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Old 11-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I felt the same way as you the first time it happened. Now I have to get new pegs ... I've enjoyed scraping them so much! I've asked for these titanium draggers for Christmas
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The titanium draggers are now available from G-Man industries.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Damn. I haven't scraped my pegs. I sit ashamed of myself reading this thread. I love my storm but obviously don't lean enough. I am not going to rush out and ride beyond my ability but still have a little envy.


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Old 11-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I felt the same way as you the first time it happened. Now I have to get new pegs ... I've enjoyed scraping them so much! I've asked for these titanium draggers for Christmas
Cool! Just what the doc ordered. Sadly, I just ordered a set from Triumph, but these go on the next time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I think more for me on this topic, is how often all you guys are scraping the pegs. I think I may have to lift my game a bit, take a scoop of cement to harden up a little and the 'sparkles run free!'.


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How often? Every time I ride. If you are not scraping pegs you are not fully enjoying the curves... If there are any scare strips left on the edges of that back tire you're wasting a perfectly good curve!

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have to agree with the BigGuy on this. Although the 'safety' of the pegs touching the ground was enough to restart my heart again... Just the thought of my foot touching the ground shuts my heart to a sudden stop!!
I think more for me on this topic, is how often all you guys are scraping the pegs. I think I may have to lift my game a bit, take a scoop of cement to harden up a little and the 'sparkles run free!'.
Thanks for your input people.


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Get use to the bike and how she handles. If you're comfortable wearing down your boots, do that until you get comfortable with the sound of the pegs grinding. When you get proficient, you'll have the control you need to either allow it or not. Personally, I like hearing it ... makes me feel I'm squeezing out the max.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Damn. I haven't scraped my pegs. I sit ashamed of myself reading this thread. I love my storm but obviously don't lean enough. I am not going to rush out and ride beyond my ability but still have a little envy.


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Don't feel ashamed... I originally thought it was the 'red alert' that your about to come off (maybe it is?). However, after posting this, I have been back to the same corner in the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia and did it again! Yeah it scared me again... So I slowed down, turned around and did the corner again! I wasn't riding like a maniac either, I just took the corner as I usually do. I have since done it a couple of times and I am starting to feel more in control of it occurring. However, when I think it is going to scape, it doesn't... And she gets me every time when I lean that little more and scrape, almost as though my bike is having a little laugh at me!! As someone else said on this string, knowing your bike will let you feel more in control.

Reading back on this post, almost makes me sound like I know what I'm doing!! I just love riding my Storm and the more I ride the better I feel


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Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Trump honestly try this when your comfortable . DOnt go mad at first just get a feel but try this. When you go into the corner (dont go mad) slide your arse over a bit into the corner. Not loads just get one of your arse cheeks hangin off the seat two or three inches even . Then move you head out across the bars so its nearly looking over the mirror . Dont go mad at first just get a feel for it . Do it a few times and youll slowly get comfortable . When you come out of the corner slide back into possition .

It really improves your riding enjoyment when you get happy with this . No you dont need it all the time but with some hard sweeping corners it really does give you more turn into the corner without leaning the bike excessivly. Also it feels good when your happy with it.

As with everything practice practice practice and dont push urself beyaond you confort zone
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I wore the pegs down on my Bird so far that it was letting me lean too far. I ground off the bottom of the brake pedal arm, it now has a flat spot on it. I put new pegs on so I would be able to judge my leans a little better.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #30 (permalink)
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It really got my attention the first time I scraped my peg. The vibrations from the foot peg beinging scraped and I'm thinking omg. the next thought was cool after pulling up out of the corner.
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