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I can’t seem to drag my peg. Can you?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Michael Boeglin, Jul 27, 2018.


Do you drag your pegs?

  1. Never

  2. All the time, man! You are a chicken!

  3. It takes work, but yes

  4. My pegs are ground away, now I drag my feet.

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  1. Stradagene

    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Jun 30, 2016
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    Los Angeles
    Acknowledging all of the witty responses, to answer the OP's question straightforwardly, yes, it is possible to drag parts on these bikes. I have only ever hit the OEM side stand, which prompted me to switch it out with the Euro side stand in order to get more clearance. As PasoDuc88 stated scraping any part of the bike can have ugly consequences.

    It sounds like on the non-Racer V7s it is easier to drag the pegs than it is on the Racer versions. I don't think I have ever come close to scraping the rear sets on my Racer. It sounds like it is fairly easily done on many of the other configurations.

    But back to the original question, yes, one can scrape parts on these bike with normal (slightly spirited) riding. And it seems to be rather easy to do with all stock components.
  2. Echon

    Echon Just got it firing!

    May 7, 2018
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    So I'm not a super experienced rider but there have been times where I think "no way did I just not scrape anything maybe I just missed the noise" but sure enough when I go to look there is no damage.

    One thing I noticed the other day is my front tire looks like I barely take corners at all while my back tire has definitely smoother out almost entirely to the edge (1/4-1/2" left most of the way around it is my guess without looking right now)- is this a sign that my cornering technique needs to be patched up?
  3. jr1967

    jr1967 Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Oct 29, 2008
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    Check out the bridgestone website. You can see what tire is supposed to go on what width rim. If the tires you have are a bit wider than recommended(also check the height ratio like /70 or/60) then you will find that it's almost impossible to use all the rubber without feeling the bike tip over. The tire is simply squeezed to much in and looses its designed shape/profile and footprint. I had a 150/60/17 tire on a 3.5" rear rim and a 110/70/17 on a 2.5" front rim, both wider than recommended, (140/80 or 150/70 and 110/80 is best), used it on the track and couldn't wear them to the edge. Problem solved with the recommended tire sizes.
    john zibell likes this.
  4. Dinsdale Piranha

    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

    Jul 16, 2017
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    West Oz
    I've worn out my share of pegs in the past, but now-a-days the closest they get to the ground is on the side stand :D

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