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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

While riding a local mountain road I 'pegged' my bike out on one of the turns. *I'm sure I've taken these corners faster in my DelSol and my (years ago) CBR 600 but don't have video to look back on. *On the CBR my foot would scrape but never parts. *I'm on my way out to the garage to take off the peg feelers but I'm curious as to what you guys have done.

Here's some video for the hell of it. pegscrape

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Take them off. You can't turn with them on.

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Yeah, you can take them off...

If you aren't already, get off the bike as much as you can to minimize the lean angle of the bike...
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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Yeah, I dragged mine, too. Lose 'em! Also, the stock suspension is soft, so that decreases your clearance. Getting some suspension work done and rearsets would work wonders. We can help you spend lotsa cash here!!
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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

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HondaGalToo : Yeah, I dragged mine, too. *Lose 'em! *Also, the stock suspension is soft, so that decreases your clearance. *Getting some suspension work done and rearsets would work wonders. *We can help you spend lotsa cash here!!
The front springs are the first mod I'm going to do, probably even before a damper. I'm 200 pounds, the front is maxed out and it still sags too much.

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Yeah I got some suspension work done this week! Got the forks revalved and some 0.90kg/m eibach springs installed (Im 190lbs) and a 1/2' spacer put on top of the rear shock, and it feels much better in the turns front feels more planted, seems to hold a tighter line without as much lean angle! I dont have a damper at the moment and was worried these mods would make it a bit unstable but it actually feels better than before, I guess having the suspension set up properly countered the more aggressive geometry, as with the std springs i had to use too much preload then to compensate had to increase the rebound damping!




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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Cool video...
Is your tach busted?





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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Taking my peg feelers off is usually one the first 'mods' that I do to a new bike. I throw the extra bolts in the tool box...came in handy for a two-stroker at the Gap last trip. The grey Mark III in this pic had his center carb fall off on the road, my brother and I happened by in the P/U with an extra bolt to the rescue.

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

I don't think I ride hard enough, never scraped mine, but then again never been on the track with this bike.

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

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Is your tach busted?
Tach busted? Cause I'm not revved high I was stuck behind my friend, he's a little slow. No really I stay in second gear for most of the mountain. It's a comfortable gear for me.

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

Yes I took my peg feelers off. They would scrape with out much lean angle at all!
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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

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cyan : Quote (Baketech @ June 07 2003, 7:25pm)Cool video...
Is your tach busted?
Tach busted? *Cause I'm not revved high *I was stuck behind my friend, he's a little slow. * *No really I stay in second gear for most of the mountain. *It's a comfortable gear for me.

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Just razzin you a bit......

My bike is not smooth enough at low revs to use that part of the tach in the twisties in any gear.....gotta keep it up over 7k all the time....

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

This subject fascinates me. *Before just yesterday, I had never once scraped a peg feeler (or any other hard part on a motorcycle for that matter). *I certainly don't push beyond 8/10ths on the street because you have to have that built in margin for error, but I have gotten the 954 heeled over far enough in tight turns to scrub virtually the entire rear meat. And I don't hang off.

What gives?

Note: I said 'until yesterday' up above. Yesterday morning I went out with a collection of bikers who have a Yahoo Group of about 125 locals. A guy who owns a Road Star Warrior offered me a ride on his very clean, nicely modded bike. I took him up on it. He said beforehand not to be surprised when I scraped the peg feelers in spirited turns. The bike is pretty capable in the corners (for what it is) and despite his admonition, it startled me and I lifted my foot for a second when the right side touched down. What a hoot though!

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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

That first pic is of a (very nice) beemer

edit: I bet fig would like to drool over that one



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Re: Did you remove your peg feelers?

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2OHOH2954 : That first pic is of a (very nice) beemer

edit: I bet fig would like to drool over that one
Sh*t. Sorry. I'll try again.

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