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Old 01-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Just looking to get some knowledge dropped on me like usual. Im thinking i want a swing arm extension on my bike. I like the way bikes look with it. and im a 6'5 205 guy riding a 600. Just think itll make the bike look a little more proportional to me. Im just an around town rider not looking for max performance. SO just wanna know ups and downs of them cause everyone hates on them on MH... alright let me know!

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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Better launch with out wheelie

That's about it. I'm 7" over
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That's about it. I'm 7" over
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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How much do they run? I have no knowledge in this field
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Extensions run about 200-300. Then you need a new chain and longer brake line. An arm runs 500- 1300 ish
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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Bluewave youve seen me in person when you helped with my friends Berdos bike that one time in Deer Park. Im a big guy. So you would agree with getting an extension for everyday riding use?
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Do it if you like the way it looks, but I guaranty the first question everyone is gonna have is: You have an extended swingarm on a 600?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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I had extensions on a 750. Not much different then a 600.
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You may need to work on the rear shock after its done. The lever action on the rear shock will be multiplied. I don't really think stretching the rear will make a comfort change other than making the rear softer. I also dont think it will look any less like a monkey a football. You are pretty tall for a 600.
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Extensions run about 200-300. Then you need a new chain and longer brake line. An arm runs 500- 1300 ish
Depending on how far back you go you might not need a new brake line. I was able to flip my caliper and continue to use thew stock line. I only had 4"-6" over extensions though.
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get on psychobike or 1320. you can find them used for around $100
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #12
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i feel comfortable on the bike just doing it for the looks pretty much. But as far as around town riding the swing arm isnt going to effect my riding is it? And ive seen PLENTY of 600 and 750s with swing arm extensions i like how they look.
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It will ride just fine
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It may turn a little slower than normal, but like they've said, it will ride just fine.

I don't think it will make you look any less goofy though- I'm 6'3" so I can relate
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Lowering has way more effect on turning than stretching it a little
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Another question. My chain I have now is almost brand new. Can I resale that or what?
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Lowering has way more effect on turning than stretching it a little
Thats a good point. I've never seen a stretched bike that wasn't lowered though, now that I think about it

I've ridden my buddies stretched and lowered CBR1000RR, and he doesn't have any issues with the handling.
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Another question. My chain I have now is almost brand new. Can I resale that or what?
Just keep it. You may need it later. You may be able to seel it, but you will probably wish you had it st some point
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