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post #1 of 31 Old 11-21-2019, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Scraping peg filers, center stand even exchaust 2019 dl100 xt

Riding towards Stinson beach SF, which has very tight turns, I ended up scraping pegs, center stand even bit of exhaust pipe where it bends close to center stand. Peg filers, scraped several times.

I also have gsx-s1000 that Im riding on that route often so Im very familiar with every turn.
Im bit disappointed with this lack of clearance.
I had dealer played with suspension, but he did not measure sag to adjust it to my weight, he just tighten it up a bit.
Riding the same route again I think it help a litle but I was not going that hot, so not sure.
I understand that I should ride strom differently, but it feels so unnatural to drag a knee with this bike.

I have ordered risers to raise bike 0.8 inches in the back only. Will se how that works.
Im 5.9 and can flat foot bike, for now.

I have also install sw-motech belly pan, which sits now lower then that exhaust bend. I did not ride it hot yet.

Im not planing to spend money on aftermarket suspension yet, but if this continue to be an issue, and custom suspension would help I might doit.

any recomendation??
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Crank the preloads front and rear up as high as it will go. Then measure the sag. Maybe just right in the rear, maybe too little in the front, can't remember exactly.

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As above set your sag, it makes a big difference on a Strom

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If the bike is grounding then just keep jacking up the spring preload (especially on the rear) until grounding stops and adjust the rebound damping accordingly. If the bike is still grounding then stronger springs are required. I measure sag on my dirt bike where it is critical to a smooth ride offroad but imho the seat of the pants is the best sensor to handling for normal road use.

At 81kg in my normal clothes I run the rear spring preload on my 16 Strom at about 75% of max setting. I am not as inclined to raise the front much as it will slow the steering. I think the standard springing is just about right for my weight solo.

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My first thought was body position and lean angle.

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My first thought was body position and lean angle.

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My first thought is - it isn't a sport bike. I have the same issue with my 2004 DL1000. You just can't throw it into a corner the same way that you can throw my FZ1 into the corner - the angle just isn't available due to all the low hanging parts. You'll never use up the side of your tires on a V-strom, you can't get to them
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Agreed.

Until riders progress to be limited by the bike, they are limited by their skills, abilities, riding technique. Which is usually, but not always the case, when responding to peg scraping complaints.

Heavy emphasis on "usually," rarely, but occasionally "not always." When you progress to the "not always level" you are truly talented rider.
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You'll never use up the side of your tires on a V-strom, you can't get to them
Ehh...I have pictures of my 04 dl1000 tires somewhere, and...I have zero chicken strips front or back. Used *all* of the tire! :-) My curb feelers are pretty ground down as well, both sides.

However: I've since found out that my suspension is lowered 1.5", my springs (front/back) are old and saggy, and full up with me and some stuff in the trunk I'm around 240#-250#. So, that's the reason for that.

Once I rebuild, I don't expect to be scraping pegs any more!
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My first thought is - it isn't a sport bike. I have the same issue with my 2004 DL1000. You just can't throw it into a corner the same way that you can throw my FZ1 into the corner - the angle just isn't available due to all the low hanging parts. You'll never use up the side of your tires on a V-strom, you can't get to them
I think your bike could have some issues.

I don't use chicken strips as a true measure but you should have no trouble cleaning them off.

Cornering clearance Is something I love about the Stroms, when the roads get rough they hang in there.
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