Recommendations for rear sets, 2015 s1000rr

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  1. d.b

    d.b New Member

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    Hi all, I'm looking to get some rearsets for my bike, mostly I want to get my leg up higher to the tank as I'm short (5'7"), so I'm looking for rearsets that will be able to adjust higher. I'm hoping this helps me grip the tank with my outside leg better, so I can get off the bike more. (Does that even sound reasonable? :) ).

    Looking around online though it's difficult to understand what the adjustment range is of various different kinds. (woodcraft, lightech, R&G, etc)

    Any suggestions/advice?
     
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    DEFBOY35 Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a look at vortex. They make some great products at a great price.
     
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    i have the same struggle as you on my honda. (i'm 5-6 with midget legs)

    i went with woodcrafts, however you might prefer vortex as they allow more adjust-ability,
     
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    Hmm, I don't see that Vortex makes any for my bike. Am I missing them?
     
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    SetUpSixRR EMRA Executive Member

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    Contact them. Vortex are awesome. I have them on my S1000RR
     
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    I am 5'6 and used vortex, worked really well! Highly recommended
     
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    your bike may be too new. let me help you solve this problem by trading you for my 07 honda - the possibilities will be endless!
     
  8. d.b

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    Good deal!

    It looks like the R&G rearsets seem like they look very similar to the Vortex, maybe I should try those:

    http://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype/adjustable_rearsets/BMW/S1000RR/RSET26BK/

    I did send Vortex an email, I'll see what they say as well.
     
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    my only caution to you when buying rearsets is becareful of the wording on construction.

    being CNC or milled from aluminum does not necessarily mean from BILLET aluminum.

    my friend had some rearsets (gilles tooling) that advertised it was CNC'd from aircraft aluminum and when he crashed, it was clearly milled from cast aluminum which is significantly weaker.

    I only mention this because R&G does not make mention of billet.
     
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    Interesting, thanks. I emailed R&G to ask... :)
     
  11. DMesher

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    As was pointed out...No Vortex rearsets for post-2014 S1000RRs. I have them for the 2012 and would have preferred them for the 2016.

    I would imagine they will produce them once they realize the frame is changed and the 2014's wont fit on a 2015+


    Darel
     
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    You could check with Bickle Racing. I know that Michael Leon and Black Young from CSBK, are both using his rear sets on their 2016 BMW's.

    Might be a option?

    ~S
     
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    My 2 cents.
    I have had great luck with Attack Racing, although lately I have tried to reduce my crash testing program. Only problem is they aren't cheap.
     
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    Yes, that is ALWAYS a consideration. Paying $800 for rearsets is bad enough the first time, but absolutely crippling the second (third..fourth...) time.

    That's why I liked Vortex so much, you can buy any of the 'wearing' or 'user serviceable' part individually :) .

    Darel
     
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