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Where does everyone position their clip ons and rear sets?

I searched here and else where for hours last night and came up with nearly nothing on set up choice.

Since switching to the R6 I'm going quicker and I love the bike, but my body position is terrible and I'm having a hard time getting lower. I'm way more on top of the bike than in it. I'm about 5 10" with long torso and shorter legs. If I put my rear sets all the way back and in the middle of height, I buy myself some much needed room in the cockpit to actually get in a tuck. However, then I'm not making good contact with the tank and my inner thigh and I feel as if I will literally fall off the bike if I get off the side any more. It also beats my knees up having so little leg on the tank. I need to freaking stretch, but for right now I need help getting my shoulder and head lower into the corner and until I physically sort out the bike so that I feel anchored to it enough to get farther of the side, it getting worse trying to compensate.

Anyway, I'm going to change some ergos around and spend a little time playing with that at the next track day.

Last night I moved the rear sets forward a notch to hook my leg into the tank better and spaced my (previously flush) clip ons to 10mm down from the bottom of the triple. I have more room and was considering another 10mm.

So, how tall are you and how do you guys like your set up? I ride an 06 and use vortex rear sets and clip ons. Thanks.
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To simplify things, your clip ons and rear sets need to be adjusted to where you're comfortable. I adjusted my clip ons out more so I can get my elbow out more. If you bring your elbow down, naturally your upper body (including shoulder and head) should lower as well. Keep playing around with them until you feel comfortable.


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That's the plan. I was looking for other peoples baselines so that I didn't go too far in the wrong direction. If I get the clip ons too low then I can change the handling, which can be compensated for…but thats a whole different can of worms. Besides, you promised when I bought these Shermoto levers that I would be able to drag my elbow.
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I have been messing with my rearsets the last few weeks. I have the Gilles adjustable ones. I am the same height as you and what I have found that works best for me is forward and in the middle. The puts my legs into the contour of the tank. Dave Moss has a video, but it's with GSX-R. Should be the same concept though.

My clip ons are pushed out, but that's just preference. Now, I just have to figure how far I want to the bar to extend from the clip on. I run into the problem of the MC nipple hitting the fairing stay...drives my crazy.
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That's the plan. I was looking for other peoples baselines so that I didn't go too far in the wrong direction. If I get the clip ons too low then I can change the handling, which can be compensated for…but thats a whole different can of worms. Besides, you promised when I bought these Shermoto levers that I would be able to drag my elbow.
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I can guarantee you can drag elbow.... but I can't guarantee if you'll be on the bike or off
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I have been messing with my rearsets the last few weeks. I have the Gilles adjustable ones. I am the same height as you and what I have found that works best for me is forward and in the middle. The puts my legs into the contour of the tank. Dave Moss has a video, but it's with GSX-R. Should be the same concept though.

My clip ons are pushed out, but that's just preference. Now, I just have to figure how far I want to the bar to extend from the clip on. I run into the problem of the MC nipple hitting the fairing stay...drives my crazy.
Same with mine so I adjusted it a little back


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Adjust the rearsets so your knee is in the tank easily. Adjust the clipons out from the tank/forward more for less angle in your right wrist. Adjust them as best you can to achieve this while not allowing the brake lever to hit the fairing stay or headlights.

The idea is move the bars wider for wider shoulders, better leverage, etc. Then push them forward to relieve the pressure on your right wrist.

After you know this, it's a battle to get clearance for the brake, or to clear bodywork, fairing stays, etc. So there's no right or wrong setup. It all depends on the setup of the bike. Whether it has a brembo MC on it, or if it's got headlights, etc.


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Adjust the rearsets so your knee is in the tank easily. Adjust the clipons out from the tank/forward more for less angle in your right wrist. Adjust them as best you can to achieve this while not allowing the brake lever to hit the fairing stay or headlights.

The idea is move the bars wider for wider shoulders, better leverage, etc. Then push them forward to relieve the pressure on your right wrist.

After you know this, it's a battle to get clearance for the brake, or to clear bodywork, fairing stays, etc. So there's no right or wrong setup. It all depends on the setup of the bike. Whether it has a brembo MC on it, or if it's got headlights, etc.
I rode a stock R6 this weekend and was amazed at how uncomfortable the stock positioning is after having my clip ons pushed far forward. Just moving the clip ons forward forces your body lower, and makes it a lot easier to get your bp correct... or more correct than before.


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How much space below the bottom of the triple tree are you guys putting your clip ons? I've never had a stock R6 so I have no margin of reference. Mine came to me track prepped.
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Adjust the rearsets so your knee is in the tank easily. Adjust the clipons out from the tank/forward more for less angle in your right wrist. Adjust them as best you can to achieve this while not allowing the brake lever to hit the fairing stay or headlights.

The idea is move the bars wider for wider shoulders, better leverage, etc. Then push them forward to relieve the pressure on your right wrist.

After you know this, it's a battle to get clearance for the brake, or to clear bodywork, fairing stays, etc. So there's no right or wrong setup. It all depends on the setup of the bike. Whether it has a brembo MC on it, or if it's got headlights, etc.
Had the same question. Good info. Thanks.


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Re: Where does everyone position their clip ons and rear sets?

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How much space below the bottom of the triple tree are you guys putting your clip ons? I've never had a stock R6 so I have no margin of reference. Mine came to me track prepped.
Pretty sure it is something like 10mm. I remember using something like that as a reference to make sure both sides matched.
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