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Old 02-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Are extended or "stretched" swingarms lame??

I'm currently in the market and there's a bike that's piqued my interest albeit it's got an extended swingarm on it. I've always felt they were gaudy but I'm quite infatuated with this bike overall. Am I being blinded by bling or do they serve some praticality? How much do they hamper street-ability?

FWIW, I'm a straight-line kinda rider.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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personally i don't like stretched bikes but if you like it, buy it and don't worry about what others say.....
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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I think the type of big def has something to do with whether is lame or not. If its a busa. People kinda expect that. If its a gsxr 600 then
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i never trusted the structural integrity of the swingarm extensions...

i always suspected that they would flex a little under hard riding/braking.
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If you have to ask you already know the answer....

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IMO? what everyone else thinks. If you like it, go for it.
The advantages are that it keeps the front end down under hard acceleration and makes the bike more stable at speed.
The downsides are that it makes the bike harder to turn due to the longer wheel base and typically it loses some ride quality.
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Purpose/properly-built lowered/stretched bikes will have a significant advantage on acceleration by extending weight of the leverage point from the tire.

I've seen people run extensions for a while but I too an weary of it(but w no experience of a failure.)
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its all on you op i personally like the look to a certain degree but i have seen some that are just to much.
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You can always get a stock swingarm for it if turns out you don't like it.
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What bike, how long, what size tire? Mine is streached and I'm happy with it
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