I was riding with a friend who just bought a 400 quad sport. We were riding side by side on a wide trail, and we were both givin'er. He was right beside me. Right then, I knew I was gonna get pissed. We lined them up on the black top, (because my tires are shot) we both popped the front ends up, he came down first, and I couldn't catch him. Maybe I should have started in second. He's about 20 lbs lighter than me. I rode his machine, and it seemed to pull about the same as mine, but it felt about 100 lbs lighter.
I have a 12t front sprocket, so I thought for sure I'd be able to take him off the line, apparently not.
I don't get it. His machine is bone stock, mine is pretty stock also, except for the front sprocket. He can pull wheelies in 3rd with no problem. I can, but not always. Mine is an '04, I bought it with about 20-30 hours on it and I've kept up with the oil changes, and I just cleaned the filter. I haven't adjusted the valves yet. Is it time? I'm lost, I really thought I should have had him easily.
On another note, I raced a piped Honda 400ex the day before, I smoked him by a long shot every time.