Show us your drag bike

Show us your drag bike

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D1on

Original Poster:

644 posts

158 months

Friday 7th August 2020
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Any bike that you use for drag racing, let's see it... smile

Evanivitch

11,520 posts

94 months

Friday 7th August 2020
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gusm2

107 posts

47 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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Benni

3,281 posts

183 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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Hockenheim opening of the quarter mile 1989, on my "D´axterminiator"

MINI rear tire, Monkey 8" front wheel, Powroll-assisted 178cc from S90 / C90 / CT90 parts.
Too slow, so swapped throttle grip to microphone, but I dreamt it, built it, and ran it.
Chief Starter Erich still doing his job, well maybe next year.

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Had a few










Benni

3,281 posts

183 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Now these are proper Drag Bikes, I like the Turbo´d most but ( because) it looks quite scary,
with stock(ish) frame and that skinny tire.
Were all raced in Comp Bike ? Why did you switch from Turbo to N2O ?

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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Yep all comp bike . I started in 1992 with a bike built with the help of a mate who was stepping up to Funny Bike. Took a few years out and sold the bike and started helping out in funny bike and then got involved with Dave Beck in pro stock bike and became interested in high compression motors .

So built a road bike with a 1327 motor which became progressely sillier and sillier so decided to pick up another chassis and go back to racing.

As for nitrous that was always going to be the plan folowing playing with it on the funny bike, had it on a few cars since now

This old junk is leagues away from what they are doing nowadays though




liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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I will add the turbo z1000j was ridden on the road by my mate who originally built it!

D1on

Original Poster:

644 posts

158 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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liner33 said:
Had a few









Wow!

kestral

1,442 posts

179 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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liner33 said:
Yep all comp bike . I started in 1992 with a bike built with the help of a mate who was stepping up to Funny Bike. Took a few years out and sold the bike and started helping out in funny bike and then got involved with Dave Beck in pro stock bike and became interested in high compression motors .

So built a road bike with a 1327 motor which became progressely sillier and sillier so decided to pick up another chassis and go back to racing.

As for nitrous that was always going to be the plan folowing playing with it on the funny bike, had it on a few cars since now

This old junk is leagues away from what they are doing nowadays though
Which one did you like best? the turbo or the normal aspirated bike.

What times did they run?

Turn7

20,593 posts

193 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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Standard GSX11, with jetted carbs and Harris pipe and airshifter



Now 1170, Drag pipe, better clutch and V&M reworked Carbs and airshifter



Then the Kat...



This was more road bike but occasional RWYB tool[
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liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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kestral said:
liner33 said:
Yep all comp bike . I started in 1992 with a bike built with the help of a mate who was stepping up to Funny Bike. Took a few years out and sold the bike and started helping out in funny bike and then got involved with Dave Beck in pro stock bike and became interested in high compression motors .

So built a road bike with a 1327 motor which became progressely sillier and sillier so decided to pick up another chassis and go back to racing.

As for nitrous that was always going to be the plan folowing playing with it on the funny bike, had it on a few cars since now

This old junk is leagues away from what they are doing nowadays though
Which one did you like best? the turbo or the normal aspirated bike.

What times did they run?
The blue one was back in 1992 and I was very much a rookie, had not even passed my bike test . Was in the forces at the time and was posted abroad after my first season so managed very little with it and wheelies were a big issue so when I got back to UK I fitted the engine into a proper drag chassis with wheelie bars.

Ran that for a few meets but was leaving the forces and moving and just didn't have time to give it the focus it deserved.

So sold that bike , crewed for a few years , did my bike test and ended up building another bike without a turbo.

So to answer your questions I think the blue bike ran a 9.4 or 9.5 at around 130 but was hard to ride , the last bike ran a few mid 8's at 160 but it was a 7 second engine in a 9 second chassis and was all over the place.

As for fun a turbo bike is awesome the way they load up and haul is great can't imagine what these 800-900 bikes are like , the nitrous bike made 300hp ish the turbo bike made 150hp on a good day.

I got greater satisfaction with the n/a bike as that was more of my own work , the turbo bike was a lot of cast offs from my mate and a huge amount of support from him

kestral

1,442 posts

179 months

Friday 25th December 2020
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liner33 said:
The blue one was back in 1992 and I was very much a rookie, had not even passed my bike test . Was in the forces at the time and was posted abroad after my first season so managed very little with it and wheelies were a big issue so when I got back to UK I fitted the engine into a proper drag chassis with wheelie bars.

Ran that for a few meets but was leaving the forces and moving and just didn't have time to give it the focus it deserved.

So sold that bike , crewed for a few years , did my bike test and ended up building another bike without a turbo.

So to answer your questions I think the blue bike ran a 9.4 or 9.5 at around 130 but was hard to ride , the last bike ran a few mid 8's at 160 but it was a 7 second engine in a 9 second chassis and was all over the place.

As for fun a turbo bike is awesome the way they load up and haul is great can't imagine what these 800-900 bikes are like , the nitrous bike made 300hp ish the turbo bike made 150hp on a good day.

I got greater satisfaction with the n/a bike as that was more of my own work , the turbo bike was a lot of cast offs from my mate and a huge amount of support from him
Nice times and speeds.

Were you using any particular speed shop? V&M. Pip,TTS, ect.

NitroWars

647 posts

183 months

Saturday 26th December 2020
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kestral said:
Nice times and speeds.

Were you using any particular speed shop? V&M. Pip,TTS, ect.
Aren't the three concerns you have mentioned primarily involved with Suzuki's, whereas the bikes you are asking about are Kawasaki...

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Sunday 7th March
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I was good mates with Tim Blakemore who helped me a lot in the early days as we grew up on same street also Dave Branch and Ray Debben helped me out a great deal as said those companies mentioned are Suzuki guys really

stu1216

7 posts

5 months

Tuesday 13th July
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liner33 said:
Had a few









Hi, do you have any pics of the black 1327 z1000j3 that you sold around 2002 as I bought it and still own it now. Thanks.

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Wednesday 14th July
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stu1216 said:
Hi, do you have any pics of the black 1327 z1000j3 that you sold around 2002 as I bought it and still own it now. Thanks.
Hi Stu , this one ? This is the only pic I have and no shots of after Tim did the motor unfortunately




Awesome you still own it smile



stu1216

7 posts

5 months

Friday 16th July
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It's undergone quite a few changes since then. Engine swap and turbo were done at the end of 2017.

Turn7

20,593 posts

193 months

Friday 16th July
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Like that !

Blow through?

stu1216

7 posts

5 months

Friday 16th July
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Yeah, bandit 1200 engine, hayabusa pistons, gsxr cams, mitsubishi turbo.