The first thing I noticed was the height difference in the bike. The back feels taller for sure. The ride is smoother as well.
I pulled the trigger on this purchase after bottoming out my rear shock doing stoppies.
I am happy to report that I no longer am rocking my shock!
I am happy
Funny story time.
I get the shock installed and immediately take it down the road to test it out. I can feel the difference in the bike's stance, taller in the back now. But I gave no thought to how this might affect my stoppie mechanics.
In retrospect, I am guessing the taller back resulted in less weight in the rear/over the rear tire.
ANYWAYSSSSS, to the point!
I have done many stoppies (or whatever the kids call them these days) without any problems. Some better than others.
I felt confident until I hit my front brake at the end of my test-run road.
The back end came up so easy it caught me about 86% off guard. Before I knew it, that "oh s***" feeling hit me.
Am I really about to wreck? Noooo....you gotta be kidding me. Welp, looks like i'm wrecking. Hello ground!
Luckily my back broke most of my bike's fall, because yes, I did a front dive over my handlebars. But since I was pretty much at a stop once I finally went over, and my bike's booty was on it's way over the top, it was basically a retarded somersault with me as the star of the show!
I thought it was hilarious, but once again I wrecked and no one got to see it
Only injury was my shin that smashed against the crash cage.
Shadynasty took a beating to her face. Scuffed up the display and bent it backwards. A little muscle got that back into place. I lucked out and the bike landed on the left side, so no scratches on the exhaust. The left side crash cage saved my plastic!!! So I am considering this a crash cage review as well. Thanks Zeus Armor for saving my baby!
Shadynasty didnt want scuff marks so she opted for temporary stickering.