PDA

View Full Version : Stretched the bike out



vortech302
05-12-2010, 07:57 PM
5 inches, but she's still a handful.

Bob
05-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Looks good man. I was going to swing by the other day but got side tracked on my way home.

Gas Man
05-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Um... I'll bite....

Why?

Mudpuppy
05-12-2010, 11:16 PM
{insert the "i'm with stupid" pointing up at gasman here}

vortech302
05-13-2010, 07:32 AM
A couple reasons. I'm going to be racing the bike so the longer wheelbase will make it easier to leave, it's actually more comfortable going down the road. I can't really say if there's a difference in handling because I changed tires at the same time but I've read that under 6" there is little difference in handling, you just have to turn in earlier. And finally, looks wise I didn't like how the rear tire sat under the bike, it looked better pulled out 4" but the chain stretched.

RoadZombie
05-13-2010, 08:38 AM
5 inches, but she's still a handful.

...the places I could go with this. Hahaha!

Mudpuppy
05-13-2010, 09:41 AM
racing as in drag racing?

metrogtiguy
05-13-2010, 10:33 AM
5 inches, but she's still a handful.

That's what she said :p

vortech302
05-13-2010, 11:08 AM
...the places I could go with this. Hahaha!

It hasn't outgrown my hand yet haha, and yes drag racing. I should probably just say it now before it gets out of control that I didn't do it so I could say "me too", I did some research on it and it's a good fit for the type of riding I do and the issues I was having. I know it's not every ones cup of tea but that's why everyone here rides something different. I don't feel like I lost any practicality and the only place I see the wheelbase as an issue is that it takes an extra direction change to get it turned around in the driveway. I had some BS tires on it before and had zero confidence in the corners, now even with it stretched it handles 100% better.

RoadZombie
05-13-2010, 11:19 AM
That's what she said :p

"She" said that? What kinda "shes" are you hangin' out with packing 5 inches? LoL

Mudpuppy
05-13-2010, 01:22 PM
sweet.. i hear stretching it is great for drag racing.. like you said not my cup of tea but if it works for you then great..

NinjaGirl
05-13-2010, 03:52 PM
"She" said that? What kinda "shes" are you hangin' out with packing 5 inches? LoL


Wow, this thread went south pretty fast.:p

RoadZombie
05-13-2010, 05:04 PM
You know me. If it weren't for the gutter, my mind would be homeless.

Gas Man
05-13-2010, 05:21 PM
I will admit I really want to ride one... just cause I never have.

Bob
05-13-2010, 06:44 PM
I like the way stretched bikes look and, from what I've heard, they handle much better on the straights. I want to hit up Milan with you this year for sure.