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xsrider
Is it just me or do you guys scrap your exhaust while cornering as well?
 
 
 
I have a Scorpion SERKET TAPER FULL SYSTEM exhaust installed and every time I take it to the canyons, I am scraping the exhaust and foot pegs (not hero blobs) on left corners. Will upload photos when I get back from work.
 
 
 
My suspension setting is stock and set at 7 out of 9. I am 5'10 and weigh 176 lbs. Should I go max to 9 on the setting? I heard it doesn't make much of a difference.
 
 
 
Am I pushing the bike to its limit? What do you guys think? 

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sniperelite
you sure it is not your sidestand ? The footpegs bend and don't cause much trouble, but when the sidestands scrapes the bike gets unsettled (and is quite dangerous).
 

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avanti
Did it do so before changing exhaust???

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xsrider
you sure it is not your sidestand ? The footpegs bend and don't cause much trouble, but when the sidestands scrapes the bike gets unsettled (and is quite dangerous).
Yeah, on the left corners I am scraping the pegs and foot not sidestand, the right corners are all exhaust. Will upload photos tonight!

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xsrider
Did it do so before changing exhaust???
That is a good question. It didn't before, but had been riding that same canyon for over a year now and I didn't ride as confident before as I do now. I am going into the corners faster and more comfortable with proper body position and throttle control.  
I have noticed, however, that the scraping occurs more frequently when I downshift and prep for the corner vs keeping the same gear and just using engine braking for the corner. Could it be the compression on the suspension? 
 

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norcal616
you can remove them little pegs that hang pff the bottom of the foot pegs for more clearance... I believe we are more likely to very quickly drag the tip of our left foot if its under the shifter when hitting left handers

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pitapola
What exactly is your question? If you are scraping your exhaust, it should be pretty easy to tell. Your exhaust will have marks after the ride. If you're worried about damaging the exhaust, ride slower. If not, just keep scraping it.

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Beemer
"Am I pushing the bike to its limit?" The bike will lean further without a foot peg but you won't like asphalt foot. Are you on a race track? Do you have to lean so much?

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xsrider
Thanks for the replies. Sorry if it seems vague. I was a bit confused myself. However, I have been doing research and I guess my question is,
 
Am I pushing the bike too hard and to its limit? Should I upgrade my suspension and get adjustable rear sets? I read somewhere it could be just that our suspension is just not good enough and will need upgrading.

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ralph
The real answer is you are likely riding to hard for the road
and maybe should be cooling it a bit, doing a track day now
and then for a adrenalin fix, get off on the track and you
will likely walk away with gravel rash chuck it down the road
and you will likely hit something hard.
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blackout
Is it just me or do you guys scrap your exhaust while cornering as well? 
 
 
I have a Scorpion SERKET TAPER FULL SYSTEM exhaust installed and every time I take it to the canyons, I am scraping the exhaust and foot pegs (not hero blobs) on left corners. Will upload photos when I get back from work.
 
 
 
My suspension setting is stock and set at 7 out of 9. I am 5'10 and weigh 176 lbs. Should I go max to 9 on the setting? I heard it doesn't make much of a difference.
 
 
 
Am I pushing the bike to its limit? What do you guys think? 
 
Would be curious to see a picture. Some exhausts will have more clearance than others. Rear sets are a definite yes for aggressive riding.

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blackout
Also, Google how to measure sag and get back to me. 1.25 inches front and rear are good starting points. This is static with rider on-board.

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r1limited
I lean so far over I scrape the other side of the handle bars
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avanti
Until you fall you are not riding too hard, in an absolute sense... BUT, in common sense, your results may varies, as they say. The street is unforgiving to you and OTHERS, hence very seldom the place for knee-draggin', imho.
 
Regarding your suspension question in response to my earlier post, from your description that is when you scrape, when you compress the suspension. Such may give you some idea where to start if you wish to do more modifications. But, given the way you ride, I'd simply consider going back to the stock exhaust... if that drags with your current riding style, I'd recommend easing up, or dare I suggest loosing weight? All the best, in any event.

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patrolus
If i get that right, you weigh about 80kg. That's about same as me. Suspension should be fine with that. I still upgraded it with technoflex gear, but I dont think its the suspensions fault......Maybe blame that big smile on your face whilst cornering haha.

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