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Old 03-02-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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My pegs. I was scraping the left one up pretty bad out there, because I've lowered my bike so much. Should I raise my pegs? Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Your legs are short so adding rearsets shouldn't cause you any discomfort.
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My pegs. I was scraping the left one up pretty bad out there, because I've lowered my bike so much. Should I raise my pegs? Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thank you! I'm going to do it before my next track day!
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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you were doing great in the morning brandy....just gotta hang off that bike a little more

just a little fyi, the naked version SV's have lower rearsets than the S model. you might wanna look into gettin some rearsets that will raise them up higher. also, i would take your bike to patrick and make sure your suspension is evenly lowered, so that it would not effect the handling of your bike.
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you were doing great in the morning brandy....just gotta hang off that bike a little more

just a little fyi, the naked version SV's have lower rearsets than the S model. you might wanna look into gettin some rearsets that will raise them up higher. also, i would take your bike to patrick and make sure your suspension is evenly lowered, so that it would not effect the handling of your bike.
Good information! Thanks. I'm gonna do it soon! Candie said I wouldn't drag my peg if I were hanging off more- It's obvious I just NEED more practice. Who can argue with that?
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Good information! Thanks. I'm gonna do it soon! Candie said I wouldn't drag my peg if I were hanging off more- It's obvious I just NEED more practice. Who can argue with that?
I was behind you in the last sesion on the motard... you werent doing to bad...
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I was behind you in the last sesion on the motard... you werent doing to bad...
Thanks. I know I have a lot to work on, but it was my first day and I had a blast out there! Except the grinding down of the peg...
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I thought you were doing pretty good. I saw your confidence build a whole bunch over the course of the day. I don't think it would hurt to raise your bike some, but it is important for you to be comfortable for other than track riding. Maybe just for the trackdays raise it up, and we can bring some coffee cans out to the grid for when you have to be stationary.
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I thought you were doing pretty good. I saw your confidence build a whole bunch over the course of the day. I don't think it would hurt to raise your bike some, but it is important for you to be comfortable for other than track riding. Maybe just for the trackdays raise it up, and we can bring some coffee cans out to the grid for when you have to be stationary.
I'm not going to raise the bike, just wanted some opinions about raising the pegs- I thought somebody mentioned doing this to me before, but now I see the reasoning behind it- before it just seemed silly.
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Do you have the stock pegs on it? You can get some after market aluminum ones off Ebay for $20, that are narrower plus the bottom is cut at an angle and gives you an extra inch or so at the ends...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GSXR6...Q5fAccessories

They have different anodized colors as well....
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^^^ Cool, thanks! I do have stock pegs right now.

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I saw the pics... I don't think having my legs stretched are going to make my body look any bigger/longer. I look ridiculous on my bike. Like I'm just hanging on for dear life!
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I understand many like the solid pegs, but since the bike is lowered for 'fun-sized' riding I'd recommend having some w the spring mount incase you do infact contact again.
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If your feet are equally small, you may be able to trim off the excess or purchase a shorter peg. A shorter peg is less likely to drag.

But if you do this make sure you radius the peg to remove all edges!!
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I understand many like the solid pegs, but since the bike is lowered for 'fun-sized' riding I'd recommend having some w the spring mount incase you do infact contact again.
I'll definitely be scraping them more often. At least until I figure out how NOT to make the bike lean that much in a turn.

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If your feet are equally small, you may be able to trim off the excess or purchase a shorter peg. A shorter peg is less likely to drag.

But if you do this make sure you radius the peg to remove all edges!!
My feet are pretty small compared to the bike, so this may be an option
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The ones I posted can use the stock springs..... they still fold on my bike no prob
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