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Offline Swanny

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Is this normal?
on: April 09, 2020, 04:46:17 PM
Looks a bit worrying to me. I'm not throwing the bike into corners or trying to get the pegs to scrape, just riding normally. Just enjoying it.





Left is ok

I try to get this far on my 1300 but can't, even in the Pico's I had more.

Is anyone else riding to the edge?  :187:
Will the foot peg scrape as a warning before I fall off? That would put my mind at rest if it did
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Last Edit: April 09, 2020, 04:57:22 PM by Swanny
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 05:07:30 PM
Only thing that looks different to me is that most people corner harder to the left than right. :001:
Could be where you live. :008:

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 05:10:34 PM
Yea you lot ride on the wrong side of the road  :008:

We ride on the right side which is the left  :153:
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 06:05:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
Looks a bit worrying to me. I'm not throwing the bike into corners or trying to get the pegs to scrape, just riding normally. Just enjoying it.





Left is ok

I try to get this far on my 1300 but can't, even in the Pico's I had more.

Is anyone else riding to the edge?  :187:
Will the foot peg scrape as a warning before I fall off? That would put my mind at rest if it did
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You're just showing off.

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 06:44:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Mister Paul [+]
You're just showing off.

Haha  :008:
I'm genuinely worried about losing the back end. If I know the pegs will scrape long before that then I'm ok with it   :152:

Rear shock is on 2nd hardest setting and I'm 14 stone  :306:
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 07:02:28 PM
Trail biassed tyre with big radius profile - for a given cornering angle the edge is reached earlier. With Pilot Road5 and ContiRoadAttack it's impossible to reach the edge due to peg scraping. And even so you need to reduce sag to don't scrape in every corner when you're in Gran Prix mode.

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 07:18:42 PM
Stupid question  :435: 
Is it possible to change the SAG on a 19/20 bike with standard spring/shocks?
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 07:21:57 PM
Looks just like my bikes rear tyre, and I'm a riding woose, so its fine  :745:

Getting the 180 section on the back of your 1300 will always be more challenging than edging a little 160 section tyre that is that much narrower, so worry not.

As for the difference between the L & R sides, we all have a cornering "preference", be it due to a previous "problem"  :005: around a certain direction of bend or whatever, so don't worry about it. Gives you a bit of a challenge, trying to get rid of the chicken strip  :152:

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 08:04:50 PM
Haha challenge excepted. I don't have a favourite side. I think I go further on the right as I have a love for roundabouts  :071: There's a big one near me that's been recently resurfaced and is great fun, all my mates love it, it's the sort that if you wanted to practice getting your knee down you go there  :046:
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 09:53:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
Stupid question  :435: 
Is it possible to change the SAG on a 19/20 bike with standard spring/shocks?

Sag is a measurement of how much your suspension compresses when under normal load...ie when you sit on it. If you have adjusted the preload on the suspension you have changed the sag. Setting it up correctly for your requirements is a matter of measuring the difference in height between unloaded and loaded. There are numerous examples of how to do it online if you google "set motorcycle sag"