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post #1 of 20 Old 04-19-2017, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Soooo my hand was forced. I dont like how gripy Vortex rearsets are and it created some serious issues with me shifting last track weekend. I thought I was all set when Hard Line announced the group sale for us on Driven sets and then backed out so I said fuck it and pulled a few extra shifts at work in DC this week. To hell with days off. Came home from work with this waiting for me! Really just cant wait to try these out as I love the WoodCraft brand. Just in time for Shenny and Summit Point this weekend

Will be posting a set of Vortex Rearsets for sale for 09-12 ZX6R next week


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Lovely!

I don't know whether I like the rearsets or the fact that you pulled extra shifts to pay for them (instead of just whining that you 'can't afford it').

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Soooo my hand was forced. I dont like how gripy Vortex rearsets are and it created some serious issues with me shifting last track weekend. I thought I was all set when Hard Line announced the group sale for us on Driven sets and then backed out so I said fuck it and pulled a few extra shifts at work in DC this week. To hell with days off. Came home from work with this waiting for me! Really just cant wait to try these out as I love the WoodCraft brand. Just in time for Shenny and Summit Point this weekend

Will be posting a set of Vortex Rearsets for sale for 09-12 ZX6R next week


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Awesome! I too love Woodcraft and just like you, find the Vortex to be too aggressive. I have a hard time re-positioning my foot on them. The WC brand has just the right amount of grip for me.

Anyway, I will tell Eric Wood next weekend that you like his stuff :-p
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I love Vortex for the aggressive amount of grip. I Have never ridden Woodcraft but sounds like I have the ones that suit me. Foot slippage is dangerous.
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I do too. In fact, I'm waiting on a set of Vortex rear sets that should arrive today (for the R3 though)

I will say though that the Vortex ones seem to have quite a few unnecessary features machine into them that are simply for aesthetics. Woodcrafts are definitely all about function over form, and they are more simplistic.
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Being a simplistic sort..... if the vortex pegs are too grippy, why not change the pegs, instead of the whole rear set?

Shouldn't it be possible to dull down the points that bite into the footwear, or something?
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I got a pair of Voodoo rear sets ( never heard of them) for really cheap and the pegs were too smooth. I bought a pair of Vortex replacement pegs and installed them. Now they rock. I can hang off like a Spider Monkey now.
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Being a simplistic sort..... if the vortex pegs are too grippy, why not change the pegs, instead of the whole rear set?

Shouldn't it be possible to dull down the points that bite into the footwear, or something?
Most brands are not compatible with each other, unless you make some modifications. And yes, lots of people apparently do grind down their Vortex pegs because they're too sharp. I just found that out recently...I guess I've never actually used brand new Vortex pegs, until now that I got a set for the R3. I have spare pegs that are new for my zx6r as well but thankfully I haven't had to use them yet.

I've had other brands of rearsets that had not so grippy pegs and I've had my feet slip off the pegs, especially in the rain, which I'd rather avoid.
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So I have been looking for some rearsets, but I have a 2007 zx6. Looks like the ones you are selling are a different part number. Anybody know if they will still fit?
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For race machinery, I always used to use rearsets from Harris. They were local to me (about 20 minutes up the road) and made fantastic stuff. I suppose it was only to be expected from a company that had GP and WSB race teams. Just the right amount of grit to get a firm footing, but not so much that you couldn't change your foot position without lifting your boot from the peg.

The only real pain I feel from having an older machine is the lack of available aftermarket parts. Either that, or they're too expensive to be worth fitting to an older machine. Gilles rearsets? Sure, but they're about 20% of the value of the bike if I were to sell it.
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I love Vortex for the aggressive amount of grip. I Have never ridden Woodcraft but sounds like I have the ones that suit me. Foot slippage is dangerous.
I ran into the exact opposite issue with Vortex where I was struggling to get my foot position. Its not that I like my pegs slippery however I also dont the the feeling of too much grip. It all comes down to what feels right for you and I just couldnt get comfortable with Vortext

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I do too. In fact, I'm waiting on a set of Vortex rear sets that should arrive today (for the R3 though)


I will say though that the Vortex ones seem to have quite a few unnecessary features machine into them that are simply for aesthetics. Woodcrafts are definitely all about function over form, and they are more simplistic.
Need a set of Vortex for a 09-13

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Being a simplistic sort..... if the vortex pegs are too grippy, why not change the pegs, instead of the whole rear set?

Shouldn't it be possible to dull down the points that bite into the footwear, or something?
I honestly thought about sanding down the treds RJ but I ran into a mental wall where I wasnt sure if I would be able to grind it to the point I like them with out reducing quality of the product or even destroying the product so I landed on the idea of buying another brand that had great reviews while selling off my Vortex to recoup some of the cost and two people will be happy. Granted pulling 12 hour shifts in DC 3 days straight to make this happen wasnt all that enjoyable at the time hahaha
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So I have been looking for some rearsets, but I have a 2007 zx6. Looks like the ones you are selling are a different part number. Anybody know if they will still fit?
The 07-08 is a different gen. If the part numbers are different from the Vortex site it will most likely not fit.
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Awesome! I too love Woodcraft and just like you, find the Vortex to be too aggressive. I have a hard time re-positioning my foot on them. The WC brand has just the right amount of grip for me.

Anyway, I will tell Eric Wood next weekend that you like his stuff :-p
^^ This for days. I was struggling pretty bad with my foot position, especially with up shifts. Was driving me crazy. Leaving the track that Sunday I had two options. Try GP shifting or buy the product that was best for me. Now to figure out this lever issue that my OCD wont let go of.

LOL. Tell Eric thanks for everything he does, and he has the support of some lowly intermediate track rat in the North East.

Just gonna drop this idea here: MSM rearsets. Go.
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Just gonna drop this idea here: MSM rearsets. Go.
And captive spacers! But I've already suggested that before

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For race machinery, I always used to use rearsets from Harris. They were local to me (about 20 minutes up the road) and made fantastic stuff. I suppose it was only to be expected from a company that had GP and WSB race teams. Just the right amount of grit to get a firm footing, but not so much that you couldn't change your foot position without lifting your boot from the peg.

The only real pain I feel from having an older machine is the lack of available aftermarket parts. Either that, or they're too expensive to be worth fitting to an older machine. Gilles rearsets? Sure, but they're about 20% of the value of the bike if I were to sell it.
Get a newer bike

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Need a set of Vortex for a 09-13
If I wasn't sponsored by them I would've. You're like the 3rd person that posted a full used set for sale in the last couple of months lol...but I already have 1-2 spare pegs, and a spare shift peg. Plus I can get a brand new set from them for about as much as most people ask for a used set, or even less

I do like them though. I've used woodcraft on other bikes before and I liked those too, but the main thing I like more about Vortex than Woodcraft is they have a wider range of adjustability. In fact on my old CBR600, I got Woodcraft rearsets that were not adjustable at all and I didn't even realize it until I got them. I thought ALL aftermarket rearsets are adjustable...don't get why they decided to make a model that had no adjustability at all ....needless to say I paid like $300 for a set of non-adjustable Woodcrafts, which was a waste of money.

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