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Dickiebig
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Lowered Foot rests

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I know, I know but after a couple of hours my knees are killing me! In fact I notice it more now that I have put the flat bars on. I also think my butt does too. That can be cured with a gel pad or insert, oh yeah!!!! 🤪, but what about the knees???

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Have a search

But yes you can get lower pegs (about an inch or two) - gear lever has adjustment to suit but rear brake lever not so - so foot has to be raised before brake can be applied.

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I think AgentPineapple [Marty] had some lowered peg options for his long distance work. might be worth sending a PM to him to ask about it. he is more active on FB than on here these days, but I am sure he will come back to help.
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Thanks guys

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Yup. I bought some Chinese adjustable front pegs about 4yrs ago.
Can't really fault them. They adjust in 8 positions.
Imagine a clock face

12....... 25mm upwards
3......... 25mm forwards
6..........25mn downward
9..........25mm backwards

1.30...... 12.5mm upwards/forwards
4.30...... 12.5mm downwards/forwards
7.30...... 12.5mm downwards/backwards
10.30.... 12.5mm upwards/backwards

At the 6 o'clock position its a 25mm drop.
Which is reverses at 12 o'clock to a 25mm raise.
I use mine at the 7.30 position. Because of my size 12 plates of meat
The only negatives I found were. It makes using the rear brake pedal more of a hassle.
And at a good lean angle I can grind the end of the pegs on the tarmac.
But for long distance riding they're great.
They can handle my considerable weight with no problems.
Iirc they cost about £40
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Don't suppose you have a link or such like to them by any chance.
Being a bit of a pussy I doubt I will ever achieve such angles of lean 😄

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Tbf I can't get me knee down 😂
I bought mine a few years ago so haven't got a link for them.
But I'll have a quick look for you.
Deffo worth having from a comfort pov.
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Richard wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm
. . . Being a bit of a pussy I doubt I will ever achieve such angles of lean 😄
Nothing to do with being a pussy. The 'knee down' seems to be (in some circles) a right-of-passage for entry into the books of greatness. Probably anyone can do it with the right tyres, body positioning, and road/track surface, BUT there seems to be so much emphasis on this as a 'bragging right' second only to chicken strips on tyres!

Not being a stick in the mud here at all, because I enjoy high speed cornering and 'severe' lean angles, BUT I really hate the inference by some that because we don't have scrapes on knee sliders or bang on about bashing our knee on a kerb or roundabout, we are somehow an inferior rider! 8O

So, sorry to partly derail this thread, but we now have a discussion topic for a few hours! :D

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I got my elbow down at Mallory track day





















and Shoulder



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"comfort" kit thread > viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40347&p=438659
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AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 am
I got my elbow down at Mallory track day













and Shoulder





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That's a pretty serious lean angle AMCQ 8O
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Nosepicker wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:21 pm

That's a pretty serious lean angle AMCQ 8O
Hope you're ok :?:
Huh? No thoughts for the bike?

Where's your loyalty! :lol:

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it was 6 yrs ago, bike was almost undamaged [scuff on the carbon clutch cover protector, scuff on front edge of std exhaust (only fitted to get through the track noise limits) and wore through the slider on the end of the bars]. I was undamaged too. I had picked the bike up and only lost about 30 seconds on my lap time and best still none of my mates knew it happened as I was up and away before they got there :D

but then I discovered the track side photographer had seen the front end tucking under and caught the whole crash sequence, so I had to admit my fail!

full phots here https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 66#p363066
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AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm
it was 6 yrs ago, bike was almost undamaged . . .
Doesn't matter.

It's yellow. :lol:

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nigelrb wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:46 pm
AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm
it was 6 yrs ago, bike was almost undamaged . . .
Doesn't matter.

It's yellow. :lol:
was disgusted to discover that if you wear through the yellow paint the plastic is black underneath...... i nearly sold the bike :lol:
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