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So, when I lived in Cleveland, I ran my old '86 GSXR1100 a couple times at Norwalk Raceway. That track was maybe 200' or so above sea level, and I seem to remember (leaving like a grandma because I wanted to go easy on the clutch/bike) running 11.24-ish at about 126mph best. This was in maybe '94 or so. I've never run any bike since until last night.

Just for fun, last night a bunch of guys from work went to the open test/tune night at Bandimere Raceway in CO (5,800' above sea level). Although last afternoon/evening was 95deg F or so, so I was told the equivalent elevation was actually about 7,500' above sea level.

I was worried about breaking out, not in time (leaving like grandma) but speed, as their rule is 9.99ET and under or 135mph and over require a deadman switch lanyard.....which I don't have or intend to put on my streetbike. So, I thought I'd run around 135 and though I didn't break out (thanks to my launches) I was about as close as you could get.

Not trying to be a hero, and certainly not bragging, but it was a little bit of fun.

Bandimere drag runs 2018-06-14

Run 1
RT .941
60’ 2.639
330’ 6.060
1/8 8.466
MPH 105.48
1000 10.480
1/4 [email protected]

Run 2
RT .744
60’ 2.662
330’ 6.075
1/8 8.497
MPH 104.91
1000 10.492
1/4 [email protected]

Run 3
RT .854
60’ 2.625
330’ 5.998
1/8 8.331
MPH 107.68
1000 10.331
1/4 [email protected]

Run 4
RT .706
60’ 2.634
330’ 5.98
1/8 8.310
MPH 107.68
1000 10.272
1/4 [email protected]


Thoughts, comments? :)
 

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What year is your bike? And did you try the different “modes”? ; race, slick, user?
As in my sig, it's a 2015. I left if in "Race" mode. It was definitely pulling timing and power out of it in the later runs because of all the heat soak (stock IAT sensor location).

You'll need a tether kill switch if you want to run any faster than I did, or if you run quicker into the 10's I think it was.

Good luck!
 

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Sorry, new to the forum. I’ll look at that information from now on.

Good information to know about Bandimere! I’ll make sure to come prepared. I’m going to do some research about how to get a kill switch lanyard by next season.
 

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I’m going to do some research about how to get a kill switch lanyard by next season.
I too would like to try drag for the first time in 2019. Can anyone tell me what the gold standard tether kill switch is to get? I want to arrive prepared and not piss anyone off.
 

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I too would like to try drag for the first time in 2019. Can anyone tell me what the gold standard tether kill switch is to get? I want to arrive prepared and not piss anyone off.
There are a number out there available for racing, it just depends on how much you want to modify your bike. Schitz Racing is the name of one company I think. Me, I figured I'd be bumping up against Bandimere's 135mph limit before the tether, and in talking with an official, as long as I didn't completely blow past 135mph or really go a bunch faster than the 10 sec elapsed time, they weren't gonna mess with me much about it. And, leaving like a grandma like I did, I wasn't figuring it to be an issue.

Also, and I guess this is why a lot of people here have relocated their Intake Air Temp Sensor, upon reflection I KNOW I was getting serious heat soak. It was friggin' super hot that day, I had no way to cool it down between runs, and I could feel it wasn't pulling as hard as it did the first 2 passes. So, be very aware of that.

Best of luck!
 
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