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nice work man...gotta love the roost.
 

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that guy on the blue banshee isnt that great at starts, he is hanging over the bars when he takes off. how does he expect to get any traction with all the weight in front?

ive never riden in the sand but i think it would suck to not have a helmet because if you got roosted you would get your hair nose eyes mouth and ears full of sand, that is my educated guess. or if you rolled and didnt crack your skull you would be sandy cause ive raced on sandy tracks in M.N. and crashed and even with my helmet on i was eating sand.
 

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Sweet, you actually draggin against banshees, 450rs, and yfz450s? How do you feel on ltr against them? :oops:
 

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Well I'd imagine with a proper exhaust and ECU tune, this thing would do much better.

I did drop to a 13 tooth LTZ front sprocket and that helped a ton.... But it may still get better with just adding two more teeth to the rear sprocket.

And a set of drag tires would help.


But most of all, tightening the nut behind the handlebars will yeild the best performance. (more seat time)
 

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So you feel that 2 more teeth on back(+ the 13 tooth on front) will get it where it needs to be for 20" paddles? Has anyone found a rear sprocket for the LTR yet? Im going to use 20" 7 paddle haulers for drags and 20" I razrs for the trails so I need a rear sprocket ASAP.
 

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Well remember the ITP's are heavier than the huallers. Plus with a 7 paddle it won't reqire as much gearing as the popular 22" 9 paddle.

But yes for my setup, I like the 13 in front on the dunes. But on the trails, up here at LS, I'd like it a little lower yet.

a 13-39 = 71.34 top mph (20"tire)

b 13-38 = 77.28 top mph (20"tire)

c 14-36 = 78.96 top mph (stock gearing and stock tires)

d 13-36 = 81.57 top mph (20"tire) This is the combo I ran this weekend. For my riding style, I'd like a 38 for 20" tires and maybe a 39 for 22" tires.



I kept getting dropped out of the hole due to the tall gearing. The only way I could really keep up was to get the jump on the start. (aka good reaction time).
 

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This is in response to [email protected], since you have never ridden in the sand, it's a little different than the track.. the paddles grab way better.. amost always causing the front end to come up.. although I've never seen it done on a shee cuz of the soft bottom end they have.. On the 450's it's sometimes a must, espeicially with the stock swinger :)





That zuki, had the race at the start.. I hear that they are very good on the bottom but kinda fall flat up top.. good job either way and sweet pics
 

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Yea you usually lean a bit forward on the start to keep it down then shift your weight back after the start.
 

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Sweet pics man!
 

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i start on cement slabs some times and brush off my spot, now that is alot of traction and i still sit centered up to gain traction. it is easy to flip backward but i get it down and really shoot outa the gates
 

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the 450r got killed. lol. THe others are not wise in the head without helmets
 
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