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Old 06-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Racers 5'10" and under: rearset question

Do any average-short racers out there use the stock rearsets on your bikes? I'm having a little trouble with my body position, and I'm wondering if part of it is my stubby legs, and a long reach to the pegs. HALP!
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Do any average-short racers out there use the stock rearsets on your bikes? I'm having a little trouble with my body position, and I'm wondering if part of it is my stubby legs, and a long reach to the pegs. HALP!
i use the stock rearsets on my 06 1000rr. i like them better than aftermarket ones... way more comfortable on the knees. although i do drag the outta the pegs
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i use the stock rearsets on my 06 1000rr. i like them better than aftermarket ones... way more comfortable on the knees. although i do drag the outta the pegs

Dragging pegs on a Honda is easy. My ex-roommate has an '05 repsol, and that thing has the longest "hero blobs" of any bike I've seen! He actually ripped one off in the carousel at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on his very first track day. Almost crashed it scared him so bad.
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Dragging pegs on a Honda is easy. My ex-roommate has an '05 repsol, and that thing has the longest "hero blobs" of any bike I've seen! He actually ripped one off in the carousel at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on his very first track day. Almost crashed it scared him so bad.
what the is a "hero blob" ?
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what the is a "hero blob" ?
The little screw-in that sticks out of the bottom of the peg.
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The little screw-in that sticks out of the bottom of the peg.
why the would you even still have that stupid on your bike ? i wasnt talkin about that . i was talkin about the actual peg. not that queer curb feeler that comes bolted on the peg from the factory.
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Do any average-short racers out there use the stock rearsets on your bikes? I'm having a little trouble with my body position, and I'm wondering if part of it is my stubby legs, and a long reach to the pegs. HALP!
I have a 30" inseam and find that if my body position isn't spot-on, my toes will drag before anything else. (2007 CBR600RR.) I haven't experimented with any aftermarket rearsets though.
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Do any average-short racers out there use the stock rearsets on your bikes? I'm having a little trouble with my body position, and I'm wondering if part of it is my stubby legs, and a long reach to the pegs. HALP!
I like the stock because it could fold back when I am tippy toe walking it. The only dislike about it is sometimes I felt my foot could slip off. Now, I have the vortex that thing is sharp and just the thought of getting my leg caught in front of the peg when going down scared me. Other than that, it's all the same as body position is concern.
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I like the stock because it could fold back when I am tippy toe walking it. The only dislike about it is sometimes I felt my foot could slip off. Now, I have the vortex that thing is sharp and just the thought of getting my leg caught in front of the peg when going down scared me. Other than that, it's all the same as body position is concern.


There was a day not too long ago I wish my pegs folded back in and I have a scar to show for it now. Even with it being sharp, aftermarket pegs don't keep your feet planted down and I was unlucky enough to find my leg in front of the peg when it came back down...
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I have a 30" inseam and find that if my body position isn't spot-on, my toes will drag before anything else. (2007 CBR600RR.) I haven't experimented with any aftermarket rearsets though.
If you're dragging your toes, you need to rotate your foot more and open your hips to the turn, then you won't have that problem

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Do any average-short racers out there use the stock rearsets on your bikes? I'm having a little trouble with my body position, and I'm wondering if part of it is my stubby legs, and a long reach to the pegs. HALP!
I use the stock ones. I love em!
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Even with correct foot positioning, dragging your toes on a 600rr isn't that hard. I have rearsets up about 1.5" and I still drag my toes.
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My problem is that I'm not getting my knee out far enough. At my last TD I was able to tap the peg down, but still have clean knee pucks. I know my body position still needs some work I'm just wondering if having pegs that were higher and further back might help.
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Get off the bike more and lean that thing over. Putting your knee on the ground is only used as an indicator to how much more available lean you have left. Don't search for it.
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My problem is that I'm not getting my knee out far enough. At my last TD I was able to tap the peg down, but still have clean knee pucks. I know my body position still needs some work I'm just wondering if having pegs that were higher and further back might help.
IMO, the reason for rearset is to have leverage to turn in the bike and clearance if that is the problem. If you want to drag you knee, you have to position your body right.
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Get off the bike more and lean that thing over. Putting your knee on the ground is only used as an indicator to how much more available lean you have left. Don't search for it.
pay attention to the road ! quit playin on that blackberry while u drive
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pay attention to the road ! quit playin on that blackberry while u drive
A-Hole! I can use my blackberry whenver th fudge I feel like it!!!!
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A-Hole! I can use my blackberry whenver th fudge I feel like it!!!!
i figured youd be gettin a hummer right about now...
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