end and adding a strap to keep it from extending can be a big advantage. I sure that you don't want to go to an extended swing arm just to drag your Super Duke as it will mess with all the fine qualities of the bike. Use a strap and lean forward over the tank to keep the front end down. Your low 10 second times are awesome! Here is a link to not only a good fork strap, but a company that will help you lower your times.

http://www.pingelonline.com/pc_produ...1A5E9A64F61520
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I don't have experience with drag racing the Super Dukes, but have drag raced many motorcycles. Lowering the front end and adding a strap to keep it from extending can be a big advantage. I sure that you don't want to go to an extended swing arm just to drag your Super Duke as it will mess with all the fine qualities of the bike. Use a strap and lean forward over the tank to keep the front end down. Your low 10 second times are awesome! Here is a link to not only a good fork strap, but a company that will help you lower your times.

http://www.pingelonline.com/pc_produ...1A5E9A64F61520
Thank you. Very helpfull. As i understand also i need bracket for calipers to use this strap ?
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I haven't picked up my 2019 SDGT yet, so can't say for certain that you need a brake caliper bracket. Ones that I have used in the past have attached the metal ends to one of the brake caliper bracket bolts, then pull out the excess strap material to lower the front end. Once you have it as low as you desire, then use zip ties to hold the excess strap material out of harms way. If you find that you need a caliper bracket, you will likely need to make up your own as I don't know any manufacturer that makes a radial brake caliper bracket for the big KTM's.

https://www.mpsracing.com/products/MPS/ho02.asp
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I haven't picked up my 2019 SDGT yet, so can't say for certain that you need a brake caliper bracket. Ones that I have used in the past have attached the metal ends to one of the brake caliper bracket bolts, then pull out the excess strap material to lower the front end. Once you have it as low as you desire, then use zip ties to hold the excess strap material out of harms way. If you find that you need a caliper bracket, you will likely need to make up your own as I don't know any manufacturer that makes a radial brake caliper bracket for the big KTM's.

https://www.mpsracing.com/products/MPS/ho02.asp
At its own risk i ordered a version for Kawasaki h2/h2r from Brock performance, since the calipers are the same brembo m50.
https://brocksperformance.com/radial...-zx-14r-16-19/
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