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    Default Stretched the bike out

    5 inches, but she's still a handful.
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    Looks good man. I was going to swing by the other day but got side tracked on my way home.

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    Um... I'll bite....

    Why?
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    {insert the "i'm with stupid" pointing up at gasman here}
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vortech302 View Post
    5 inches, but she's still a handful.
    ...the places I could go with this. Hahaha!
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    racing as in drag racing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vortech302 View Post
    5 inches, but she's still a handful.
    That's what she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadZombie View Post
    ...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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metrogtiguy View Post
    That's what she said
    "She" said that? What kinda "shes" are you hangin' out with packing 5 inches? LoL
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