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Old 12-14-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Question What do i need to know before stretching my bike???

So heres my situation guys. I lowered my bike 2 inches and have been riding it for a month now. i can only put one foot down and i feel very comfortable when approaching up to a stop.

The guys at the shop told me if i lower it 4 inches it would be scraping my rear fairing. So i'm thinking i should stretch my bike 4 to 6 inches to make it work out.

What would you guys advise?
and what do i need to know and buy before stretching my bike?

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Old 12-15-2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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So if you feel comfortable on one foot why lower it more? If you putting extensions on its pretty basic. They sell complete kits or you can piece one together.
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are you lowering it to drag race it or is it a everyday driver?
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mine is an everyday rider, stretch 8 and lowerd 3,
it really depends on how you ride, as to how much it will affect you. if you like to whellie, those will be out of the pic, if you like drag racing it will help you alot, if you go to "track days" and do all the twisties the will affect you as well, if your just riding and cruising around it wont be as bad on you.
extensions, brake line, and chain will be what you need, i personally would go at least 6 inches though.
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mine is an everyday rider, stretch 8 and lowerd 3,
it really depends on how you ride, as to how much it will affect you. if you like to whellie, those will be out of the pic, if you like drag racing it will help you alot, if you go to "track days" and do all the twisties the will affect you as well, if your just riding and cruising around it wont be as bad on you.
extensions, brake line, and chain will be what you need, i personally would go at least 6 inches though.
so you paid $5k+ just to destroy the years of engineering work that was put into it? tell all the guys at starbucks i said hey
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Streching it wont help you lower it so you can put your feet down. When you strech a bike it raises it up so you then lower the suspension to bring it back down. Lowering a streched bike 4 inches with give you roughly the same ride hight as a stock bike lowered 2 inches. Depending on the strech, stock hight, rider weight, etc. A streched bike will actualy scrape more than a stock lenght bike at the same hight because of the increased wheel base.
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so you paid $5k+ just to destroy the years of engineering work that was put into it? tell all the guys at starbucks i said hey

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first off,how much do u weigh and how tall are you??? i'm 5'3 and with my street bike,it's lowered 2 in the front and on the third hole on my dog bones. i'm also stretched 6inches and i can sit flat footed. no scraping or bottoming out. if u ride two up,depending on weight of your passenger,you might scrape a little of bottom out,if you got a thick chick.
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Thanks for everyones input. ill try to reply to everyones post. im not looking to do wheelies nor drag or twisties. Just a everyday rider. and i said i don't feel comfortable with one foot on the ground, i live in Colorado so there are some weird streets that really make it difficult only having one foot down.

im around 135 lbs im 5'2 but my inseam is around 27-28 it really sucks haha. im not really looking to put anyone on the back of my bike just yet ahhaa especially a thick chick hahah
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Streching it wont help you lower it so you can put your feet down. When you strech a bike it raises it up so you then lower the suspension to bring it back down. Lowering a streched bike 4 inches with give you roughly the same ride hight as a stock bike lowered 2 inches. Depending on the strech, stock hight, rider weight, etc. A streched bike will actualy scrape more than a stock lenght bike at the same hight because of the increased wheel base.

Yeah i was actually looking at that last night. seeing that the swing arm has a slight angle towards the ground. ...hmmmmm wish i could buy height on ebay hahaha
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have you looked into shaving your seat?
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I just got into the world of stretched and lowered bikes, but from what I see it's mostly a looks thing. Unless you actually plan on drag racing every once in a while. If not, just lower the bike 4". If that doesn't make you feel comfy you'll have to look into seat options. That's my opinion.
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I just got into the world of stretched and lowered bikes, but from what I see it's mostly a looks thing. Unless you actually plan on drag racing every once in a while. If not, just lower the bike 4". If that doesn't make you feel comfy you'll have to look into seat options. That's my opinion.
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yeah i already did shave my seat. and i tried to lower the bike 4 inches but it was extremely close to my rear fairing.
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so you paid $5k+ just to destroy the years of engineering work that was put into it? tell all the guys at starbucks i said hey
i take it you didnt spend x amount of dollars to "destroy years of engineering" on your bike either,

if you stretch it it wont be so close to your rear fairing due to the upward angle of the fairing.
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i take it you didnt spend x amount of dollars to "destroy years of engineering" on your bike either,

if you stretch it it wont be so close to your rear fairing due to the upward angle of the fairing.
yeah thats what i thought too but extending my swing arm will also increase my seat height due to the angle of the swing arm. as jtownthug put it.

so hmmmm haha
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Go to your local sport bike shop or online and get the three hole lowering links. Drop the front 2inchs and you will be fine!!!! Trust me!!! I'm about an 1/2 inc taller than you. I did this to my street bikes and all others with no problems!!!
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Go to your local sport bike shop or online and get the three hole lowering links. Drop the front 2inchs and you will be fine!!!! Trust me!!! I'm about an 1/2 inc taller than you. I did this to my street bikes and all others with no problems!!!
it is already lowered 2 inches in the front and 2 in the back. haha
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it is already lowered 2 inches in the front and 2 in the back. haha
what are you lowering the back with??? if you use the 3 hole you will be fine. the adjustables are better and easier to work with because you can adjust them and put them at any height. either style is good. the 3 hole puts it 3 or 4 inches in the back.
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what are you lowering the back with??? if you use the 3 hole you will be fine. the adjustables are better and easier to work with because you can adjust them and put them at any height. either style is good. the 3 hole puts it 3 or 4 inches in the back.
its a dog bone its has an option of 2 to 4 inches it is currently sitting on 2 inches
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:05 PM   #22
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then put it on 4" and stretch it so itll bring it back up about a inch.. (thats what she said)
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like nike, just do it stretch it, lower it and be fine
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So did you sack up and do it yet?
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Have you looked into shoes/boots with a thicker sole than what you normally wear when you ride?

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Have you looked into shoes/boots with a thicker sole than what you normally wear when you ride?

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yeah imma get stretch it 6 inches and bring it down 4 . haha hah and yeah i have a pair of the second boots. works great but very uncomfortable when i got to the bars hahaha

so pretty much all i need is the extension. extra chain links. and brake hoses.
correct guys haha
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yeah imma get stretch it 6 inches and bring it down 4 . haha hah and yeah i have a pair of the second boots. works great but very uncomfortable when i got to the bars hahaha

so pretty much all i need is the extension. extra chain links. and brake hoses.
correct guys haha
They sell complete kits with everything you need. Im sure someone can post a kit for a good price.
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Have you looked into shoes/boots with a thicker sole than what you normally wear when you ride?

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also lower your tire pressure
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Theres no need to stretch your bike.. Your riding a Little ass 600.. Theres no need to stretch 600's.. Its the most dumbest, retardest thing ive heard.

People only stretch 1000's and busas. Unless you gonna keep it for Drag strip only.. Stretch bike on the streets is dumb.. ride straight all day is so gay. And you cant turn the bike worth of crap and handling is sorry. you'll drop it when you turn it..


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Theres no need to stretch your bike.. Your riding a Little ass 600.. Theres no need to stretch 600's.. Its the most dumbest, retardest thing ive heard.

People only stretch 1000's and busas. Unless you gonna keep it for Drag strip only.. Stretch bike on the streets is dumb.. ride straight all day is so gay. And you cant turn the bike worth of crap and handling is sorry. you'll drop it when you turn it..


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As far as streching a 600 if that's what you like go for it everyone has different opinions about everything.
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Yeah, i was just giving him a second thought to think about it before making a choice to spend all that money to do something thats worthless.. But, yeah i agree, to each of their own..

You know what they say "All depends on the rider's abilities".. How good the rider is to handle there bike..

Some people cant handle there bikes worth of shit..

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just get the tall ass boots and save your self the money. a guy i work with does it he only wears those boots when he rides his bike gives him the extra inch that he needs to feel comfortable.
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so waht did you end up doing? I ride a slammed and long gsxr 1k bc i like to race. some ppl do it bc they like the look. but if you dont care ether way i would say just lower it 4" so what if you scrape a bit you bought it to ride it not keep it in a bubble. no one will see a couple sratches on the under side of the bike any way...
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