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Old 05-05-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Why get rear sets? I run out of tire (Corsa III) before my stock sets drag. Are they stronger or less likely to bend if I crash? What are the benefits/drawbacks?

I appreciate any input from those who have them...
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most are adjustable for comfort or ground clearance.

and the GOOD rearsets won't break when you crash, the pegs will grind down, but they won't usually break off like OEM rearsets.

pros = more ground clearance, dont break like OEM, pegs are usually more grippy

cons = cost, and chew holes in the bottom of boots faster
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I have gilles on my 03 r6. well the only drawbacks I can think of would be the price.

benefits
shift smoother
is not as slippery as the stock
can go gp shift if one wants to
all parts are replaceable from the factory (gilles)
the adjust ability is great and really helps with fatigue and foot placement when cornering.
and they dont feel wobbly or loose which I read somewhere can cause riders to think that their rear tire is comming lose when it is really not. not really sure about this one though.

hope that helps
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most are adjustable for comfort or ground clearance.

and the GOOD rearsets won't break when you crash, the pegs will grind down, but they won't usually break off like OEM rearsets.

pros = more ground clearance, dont break like OEM, pegs are usually more grippy

cons = cost, and chew holes in the bottom of boots faster
+1 and smoother action and adjustable. Also, if they do happen to break you can purchase the individual replacement parts instead of buying the entire unit.
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There's also a good chance that if you're dragging hard parts, your body position could be better.
But ^^^ deez dooods got it summed up pretty good. I'd buy Sato if price wasn't critical.
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I run out of tire (Corsa III) before my stock sets drag.
Maybe you need better tires

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Thanks for the input. What's a fair price for Vortex? Gilles? Sato?
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Thanks for the input. What's a fair price for Vortex? Gilles? Sato?
All of those mentioned will most likely need more parts if crashed on.

Thay all have bearings inside and get damaged easily in a crash.

Seriously, to save money and have quality rearsets get Woodcraft. The best rearsets for the least amount of money. Real racers use WOODCRAFT. hehehe
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I've had really good luck with Vortex, Lord knows I've crash tested my fair share

The Woodcraft or CFM rearsets are really popular, and seem to work well.

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Maybe you should try a 190/55? Might be cheaper.
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I've had really good luck with Vortex, Lord knows I've crash tested my fair share

The Woodcraft or CFM rearsets are really popular, and seem to work well.

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Vortex are represented strongly as well. Being able to find parts when you need them is priceless sometimes.
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Another advantage is that they can make your bike look better. Black rearsets on a black bike can look really cool.

I had to buy them (I bought Sato Racing) so that I could reverse the shift pattern on my R1, but your GSXR can do that without buying anything.

One important thing to check depending on how the GSXR is set up is whether the new rearsets can easily accommodate your rear brake light switch.
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I have a 190/55 already. Just to be clear...I DON'T drag the stock footpegs.
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I have a 190/55 already. Just to be clear...I DON'T drag the stock footpegs.
Then what are you talking about?
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I was asking if those who have rearsets recommend them. My main concern is that should I go down, I don't want my day to be over because of damage to my shifter. It sounds like not only are they more durable than stock, but the shifting is smoother as well. Thanks to all those who helped answer.
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I have rearsets, and I would recommend them.

I have also spent LOTS of money on my bike and would recommend all the upgrades I've done.
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Anybody local with Woodcraft in stock for an '06 GSXR1000?
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