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post #1 of 44 Old 11-18-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Scrapping Pegs

So, does anyone else find them scrapping their pegs frequently?
I scrape mine parking lots, making rights and lefts in my neighborhood, at intersections....and I don't feel that I'm leaning very far. Not like I used to at all on 696.
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post #2 of 44 Old 11-18-2010, 06:56 PM
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Do you have lowering links or something? I have never once scraped pegs and have done some pretty spirited riding in the twisties. Enough for me that is. I just don't like leaning that far over and haven't really found a need too.
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Not all that often, but I replaced the OEM pegs...no feelers. I have scraped the front of my crashbars a few times. That's scary.

I would say if it happens a lot, you either ride very aggressively or there is something up. You a big guy? Still got the stock pegs on?




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Good call...lowering links? U get the bike new?




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Well, I'm used to riding a Ducati Monster. Well, not so much used to it any more as it's been a while. But I may perhaps be leaning a bit more than the KLR was designed to do.
I weigh about 200, stock susp but increased preload on the rear. Stock pegs and feelers, though the feelers are getting lighter and lighter every day.
I don't feel like I'm leaning over that much, but I must be. I do like turns.

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My bike is raised; that's the way Cogent built my shock. Even with that, I've scraped the pegs a couple of times.

The KLR will lean a lot farther than most people think it will.
If you saw LJ's bike and how far it has to lean to scrape the Motechs you would not think it possible.

SLO's boots are chamfered from scraping! Watch his videos and notice the lean angles...

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Ok good to hear that I'm not insane and that it's not uncommon for us to use the pavement to lighten our rigs.
Thanks yall. /cheers

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My bike is raised; that's the way Cogent built my shock. Even with that, I've scraped the pegs a couple of times.

The KLR will lean a lot farther than most people think it will.
If you saw LJ's bike and how far it has to lean to scrape the Motechs you would not think it possible.

SLO's boots are chamfered from scraping! Watch his videos and notice the lean angles...

Tom
I got new soles so I'm starting over.

Take the silly feelers off the footpegs. That's gotta be really distracting. I tried some peg lowering brackets once. They scared the hell out of me several times because thaey hit the ground where I normally never had before. Needless to say the brackets came back off real quick.
This is where I do my peg scraping on the way home from work.
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post #9 of 44 Old 11-19-2010, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Nice ride home!!!
I'm so tired of all the straight roads here in Mesa/Phoenix, that it's no wonder I rail intersection corners. I'm envious of your commute.
And, ya, I think I might just take the feelers off. It's horribly distracting.

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If you saw LJ's bike and how far it has to lean to scrape the Motechs you would not think it possible.

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Seriously though, I was thinking about this last night. I would probably scrape my pegs more if I had the stock with the feelers on. Grind those things off or get new pegs and see if it helps. Or just wait til you've ground them off organically.




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