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Old 09-14-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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My R6 had Graves rearsets on it when I bought it and I have to say I don't like them to much. They just don't feel quite right.... probably cause they're bent. I'm thinking about going with Vortex just to try something new. They're adjustable and it looks like you'd get good grip out of the pegs.... not crazy about the slick pedal tips though.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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well my first choice was Sato rearsets for my RR.
vortex seems to be the best cost effective choice.
but i found a good deal on Gilles Rsets for the RR now and im pleased.
i liked the woodcraft ones also they were in the top three for me.
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Gilles is usually kinda expensive... Where did you find them at?
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yea gilles cost $.
i got mine used from Bosslady ( thunderslutz )
came in a package deal with a lot of goodies.
my oem set was cracked from the previous owners lowside.
my first choice was the sato, they looked the best to me, as far as being sleek and clean. i liked the woodcrafts for that reason too.
vortex came out to be the best for the money, everybody has decent remarks about them, but i really didnt like the style at all..
the gilles i thought were decent, they have a real manly look to em , haha. they still werent my first choice, but they grew on me for sure.
gilles rearsets
on my black 05 RR
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I've run the CFM/Woodcraft on my old R6 as well as my old 996. The price is fair, but they're not the most exotic looking ones out there. The DID crash well, had reasonable price and availability on replacement parts and seemed to be positioned perfectly for me on both apps. Would absolutely buy again.
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Vortex rearsets are known for eating boots, and not crashing terribly well. The plus side is that a lot of people run them so finding a spare part or two to continue your trackday/race shouldn't be hard.
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i prefer the woodcraft over the vortex if they are similar in cost. otherwise, vortex would be the choice.
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+1 for Woodcraft. Each piece can be bought individually if need be. The foot pegs do not have mad knurls like the Vortex but do offer plenty of grip.
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If Woodcraft were adjustable it would be a done deal........ It still may be. I had them on my SV and liked them alot.

Lets try this... What do you guys have on your bikes RIGHT NOW? Why do you like them or what would you change?
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Attack. I wouldn't change anything. They chew at my boots a little bit, but not as bad as vortex.
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But I actually like the stock sets on my Gixxer.
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But I actually like the stock sets on my Gixxer.
You're also a Jolly Green giant. My midget can't get the leverage I need with the pegs that low. Well, at least for a trackbike.
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You're also a Jolly Green giant. My midget can't get the leverage I need with the pegs that low. Well, at least for a trackbike.
True that.

The 1" up / 1" back that came on the bike put my knees in too much of a bind.

And it's not like I'm draging the pegs all over either. They're in a good position and do what I need them to do. I don't see the point in dropping $400 beans yet.
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True that.

The 1" up / 1" back that came on the bike put my knees in too much of a bind.

And it's not like I'm draging the pegs all over either. They're in a good position and do what I need them to do. I don't see the point in dropping $400 beans yet.
Dragging pegs is not that bad on stock rearsets. I only drag the right rearset in the horshoe at TWS (Texas World Speedway). No where else.
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i thought the new design on the vortex was supposed to fail better, ??
idk...
i buy used , saved my wallet from the stress. quality stuff will still last
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Vortex...2 operator errors TWS (Texas World Speedway) Turn 9 front end dump cost me a brake lever (replaced) , low side left same peg in usable condition but rough enough to scratch a badgers . Online part replacement was easy. I like the price for an adjustable rearset especially handy if you run GSS so you can pick them up a notch.
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im jealous of all you track junkies, i need to get a taste
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Vortex...2 operator errors TWS (Texas World Speedway) Turn 9 front end dump cost me a brake lever (replaced) , low side left same peg in usable condition but rough enough to scratch a badgers . Online part replacement was easy. I like the price for an adjustable rearset especially handy if you run GSS so you can pick them up a notch.
I like the adjustability of them too. Woodcraft is great stuff but I think I'm gonna try Vortex. I ran GSS yesterday and I officially HATE my Graves rearsets. Now...... Back to Standard shift or keep GP?
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im jealous of all you track junkies, i need to get a taste
You should. I find my self wanting to ride the street less and less and usually can't wait for the next track day.
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