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Old 10-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #21
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #23
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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.
Depends on the type of "twisties." Nothing in or around the Houston area is sharp enough to fluster a stretched bike, but some other places in the country they have to slow WAAAYYYY down.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #24
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"quote=the rising:Changes to swingarm geometry and wheel base without a doubt affects how a motorcycle will turn in, track and be stable. Anyone who says differently is trying to use a "one time a friend had a streched bike..." analogy.

Stretching a bike will lengthen the wheelbase and also change the swingarm geometry most of the time. Both will, in 99% of the cases, negatively affect turning."

but how badly??? i know it would be dumb to stretch if you ride track, but the little bit of spirited riding on the streets wont' suffer too much.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #25
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Depends on the type of "twisties." Nothing in or around the Houston area is sharp enough to fluster a stretched bike, but some other places in the country they have to slow WAAAYYYY down.
You are correct. These were sweeping fairly high speed turns.
The Dragon's tail would be a on a stretched bike.

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but how badly??? i know it would be dumb to stretch if you ride track, but the little bit of spirited riding on the streets wont' suffer too much.
There's no way to answer this.
Which bike?
How much stretch?
What is "Spirited riding"?

IMHO, you need to make a decision about what you want to do with your bike.
If you plan to ride the streets in a spirited way, then leave it alone.
If you plan to drag race or just want to pose, stretch it.

Don't expect it to do everything.
You can't have razor sharp handling, awesome 60ft times and impress your bros all on the same bike. That's like making a Ferrari limo.
Now you can haul the entire staff of Heartbreakers but you can't set a record lap at Nurburgring anymore.
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You are correct. These were sweeping fairly high speed turns.
The Dragon's tail would be a on a stretched bike.



There's no way to answer this.
Which bike?
How much stretch?
What is "Spirited riding"?

IMHO, you need to make a decision about what you want to do with your bike.
If you plan to ride the streets in a spirited way, then leave it alone.
If you plan to drag race or just want to pose, stretch it.

Don't expect it to do everything.
You can't have razor sharp handling, awesome 60ft times and impress your bros all on the same bike. That's like making a Ferrari limo.
Now you can haul the entire staff of Heartbreakers but you can't set a record lap at Nurburgring anymore.
Its been done son.
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OP didn't state what kind of bike. So in addition to drag racing I have to add hill climbing. They can get some really stretched out bikes in that sport.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #31
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