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Old 02-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #21
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it is personal preferance . all you have to do is take time to get use to the turning. it depends on what you want to do with the bike .
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I have found that tire profile makes a bigger difference in the turns than the stretch. Lowering it also has more affect. The type of arm and bike make a difference to me in the looks department. Moly arms don't look as good on Busas for example. You can come with us to the strip and use it.
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It's a 2006 GSXR 1000. Tire is 190 so I think it's stock.

Thanks to all. I'm not seeking approval. I'm seeking pros vs cons in regards to the swingarm.
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It's a 2006 GSXR 1000. Tire is 190 so I think it's stock.

Thanks to all. I'm not seeking approval. I'm seeking pros vs cons in regards to the swingarm.
I've ridden a 2006 GSXR 1000 with a 6 inch stretch. I didn't have a problem turning at all. It feels different but it's not like going from driving a sports car to a bus. It's more like going from driving a sports car to a sedan. It's not nimble but the ride is just fine, especially for Houston streets.
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I've ridden a 2006 GSXR 1000 with a 6 inch stretch. I didn't have a problem turning at all. It feels different but it's not like going from driving a sports car to a bus. It's more like going from driving a sports car to a sedan. It's not nimble but the ride is just fine, especially for Houston streets.
Yeah 6 inch stretches dont make a huge difference. But also, many people for 9-16"+ and that really does impact maneuverability a LOT.
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Is it an extended arm or just an extension? How long is it? Some swingarms can be expensive, if you don't like it you could probably sell it and buy a stocker an cover all the labor with what you made on selling
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Take it for a test ride and see if you like the way it handles. If you're a "straight line" guy then it's probably a good choice.

Ultimately who gives a what you buy...it's your $$ and your taste...put polk a dots up on that ...whatever pops your .
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #29
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The reason so many people on here think its super gay is because a lot of us are performance oriented unless its a Busa or something you intend to drag.

If not, then its a shame to take years of development to make the bike so one thing specifically and that one thing is to perform on a very high level at a race track. A bike off the show room floor today with some high performance tires today would be the baddest bike on the planet just 15 years ago. All just to throw a stretched swing arm and disrupt what the bike was made to do, what it wants to do.

Myself, if it doesnt help the bike perform better, its got to go. And if I was dragging it, extended swing arm would be in store. But I am more of a track bike guy.

BUT, its your bike and if you are more looks oriented then why not. Its like asking if you should wear a cowboy hat or not, or how you should cut your hair.
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Welp. Looks like I'm supergay because I just verbally agreed to a deal. Here's the bike in question...

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Let me start by saying I have never ridden a SS bike with a stretched swingarm.
Then let me tell you about some guys I rode through some twisties with. They were on a variety of lowered stretched bikes that were obviously set up with drag racing in mind.
I was on my FZ1 which is admittedly not a super sport but does pretty well when ridden hard. It'll keep up with most anybody.
These guys were so fast that I was starting to get outside my comfort zone to keep up.
The point I'm trying to make is that unless you are on a track and riding the out of that bike, the stretch won't make as much difference as the rider.

Like they say, "It aint the arrow, it's the Indian".
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #33
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they look like extentions you can allways take them off
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they look like extentions you can allways take them off
The stock/original swingarm is included in a box fulla stuff so swapping isn't much of a thing. The stock though is the same red as you see in the photo so it'd probably be too much sparkle red for me. I like the black.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:44 PM   #35
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I personally think the sparkly red frame is more gay than the swingarm, but thats just my .02, Its all you if U like then cool, enjoy what U got
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I personally think the sparkly red frame is more gay than the swingarm, but thats just my .02, Its all you if U like then cool, enjoy what U got
I don't think the photo does the color any justice. To my naked eye... that thing looks sweet. You're right though... It does looks very gay in the photo... but... it's not as bad as it seems.
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Looks like a stock swingarm with extensions to me, either way it's all good
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Looks like a stock swingarm with extensions to me, either way it's all good
And that's why I come here... to learn. I have no idea which it is but I will definitely look closer. I presumed stretched because of me getting the spare arm as well.
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it looks good ,, i have a gsxr that has links on it , and i dont mind at all how it rides ,
if your happy with it then ride ,,, as us old guys say as long as your knees are in the breeze all is ok !!!!
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Let me start by saying I have never ridden a SS bike with a stretched swingarm.
Then let me tell you about some guys I rode through some twisties with. They were on a variety of lowered stretched bikes that were obviously set up with drag racing in mind.
I was on my FZ1 which is admittedly not a super sport but does pretty well when ridden hard. It'll keep up with most anybody.
These guys were so fast that I was starting to get outside my comfort zone to keep up.
The point I'm trying to make is that unless you are on a track and riding the out of that bike, the stretch won't make as much difference as the rider.

Like they say, "It aint the arrow, it's the Indian".
i just bought a fz1 ,,,,, i think the blue ones are the fastest sir
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