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Old 12-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Monte is right, the bike will go a lot farther over than the pegs "allow" you. Remember as soon as the feeler hits the peg pivots on it's spring swivel. It's pretty hard to tell while riding how far your peg is swiveling after you touch - I met a older gentelman on a SE model at the dealer and he showed me where he had rubbed his pipe on the right side - he never felt out of control but said the added sound of it scraping did scare the bejeebers out of him. I have the floorboards mounted on my bike now and there are feeling "strips" on the outter edges of them and I have rubbed both sides a few times - I prefer that to dragging my heel, as another mentioned it can actually pull your foot off the peg or drag your foot and then all the images of running over your own foot with your rear tire go thru your head and all of a sudden mid corner goes from fun to, sure hope I make it!!! Now the scrape causes that momentary adrenaline rush, followed by a big smile and a little more twist on the throttle. Ride safe fellers!


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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #32 (permalink)
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With the spring loaded foot pegs, I had the peg push my foot up against the bike through a turn. That got my attention, but being that low in a 90 degree turn was awsome.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #33 (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.

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Deefer, I tried moving my body into the curve last weekend. At first it was scary and I probably didn't do it as much as I'll be able to with more practice, but you're right, the bike leans less. The sensation is really weird. I think it's counterintuitive because the bike does the opposite of what I expected it to do. All these years I've seen racing drivers do this and always thought that the purpose was to use your weight to make the bike lean MORE, but no, when you do it the bike tends to want to straighten up. Thanks. ...a little help from my friends.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:30 PM   #34 (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
Deefer1700,

I trust that you are saying that when you make a left turn pushing on the left hand grip, you slide your arse to the right into the turn and look over the right mirror. Correct?

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Deefer1700,

I trust that you are saying that when you make a left turn pushing on the left hand grip, you slide your arse to the right into the turn and look over the right mirror. Correct?

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Actually, I think I mixed it up. Turn left (push left) and slide arse left.


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