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I wonder how unusual it is for a drag bike to do an unplanned launch
during burnout like Killacycle did? It seems to me that it might not be
unusual for a powerful bike to hook up and go in spite of the front
brake. I also wonder if Bill had the wheelie bars adjusted to keep the
front wheel firmly on the ground?

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I also wonder if the condition of the pavement in the burnout box at a drag
strip makes hooking up less likely? I would think coefficient of friction
of the pavement, or the size of the stone in the blacktop vs. the depth of
the water in the puddle might play a big part. I do wonder, given the
possible rate of acceleration, and rider reaction time, just how much room
in front of the bike would be required to get shut down and stopped in case
it grabbed? I personally feel the biggest error might have been a lack of
appreciation for just how far Killacycle can travel and what speed it can
reach during a normal person's reaction time, not anything Bill did during
the ride.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Shay" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:10 PM
Subject: [EVDL] Unplanned Lauch during Burnout


>I wonder how unusual it is for a drag bike to do an unplanned launch
> during burnout like Killacycle did? It seems to me that it might not be
> unusual for a powerful bike to hook up and go in spite of the front
> brake. I also wonder if Bill had the wheelie bars adjusted to keep the
> front wheel firmly on the ground?
>
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I watched the video again and saw to my surprise that Killacycle didn't have
wheelie bars.
So maybe the unplanned launch was inevitable. As soon as the water under
the rear wheel
was boiled off the rear wheel grabbed dry pavement, the front wheel lifted
and Bill was on
his way for a wild ride.

Can electric drag bikes do wheelies? Wheelies are much more exciting than
burnouts.
Not long ago I saw a video of bikes (not electric) doing wheelies including
a couple of
12-o'clock wheelies. A 12-o'clock wheelie raises the front wheel until the
bike points
straight up
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Shay" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:10 PM
Subject: [EVDL] Unplanned Lauch during Burnout


>I wonder how unusual it is for a drag bike to do an unplanned launch
> during burnout like Killacycle did? It seems to me that it might not be
> unusual for a powerful bike to hook up and go in spite of the front
> brake. I also wonder if Bill had the wheelie bars adjusted to keep the
> front wheel firmly on the ground?
>
> _______________________________________________
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> http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
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