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post #1 of 20 Old 08-09-2006, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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WOOHOO!!! Finally scraped the boot!

:lol: :lol: :lol: yesterday on my way home from work, taking one of the familiar corners right before my house, I finally scraped my boot. It scraped for a good 2 feet, that's my guess anyway. Man what a feeling! I always thought the pegs would come first since I ride with feet close to the bike. I had just gotten my foot of the rear break getting ready for the corner and the tip of my boot was sticking a little out. Leaned the bike and felt the scrape begin! I leaned more in to it and got a good scrape going. This is all slow stuff in the neighborhood, I still have to get a scrape going in the twisties.

I had scraped before on a Velusia, and the CB750, but that was not hard, those bikes have no ground clearance. And its impossible on the XR.

K I am done :P
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:lol: :lol: :lol: yesterday on my way home from work, taking one of the familiar corners right before my house, I finally scraped my boot. It scraped for a good 2 feet, that's my guess anyway. Man what a feeling! I always thought the pegs would come first since I ride with feet close to the bike. I had just gotten my foot of the rear break getting ready for the corner and the tip of my boot was sticking a little out. Leaned the bike and felt the scrape begin! I leaned more in to it and got a good scrape going. This is all slow stuff in the neighborhood, I still have to get a scrape going in the twisties.

I had scraped before on a Velusia, and the CB750, but that was not hard, those bikes have no ground clearance. And its impossible on the XR.

K I am done :P
I'd be interested in knowing why the scraping of a boot is apparently a big issue for you. Do you feel it reflects a level of skill? courage? Just curious, what's behind your enthusiasm?

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I had just gotten my foot of the rear break getting ready for the corner and the tip of my boot was sticking a little out. Leaned the bike and felt the scrape begin! I leaned more in to it and got a good scrape going. This is all slow stuff in the neighborhood, I still have to get a scrape going in the twisties.
I'd be interested in knowing why the scraping of a boot is apparently a big issue for you. Do you feel it reflects a level of skill? courage? Just curious, what's behind your enthusiasm?

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In tight, slow maneuvers his ability to notice it and press a little harder to maintain the lean I'd consider a good thing as he's finding his limits of handling. To paraphrase the words of Jerry "Motorman" Palladino; "A motorcycle is highly maneuverable. You paid for the whole bike, find out where your limits are."

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I had just gotten my foot of the rear break getting ready for the corner and the tip of my boot was sticking a little out. Leaned the bike and felt the scrape begin! I leaned more in to it and got a good scrape going. This is all slow stuff in the neighborhood, I still have to get a scrape going in the twisties.
I'd be interested in knowing why the scraping of a boot is apparently a big issue for you. Do you feel it reflects a level of skill? courage? Just curious, what's behind your enthusiasm?

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In tight, slow maneuvers his ability to notice it and press a little harder to maintain the lean I'd consider a good thing as he's finding his limits of handling. To paraphrase the words of Jerry "Motorman" Palladino; "A motorcycle is highly maneuverable. You paid for the whole bike, find out where your limits are."

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Exactly, scraping pegs or boots when traveling at low speed is a hard thing to accomplish especially on a tall bike like the Strom. I think it does reflect on my skill. But not saying I am the most skilled by any means.
I never said I was racing around the corner to see how fast I could take it. I don't like it when other drivers/riders race around my neighborhood, my daughter plays out there and I like people to be considerate.

Anyway I cant wait to be able to scrape pegs on slow maneuvers like the Motorman! man that guy can ride! He can hold a circle while scraping of course he does it on a huge cruiser bike. Doing that on the V would be some real skill.
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Oh yeah?

Well, I keep my feet back on the passenger pegs and still scrape my boots!

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Oh yeah?

Well, I keep my feet back on the passenger pegs and still scrape my boots!
Well if you'd quit wearing those clown boots they wouldn't scrape :lol:

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A suggestion about scraping your boot: Don't. Recommend you keep your toes up on the pegs, and your feet pulled in toward the bike, let the peg feelers scrape the ground.

If you hit a bump whilst scraping a boot, your foot might get yanked off the peg. Minor bobble hopefully, but you might lose control, or run over your foot (happened to a racer in practice recently, and Ben Bostrom almost did it at Miller in the first Superbike race--he was actually saving a high-side, but it can happen). Just my 2 cents.
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Oh yeah?

Well, I keep my feet back on the passenger pegs and still scrape my boots!
Well if you'd quit wearing those clown boots they wouldn't scrape :lol:

I assume you know of other boots that provide better protection? :roll:

I suppose you are now going to criticize my round red nose protector?

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Oh yeah?

Well, I keep my feet back on the passenger pegs and still scrape my boots!
Well if you'd quit wearing those clown boots they wouldn't scrape :lol:

I assume you know of other boots that provide better protection? :roll:

I suppose you are now going to criticize my round red nose protector?
Only if it keeps the visor on your poofy cap from closing :lol:

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