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    that's a bunch of pics i've taken. you can watch #37 Mike Martire launch. He actually does it a couple times because the race was red flagged. Both feet on the ground, but the left comes up quickly and the right stays down for a ways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytona440 View Post
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    Rebellious Photos :: LRRS 09/01/2007

    that's a bunch of pics i've taken. you can watch #37 Mike Martire launch. He actually does it a couple times because the race was red flagged. Both feet on the ground, but the left comes up quickly and the right stays down for a ways...
    nice looking bike

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    nice looking bike
    Yeah, but that #949 bike is pretty sexy too

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    Re: Launching

    i remember that race, mwgp....breen took his motard out just for fun after blowing his 600 up (i think) and let everone pass him, i was so confused when i came around him haha

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    Re: Launching

    Right leg down. As the boards change I'm holding the bike back with it pressed against the peg. Worked great for me last season.

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    Re: Launching

    Left leg on peg with foot under shifter
    Right leg down
    Weight forward
    Front brake on
    Throttle hammering

    Then drop the hammer.

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    Another reason why GP shifting is better (i know motards can't switch).

    It's a pain in the ass when starting with both feet down, and having to get that foot under the shifter with everything else going on.

    With GP, there were times when my left foot would actually step on the shifter before I even got it to the foot peg the first time. Start with left on the ground, shift down to second, then put foot on the peg.

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    I was at awe when I was an AM and watching Doug Henry take off in the EX ULSB RACE. I had a front row seat. I saw Doug's front end load up as he took off w/out wheeling. And boy did he take off like a bat out of hell. I need to practice modulating the front brake at the take off. There was some talent there.

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    Re: Launching

    You mean the front end loaded up because he was on the front brake & slipping the clutch while the 1 board was coming down?

    That's what I do not that hard, really... in fact that's actually the easy part, just grab the brake lever while you're holding your launch RPM & begin feeding out the clutch to load the transmission. The hard part is what you do AFTER the green flag waves.

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    GP shift on roadrace bike
    Standard shift on Motard.


    Doug Henry came from the school of incredible starts. A Motocross starting gate! YouTube - 250f start from St. Louis Supercross

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    Re: Launching

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    You mean the front end loaded up because he was on the front brake & slipping the clutch while the 1 board was coming down?

    That's what I do not that hard, really... in fact that's actually the easy part, just grab the brake lever while you're holding your launch RPM & begin feeding out the clutch to load the transmission. The hard part is what you do AFTER the green flag waves.

    No, while the green flag dropped and running thur 1st gear. I had never seen anything like it. It sounds kind of counter productive. But in a way I have basically analyzed it. He is driving the front wheel into the ground.

    I’ve got to see Alex’s Vid.
    Sorry Alex, it does not give what I saw justice.

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    How in the heck would regulating the front brake keep the front end down? I dont understand that. Using the rear brake Id get, but the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    No, while the green flag dropped and running thur 1st gear. I had never seen anything like it. It sounds kind of counter productive. But in a way I have basically analyzed it. He is driving the front wheel into the ground.

    Iíve got to see Alexís Vid.
    Sorry Alex, it does not give what I saw justice.
    osnap... crazy.

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    Re: Launching

    this thread kicks ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post

    Iíve got to see Alexís Vid.
    Sorry Alex, it does not give what I saw justice.
    Obviously. The vid is dirt and pavement is different. Just saying that's WHERE and HOW he learned to launch so well.

    Roadrace start and grid is a ballet compared to the heavyweight bout that is a MX starting line.

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    when in doubt, twist and shout!

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    Roadrace start and grid is a ballet compared to the heavyweight bout that is a MX starting line.

    Well said!

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    Re: Launching

    What drag strip is close to Boston? I would like to try some launching off the street and well, try and use the 165 HP on tap.

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    EPPING, NH

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    yeah i went to NE dragway once with mike (halfsquid) i dont think he will ever forget/live that night down.
    .65 liter RC51 eater

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    Re: Launching

    If you to NE Dragway in Epping be extra careful if riding up - the local police have a theory that a lot of the bikes being taken there are stolen and pull bikes over according to that theory!

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    Re: Launching

    Do they hassle you if trailering a race bike up? Cause I know a number of racebikes might not have proper paperwork, not that I would know any personally or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Do they hassle you if trailering a race bike up? Cause I know a number of racebikes might not have proper paperwork, not that I would know any personally or anything.
    i was wondering the same thing for my friend

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    i had my racebike in the back of my truck. no issues.

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    I drag raced at Lebanon Valley, NY just over the NY/MA line.

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