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Old 04-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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GSXR fork extenders

Just curious on who's using them. My gsxr6 forks where set about 5mm above the triple (or whatever stock is) It felt "flighty" and steering was just too quik, so I dropped them down to flush with the triple and lowered the rear just a bit, making it WAY more stable but, obviously making turn in slower. It feels very good now, but I'm still making adjustments to find a better set-up. But all and all I feel that the geometry is perfect and I don't need fork extenders, but I'm not fast either. Most of the fast guys I see use them.


So again, who's using these, or used them, and what are your thoughts.
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I use them. 10mm I think. I use them because multiple sources told me that the 06-07 600/750's are a bit "out of whack" and are suceptible to tucking the front end. They are a couple of hundred bucks so I went ahead and did it, based off trusting faster, better more knowledgeable people than I.

If it were a $1,000.00 mod, I may have looked deeper into it. My understanding is that most of the fkn fast guys...not just fast guys, that are racing these bikes have it done.

I am sure you will get the few that say, "awe, you dont need that I run without them."

Anything that will help me stay shiny side up, I am interested in. Makes more sense than Pazzo shorties.

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I use them. 10mm I think. I use them because multiple sources told me that the 06-07 600/750's are a bit "out of whack" and are suceptible to tucking the front end. They are a couple of hundred bucks so I went ahead and did it, based off trusting faster, better more knowledgeable people than I.

If it were a $1,000.00 mod, I may have looked deeper into it. My understanding is that most of the fkn fast guys...not just fast guys, that are racing these bikes have it done.

I am sure you will get the few that say, "awe, you dont need that I run without them."

Anything that will help me stay shiny side up, I am interested in. Makes more sense than Pazzo shorties.
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And those Pazzos dropped .03 seconds off my laptime at MSRH uh thank you lol
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And those Pazzos dropped .03 seconds off my laptime at MSRH uh thank you lol
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I am running stock forks and shock, and have the fork tubes flush with the top triple. So far it seems to work pretty well for me, but I am not the fastest guy out there (53's at MSRH).

I have heard that a good set up is the front forks down into the top triple, and raise the rear ride height. Not sure on actual numbers though.
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I use them. There is a post here that discusses this in more detail.
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i dont have them yet, but will have them soon as i get my forks rebuilt. since this is no trade secret and everybody and their mama knows.....you NEED to raise BOTH your front AND YOUR REAR, not lower the rear.

even with stock stuff previously, i had my forks dropped into the triple clamps by 7mm and shimmed the rear shock to go up 4mm. i have ak20's and a penske triple shock now.....so the numbers have changed a bit.

you should hook up with patrick @ Motorcycles Unlimited, he'll get you set right.
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i dont have them yet, but will have them soon as i get my forks rebuilt. since this is no trade secret and everybody and their mama knows.....you NEED to raise BOTH your front AND YOUR REAR, not lower the rear.

even with stock stuff previously, i had my forks dropped into the triple clamps by 7mm and shimmed the rear shock to go up 4mm. i have ak20's and a penske triple shock now.....so the numbers have changed a bit.

you should hook up with patrick @ Motorcycles Unlimited, he'll get you set right.
Depends on tires. You don't HAVE to raise the front.
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i did not know it would "want" to tuck the front.
i was under the impression it was a clearance issue.
and another is that the swinarm sit too far horizontal,so when straighten the swinger you raise the rear and thus really needing the front end raised.
alot of the tuck problem IMO has to do with poor body positioning,kindda like "needing" fork internals and rear shock.
in other words proper technic really goes a long way.
dont get me wrong if i could afford them or thought i needed them as a confidence booster,i would buy them in a heart beat.
again im also NOT a fast rider,only 26's at MSR-C.
i will be dropping mine flush with tripple and raising the rear to match(not sure yet how much that will be though.
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Adam, the fork extenders are nice to have. They give you the option not only to play with the geometry, but also you are able to achieve more ground clearance by raising both the front and the rear of the bike and keeping the same numbers geometry wise. This way at full lean angle you don't drag foot pegs body work etc.

If you are happy where the bike is at then leave it alone. In the end you are the one riding the thing.
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Adam, the fork extenders are nice to have. They give you the option not only to play with the geometry, but also you are able to achieve more ground clearance by raising both the front and the rear of the bike and keeping the same numbers geometry wise. This way at full lean angle you don't drag foot pegs body work etc.

If you are happy where the bike is at then leave it alone. In the end you are the one riding the thing.
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Adam, the fork extenders are nice to have. They give you the option not only to play with the geometry, but also you are able to achieve more ground clearance by raising both the front and the rear of the bike and keeping the same numbers geometry wise. This way at full lean angle you don't drag foot pegs body work etc.

If you are happy where the bike is at then leave it alone. In the end you are the one riding the thing.
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Like I said, im going to leave it for now. Just wondering whos using them and their opinions. Once I get faster and have some serious seattime under my belt, Ill know what needs to be done. but for now, flush is fine
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Anybody else gave an opinion on these?
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