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post #1 of 11 Old 08-10-2018, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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The things you see when you dont have a camera.....

Riding home tonight on my commute I passed a Harley, sportster I think, not abnormal you say! Well this guy was using the passenger foot pegs as rear sets. Not only did it look strange, but he seemed mighty awkward moving his left foot to the forward controls to shift.

I think I will be getting myself a go pro for just such occasions 😉

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Riding home tonight on my commute I passed a Harley, sportster I think, not abnormal you say! Well this guy was using the passenger foot pegs as rear sets. Not only did it look strange, but he seemed mighty awkward moving his left foot to the forward controls to shift.

I think I will be getting myself a go pro for just such occasions 😉
Resting on the passenger pegs on a bike with a forward shifter.
The only thing missing from that image is a suicide clutch!

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Using rear foot pegs

On long highway rides I occasionally use the rear pegs just to be able to change positions and give my butt a rest. Only works well when little chance of needing to shift or rear brake. Never had a problem. Also makes it easier to get lower for less air drag.
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On long highway rides I occasionally use the rear pegs just to be able to change positions and give my butt a rest. Only works well when little chance of needing to shift or rear brake. Never had a problem. Also makes it easier to get lower for less air drag.
I do this routinely on my 919. It is a nice stretch position for me.

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I do this routinely on my 919. It is a nice stretch position for me.
I dont think I could manage to get my feet to the back pegs. They seem like they would be to high.

Anyway. My thoughts upon seeing this guy do this were, "why dont you get a sport bike or at least an xr1200, something with rear sets!"

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Maybe he has a stuffed knee like me, on a bad day, after about 45 minutes of riding I'm in agony, and have to get off for a walk and stretch. It's from an accident I had when I was 8

I was thinking of putting a footrest somewhere forward so I can straighten my leg to ease the pain.

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Another thing I saw a few weeks ago and wished I had gotten pics of was a frankenbike.

I'm not sure exactly what the chassis was, it had a v-twin with dual chrome pipes, one on either side of the rear tire. A bobbed rear end, a very aggressive looking rear tire(dual purpose maybe), a Suzuki gas tank from what looked like an older sv1000, and mid ape hanger bars.

Very strange looking bike. Wish I had, had more time to study it. Thus the wanting a go pro for pics

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When I'm going over 70 and want to stand, i'll use the passenger pegs as it's kinda hard to stand up straight and hang on cuz of the wind. If I go like 110 standing on the rear pegs, I can set the cruise control and let go of the bars and the wind holds me up. I angle my hands to control how much lift I want. It's like wing suiting, minus the wingsuit. Little hard to control on windy days though.

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Maybe he has a stuffed knee like me, on a bad day, after about 45 minutes of riding I'm in agony, and have to get off for a walk and stretch. It's from an accident I had when I was 8

I was thinking of putting a footrest somewhere forward so I can straighten my leg to ease the pain.
Hey Diablo, before I put crash bars on my bike I had these giant black dildo frame sliders. Mounted on a threaded rod running through the frame. I used them as foot rests.
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Hey Diablo, before I put crash bars on my bike I had these giant black dildo frame sliders. Mounted on a threaded rod running through the frame. I used them as foot rests.
That's exactly what I had in mind.

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Extended sliders like these would be perfect to mount to the frame with a threaded rod and nuts. They're a good length for foot rests.
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/392096503700

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