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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dragging the pegs

I was just wondering if anyone has got the 900 custom far enough over to "drag the pegs" or has really leaned the bike big time in a curve?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 08:05 PM
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I drag mine all the time. Coming from 22 years of riding sport bikes, it's taking me a little while to get adjusted to a cruiser.

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Sometimes I forget that the Vulcan and the Ninja don't handle quite the same. Then sparks fly.
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I have also. I owned a kawasaki ninja in the 80's, to leaning on the bike is easy to do.
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This is my first cruiser and before this I rode a CBR600 sportbike for six years so I am always finding myself scrapping the pegs. The handling of this bike really suprised me.
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The guy I ride with, has a BIG honda Valkyrie, and he's always commenting on the agility of the bike.

I have yet to feel unsafe leaning the bike over (okay within limits). I have a tendency of dragging my heals, and that is the first indicator I'm over THAT far.

A very nice, agile bike it is.
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this is my first bike and I'm still nervous about going too far

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"coming soon" Baron air intake

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There will be a point in time, when you will notice your heels/peg dragging.

No need to rush things. Enjoy the ride, where ever it takes you.

As stated earlier, I owned a racer, and enjoy the speed, and maneuverability. My 900 custom, while may not be as quick as the 80's ninja, is very nimble.
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My custom's pegs frequently drag the ground. Foot is always getting mashed when the peg folds and dress shoes when riding to work need frequent heel repair. Lowering the front and rear didn't help matters either.
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All i've ever owned is cruiser style bikes: i've dragged the pegs on them all.
Having said that, i'm with RodM... take it easy and don't rush it. Just become more familiar and comfortable with your bike. Some day, when you're taking a turn, your pegs will scrape and it'll startle the crap out of you.

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