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E-start rocks!!!!

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Got the hole shot for the second weekend in a row.

Our harescrambles are dead engine starts. I race B-vet, which doesn't have any displacement limits. Run what ya brung. Lots of KTM 200s and 450s, CRF250X's, CRF450's.

I love the DRZ for the starts of these races. You don't even have to wait for the bike to start before taking off....not that it takes long to fire (half a rev.) Flag goes up, starter button gets hit the same time the clutch goes out. The first 2 or 3 feet of the race are on electric power, then it's slip the clutch through most of 2nd gear, kinda short shift to 3rd and start picking my line into the woods.

Unfortunately, the bike usualy makes me pay if I push at 100% for too long. I'm getting better at figuring out what "too long" means and adjusting pace accordingly. I'm gradualy getting in better shape which helps too. One of these days, I'll be able to actualy do something productive with a good start.

But it's still fun showing the "faster" bikes my butt on the way into the woods.

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