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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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im a new rider and i have a k2 gsxr 600. i love the swung out look and was wondering about extension blocks. i can find some pretty good deals online and was wondering if they are safe. i dont plan on drag racing or anything like that so what do u guys think? i see alot of ppl use them so i would think theyre ok...
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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goodbye handling, i rode my buddies stretched bandit and i didnt like it, but thats just my preference
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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My opinion: I've seen a lot of people drag race with extension blocks, I think they are safe enough when properly installed and checked regularly.
I've also owned a +6" ZX6R and went on some fun rides through the Ozarks...and smoked everyone I rode with. Now, I will admit that the bikes handling changed after the stretch, but it didn't make feel scared or uncertain as to it's ability to stick a corner. My only real complaint was the turning radius. It does take a much larger half circle to turn around. It did look sweet and I could still have my fun in the corners.

However, if your are going to try and drag off your knee pucks in a corner I would advise you to leave it stock length. Valentino Rossi doesn't have extension blocks on his ride, so if you're going to ride like that then I can't suggest this mod.

---That's my two cents...
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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well i dont plan on draggin my knee, and i rode by brother zx7 that is +9 inches and i felt a lil more comfortable. i could get on the throttle alot more without the worry of the front coming up. i really love the look and was wondering what ppl thought about the reliability...thanks for ur opinions....
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Are you going to serve us some pics when you get those extensions put on?
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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ive had them on both my gsxr's and both of mine had great results. i did loose some turning radius but i didnt mind it much. i can only recommend it from my experience, hopefully you get yours installed correctly.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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oh, and dont cheap out on the chain. get a good quality chain and use only one master link
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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yea ill definetly be posting pics, and the kit im ordering comes with a chain. im posting a link so u guys tell me what u think before i waste my money.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...T#ht_500wt_969
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #9
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yea ill definetly be posting pics, and the kit im ordering comes with a chain. im posting a link so u guys tell me what u think before i waste my money.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...T#ht_500wt_969
There are a couple people at my track with those exact extensions...I say get 'em.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #10
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yea ill definetly be posting pics, and the kit im ordering comes with a chain. im posting a link so u guys tell me what u think before i waste my money.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...T#ht_500wt_969
I just sold those from my bike for $75, wasn't a fan of the god awful turning radius.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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i had blocks on my 600, worked well and i never had a problem with them. a lot of people do have blocks,


buzz said it very well in post#3
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