Hmm,,, It is
nice to have the "bragging rights" to say that you're able to scrape your pegs, BUT, that takes a helluva lot of lean angle and on public roads you're flirting with disaster.
"True Story:" A few years ago my buddy was checking out my old EX500. He's a Harley guy. So he looked at my footpeg feelers and said, "What are these for?" I told him that they were designed to scrape before anything else, to indicate that you were about at the limit of traction. After a brief inspection, he remarked, "Hm, there's not a single mark on them."
Last week my girlfriend and I rode all through southeast Ohio, with our "base" in Marietta. We also hit some spots in West Virginia, right across the river. WOW, those roads are awesome
! 26, 555, 565, 537, 255, 260; the list goes on and on and I definitely plan on going back again! Anyway, riding two-up with her for the whole trip, we did scrape her pegs a few times, first time ever for me, and quite startling for her. That wouldn't have happened but for the increased weight, causing the back of the bike to sit lower, and the Dan Vessel replacement/peg-lowering brackets that I put on for her. Riding solo and with stock pegs, it would've taken quite a bit more lean I think, not something I would want to push out there. The surrounding scenery would be quite unforgiving in a crash, and help would be a looong way away.
If that's what you really want to do, hey, it never hurts to become more familiar with your bike's handling, and gain the useful experience. Just do it when and where it's safe! If you consistently push the envelope on public roads, it's just a matter of time before you exceed your limits. Here's something I've been interested in myself, that I saw somewhere else. Looks like fun and would definitely improve one's skills!
Gymkhana - ADVrider