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A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« on: April 25, 2019, 01:49:44 pm »
This video of a guy having the time of his life on his K1300R. This guy incited me to follow a cornering course about a year ago (which I finally did last week). I think few of the K riders do it like he does, e.g. scraping the footpegs - who else does (I don't - moreover, I don't have a K any longer)...

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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 05:49:47 pm »
I think you'll find that most of The Old Gits don't have much in the way of chicken strips left at the end of the week.

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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 06:23:49 pm »
If it comes to reaching the "end" of the (back) tyre :
- my GSX-S1000 : check
- my VFR800F : check
- my (former) K1300S : nogo ! I always ended my tyres with a tiny amount of chicken strips, TBH (about half a cm). Let alone scraping my footpegs (never succeeded). I know one guy who was able, once, to scrape his left footpeg. But then again, he had had his complete left fairing scraping the ground too ...
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 06:24:35 pm »
I think you'll find that most of The Old Gits don't have much in the way of chicken strips left at the end of the week.

I probably do. Tell me, on a dry road, does the K scrape a peg before slipping? I have no idea how far I lean, but tend to err on the cautious side; chicken strips are about 1".

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 06:43:10 pm »
I think you'll find that most of The Old Gits don't have much in the way of chicken strips left at the end of the week.

I probably do. Tell me, on a dry road, does the K scrape a peg before slipping? I have no idea how far I lean, but tend to err on the cautious side; chicken strips are about 1".

Yes! :D

Obviously,  not the MotorSport.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 09:26:15 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 11:03:00 pm »
The motorsport pegs are the same height as standard? But no hinge!

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 07:12:15 am »
The motorsport pegs are the same height as standard? But no hinge!
Without measuring I can't be 100% sure but my gut says they're higher, slightly further back and shorter (so don't stick out quite so far.) You would be off the tyre before a Motorsport peg touched down.
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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 07:58:05 am »
Yes you can get to the edge of the tyre on the K1300s, it depends on your suspension setting at the time if the pegs touch or not  8) ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 12:03:06 pm »
Yes you can get to the edge of the tyre on the K1300s, it depends on your suspension setting at the time if the pegs touch or not  8) ;D ;D ;D

And, to some extent, which tyre you have fitted.

I think if mine were an inch wide I'd get the angle-grinder out although I've never got them down to absolutely nothing.

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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 12:19:09 pm »
Yes you can get to the edge of the tyre on the K1300s, it depends on your suspension setting at the time if the pegs touch or not  8) ;D ;D ;D

And, to some extent, which tyre you have fitted.

I think if mine were an inch wide I'd get the angle-grinder out although I've never got them down to absolutely nothing.

You're not trying hard enough Brian! :D I managed to get to the very edge of the rear PR4 on both my Sport and my MotorSport. The front always had a mm or 2 left though.
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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 12:33:16 pm »
The motorsport pegs are the same height as standard? But no hinge!
Without measuring I can't be 100% sure but my gut says they're higher, slightly further back and shorter (so don't stick out quite so far.) You would be off the tyre before a Motorsport peg touched down.

Motorsport / Gilles(?) pegs at their lowest setting are within a whisker, if not identical, to standard pegs.
But bring them up and back, and your clearance will be much greater. In the same ratio as the pain (for me).

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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 01:56:49 pm »
Yes you can get to the edge of the tyre on the K1300s, it depends on your suspension setting at the time if the pegs touch or not  8) ;D ;D ;D

And, to some extent, which tyre you have fitted.

I think if mine were an inch wide I'd get the angle-grinder out although I've never got them down to absolutely nothing.

You're not trying hard enough Brian! :D I managed to get to the very edge of the rear PR4 on both my Sport and my MotorSport. The front always had a mm or 2 left though.

Not going fast enough more like...but after my slow-manouevring lessons I'll be able to get off the edge going round roundabouts  ;D

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Re: A guy riding his K (in a decent way)...
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 08:17:29 pm »
Only just managed to watch it. Had me worried at 2:45 - 2:55!

Apart from that, pretty controlled, and a damned sight faster than me.