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    I was out riding the Mexitana the other night, and took a close female friend of mine who is a excellent rider. We were crusing along in a area that has a few cruves and twists, and one turn that is damn near 90 degrees. Post speed is 15mph there, we took it at about 30, maybe 35 mph. Half wau through the turn, right before I start to accelerate out of it, I notice my toe and peg dragging. I was so happy. I had no idea I was getting that far over. I am slowly getting better and better at those turns. I seem to be able to ride them a lot better though with Becky on the back, more so than even when I am by myself.


    And yes range, it was Nurse Becky.
    Kan-O-Gixxer!
    -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
    -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
    -Ohlins Susupension
    -Various Other Mods


  • #2
    Haven't scraped anything yet, and I'm not really planning on it
    "The problem with most motorcycles is the nut that connects the seat to the handlebars."

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    • #3
      I think I've come close to scraping peg on a 180 degree turn on a 40mph road. I hit it at 45 yesterday and leaned more than I ever have. If I stretched my left arm out I could've touched the pavement.
      Keep the rubber side down!

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      • #4
        Only thing I've ever scraped is my hands, wrists, forearms, knees, and the chin-bar on my helmet. Courtesy of a high side. I felt like Superman.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by loudnlow7484
          Only thing I've ever scraped is my hands, wrists, forearms, knees, and the chin-bar on my helmet. Courtesy of a high side. I felt like Superman.
          I don't plan on scrapping any of that any time soon!!!

          I wonder if I had my belly pan on if that would have scrapped. I am going to have to try that.
          Kan-O-Gixxer!
          -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
          -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
          -Ohlins Susupension
          -Various Other Mods

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          • #6
            My head......trying to figure out how to get the bike lower.





            Buc
            it's my opinion......that's what makes it mine..


            Toronto Canada that is

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            • #7
              Everything scrapeable, with and without crashing LOL!! In my last ride I scraped my toe (always, itīs my way to "feel" the road), exhaust (sometimes, specially in long and fast open corners), peg (I didnīt scrape pegs in years, since I modifiy my suspension setting), right knee slider (I tough that road wasnt far away and I was right) and finally the central stand. Man, that was a sweet ride!
              PICSSSS!!!!

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              • #8
                I haven't even come close to leaning that far yet, but i've only really been riding about 6-7 months.

                There is about 1/2" of chicken strip on each side of my tires right now.

                Most of the curvy roads around me have loose gravel laying on them all of the time and I'm afraid of lowsiding.

                I'm not sure i understand why you lean more 2up and by yourself... interesting.
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                • #9
                  Re: What do you scrape?

                  Originally posted by SweetLou
                  I was out riding the Mexitana the other night, and took a close female friend of mine who is a excellent rider.

                  Wow,you have a 'gurl' friend too,is cory jealous
                  Ok, no more mister nice guy, i've met the guy in the street, and he's a wanker.




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                  • #10
                    I have scraped footpegs. My midpipe with my wife on the back at the GAP last year and around here. I have IF went over even further I would have scraped my lower cowl.
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                    • #11
                      Re: What do you scrape?

                      Originally posted by ne-oublie
                      Originally posted by SweetLou
                      I was out riding the Mexitana the other night, and took a close female friend of mine who is a excellent rider.

                      Wow,you have a 'gurl' friend too,is cory jealous
                      He is real jelous cuz I got 2 of them!
                      Kan-O-Gixxer!
                      -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
                      -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
                      -Ohlins Susupension
                      -Various Other Mods

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                      • #12
                        i regularly scrape my elbow on normal rides

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                        • #13
                          My tires and side-stand are all scuffed up!
                          Ride like your life depends on it.

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                          • #14
                            if you'd get your a$$ off the seat you wouldn't have to lean so far over !

                            tim

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                            • #15
                              I have massive "chicken strips" as you call them on both my tires, however, I'd swear I'm getting pretty close to the ground when I'm really pushing it. Could this be due to having 160/60-17 and 120/70-17 size D208's crammed on my pre-98 wheels? The edge of the tread honestly looks a hair away from completely vertical. Maybe I'll try to get a picture and post it up here......
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