Join Date: May 2006
Location: North Palm Beach, Florida, USA
This is insanity, but ......
Getting directly to the point, I am a big drag racing fan. Especially the legal stuff! The local track has a "test and tune" night, pretty much "run what ya brung" affair. I realize the LT is a far cry from a sport bike but it is pretty quick. I'd like to take mine to see what it can do in the 1/4 mile. I'm thinking low 14's around 100 mph. A couple of questions:
They do sell some 100+ octane fuel there .... if I "topped off" with it am I looking for some engine trouble? Secondly, has anyone found a viable way to launch this thing? I haven't started out too hard with it yet; my old R75-5 would smoke the rear tire and then wheelstand a little at a 5000 rpm start. The LT can be a little unruly at times and this could be one of them. I know someone out there has wound theirs up and dropped the clutch and I would like to know of their experience. And no, I don't plan to make my LT a race machine. Just a little fun and a ballpark idea of performance. I did see a thread on this site that had a link to a turbocharging site which claimed to raise horsepower over 200. I will admit I found that pretty entertaining. The site did show an LT with the turbocharger installation; with the tupperware on you'd never know. I, of course, lost the link. If anyone knows it please let me know. Thanks for fueling my insanity!