Full throttle through 1st & 2nd

Discussion in 'General Bike Related Topics' started by jellyrug, Apr 19, 2011.


How many times full throttle from standing to red line 1st & 2nd gear?

  1. Almost never

    173 vote(s)
  2. Occasionally

    102 vote(s)
  3. Often

    35 vote(s)
  4. At least once every ride

    37 vote(s)
  5. All the time

    13 vote(s)
  1. jellyrug

    jellyrug Donating Member

    Check the poll. How often do you go full throttle from standing to the red line through 1st and 2nd gear on the street?
  2. StwBusa

    StwBusa Banned

  3. RussellJ

    RussellJ Rick Rollin' Registered

    What does second gear top out at? well over 100. I definitely do not hit that on the street hardly
  4. Commuta_Busa

    Commuta_Busa Donating Member

    :cool: for me, it's full throttle or nothin'

    all though there are times I've got to short shift.
  5. Sous

    Sous Donating Member

    I do not think I have ever pulled full throttle in first or second gear. I have done so in third for a few seconds, but then backed off because the speed builds so fast.
  6. StwBusa

    StwBusa Banned

    That seems impossible to me... Full throttle??? In town?? That equals wheelies...:whistle:
  7. jefro

    jefro Registered

    Even with a 2" stretch and leaning over the tank I can't get to WFO in 1st until 9K or more without looping it. Taking it out 3 more inches this year-hopefully it'll be enough. If not I'll have to try closing the secondary throttle plates in 1st with ECU Editor to keep it down.
  8. badazgtp

    badazgtp Registered

  9. Lucid

    Lucid Registered

    I usually only do it at the drag strip. It's just not that much fun to me on the street. I'm stretched a lot, so I'm just gonna slide through the gears usually anyway. Sometimes I go WOT after I cruise to 4-5k just to see how much traction I get at that particular spot (usually if I'm really bored) but to finish up and hit redline in 2nd? That's too fast for city streets. The risk/reward is not worth it. Cops, people pulling out in front, road debris/holes, etc. At WOT it's tough to avoid those things.

    I'll sometimes drop it into 2nd or 3rd on the highway and have some fun, but straight up 1st and 2nd WOT to redline is a very rare occurrence on the street.
  10. Blanca BusaLess

    Blanca BusaLess Suffers from PBSD Donating Member

    Diff to go full throttle for me in first but I usually roll into full throttle and shift second at full throttle in order to enjoy a nice lil power wheelie out of the deal :)
  11. Rongotti

    Rongotti Registered

    I have never full throttled mine in any gear. I usually cruise at 90 to 100 on the interstate but that is in 6th gear
  12. outlawbusa

    outlawbusa 1 wheel up aero testing Donating Member

    I have to fill the tank to the rim to use much throttle in first gear without short shifting...sometimes that helps

    I actually run quicker short track times with a full tank than I do with an empty tank
  13. Commuta_Busa

    Commuta_Busa Donating Member

    no one said where... I'm stretched, slammed and run a lockup clutch. Launching isn't the big problem it's right when the engine peaks before the shifts. The front always gets light and sometimes the front starts to climb. :thumbsup:
  14. Commuta_Busa

    Commuta_Busa Donating Member

    cleaning the mud off your rear wheel will help with traction too. ::25:laugh::thumbsup:
  15. outlawbusa

    outlawbusa 1 wheel up aero testing Donating Member

    The mud helps keep the front end down until it burns off~!~ :rofl:

    Wasn't that a swell smoker though~?~ :thumbsup::laugh:

    Might drop a few mph but have fun doing it...
  16. busabeast

    busabeast likes to pass cars Registered

    dont think i've ever been wot... got close to redline once or twice tho... i just dont need to cause i weigh 170 and get goin so fast so quick... maybe if i get to run at maxton next time....:thumbsup:
  17. sportcustoms71

    sportcustoms71 Registered

    full throttle....what's that:whistle:
  18. saygbye

    saygbye 10 sec L Donating Member

    ::51i always do the posted leagal speed limit.:laugh:
  19. outlawbusa

    outlawbusa 1 wheel up aero testing Donating Member

    You can still do that at full throttle...with a lot of clutch slipping :laugh:
  20. Commuta_Busa

    Commuta_Busa Donating Member

    what's a leagal... :laugh: at times I tend to go at the "undocumented" speed limit :laugh:

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