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Old 09-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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As I've been getting better at taking corners I've scraped my pegs a few times. Now, when I'm going to aggressively take a corner I actually kick the peg up, and raise my foot a few inches, then kick it back down after the corner.
If you have time to do all that before/during/after a corner, seems to me you're not riding nearly as aggressive you could.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #12
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

Riding in an urban environment, I don't have twists & turns like rural roads. I know in advance which roads I will be turning on, and it only takes 1/2 second to kick the peg up anyway.
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Riding in an urban environment, I don't have twists & turns like rural roads. I know in advance which roads I will be turning on, and it only takes 1/2 second to kick the peg up anyway.
I thought "aggressively taking a corner" is the same whether you're in urban environment or rural roads..
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #14
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

My one that I do this the most on, is the turn into the parking lot at work. It is a 180 degree turn to enter the parking lot from the direction I usually approach from. (I know, F*ed up parking lot design, but it had to be that way to meet local codes, because we were not allowed to have an entrance on the main road) Other instances are 90 degree turns onto side streets, but I usually don't take those fast enough to need to raise the peg.
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

I don't have a centerstand, but have chicken strip. Therefore I'm a chicken

The only thing I could scrape with was "something" (not the footpegs) on Ciliegia, when we cornered 2-up in a 90-degree turn - because Ciliegia doesn't have the same ground clearance Teresa has, especially 2-up, with the rear springs set to soft. I don't think there would be too much trouble 1-up, especially with the normal setting we have since then (I don't know why was it set this way to begin with...)

Anyway, this car tire project is interesting, it's on the 'never do' list of anyone I've talked with so far. I'm curious about its longevity too.

(And where's the chicken strip on a car tire? )

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...$120 for a replacement scooter tire that last 6-7000 miles when a $45 car tire could likely last twice if not 3 times the distance?
My rear Metzeler Z6 is now close to 12k miles and its life isn't over. Last one lasted me 13k but I got it used, equipped on Teresa. Though I'll may use up this one more quickly thanks to the several thousand 2-up/freeway miles I'm doing this year. One interesting thing is its uneven wear. It looks like I lean a bit left when going straight ahead
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #16
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

LINK to a video of a car tire mounted on a Goldwing GL1800... can you tell how far the Goldwing lean into the corners?

Few more videos of car tires mounted on motorcycles:

Here

Here

and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHlbSzwjsg&feature=related]Here[/url]
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Hm, that Triumph Rocket video looks quite convincing.

Please post when you tried how they function on cold, wet road.
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Hey Jay, I know that you do have a strong desire to keep your bike in as good a shape as possible, being as it's your new pride and joy, but just let the peg scrape.

It will raise up to the level you need it to, which is why it is hinged.

And yup, you'll be putting ugly scrapes into your chrome peg, but it is a point of pride to have your pegs scraped up. It shows any rider who knows what they're looking at that you are not one of those "Sunny Sunday H.O.G. riders" who don't pick their feet up until halfway across the intersection, and who care more about the bike being shiny than actually riding it.

Point being, scrape those pegs! Show them that you're not scared to lean! Heck, I've seen a Goldwing with floorboards so scraped up that they were sharp edged. And the rider said he's already had to replace them once.
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Well, I don't have shiny chrome pegs, just the stock rubber ones. Its just scary to think that when the peg is scraping my foot is 1/2 inch from the pavement.
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

My Burgman has no pegs, just exhaust can or centerstand that touch the pavement first, one side and another, scrape them all the time in parking lots just warming up the tires.
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