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post #1 of 15 Old 10-04-2006, 05:45 PM
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Peg grinder or a Hoogie?

I am constantly touching down my pegs and it spooks me each time. Will taking off the "grinders" help or hurt. I know I need new sets but have to get the sets with the passenger adaptors. I can afford that yet. Any comments on this?
If I ride my buddies SV I can lean farther over and carry more speed. Just the thought of scraping the peg on my bike holds me back.
Any advice?

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I am constantly touching down my pegs and it spooks me each time. Will taking off the "grinders" help or hurt. I know I need new sets but have to get the sets with the passenger adaptors. I can afford that yet. Any comments on this?
If I ride my buddies SV I can lean farther over and carry more speed. Just the thought of scraping the peg on my bike holds me back.
Any advice?
I took the peg feelers off at my second track day and ended up scraping the pegs themselves. Even with the feelers removed I have roughly 1/8" chicken strip left on the tire, so there's still traction left.

Be sure you're wearing proper gear if you're scraping pegs and be sure to take it nice and slow

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Remove them! It looks better without them anyway...

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If you are consistantly hitting pegs (and this is without actual knowledge, just my personal knowledge) I would say your body position sucks. That is a common symptom of "assimus officus the seaticus" with a chronic disorder of "cranium over el gas tanko" If this is your problem square your shoulders and kiss your mirror, let the ass follow the body not lead it.

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If you are consistantly hitting pegs (and this is without actual knowledge, just my personal knowledge) I would say your body position sucks. That is a common symptom of "assimus officus the seaticus" with a chronic disorder of "cranium over el gas tanko" If this is your problem square your shoulders and kiss your mirror, let the ass follow the body not lead it.
That would be true on most bikes, but the 919 has the pegs mounted much lower than sportbikes. Scraping the pegs is easy even if your body position is correct.

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If I ride my buddies SV I can lean farther over and carry more speed. Just the thought of scraping the peg on my bike holds me back.
Any advice?
Get an SV?

Seriously, if you're actually grinding down the pegs and not the feelers and your body position isn't the problem, try an aftermarket shock.

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Or different dogbones.

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Or different dogbones.
What dogbones??? I assume you are not refering to the 919.

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What dogbones??? I assume you are not refering to the 919.
don't believe the SV does either.

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*looks at a picture of my new bike* Hmmm, where did they go? My dog must have ate em.

The dogbone swap was a popular mod on the EX500, which I owned previously. I guess you chaps are out of luck.

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don't believe the SV does either.
The SV does. I have a friend with the standard and a friend with the SVS and they both have dog bones. I was shocked (get it?) to see that Suzuki's budget naked used a rear linkage, but the evidence was staring me right in the face.

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The dogbone swap was a popular mod on the EX500, which I owned previously. I guess you chaps are out of luck.
Ya might wanna clarify in the future, so that you're not misleading.

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The SV does. I have a friend with the standard and a friend with the SVS and they both have dog bones. I was shocked (get it?) to see that Suzuki's budget naked used a rear linkage, but the evidence was staring me right in the face.
listen... you're Crazy... crazy I say.

Yeah, I wasn't sure if they did or not.

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-05-2006, 01:00 PM
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So by removing the feelers I will gain a bit more clearance. Is any one scaping their Satos? Without lowsiding?

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