September 30, 2023, 05:09:24 AM


Drag launch

Started by chris.m.j, August 06, 2023, 03:36:24 PM

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I have a 2005 wide glide with 95" kit that I've taken down the strip a few times this summer. Had some fun. Any suggestions on clutch+throttle at the start?

I give it about 1/3 to 1/2 throttle (no tach) and preload the clutch just until the bike wants to move. Then let the clutch out and try to hit wide open throttle.

The other way I read you can do it is go almost wide open throttle at the line, preload the clutch and then manage the launch with just the clutch. But that was a discussion for hayabusa riders.

Is one way better/worse for the clutch? I'm ok burning a clutch out eventually and upgrading but didn't know if managing power with the clutch, throttle or both is best.


either way you still slip the clutch a little , if you just pop the clutch at 1/3 throttle you will wheelie , the way you are doing it now is how i would do it with your bike


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