Stock Rearset Worries - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 8 Old 05-10-2018, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well with the new pilot tires I am getting the bike down pretty low. At one point I scuffed the stock curb feeler so hard it pushed my boot up and startled me. I am thinking the stock rearsets could lead to lowsiding bike. Any thoughts? And are the danmoto rearsets good? Thx

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If you are riding the bike properly and hanging off as required then nope no problem at all. The folding pegs actually help alleviate a lot of worry about catching hard parts




On the other hand, while rear sets are usually adjusted further back and higher than OEM rear sets that still doesn't mean you won't touch them down if you body position is less than ideal. The problem with that is when you touch down pegs that don't fold up then you do stand a chance of levering the bike off the tires and losing traction.

Bottom line regardless of which rear sets you have is, get the balls of your feet on the foot pegs and get your ass off the side of the seat prior to entering the turn.
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I will ad this. When I really started riding the bike and getting out over the sides it helped a lot and I never felt the feelers touch down again. But now its in the back of my mind worrying me lol.

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If you are riding the bike properly and hanging off as required then nope no problem at all. The folding pegs actually help alleviate a lot of worry about catching hard parts




On the other hand, while rear sets are usually adjusted further back and higher than OEM rear sets that still doesn't mean you won't touch them down if you body position is less than ideal. The problem with that is when you touch down pegs that don't fold up then you do stand a chance of levering the bike off the tires and losing traction.

Bottom line regardless of which rear sets you have is, get the balls of your feet on the foot pegs and get your ass off the side of the seat prior to entering the turn.
Right on thx LDH. Yeah I noticed that later on, its just the pilot tires were so different and the bike just layed in there I actually got lazy lol. Thanks

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Then for piece of mind get some aftermarket rear sets. Nothing beats mental confidence!

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Once I took the feelers off, the bigger problem was revealed.
Namely getting your foot trapped and crunched by the folding peg.
I'm talking track days at some level of pace, and well off and down to the inside.
Solution: Before such turns, turn sole of foot so it's against the bracket face above the pegs.
That way the foot can't get caught and crunched.
Of course, rear sets would offer a better solution.

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Thanks for the tips LDH and mc.

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If you are riding the bike properly and hanging off as required then nope no problem at all. The folding pegs actually help alleviate a lot of worry about catching hard parts




On the other hand, while rear sets are usually adjusted further back and higher than OEM rear sets that still doesn't mean you won't touch them down if you body position is less than ideal. The problem with that is when you touch down pegs that don't fold up then you do stand a chance of levering the bike off the tires and losing traction.

Bottom line regardless of which rear sets you have is, get the balls of your feet on the foot pegs and get your ass off the side of the seat prior to entering the turn.
I like the other pic of yours I saw some time ago, the one that showed the brake lever tab heaveily worn pretty much along the full length on the bottom, such that all that was left at the end was a bit of the top diameter. Old time "scratching", for sure.

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