interested in finding more about actual drag raceing...id like to build a actual drag bike .unti lnow i have concentrated on runing slightly modified...jetted carbs, diferent tires / sprokets on the street ..which ended in some dead freinds and would like to build and runa actual drag bike in their honor but have no idea how to get started..so where would someone like me start
If you want to get into it, you're better off buying a bike that's already built for dragracing. It's a lot cheaper than if you build your own.
Look under the classifieds to get an idea on what's available...
buying one would go against the whole idea of it though....
i have a frame and motor and pretty much everything i THINK i need but like i said the only races ive run unti lnow were on the street... and i dont know the diference between building one to run a drag strip and building one to run the street...is there a catagorey for actual streetable's ...instead of all out drag bikes
He is telling you true. You want a Suzuki buy one set up. Same with a
Kawasaki. Think of it as a pile of parts rolling in formation. It is a
WHOLE BUNCH cheaper and you get something set up close to correct.
There is absolutely nothing comparing to a "street bike" to a set-up
drag bike with slick,wheelie bar,and airshifter. Ride it for a while
then sell it for what you have in it and get a Hayabusa set up for
The roller bearing bottom of the old bikes are more forgiving until you
start going really quick. The large diameter clutch plus lock up or
slider available makes a more durable set up. The new bikes with the
small diameter road racing type clutch are kind of fragile when they
see a slick.
[img]smileys/smiley6.gif[/img]...is there a catagorey for actual streetable's ...instead of all out drag bikes
YesSOME tracks have a "streetbike" class. Usually they just draw the line at delay boxes & wheelie bars (sometimes slick tires also). Bikes with delay boxes and/or wheelie bars are in one bracket, and non-box/wheelie bar bikes in another bracket. Many tracks just have a Pro Motorcycle class. You can enter your non-box bike in that, but you may be at a disadvantage (IMO). I look for a non-box class when I race my bike.
AMA Prostar Street E.T. class is something you would be looking for. You can download or view the rulebook from their website.Edited by: tt6pam
Unless you have a deep wallet and a lot of patience, you're better off buying something that is ready to race...street or track. I just completed building mine and it took more time and more $$$ than I had planned on. Looking back, I would have purchased something turn-key. There are too many good deals out there to pass up.
I guess the plus side of building a bike from scratch is that you get exactly what you want. On the other hand, you learn the hard way that there's no such thing as a "bolt-on" item even in the manu claims otherwise...
Buy one and have fun.
Originally Posted by S2LR
I hear you Shayne! Put on a bolt on and you have to modify eight other things but it is a bolt on!!!![img]smileys/smiley6.gif[/img]
remember 1 thing there are 2 main reasons that someone sells a bike they find out how expensive it realy is or the bike thay have wont go straight . i know exactly how you feal i have a bike that i have had for 23yrs racing it 16yrs the guy that helped build it Mark Quickery died befor it was done ready to race that is why i call it the ledgand of quick the bike goes straight and has won a lot of races build it your self and know what you have when your done.
I know what you mean about "will it go straight" ,, but when the original owner of my bike wanted to trade me a new T/F roller for it , I was convinced I had what I wanted [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]
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