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Old 05-30-2008, 02:36 PM
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Whats about the longest you can go and still be streetable? I dont do any twistie riding but I do commute about 60 miles to work on a regular basis. My trip to work is all highway. I am about to order a swingarm and just need some input on length. By the way its for a 06 1krr.[/align]
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:41 PM
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why do you want it? for looks, the strip or what?

i have a +10" and i want a 6 or 8.. 10 is just too much for anything it will keep the front down for sure but at the strip there is no weight on the rear tire..
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:15 PM
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It would be for the strip, but I still need to be able to ride to work during the week. My ride to work is 30miles but itsmostly straight highway.I wasthinking about doing a +6 with bolt on extensions to use at the track and just have 2 rear wheels and 2 chains.
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:24 PM
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i would do a solid 6" extensionand be done with it..i dont like or trust the bolt on extensions,i haven't seen it done butthe last thing thati would wantis to launch off the line and have one snap, i dont know if it has happened but i just like the piece of mind.. but 6" is fine for everyday riding and good for the strip..
 
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:11 AM
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bindel...can you post some pics of your bike with the extensions.
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:41 AM
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extensions SUCK. I had one break on a launch. I have an 8in. fixed extension on mine and I love how it rides and I get a lot of compliments on how the stretch looks good on the bike. not too long but noticeably stretched. the six looked good too but the 8 compliments my 900RR well. in my opinion anything over 8in. is for show anyway.
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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have you thought about looking into drag straps? you can tighten and loosen them as you want, just my two pennies
 
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:55 PM
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i may be off subject here,but if your asking how long is legal it's 16",well in NC anyways
 
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by petrorr View Post
extensions SUCK. I had one break on a launch. I have an 8in. fixed extension on mine and I love how it rides and I get a lot of compliments on how the stretch looks good on the bike. not too long but noticeably stretched. the six looked good too but the 8 compliments my 900RR well. in my opinion anything over 8in. is for show anyway.
What brand were your extensions?
 
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by armystud999 View Post
What brand were your extensions?
by the way he worded it im pretty sure he had bolt on extensions.. that is def not the way to go..
 

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