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Old 11-03-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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knee down or peg down?

quick question for you more experienced riders out there.. which did you touch down first, your knee or your peg?, i touched my peg down 3 times today for the first time. i felt myself getting lower and lower so i had to tuck my knee in since i dont have knee sliders yet... but now i cant focus as much on my turns since im worried about scraping my peg/toe or anything down in that area.

so what came down first for you guys, knee or peg?
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Place the tip of your foot on the peg to avoid it getting cought. I tuck in my knee cuz I dont have sliders also.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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man i wanna drag knee so bad...yall my heroes
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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Place the tip of your foot on the peg to avoid it getting cought. I tuck in my knee cuz I dont have sliders also.
yea i already keep my toes tucked in since ive been getting closer to the ground, but i never thought i would scrape that peg. first time was scary, and after that, it was a thrill =P
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Mine dont scrape cuz i have vortex rear sets. They are shorter
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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just saw a 1/4 of your peg off and your good to go for a lil more lean angle... I ended up breaking my right peg off from scraping it on the clovers so much
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Mine dont scrape cuz i have vortex rear sets. They are shorter
so thats what the adjustable rear sets are for dude?
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Not exactly.. I just like the way they look on my bike
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if you lean off the bike your knee should touch first but if your just leaning the bike pegs will always scrape
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:40 PM   #12
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if you lean off the bike your knee should touch first but if your just leaning the bike pegs will always scrape
True!I have never scraped a peg, but my knee pucks are almost gone!
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True!I have never scraped a peg, but my knee pucks are almost gone!
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:59 PM   #14
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First- don't do this on the street.

Second- likely, you will scrape pegs first unless you're leaning way off the bike if you have stock pegs/ rearsets, YMMV.

Third- I usually touch knee, then toe, then peg. My toes are my feelers for when I am at the traction edge of the tires*.


*This is at the track with aftermarket rearsets.
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yeah, scraping pegs doesn't mean you accomplished anything but doing it all wrong. (especially if you haven't dragged your knee yet)

as tom stated....knee, toe, then peg. if you keep your body position good....you shouldn't scrape anything but your knee pucks. but since you don't have any, you shouldn't even be attempting it....unless you like holes in your jeans, and holes in your kneecap.

sounds like you need to do a trackday. learn how to turn the bike correctly....before you start having bad habits (which you are already starting).....and those bad habits are VERY hard to break.

not talking down on ya....just tellin you how it is. i was in your shoes before, actually wasn't that long ago, with a few months with working with someone who knows what the they are doing....you'll be leanin, draggin, and fast
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yep you are riding all wrong. You should never drag a peg, its not pretty if it hangs up, also you are using it as a pivot point and actually taking weight off your tires and reducing traction.


touch your knee, then your toe and then stop leaning because you are out of room, given you have your foot in the proper position.
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hey man dont know if you have track boots yet, but get some if your getting that far over. ( keep the edge of your toes just barely off the peg so your toe sliders wil scrape before your peg does, that way you know and dont risk catching peg and highsiding) be safe =)
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:53 AM   #18
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hmm,, very interesting.. i agree with you all. but i believe that i do have good body position, its just that lately, i have to tuck in my knee at while leaned over real far. or else id be knee dragging first, and i dont have pucks yet so yea that woudlnt be good. thats why today was my first time hitting the pegs. yea i agree with not doing this kinda stuff on the street, but i was on a dead end street by myself practicing the same turn over and over.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:58 AM   #19
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hey man dont know if you have track boots yet, but get some if your getting that far over. ( keep the edge of your toes just barely off the peg so your toe sliders wil scrape before your peg does, that way you know and dont risk catching peg and highsiding) be safe =)
nope, still dont have track boots yet, being in school keeps me broke.lol

so scraping the peg will cause me to highside? can u elaborate on that?. i can see how while being leaned over, any kind of abrupt movement such as hitting a peg can cause loss of traction, thus highsiding, but is it that common? your making me feel like i should never scrape my peg again =(
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if your scraping ur pegs first... ur definitely not having the right body position..should be scraping ur knee pucks..take it to the track and learn the right position n if ur still scrap pegs then get sum aftermarket rearsets(Attack/vortex)..these aftermarket rearsets have more ground clearance(placed a lil higher than stock pegs) and they r stronger...ride safe.

p.s..scraping ur pegs is just gonna slow u down...
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