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would anyone like to explain to me why the rear wheel on this bike is so far back? im pretty sure its not like that standard..

It would be nice to know the reasoning behind this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNF5ELQxxCM&feature=related
 

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same reason he is standing on the seat
 

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wank/awesome/wannabe factor, slang word for the extended wheelbase is 'stretched'

in proper drag bikes, the wheelbase has to be lengthened so the bike stays on the ground i believe.

for that guy, its just for looks.
 

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There is a proper term for this mod, its; "Gay"

Extending the swingarm on a bike is a wannabe drag racer thing, it wrecks the handling and makes the bike useless even in a straight line unless you're riding on a surface that has grip enhancers applied.

Also, if you ever see somebody like that noob who chromed their suspension its best to either slap them or at least sneer derisively at them, because they've introduced weakness into a critical suspension component.
 

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it certainly looks like shit.. the first thought that popped in my mind when i saw it was.. WHY?
 

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There is no accounting for taste. If its stretched, it means you cant ride.

And you're gay.
 

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The guy probably cant corner and cant wheelie with his buddys so he deliberately made his bike all "show" so his buddys would stop teasing him.

Now he has a shit bike and his buddys tease him all the more.
 

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money can't buy taste (or gloves), but it can buy a polished stretched swingarm

fullli hektic sik!
 

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There's been a lot of shitslinging on lowered and stretched bikes, but largely theoretical whinging, how many of you can say that you've actually ridden a lowered bike?

I rode a 99 r6 that was dropped about 2 inches front and rear (stock length) a fair distance at considerable speed. It was obviously not the best handling bike in the world but it wasn't /that/ bad.

I sure as fuck wouldn't do it to my bike, but for a poser bike it's fine.
 

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If i had wanted a poser bike that was good in a straighline and handled poorly, i would have bought a Harley. :D
 

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dayeve said:
If i had wanted a poser bike that was good in a straighline and handled poorly, i would have bought a Harley. :D
me too. then i would shoot myself for buying an underperforming rattlebox. *shrug*
 

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im gonna do this to my car.. extend the rear axle out behind the car.. so it kind of looks liek a ute.. when its not.. thats why its ironic!
 

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Richo, you are absolutely right. I have never ridden a dropped and stretched bike so I have nothing to compare it to but my assumption comes from how goofy they look.

How bad could it really be? I drove my old commodore around for 6 months without springs in the back and choppies up front and besides speed bumps it wasn't too bad.

I have often considered getting those bolt on swingarm extenders for when I go to WSID but the thought of changing my chain once a week from stock length to stretched just to go to the drags seemed a bit extreme.
 

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dayeve said:
Richo, you are absolutely right. I have never ridden a dropped and stretched bike so I have nothing to compare it to but my assumption comes from how goofy they look.

How bad could it really be? I drove my old commodore around for 6 months without springs in the back and choppies up front and besides speed bumps it wasn't too bad.

I have often considered getting those bolt on swingarm extenders for when I go to WSID but the thought of changing my chain once a week from stock length to stretched just to go to the drags seemed a bit extreme.
And brake line.
 

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richo said:
There's been a lot of shitslinging on lowered and stretched bikes, but largely theoretical whinging, how many of you can say that you've actually ridden a lowered bike?

I rode a 99 r6 that was dropped about 2 inches front and rear (stock length) a fair distance at considerable speed. It was obviously not the best handling bike in the world but it wasn't /that/ bad.

I sure as fuck wouldn't do it to my bike, but for a poser bike it's fine.
A lot of things are easily settled on a purely theoretical basis, for instance, have you ever been shot? Do you ever want to be?

To expand on the idea, if lowering a bike 50mm fucks the handling up, what do you think adding 20%+ to the wheelbase is going to do?
 

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apparently that style was mostly done in california where there arent many nice twisty roads to play on, so they started "streatching" their bikes for a drag style. i'd still rather riding that cbr than a harley. Each to their own though, but can someone tell me, other than doing these sorts of "mods" which are obviously dubbed as "gay" by most of you, what would someone do to customise their bikes other than some short levers and an exhaust? it seems that if something is shiny its "gay!", lowered? "gay!", in fact in anyway different to all the other stock with an exhaust sports bikes out there its obviously "gay"... getting my point? if its not a hardcore track inspired "pig" bike its just not on.
sorry but i dont really get too excited about seeing yet another race replica cookie cutter bike on the road anymore, dont get me wrong i can appreciate a nice bike when i see one and give credit where credit is due.


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There is no accounting for taste. If its stretched, it means you cant ride.

And you're gay.
really? so you have the balls to throw your legs over the bars at speed? or hang off the side like that at speed? or even stand up on the seat and keep your balance? yeah im sure you do.
different strokes for different folks, they probably all think your a bunch of wannabe boy racers who like to imagine your Valentino Rossi when they go round a few corners, or do a track day once every 6months.

although i did think "dickhead" when i saw the no helmet squid, even though it may not be "required by law" where they are, its still really stupid.

not trying to start a hektik keyboard warrior duel, just dont be so single minded thats all.
francisz asked why its different, not is this guy gay coz of how his bike looks?
 
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