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.
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.
If this is your first bike, I suggest you sign up for the MSF course. You'll learn how to take a curve properly, and if your instructor was anything like mine, he'll show you just how far you can actually lean a bike without surpassing the maximum lean angle. It's well worth the $$$.
I took the course back in March, but the instructor just showed me on the tire how much "traction" was available. I've been riding for about 9 months now and can handle curves pretty well. Just not sure how far is too far. I know if I go too far I'll find out the hard way. Guess I just want to know that if I drag the pegs I'll still be OK. and not find out the HARD WAY
First time I dragged them it really startled the [email protected] out of me. The stock pegs have that little nob that sticks down, which I always guessed was there to scrape and let you know how far over was enough.
I took to hanging my heel down a little more when I got into twisty roads, so that it would usually touch first.
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