stretched and lowered? : Yamaha R6 : R6 Forum

» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Yamaha YZF R6 Prices
Go Back   Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums > R6 Community Topics > General Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
MotoX_Rider695
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 59
Bike: 07 r6
stretched and lowered?

im sorry if this has been asked before but im new here. I'm looking into getting my first bike, the only bike im looking for is a r6. I've always liked them since i was young. My question is that the one bike i'm looking at has a has a b/n LRC 6 inch swingarm extension and its lowered 2.5 inches in the front and 2 inches in the back.

Now i know that with the bike being extended it hurts the cornering, but is it a big difference? I mean this is my first bike if that makes a difference. They do look nice no doubt but should i consider putting it back to stock? The bike is a great deal that i can't pass up on thats why im asking.

Thanks for any help
MotoX_Rider695 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
ttsang91
My R6 doesn't exist
 
ttsang91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,674
Bike: 09 DRZ400SM
Re: stretched and lowered?

have him put it back to stock so you dont have to (i doubt he will do it). the slightest changes to the suspension will greatly affect the performance of the bike.

id say keep looking
__________________
05 cbr600rr - sold
06 r6 raven. crashed on the date of 2-6-11
09 zx6r - sold
08 cbr600rr - sold

New bike: 09 DRZ400SM

Check out my YouTube channel. (Subscribe?)
http://www.youtube.com/user/ttsang91
ttsang91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
BallistiK
Yutter Ugghher
 
BallistiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2,528
Bike: 08 Carbon R6 (SOLD) 09 R1
Re: stretched and lowered?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoX_Rider695 View Post
im sorry if this has been asked before but im new here. I'm looking into getting my first bike, the only bike im looking for is a r6. I've always liked them since i was young. My question is that the one bike i'm looking at has a has a b/n LRC 6 inch swingarm extension and its lowered 2.5 inches in the front and 2 inches in the back.

Now i know that with the bike being extended it hurts the cornering, but is it a big difference? I mean this is my first bike if that makes a difference. They do look nice no doubt but should i consider putting it back to stock? The bike is a great deal that i can't pass up on thats why im asking.

Thanks for any help
IBTL



















naw put it back to factory spec's then adjust to your liking
__________________
BallistiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
MikeN02
Mario J's Apple Juice
 
MikeN02's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 8,180
Bike: White Raven R6
Re: stretched and lowered?

Oh my gah let me tell you. I've lowered all of my bikes (because I'm short) just so I can at least touch the ground with my tippy toes not flat foot.

People always say it affects handling etc you shouldn't do it. BUT if it's your first bike I suggest lowering it to get comfortable on it. Especially since it's just on the streets you're not going to be dragging knees and doing wheelies.

With that said, I hate extended swing-arm bikes, and I hate them even more after finally riding with one on. I had to ride my friend's new R6 home with extended swing-arm and I couldn't turn/lean AT ALL. It "automatically" puts you back upright so I had to take turns at 7-10 mph instead of 15 - 20 mph.
__________________
Special Thanks to GIJoe007 for this sig.

MikeN02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
ScottEvans
I eat my R6
 
ScottEvans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 364
Bike: 2006 R6s
Re: stretched and lowered?

poor r6. put it to stock
ScottEvans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
jebova2301
I eat what my R6 cooks!
 
jebova2301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 2,105
Bike: 2003 R6, 1995 YZ-250
Re: stretched and lowered?

seriously? another one of these threads? does no one use the search button? im mean seriously people. its not that fkn hard to do.
jebova2301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
MotoX_Rider695
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 59
Bike: 07 r6
Re: stretched and lowered?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebova2301 View Post
seriously? another one of these threads? does no one use the search button? im mean seriously people. its not that fkn hard to do.
i'm sorry i did say i was new, i guess next time i'll use the search before i ask.

Thanks to everyone who did answer, i'm going to find out if he does have the stock parts to put it back. Maybe i can sell the aftermarket stuff and make some money.
MotoX_Rider695 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:09 PM   #8
S3aturnR
track junkie
 
S3aturnR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 2,102
Bike: 2009 Yamaha R6
Re: stretched and lowered?

if this is your first bike, you're gonna hurt yourself on it...


s3aturnr
__________________
...the 3 is silent
2009 yamaha r6
i give up...
S3aturnR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #9
babymilo36
Yoga Pants Connoisseur

 
babymilo36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 34,328
Bike: 2014 Grom
Re: stretched and lowered?

Don't even bother. Look for an unmolested one.
__________________


CMRA #620
Wreck It Pandas #68

My 2008 R6 race build

babymilo36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
KevinP
I eat my R6
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 360
Bike: 2008 R6s
Re: stretched and lowered?

if you like it get it... you can always take it off if you dont like it. mines lowered and stretched and i like it. i can always put it back to stock for trackdays but we have no curved roads here so all i do is cruise and i think it looks cool. fcuk what anyone else says, it'll be your bike.
__________________


2008 R6s



Quote:
Originally Posted by BTMendenhall View Post
Thats so much fcukin popcorn. Id run a train. Id be all like "nomnomnomnomnom".
2008 R6s-
PcV withAuto Tune module, Factory pro super flare stacks, 4 degree ignition advancer, BMC race filter, Graves Slide Stops, 520 conversion kit (-1 +2) Rizoma grips and fluid tanks, 8000k HID's, DanMoto Rearsets, Akropovic Carbon shorty slipon (for Non S) speedoDRD, Spiegler braided lines, Yana Shiki Rotors, Double Bubble windscreen, 6" extended swing arm (hate if you want)
KevinP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stretched R6 Dominator187 Drag Race Section 79 03-06-2014 08:06 PM
stretched 04 r6 satxr6 General Discussions 61 12-24-2011 04:08 PM
2007 Blue R6 Stretched 12 over. Only stretched sportbike in Okinawa Japan, so far!!! dsbmississippi Appearance and Exterior Mods 169 07-31-2010 12:36 PM
FS: 2000 R6 Stretched and Lowered... Florida lemon chicken Bikes For Sale 1 08-14-2009 10:54 AM
Stretched R6 Anybody???? OONDaddy Appearance and Exterior Mods 40 04-17-2007 10:52 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:52 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum
R6-Forum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on R6-Forum.com is generated by its users and R6-Forum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.