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Old 06-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Stretching a bike...???

Im not thinking of stretching my bike, but the other night at the track (Houston Motorsports Parkway) I noticed nearly all of the bikes racing that had work done to them were strecthed... So my question is what do those racers gain from streching their bikes????? Just curious and want to know
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Pivot point is set to the back so the weight of the vehicle is required to lift the front of the bike; Instead of a closer rear tire where the weight can travel up alot quicker since the balance point is closer to the rear tire.

The problem also lies in suspension setting... it can also be negative if the bike is too low and not adjusted... the rear tire would actually push the bike skywards.

Strapping the front also helps in your 60', since the spring load doesnt push the body of the bike up, but rather the full weight of the suspension and wheel assembly is forced to be lifted up.
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ok so in english what cali was saying. drag races strech there bikes so that can start off at a higher rpm for take off. so the bike has LESS of a chance of flipping..
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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A longer wheel base will stop the bike from wheelieing off the line. Thus enabling better takeoffs. For drag racing this is good.

but I must point out you have a 600, a bike better suited for a road (twisty) track. The only benefit you would see are more poser points.

It will diminish the handeling, making the bike only want to go straight.

Some of the drag gurus mzy chime in and know more about it.
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If you find that bish that screwed u over, put your rear seat on and ride through some mud.

Then take her to a nice restraunt, out to a club, wherever her mud trail down her back can be appreciated by all
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they all made the point better 60fts and leave harder off the line.
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I just rode a bike that we streched out for the first time and it was a horrible ride i wouldnt do it unless your going for the type of look.
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A longer wheel base will stop the bike from wheelieing off the line. Thus enabling better takeoffs. For drag racing this is good.

but I must point out you have a 600, a bike better suited for a road (twisty) track. The only benefit you would see are more poser points.

It will diminish the handeling, making the bike only want to go straight.

Some of the drag gurus mzy chime in and know more about it.


Yea im not doing this to my bike.. I love it just the way it is... I was asking bc of all the stretched bikes that were at the track, just curious...


Thanks for the input
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