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Old 10-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Question pros and cons of stretching a bike**

can anybody tell me the pros and cons of stretching a bike??
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Pros: Stretching that back wheel out adds aproximately 25HP per inch!!!!!!

Cons: You look retarded.


Or at least, that's how I see it
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Pros: Stretching that back wheel out adds aproximately 25HP per inch!!!!!!

Cons: You look retarded.


Or at least, that's how I see it
Relax, guy is asking a legitamate question...


Like RC said, I really don't think any other than if you drag race it... Aside from that, there is no other benefit and it will make it harder to lean the bike in corners...

Now if that doesn't matter and you just wanted for "looks"..

Advantage is that it might look cool to people that are into that...

The cons, other will laugh and make fun of you...


But who cares, do what you want with YOUR bike...
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pros:
improved straight line stability
reduces wheelie "proneness" of some bikes

cons:
reduces turning radius
increases lean neccesary for proper turning
reduces life and wear of rear tire
reduces rear suspension feedback
reduces quality of rear shocks performance
reduced shock performance causes rear end to become very light in corners inducing lowsides at high speed under rough street conditions
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pros:
improved straight line stability
reduces wheelie "proneness" of some bikes

cons:
reduces turning radius
increases lean neccesary for proper turning
reduces life and wear of rear tire
reduces rear suspension feedback
reduces quality of rear shocks performance
reduced shock performance causes rear end to become very light in corners inducing lowsides at high speed under rough street conditions
What he said
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Relax, guy is asking a legitamate question...
Sorry, didn't mean to come off as a jerk

I just feel like most of the time, the only people you see with stretched rear ends () are the same folks you see with no gear. But that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I was just kiddin'!
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Sorry, didn't mean to come off as a jerk

I just feel like most of the time, the only people you see with stretched rear ends () are the same folks you see with no gear. But that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I was just kiddin'!
I know...but sometimes it takes one person to start and then the rest join and turns to a -storm.
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I know...but sometimes it takes one person to start and then the rest join and turns to a -storm.

TRUE ENOUGH!! but im not planning on stretching my bike i was just curious..
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I know...but sometimes it takes one person to start and then the rest join and turns to a -storm.
Yarr. Not to mention, I was the one complaining about people getting too serious the other day.
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I know...but sometimes it takes one person to start and then the rest join and turns to a -storm.
lol true that,sum people dont even know wtf they just get on here to stir up its funny, I rode a streched bike they do burn outs real fast, the turns are the same preaty much unless you suck at riding motorcyles then your gona have a hard time .
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Your a badass if you can stunt a strethched bike. NewRider- nice job keepin this thread from going to ! NewRider for Moderator!!
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if you use the bolt-on links, the bike becomes unsafe to carry a passenger. Not saying that people don't do it, but you really shouldn't.
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pro: Stops your front tire thing from coming up when your turbo spools
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pros:
improved straight line stability
reduces wheelie "proneness" of some bikes

cons:
reduces turning radius
increases lean neccesary for proper turning
reduces life and wear of rear tire
reduces rear suspension feedback
reduces quality of rear shocks performance
reduced shock performance causes rear end to become very light in corners inducing lowsides at high speed under rough street conditions
i am sure you didnt meen this
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Meh, increases turning radius.. my bad
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To some extent the part about making a bike handle poorly is exaggerated. I have ridden twisties with guys on stretched bikes that could hang.
They would make you work your off to outrun them, if you even could.

So sure, stretching will negatively change the handling of a sportbike but, don't overstate that, in the hands of a competent rider they will still go around corners.
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