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Old 10-23-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
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Rearsets......

Sato or Vortex is what I had in mind. I had some questions.....


Do they hold up in a crash???
Are they worth $500+??
What brand do you recommend??
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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I think they hold up better than OEM, but I know of a few guys that just run the OEM stuff without issues.

Out of the 2 listed, I like the Vortex because they are cheaper than the Sato. Also parts are cheaper and easier to find at the track in the event of a get-off.
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I think they hold up better than OEM, but I know of a few guys that just run the OEM stuff without issues.

Out of the 2 listed, I like the Vortex because they are cheaper than the Sato. Also parts are cheaper and easier to find at the track in the event of a get-off.
I really havnt had any problems with my stock pegs, I was talking to spidermonkey the other day he was telling me how much he loooooved his new rearsets.

I like the fact that you can adjust them
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I had a get-off on my 636 a few weeks ago at Cresson, and my Attack rearsets held up just fine. The bike flipped several times and bounced on both the left and right sides, but didn't do any damage to the rearsets (they were about the only thing that wasnt damaged).

I like them a lot better than stock because they're adjustable and therefore can be set up for maximum comfort, and they allow for more ground clearance at full lean. AND they look trick as .
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Stock rearsets fold so when your crash you're going to beat up something else on the bike. Also, they allow you more adjustment for YOUR riding style.

So are they worth it? Well....depends on what else you have done to the bike. If your bike is showroom stock, that $400 would be better spent on pads and SS lines. However, if you've already gotten some of the more "basic" mods done, yes they're worth it.
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if you dont have ground clearance issues then dont worry about them. spend the money in suspention or something.
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Aftermarket rearset is more durable than the stock in a crash. I used to have a vortex on my r6 and now that I have sato on my gsxr, I would reccommend the sato. Vortex rearset will eat your boot soles for lunch. If you are not slipping on the stock, it's best that you keep it. That way you don't get injured from the reaset not folding up, plus it is easier to walk the bike.
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sato ftw
are they worth it YEAH!
that and tires is the first thing i always do to a bike!
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if you dont have ground clearance issues then dont worry about them. spend the money in suspention or something.
I agree and after that spend money on trackdays and tires. Rear sets are a luxery that don't help you go faster.
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I agree and after that spend money on trackdays and tires. Rear sets are a luxery that don't help you go faster.
I disagree, the more adjustment you have to make yourself more comfortable on the bike will translate to faster riding because you are more confident when you are comfortable.

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With size 14 boots, and a 6'6" frame, I appreciate the adjustability. I have the Vortex, and I like the level of grip too.
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$500 is WAY WAY WAY too much to spend on rearsets.

Get Woodcraft, they are THE BEST reasets for racing/TD's.

Vortex and Sato's will usually not work after a spill. Bearings are NOT the way to go for rearsets.

I've used them all.
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I see mixed opinions on this subject.


Thanks for your input fellas!
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I disagree, the more adjustment you have to make yourself more comfortable on the bike will translate to faster riding because you are more confident when you are comfortable.

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what is more comfortable than stock pegs ? rearsets are highly over-rated. i used to use them along with reverse shift. now i run OEM rearsets and street-shift. much more comfortable and my lap times havent changed after doing so. DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE
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what is more comfortable than stock pegs ? rearsets are highly over-rated. i used to use them along with reverse shift. now i run OEM rearsets and street-shift. much more comfortable and my lap times havent changed after doing so. DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE
Yea your right. I guess for all those top expert CMRA racers that run GP shift and aftermarket rearsets it doesn't help them. Not to mention the AMA front runners who use and run them don't know what they are doing either.

I can see why you would not want them on a Motard. Sportbike is a different story.
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I ride with stock pegs. Plently of adjustment on the Gixxer with stock.
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Yea your right. I guess for all those top expert CMRA racers that run GP shift and aftermarket rearsets it doesn't help them. Not to mention the AMA front runners who use and run them don't know what they are doing either.

I can see why you would not want them on a Motard. Sportbike is a different story.
I AM TALKIN ABOUT A SPORTBIKE DIRK Matt Mladin doesnt run GPshift. so i guess ur saying he doesnt know how to ride when u can show me how to ride on the track Dirk, ill value ur opinion. until then... rock on with ur rearsets & reverse shift hot rod ! im just trying to let people know that u CAN go fast without that . there are much more important things u can spend ur money on. but if ur rich and just need all that gay bling. then more power to ya. ill laugh at ur flashy when i fly by with my near stock bike
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VERY mixed opinions
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