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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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rearsets...I'm not getting it.

I've tried to read/view and learn about rear sets but I can't figure out what the hell they are!

Someone please, pretend you are talking to a 4 year old and explain rear sets to me. What are they, what advantages do they hold.

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Rearsets and Jack up plates offer a footrest position that is higher and further back than standard. Thus increasing ground clearance and offering a sportier riding position.


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indeed^^^ they are an aftermarket mod that offers a more Super Sport footing position higher and further back than the stock footpegs...

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Ok great, thank you guys. Is that a mod you would do for every day riding or do people do this who go to the track?

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Yeah it's not always a more SS position. Rear-sets just refer to your foot controls and foot rests. You can get the adjustable rizoma rearsets which basically go anywhere from stock to back and down from stock.

It's all a personal taste thing, I ride average to aggressive on the street and I quite often wish my legs were back further. I'll likely get some rearsets for street, mild track use...

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It's generally for the track/racing.

You would want to raise your pegs (i.e. rearsets) to be able to achieve a greater lean angle on the bike without scraping the pegs on the ground (they tend to be shorter as well, for the same reason). The moving them back part helps promote a more aggressive riding position (leaning your upper body forward on top of the tank).

But, as you can imagine, this can also be less comfortable for long stints in the saddle. If you find yourself scraping your pegs to a nub in the midst of your every day riding, then you could consider this a possible solution... otherwise, it's just bling... bling that would make the bike less comfy IMHO.

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I've been here over a year and just figured out what they were around 3 days ago.

Now I'm trying to figure out just what GP shifting really is and how it's implemented to the bike. There is mucho sarcasm to wade through in this forum
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Flipping your shifter to give you 1 up and five down. Not real easyon our bikes. I did mine but the rod is now one the outside of the frame.
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I put rizomas on my bike about a month ago. I only ride on the street, and not super aggressively. The reason was because I found the most comfortable position for me was with the balls of my feet on the stock pegs. The problem was that it meant I had to do 2 movements to brake or shift. The first to move my feet forward and then use the controls. The back and up position allows me to keep my feet right there comfortably, ready to brake or shift.
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Anyone know of any that would increase legroom? More relaxed.

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Anyone know of any that would increase legroom? More relaxed.

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You can ride cruiser-style if you rest your feet on the sliders
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I love doing that. stretch your legs out...

also, I want rear sets cuz it's so darn hard to get my feet on the rear seat... I guess I could put my passenger pegs back on.
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feet on the rear seat???

wow, with my dirty mind I can think of a few hot visuals on that one.....
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I put rizomas on my bike about a month ago. I only ride on the street, and not super aggressively. The reason was because I found the most comfortable position for me was with the balls of my feet on the stock pegs. The problem was that it meant I had to do 2 movements to brake or shift. The first to move my feet forward and then use the controls. The back and up position allows me to keep my feet right there comfortably, ready to brake or shift.
You spent $500 on rearsets because you didn't want to move your feet?


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