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Hey,

I have recently moved to the Northern Territory (Australia).
The road trains are really hard to get past on the Stuart Highway
due to the unlimited speed limits.

The Quad trailer trucks can be up to 53.5 metres long and sometimes travel upwards of 140kmph despite claiming to be limited to 100kmph.

It takes me 500-1000 meters of road to get past some of these trucks.

Does anyone have experience with wet or dry nitrous kits on small engines?
A 5-10 second boost would be perfect for overtaking.

I had considered getting a gsx1250s but I have concerns about poor fuel economy. The petrol is really expensive in NT.

https://nt.gov.au/driving/safety/speed-limits/open-speed-limits-zones

http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian-road-trains.html
 

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How are you accelerating to overtake?

If you stay in 6th gear and pin it its quite slow to pick up speed, but if you drop it to 5th and bring it all the way up to just before redline it should easily bring you up to about 160 ish.
 

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My understanding is that you have to be at WOT or opening the throttle while using nitrous. Closing the throttle while the nitrous is engaged will explode the engine.

This is why it works at the drag strip where you always at WOT.

On the street you will explode your engine when someone pulls out in front of you and you have to slow down.

Common sense says that's a pretty extreme solution to your passing problem.

Try this bud: wait for your moment, down shift, don't stop accelerating until you've passed. That **** just blow your mind or what.
 

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"Drop a gear and disappear" :D
I think there's a pretty huge asterisk next to disappear when it comes to R3 :crying::laugh::laugh:
 
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