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Whats the Hardest I can launch without lifting the front wheel

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I know there are way too many variables to give a difinitive answer. But how about a ball park.. Lets say at the track in 1/4 mile, what is the hardest i can launch with my gsxr 750 thats mostly stock. What is the best method, dump the clutch @ 4-5K rpm and put all my weight to the front, or should i be slipping the clutch. Should I be expecting any wheel spin, or is hooking up not too big a deal here.

at what point is my front wheel going to come off the ground
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I read a great article by Daryll Beattie a lot of years ago, when he first got into GP. I'll never forget how he described slightly riding the back brake to allow him to put more power on without lifting the front. Apparently there is downward force transmitted to the bike via the swingarm, without sacrificing too much power.

I've never tried it, though. Not much call for it on my bikes, not even the "big-block" Cagiva 125 Mito :dthumb:

:dthumb: :cheers:
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