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post #1 of 27 Old 06-15-2006, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Decisions-Decisions?

As you might know the 919 Sato rear-set Group Buy starts today. Would love to get in on it but I'm having a hard time justifying them. I don't do track days and ground clearance has never been a issue. On the other hand the Sato's do improve the shifting and they really look sweet. Cost is a issue at least that is what my wife tells me. Keep in mind I just bought a pair of Sato cans $$$.

What do you think, be practical or "go for them?" I would like to hear some feedback.

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Honestly, I'd say skip it, Mike. From what you've said about how you ride, I don't really think they're worth the investment. $400 isn't chump change (at least not to me). Unless you start doing track days, I'd stick with the stock units.

That said, they are downright gorgeous, and half the guys in AMA seem to run Satos. You can't go wrong with them.

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Ya only live once...

Ask yourself this... are you gonna regret not getting them?
You can always sell 'em if you don't care for 'em & prefer the stocks.

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I don't have rearsets, so I can't speak for or against their performance. However think of this... Are you mising shifts? Would your riding postion benefit from them? Is it just for the look? No ground clearance issue and no track days... Hmmm. Your wife let you buy the Sato's huh? You should use the money you would spend on the rearsets for a weekend bike trip with the wifey and boink her in another state.

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post #5 of 27 Old 06-15-2006, 07:16 AM
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I like the fact that the stock rearsets (at least on my 600rr) fold up and are spring loaded. If you bin it there is a chance that you may not have to buy new ones.

post #6 of 27 Old 06-15-2006, 07:29 AM
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Me personally, I don't need the extra clearance. Besides I need to start savin for the 2007

http://forums.cycleworld.com/ibb/pos...x?postID=96429

Okay this is not the 1000 but if it comes with that 1000RR motor detuned for midrange well, there's my 2nd bike I had been searching for. I guess my girl will have to learn to ride or buy the VT1100 herself for US to ride.

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Me personally, I don't need the extra clearance. Besides I need to start savin for the 2007

http://forums.cycleworld.com/ibb/pos...x?postID=96429

Okay this is not the 1000 but if it comes with that 1000RR motor detuned for midrange well, there's my 2nd bike I had been searching for. I guess my girl will have to learn to ride or buy the VT1100 herself for US to ride.

Holy crap that thing looks hot!




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If it comes out looking like that, there could be a hornet in my future...

Unless you are really uncomfortable on your bike. Legs up in your chest or too close to the ground, then yes, rearsets would be an improvement. However, if your trying to justify Sato's overzealous pricing with performance, I don't think you can.

But if you want them and just looking for any reason, any reason at all, to justify it to your self... I hear they give you 5 hp if you locktite them properly!

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I use the Sato's because they crash better than any brand I have ever tried. The foot pegs also act as frame sliders & take the brunt of the damage. Screw another footpeg & bolt on & go do it all over again

& for me on the 919 they were desperately needed for the ground clearance problem as I was dragging the stock pegs & levers like crazy.

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Me personally, I don't need the extra clearance. Besides I need to start savin for the 2007

http://forums.cycleworld.com/ibb/pos...x?postID=96429

Okay this is not the 1000 but if it comes with that 1000RR motor detuned for midrange well, there's my 2nd bike I had been searching for. I guess my girl will have to learn to ride or buy the VT1100 herself for US to ride.
Okay, I know we are straying but that bike is killer. I think that may be the bike that finally will get my bro to ditch his Buell and ride a real bike.

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post #11 of 27 Old 06-15-2006, 09:18 AM
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oh yeah.. i know those things are just HOT! BUT due to "not so cheap" price range, AND you aren't necessary need their major function.. I'd say: listen to your wify

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Hi Mike,

Let me help you with your decision making process.
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It's only money my good man.. only money!

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Damn you motoCYCHO...

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How do I get in on the group buy, I want some! Is there a deal on the passenger pegs, too?

EDIT: Found the thread and placed my order. I'll be right back, I need to go rob a bank.

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Damn you motoCYCHO...
Well.... if it makes you fell any better tpirman mentioned the passenger pegs and even though I don't ride a passenger.. I did want the complete set. So there goes another $165.

ARRRG!

Oh wait... it's only money... right?

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Well.... if it makes you fell any better tpirman mentioned the passenger pegs and even though I don't ride a passenger.. I did want the complete set. So there goes another $165.

ARRRG!

Oh wait... it's only money... right?
Well... Thanks to you I placed my order. I will be selling my tricked out machined stock brackets once the Sato's are installed.

it's only money...

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Half the reason I bought them was because of the "it's only money" quote, which seemed to make sense. I also figured I was going to get them someday for sure, so I might as well save the money now, right? Oh, and I did get the passenger pegs, so the total with tax and shipping to CA was $629. Thanks for hooking this up everyone!

Oh, and if you buy them, let the board know, for some reason I feel much better when everyone spends money, too But don't get me wrong, I just got the UPS shipping notification for the sets and I feel like Christmas is right around the corner.

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The wife gets to go to Adam Broderick. Mike get's a new set of Sato rearsets sounds fair to me.

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Can someone please point me to the thread to get in on this group buy?

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Can someone please point me to the thread to get in on this group buy?
Look in the forum called Authorized Group Buys.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1400

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Well... Thanks to you I placed my order. I will be selling my tricked out machined stock brackets once the Sato's are installed.

it's only money...
Hey Mike, what is it about your stock brackets that is modified? Did you manage to change the position? I may be interested in picking them up from you if they are a useful/cool upgrade from my stock ones.

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post #22 of 27 Old 06-16-2006, 11:24 AM
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He had the passenger pegs and arm machined off. Otherwise I think they are stock.

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This is it for me, where do I sign up for Modifications Anonymous?




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This is it for me, where do I sign up for Modifications Anonymous?
Sweet!

Got my passenger peg kit yesterday. Don't even think I will remove them from the plastic bags they are in. I just wanted them in case I sell or actually need them. We'll see? Couldn't pass up the sale though.

Thanks again Mike for setting this one up too. Now watch your chins. Those buggers will tear you up good.

Also, make sure you use loctite on the hardware. I lost a bolt shortly after I installed mine and had to order a replacement bolt from Kyle. Scared the sh!t outta me too cuz I was in a wheelie and shifted to second and the whole left peg dropped about 2 inches. Anyway... LOCTITE!

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Gorgeous, Mike! i want a pair, but I just bought a Corbin and a spare rear wheel Oh, and a new jacket to replace my stolen one.

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Let us know your thoughts on the new positioning and performance. Looks sweet!!

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Let us know your thoughts on the new positioning and performance. Looks sweet!!
Will do... If the rain ever lets up. I have the pegs at the lowest setting to start off with 10 mm back and 20 mm up.

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