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I timidly took off to the twisties today and it was a blast. I uturned after finishing the road and did it again till my fuel gauge showed 1 bar remaining.

So i took a yurn and scraped the foot peg. first reaction was "WTF!?" Second was, "Cooooool!"

Then at home i inspected the oem foot pegs and noticed these little nubs thst stick out downwards at a 45* angle. What are they for ?

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Then at home i inspected the oem foot pegs and noticed these little nubs thst stick out downwards at a 45* angle. What are they for ?
Peg heroes. They're there for exactly that reason, so you don't actually scrape the peg.
 

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Pretty sure they're like "feelers" so you can be warned when your foot pegs are getting close to the road. Kinda like the bumps on the shoulder of a highway, warns you that you're close to the divider.
Feelers! I knew heroes wasn't right... lol
 

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Still running OEM tires. Mainly using this bike as a commuter so I'm going to run it till it's time, then upgrade.

Upon some research, yeah I scrapped the Feelers and not the pegs itself. I guess I need to work on body position to reduce grinding that thing down too much.
 

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Upon some research, yeah I scrapped the Feelers and not the pegs itself. I guess I need to work on body position to reduce grinding that thing down too much.
you know you can buy replacement hero lugs after you wear these ones down;)
 

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Still running OEM tires. Mainly using this bike as a commuter so I'm going to run it till it's time, then upgrade.

Upon some research, yeah I scrapped the Feelers and not the pegs itself. I guess I need to work on body position to reduce grinding that thing down too much.
Hang off more. You should be scraping knee before you scrape peg :cool:
 

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Just take note when leaning over while shifting your body: When you do this, you are increasing the overall combined lean angle of your bike + body. This allows you to pull more G's in a corner, letting you take the same radius at a greater speed. However, you better be sure your tires can handle it.

So just be careful with those stock tires :)
 

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Just take note when leaning over while shifting your body: When you do this, you are increasing the overall combined lean angle of your bike + body. This allows you to pull more G's in a corner, letting you take the same radius at a greater speed. However, you better be sure your tires can handle it.

So just be careful with those stock tires :)
No kidding. I'm still fairly new so I'm not going to be draggin too many knees right now. ESPECIALLY on these stock tires.
 

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putting pirelli rosso 2s like on my 650 I cant wait
 

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^^This^^
Proper body positioning will keep the bike more upright, and a larger contact patch of the tires on the pavement.
What seemed to happen to me was the following:

Approach corner,
Set up line,
Scoot respective butt cheek off the seat,
Turn in (Gradually throttle on),
Push handles more to adjust line

So, if I hang off more, are you saying I shouldn't have to push the handles as much? Thus keeping the bike more upright while taking the same corner.

It was my first outting to actual twisties and I'm sure I looked very timid through the corners if someone was watching. Heck, I was afraid I'd hang off too much and fall off~ :eek:

**Side note: should I really be dragging knee without knee-sliders? I'm just wearing commuter textile.
 
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