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without all the bling bling responses.. and the squid remarks... what is supposed to be the purpose of an extended swingarm? i am thinking the longer wheelbase helps to keep the front of the bike down? dunno?
 

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That is the only real use for an extended swingarm. Useful only in drag racing and like scenarios. In poseur ranks it performs the same function as the huge carbon fiber wing on a 4 door Ford Taurus (you might laugh but I have seen it.)
 

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yeah, and throttle control is less of an issue as you can just whack the throttle open...
 

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Keith_929 : That is the only real use for an extended swingarm.  Useful only in drag racing and like scenarios.  In poseur ranks it performs the same function as the huge carbon fiber wing on a 4 door Ford Taurus (you might laugh but I have seen it.)
Unless that 4 door Taurus has one of these under the hood

 

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ND4SPDSHO : Quote (Keith_929 @ June 14 2003, 9:59pm)That is the only real use for an extended swingarm.  Useful only in drag racing and like scenarios.  In poseur ranks it performs the same function as the huge carbon fiber wing on a 4 door Ford Taurus (you might laugh but I have seen it.)
Unless that 4 door Taurus has one of these under the hood  


No, even then
 

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it makes it launch quicker by making it harder to wheelie, at least to the point that it spins the tire from lack of leverage.
 

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Last time I checked Ford owned 18% of Yamaha. Ford made the engines, sent them to Yamaha for them to do their work and then Yamaha sent the completed engines back to Ford.
 
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