Tire wear and scraping pegs

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by bungie4 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 pm

I've never even heard of a merganser.

Err, megameter. I'm thinking you made that shit up.
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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by blind squirrel » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 pm

bungie4 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 pm
I've never even heard of a merganser.

Err, megameter. I'll thinking you made that shit up.
Isn't a merganser a duck?

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Megameter: https://units.fandom.com/wiki/Megameter
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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by Hppants » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 am

I ground down my pegs on the gen 1, I think mostly from a worn shock that I refused to replace.

I've touched a few times on my current bike, and I think that was mostly due to poor riding position.

Ironically, my comfortable foot riding position has the outer heel of my boots hanging off the peg about 1/4". So many times, my boot becomes the "feeler" and when I get the tickle, I know that the end is near.

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by glory racing » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:57 am

So if one has good body position and suspension is correct and pegs still scrape... then a leanier bike is necessary?

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by philharmonic » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:09 pm

glory racing wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:57 am
So if one has good body position and suspension is correct and pegs still scrape... then a leanier bike is necessary?
Nah, you just need to put a Car Tire on the back, that will "ratchet" your suspension up higher as the FJR rides up on the edge of the tire. {It''s also a little harder to hold a clean line through the apex so you might slow down a little because of that as well} either way you won't scrape as much. LOL

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:44 pm

glory racing wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:57 am
So if one has good body position and suspension is correct and pegs still scrape... then a leanier bike is necessary?
"Leanier" is SO 2009.

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by glory racing » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:08 pm

Damn….was it that long ago? Both 'Leanier' and 'Flatlandistan' from one of the best threads ever.

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by Powerman » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 pm

I just rode a guys new 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 factory and I think it was a "Leanier bike".

Must resist...... it was fucking awesome.

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by BruinFJRguy » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:47 pm

My peg feelers are getting quite worn down. This phenomenon began happening when I realized my suspension was unacceptably worn. I still plan to rebuild soon (with a nod to rayzerman). Either that or upgrade the bike. But I'm reluctant to do the latter. Suspension is likely forthcoming. Damn crappy mpg on the mt-10!

I've learned that peg scraping is far less likely with proper riding position. My one day at trackxperience with the new rider school taught me a lot. Basically, gripping the bike with knees and ankles, digging the opposite of apex knee into the tank, and hanging your ass half off the seat while making a triangle with your apex-side leg allows for a sharper turn with a more upright bike. And with that, there's no peg scraping. (But I dont use that position on my fjr, so, until I get my suspension rebuilt, I drag pegs). :)

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Re: Tire wear and scraping pegs

Post by glory racing » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:25 pm

philharmonic wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:09 pm
glory racing wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:57 am
So if one has good body position and suspension is correct and pegs still scrape... then a leanier bike is necessary?
LEANIER???
Leanier... ability to lean before hard parts start to scrap. Sentence uses: Sure wish the FJR was leanier! Are all Aprilia's leanier? Highway pegs are the debil for leanier bikes.

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