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So Sunday I spent the day with a big group of vtx, sport bikes and another 109. At the end of the day it was just me and one of the vtx guys. We pulled up to a spot we like to go were it is safe to race from the stop light up a bridge. So I decided to just drop the clutch and let this thing go full blast off the line.

It was the perfect setting our bikes side by side and 2 cars in the lanes to our right. The light turns green and we both jump on it.

I hit the gas and just dumped the clutch. I watched as he took off and I just created a huge cloud of smoke. It felt like I was standing still trying to do a burnout. The back wheel finally grabbed and the front end came a bit. I didn't even make it through the intersection before I hit the rev limiter. When I shifted it jumped again but must have been still spinning a little because I quickly hit the rev limiter again. I ended up hitting it in the first 3 gears and never could catch him. I spent too much time spinning the wheel and creating a huge cloud of smoke.


I told my wife about it and yesterday I went back by the area to see if I really left as much rubber as it felt like. Sure enough he left a small maybe 5 foot patch but I had left a patch almost across the intersection and you could see where I must have shifted then spun the wheel again.

Now I know if you are in real race don't dump the clutch if you want to win. It may look cool but this thing will just spin in place. I have a 200 mets on my vtx and never have this problem off the line. I guess I need to go out and practice some hole shots! :cop:

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Good story!  I can help but think how the cages might have looked ---> :eek:  Trying to picture it, I think it might have looked kinda comical, too... one bike shooting across the intersection and the other burning 114lbs of rubber, nearly standing still... lol :D

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ppridgen1 said:
tsometimes it's not what you got but how ya use it,huh? :bigthumbsup: :doorag: :#1:
Yep need to do some more practicing on this one. I have the vtx down and always get great hole shots but didn't expect the wheel to spin so easy on this one. I wonder if the metz are just a little stickier than the dunnies.
 

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If you come out of the hole at 2800 rpm you will be OK and please don't ever be part of the new show Pinks on the speed channel. :D
 

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Latinbid said:
If you come out of the hole at 2800 rpm you will be OK and please don't ever be part of the new show Pinks on the speed channel.  :D
I think youre right for now. I ran it like I have my vtx and will have to learn how to do it better on the 109. I usually don't frop the clutch like that and wanted to see what it would do. Good think it wasnt for pinks. :eek:
 
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