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Old 02-07-2011, 11:04 PM   #41
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:07 PM   #42
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #43
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They are just simple bolt ons. You can take them off and fit the chain. It's no biggie. I say take it to the strip and use them.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #44
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You might actually likes the stretch and if not then you can change it just like the others are saying. It's an easy fix. Stretch isn't for everyone.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:35 AM   #47
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congrats on the purchase. any pics in the day light? I wanna see more
It's a verbal agreement right now. Be a couple days before we get some papers signed and notarized. I will take some photos then.

I am super-excited! It's been a rough couple of years not riding regularly. Minivans aren't exactly the most exhilarating things to be riding...
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:13 AM   #48
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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.
This basically puts the "not so good in turns" argument to rest. Sounds like this might be the bike for you...Just get ready for the hating...It happens.
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Congrats on the purchase. I'm not a ext swingarm fan but who care about the swing arm? I would be concerned with the frame. Really why would you buy a bike with a repainted frame?? Not only does it devalue the bike but it could have been rolled over 100 times or dropped in a ditch. Maybe they tried to hide frame damage and scuffs. This is a bike not a car, Im with like that but its your life. Hope you bought it cheap.

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personally, im a fan of extended bikes since i drag race them. Heres mine:
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Personally im a fan of extended bikes since I drag race them. Heres mine:

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This video pretty well disproves the "extend the swingarm to get more straight line traction" mantra. The real truth is that, over about 6", you get LESS traction from an extended swingarm because you can't transfer enough weight onto the rear tire.
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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.
That bike is using a stock swingarm with some billet extensions bolted on. If I were you, beyond the handling problems, I'd remove them. In my opinion extensions aren't safe. They apply forces to the swingarm that they were never designed to see.
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This video pretty well disproves the "extend the swingarm to get more straight line traction" mantra. The real truth is that, over about 6", you get LESS traction from an extended swingarm because you can't transfer enough weight onto the rear tire.
Your real truth is highly dependent on set up and tire selection. There are a ton of guys at 12+ that hook like crazy out of the hole.
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Your real truth is highly dependent on set up and tire selection. There are a ton of guys at 12+ that hook like crazy out of the hole.

With the seat in the stock location?
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This basically puts the "not so good in turns" argument to rest. Sounds like this might be the bike for you...Just get ready for the hating...It happens.


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OH YEAH?!?! Is that a challenge?



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I am liking the rumblings that they're just extensions and are easily removeable. I think I'll ride with them for a bit before ultimately taking them off. It's been two years since I've done regular riding so... MSF time. I wonder if they'll make me take them off...
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DISCLAIMER: Not looking for challenges. I was just joking.

I am liking the rumblings that they're just extensions and are easily removeable. I think I'll ride with them for a bit before ultimately taking them off. It's been two years since I've done regular riding so... MSF time. I wonder if they'll make me take them off...
Do you already have your M endorsment? If not, I would suggest riding one of their bikes. I can't imagine that thing being able to turn tight enough to complete the figure-8-box-thingy obstacle. Sportbike struggle, the extensions aren't going to help.
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Do you already have your M endorsment? If not, I would suggest riding one of their bikes. I can't imagine that thing being able to turn tight enough to complete the figure-8-box-thingy obstacle. Sportbike struggle, the extensions aren't going to help.
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there are some 12+ with the seat moved forward . they have no problem hooking on good track conditions.
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there are some 12+ with the seat moved forward . they have no problem hooking on good track conditions.

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