Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Wales, NY
I Ride: 97 YZF1000R street, 05ZX-6R racebike
I'm a former SV racer also....the SV was much easier to launch than the ZX6. I'm getting better at it though. I've always used the two feet down method, but I did notice last year as my starts improved that I was needing to shift much sooner and was struggling to get my foot in position on time. I'm 6'3" so getting my leg folded up in postion is not so easy LOL!. So I think I will be experimenting with putting my left foot on the peg in position to shift this year.
Race school with Motoseries includes Mock race starts at the end of the day and everyone in intermediate or advanced is allowed to participate. We go through the normal 1st,2nd, 3rd call and then 5, 3, 2 minute board process and do a race start. Halfway around the track everyone checks up and brings it right back to the grid and we do two more mock starts. Really great way to do it because you get 3 starts right in a row to experiment and try fixing your mistakes.
2005 ZX6-R stock motor, Leo Vince full system, Power Commander, GP tech fork internals, stock brakes, Elka shock, CFM rearsets, Motion Pro Quick throttle, Pit bull steering stabilizer, XT Racing GPX laptimer and DAQ.