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Old 02-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Question about adjustable rearset positioning

I am 6'5". On my street bike I have them all the way down and all the way back. This is certainly more comfortable for longer rides but I have discovered that in this position, it is difficult to rotate my foot on the edge of the peg.

I really like them and am considering them on the track bike. Is it a comfort thing? I could see all the way down and back causing issues for me, at the track. Some have suggested all the way forward and down.

Bottom line, is there a science to it? Or is it personal preference?

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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i would say personal preference.

get comfortable, then go faster.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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i had rearset raisers on the zx10.....i noticed that my upper thigh/groin area was a lot more prone to cramping on the track, and even street riding (i'm 6'0") since i've removed them the ride is a lot more comfortable and not near as much cramping and I really don't see the need for them unless I'm trying to get 50 degree lean angles or something......Overall, I think it's mostly personal preference, unless you're really getting the bike over that far....
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I am 6' 3" and I have my gilles rearsets all the way up and all the way back. It works best for me. You bend you knee a bit more, but it feels "right" to me. You can dig your knee into the side of the tank really good like that and don't have to worry about dragging peg.
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And this is a question as it relates to the race track...so yes, leanangles and draggin pegs are of concern.
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as mentioned just try different settings and see what works best for you.
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And this is a question as it relates to the race track...so yes, leanangles and draggin pegs are of concern.
if that's the case i would say as far up and back as you can run comfortably....
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I'm 6'5" as well: I like them up/back all the way on the street, too. At the track, I've lowered them a tad so that my legs don't get as tired as quick.

I agree with the experiment until you find what's most comfortable but best function to your person.
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On my SV650, I had to have them, but on my 600rr and My RC51, it really was not an issue. I never drug hard parts on the RC & CBR. The SV would drag hard parts easy....too easy. I had the rearsets on the SV all the way up and all the way back and still drug them occationally. Moral of the story, I would ride the R6 as is, and worry about rearsets when you start dragging stuff. I've seen plany of fast guys running stock rearsets.
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On my SV650, I had to have them, but on my 600rr and My RC51, it really was not an issue. I never drug hard parts on the RC & CBR. The SV would drag hard parts easy....too easy. I had the rearsets on the SV all the way up and all the way back and still drug them occationally. Moral of the story, I would ride the R6 as is, and worry about rearsets when you start dragging stuff. I've seen plany of fast guys running stock rearsets.
Yea...I really have no issue with the stockers. My only purpose, at this point, would be looking for better comfort. And moving them up, sounds worse!

Tks yall. Ill stand pat for awhile.
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On the street I look for comfort, so all the way down and forward

At track I put them all the way back and up
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