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Old 04-21-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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adjustable rearsets or just new pegs?

I bought my bike with some solid aftermarket pegs attached to the stock rearsets. I don't like them. the knurling on the pegs is extremely minimal, and consequently there's no traction. My outside foot has slipped off a time or two which is never fun. Should I cough up $350-$400 for a set of adjustable rearsets or just find a different peg for the stock rearset? Are the adjustable units that much better? do they crash well?
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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i would suggest getting adjustables! buy used and Attack seem to be the best choice IMO b/c the way they are built, each pc is replacable on its own.
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Another option is NON-adjustable rearsets. Might cut down a little on the price.
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Another option is NON-adjustable rearsets. Might cut down a little on the price.
How would that be any better than just replacing the pegs on a stock rearset?
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How would that be any better than just replacing the pegs on a stock rearset?
woodcraft makes one that retains your stock adjuster plate and has a tough design that can be bent back if needed on a crash. i got the woodcraft's on my gsxr and they feel good.

depending on your year bike of course but the 06+ came stock with adjuster plates.
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woodcraft makes one that retains your stock adjuster plate and has a tough design that can be bent back if needed on a crash. i got the woodcraft's on my gsxr and they feel good.

depending on your year bike of course but the 06+ came stock with adjuster plates.
Mine is an '04. No adjustment stock.
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Woodcraft FTW and you don't need adjustable. Unless you are 6'7" or 3'4".

They are in a better position than stock.
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Woodcraft FTW and you don't need adjustable. Unless you are 6'7" or 3'4".

They are in a better position than stock.
Do you have woodcrafts? How's the traction? I've heard vortex has the most traction, but they tend to eat boots too.
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Vortex have great traction, but if something even hits the shifter or brake in the trailer, they tend to start sticking.Just like Sato's. This is because of the bearings in them. Bearings are bad on rearsets. Plus they cost more.

Never had a problem w/ traction on the Woodcraft, unless they were ground down to nubs.

Speaking of Nubs, I think I'll play some right now. lol
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Woodcrafts FTW!!

Excellent traction, and I've crash tested them as well. All parts are replaceable for cheap.
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My outside foots slips off all the time, eh no biggie
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I have woodcrafts on the sv and they are really stocky first thing I noticed when I sat on the bike was the grip they had over my stock r1 rear sets
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The stock pegs on my gsxr had a raised ball end that dug a hole in the sole of my boot to the point it was painful.
The vortex rear sets saved from having to replace my $400 Sidi boots. And they have grip even if your foot is out of position you can put weight on it without fear of it slipping off or repositioning in the middle of a turn which is not good.
I've also seen boots from more aggressive riders with the same rear sets and they have wear but not as bad as my stock ones did.
The bad part is they don't have that pivot, they will bend when crashed.
Next track day or race go check out the different ones the racers have.
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I have Woodcraft also.
Not too expensive, excellent traction and since they are popular I assume they crash well.

As far as why they are better than stock for track riding, I think it is location. They are not adjustable, but are not in the stock location.
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I run stock. If I were going to buy some, they would be Woodcraft.
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