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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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- '07 ninja rearsets

does anyone know where i can find some rearsets for my '05? all i can find are the woodcrafts for the late model ninjas. i want to move my pegs back and up similar to the woodcraft sets but like i said i have an '05.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 10:58 AM
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Why do you need Ninja 250 rearsets? I'm wondering if that's a mod I should do to my bike.
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^clearance. you don't want to be dragging peg. Not something you need to worry about until you really start leaning her over.

-riding position. puts you in a more aggressive position

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Ah I see. So how far can you lean a stock Ninja 250 before you start dragging things? Can you touch knee with stock rearsets?

And this is the only bike I've spent any real amount of time on. How would you describe "aggressive" seating position?
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I don't know the exact angle you can lean a Ninja 250, but it's not very much. Rearsets definitely help give you more ground clearance which is particularly useful once you start going faster and use more of the tire.

The Ninja 250 seating position is very neutral; which means that you're not leaning too far forward like a sportbike nor too far backward like a cruiser. It's just....neutral. Higher footpegs will cause the upper half of your body to lean forward a little more. That's what minichris means by aggressive seating position.
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I see. So what do you mean by using more of the tire? It seems like bikes already have a small contact patch with the ground as it is.

Now that you mention it, I do see what you're saying about the Ninja 250 seating position. After sitting on some bikes at the Long Beach bike show a couple weeks ago I did notice how some sportbikes have a more "aggressive" seating position. So does that make it easier to drag knee?
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What I mean by using more of the tire is that, when a bike is rolling straight up and down, only the center of the tire is touching the ground. Once you start going faster and leaning the bike over more you'll start to use more and more of the tire's edges. "Chicken strips" are what's known as the amount of unused tire closest to the tire's edge. The smaller that amount, the more lean angle you're doing. Obviously, that's a finite amount...so don't go over!
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And about the second part of your post...an aggressive seating position can make it easier to drag knee as it puts your whole body in better position for aggressive riding: butt off the seat, head out, looking through the turn, the knee just naturally wants to stick out.
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What I mean by using more of the tire is that, when a bike is rolling straight up and down, only the center of the tire is touching the ground. Once you start going faster and leaning the bike over more you'll start to use more and more of the tire's edges. "Chicken strips" are what's known as the amount of unused tire closest to the tire's edge. The smaller that amount, the more lean angle you're doing. Obviously, that's a finite amount...so don't go over!
Haha..."chicken strips"...that's awesome. If that's what they're called then I've got enough to make KFC proud! Thanks for clearing that up.
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And about the second part of your post...an aggressive seating position can make it easier to drag knee as it puts your whole body in better position for aggressive riding: butt off the seat, head out, looking through the turn, the knee just naturally wants to stick out.
I find myself starting to do that already when I ride the 250r. How is it different on true sport bikes?
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