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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2013, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Stretched gen 2 w busa shock casual riding ?

I know I may get flamed for this but does anyone have experience riding passengers with a lengthy stretch? I'm sitting at 69" and have a stock shock on right now (have a busa shock in the closet). Before with my old setup the only difference was I had a stock oil pan and alienhead exhaust. There was one person that rode just fine but everyone else I would scrape or bust oil pans. Now I've got a low pro pan and sidewinder. Was thinking of putting the busa shock on just to give my gf a ride. She loves the bike and knows it would only be a one time thing as I won't keep changing from my drag setup. My street bike is just about done but she's begging for a ride on this one. None of the girls have been over 120 lbs. do you guys think I'd be ok by putting the busa shock on?

Ps I've searched a lot of drag related topics regarding the shock but didn't really find anything related to casual riding

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is the busa shock supposed to be stiffer? If im right then yea itd be better to put it on. when I had mine 12 over it would scrape religiously and my wife is 120. I caught a bump once at like 45 and sparks flew


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That's what I've read, it's supposed to be stiffer. And believe me I know the feeling cept I'm used to smelling oil and seeing a white cloud behind me.

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I've always been hesitant to really get the speed up while being stretched for that simple reason. That's why I plan on leaving the other bike swb. I'm curious to see how long that'll last.

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lol that would royally piss me off if I cracked a pan. I just scraped the shit outta the mid pipe and the sparks hit my leg and scared the shit outta me


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The stretch is not nearly as much of an issue as the lowering is. Raise it up!


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the busa shock is stiffer did this mod to my gen1 with good results. also its lil longer than the stock shock so it will raise the rear up some. will be nice if your goin to be ridin 2 up.

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I have the roaring toyz 5 hole links and they were set at the highest position

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Is the front end lowered? If thats only done via sliding the forks, you could just slide them back down and gain some height to it. I dont know where you have it set, but go full stiff on the compression for the shock too.

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Always want the front and rear to be relative in height. If u drop the rear u must drop the front and vice versa. I know if the rear is dropped and front isnt itll ride like shit and the back end will feel like its sliding out in turns


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