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Old 05-17-2010, 01:37 PM   #21
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Why do you buy a sportbike, virtually race ready off the show room floor, and not race it? I know why, cuz you're no different than the guy with the stretched bike that doesn't drag race it.
If my bike was made strictly for racing, how come it has headlights and turn signals?

The point is, bikes that are stretched and slammed have some major negative affects on handling. Why would someone want to put these cons on the bike if they're not going to benefit from the pros? That would be like me putting a huge sprocket on back, denting my tank in, and throwing a 12 bar on the back and never doing wheelies.

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as a matter of fact i do not drag the bike at all---i did this mostly for the looks of the bike .
Thats the answer I was hoping I wouldn't get.
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I stretched and lowered mine so when Im out bar hopping I dont pick up fat girls. I know if I let them ride I will drag, scrape, and rub.
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I stretched and lowered mine so when Im out bar hopping I dont pick up fat girls. I know if I let them ride I will drag, scrape, and rub.
Do you really have to try to not pick up fattys? You must be into some freaky sht
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I don't, otherwise the cops can catch you.
+1, keep it above triple digits please lol j/k

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Do you really have to try to not pick up fattys? You must be into some freaky sht
Well, I sure didnt do it to drag race.
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why do people keep their shiznit stock?
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peacocking is the only reason for this. And to anyone that says it handles as good as "normal 600" you've obviously never actually RIDDEN a "normal 600."
I thought they did a magazine test with a AMA guy and said it wasn't a huge difference
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Well, I sure didnt do it to drag race.
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It is for looks. It's the same as buying a big pickup truck when you live in the city of Houston and aren't towing stuff everyday. You just like to know that if you wanted to tow something you could.
BS I buy nothing without purpose. I have a big truck lifted body and suspension on 35s because sometimes it rains and I can't get out of my neighborhood with out my truck. Plus I have a better view of traffic and if somebody hits me with my cast iron bumpers I aint gonna feel sht. Big trucks are not just for towning. I do have some clean azz rims and the truck just happens to look good. It was all the best deal for the setup I wanted. Plus heads roll when I come through and it handles like a motha. Lets race.
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cast iron bumpers huh?
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I bought a fast bike because sometimes I wake up late for work. I drive hour to work regular speed. So If I wake up 30 late Im still good. I just leave the truck and hope on one of the bikes. Totally has purpose. I don't like to know I have the power, I like to use it everytime I get on. dang I hoe this isnt incriminating. lol
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I bought a fast bike because sometimes I wake up late for work. I drive hour to work regular speed. So If I wake up 30 late Im still good. I just leave the truck and hope on one of the bikes. Totally has purpose. I don't like to know I have the power, I like to use it everytime I get on. dang I hoe this isnt incriminating. lol
Bikes turn coming in late to coming in early.
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cast iron bumpers huh?
sure as aint gonna put aluminum on. I just boltd my bbq pit to the back and front
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cuz they want to.

+1 Cdill always has something informative to say and directly to the point.


More to my interest, why do people decide to do their modifications to a perfectly good bike but dont do it properly and actually hinder the results? Example: Patrick taught me about suspension set ups on a drag bike. We went to HMP and watched a few runs and I saw immediately several bikes doing wheelies off the line and on load reversal from buckling rear suspensions just as he stated.

Cheapest route mod should never be the best in the rider's eyes.


Any bike purpose-built and proper should be an acceptable street machine. , as Cdill mentioned, they are near race ready off the showroom floor
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riding fast in a straight line...more fun that you might think.

when i worked at mancuso some guy always had his stretched/slammed zx-10 in there. guy had like 6k in work done to it. he street raced it. i got to test ride it. its a whole different animal. if you ever have the chance to ride one, take it...just so you can have an impression of what you are talking about.

the test ride was pretty enlightening. not so much that i would want to get a bike setup that way, but i could understand why some people would enjoy it. when you really think about it, sportbikes off of the showroom floor are really no more practical.
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Don't underestimate the stretched look.
A group of us rode out to TWS (Texas World Speedway) a couple years ago, some ewre on stretched Gixxers. We rode some backroads in a 'spirited' fashion and I was workin my off to keep up.
I would have never believed they would handle as well as they do, I'm sure the specific setup has a lot to do with it though.
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riding fast in a straight line...more fun that you might think.

when i worked at mancuso some guy always had his stretched/slammed zx-10 in there. guy had like 6k in work done to it. he street raced it. i got to test ride it. its a whole different animal. if you ever have the chance to ride one, take it...just so you can have an impression of what you are talking about.

the test ride was pretty enlightening. not so much that i would want to get a bike setup that way, but i could understand why some people would enjoy it. when you really think about it, sportbikes off of the showroom floor are really no more practical.

They dont hook for shyt on the street though from a stop. I do like me some rollin burnouts.
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IMO the lowering is worse than the stretch as far as cornering in concerned. They will turn stretched but they will scrape due to the lowering.
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riding fast in a straight line...more fun that you might think.

when i worked at mancuso some guy always had his stretched/slammed zx-10 in there. guy had like 6k in work done to it. he street raced it. i got to test ride it. its a whole different animal. if you ever have the chance to ride one, take it...just so you can have an impression of what you are talking about.

the test ride was pretty enlightening. not so much that i would want to get a bike setup that way, but i could understand why some people would enjoy it. when you really think about it, sportbikes off of the showroom floor are really no more practical.
I've ridden lowered bikes and hated it.

If someone actively drag races their bike than they are making good use of their mods. My question was more centered to those that stretch and slam mostly stock bikes and cruise around. It doesn't seem like much fun to me.
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