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Dave-- Thanks to your posts about your experience with the stock SV pegs during the Rally at the Dragon I was able to avoid a similar situation with my own riding. I was getting closer and closer to dragging pegs or boot parts even with relatively clean technique, and I realized that dragging pegs could indeed easily contribute to a 'levering' low side. Due to your experience, I am now the proud owner of a Woodcraft rearset (2" up and back) shod SV, and I feel much better about my safety margin while leaned over.


Just wanted to give a shout-out and let you know I appreciate your candor and honesty in evaluating the circumstances involved in your situation and the potential danger of the low stock SV rearsets.





Ride well...
 

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Is it just that I haven't been observant, or does Dave have the highest karma on the board? 8)
 

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DrummerDaveB has lama-like karma!!! ;D



Dave-- It took a little while for the Woodcrafts, but e-bay was my friend...
 

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Not to threadjack the DrummerDaveB lovefest ;), but I've been wondering about the Woodcraft rearsets. My housemate (yellow650) has a set on his, and they do look awfully sharp. However, they're solid pegs bolted to the rearset, which is bolted to the frame, whereas stock pegs are on a spring. It seems to me that pegs which bend upwards when they recieve force from below, like the stockers, would be less likely to contribute to a levering-upwards lowside than solid pegs, which couldn't go anywhere when they hit tarmac. No doubt that moving the pegs up and back will help with the clearance issue, but once the Woodcrafters hit the tarmac, wouldn't that be game over? Just curious.

P.S. DDB, I do like Sloth, but I think the guy in full leathers hanging knee off the kiddie ride was absolutely hilarious. Was that you, or did the pic come from the Internets?
 

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e lo said:
Not to threadjack the DrummerDaveB lovefest  ;), but I've been wondering about the Woodcraft rearsets. My housemate (yellow650) has a set on his, and they do look awfully sharp. However, they're solid pegs bolted to the rearset, which is bolted to the frame, whereas stock pegs are on a spring. It seems to me that pegs which bend upwards when they recieve force from below, like the stockers, would be less likely to contribute to a levering-upwards lowside than solid pegs, which couldn't go anywhere when they hit tarmac. No doubt that moving the pegs up and back will help with the clearance issue, but once the Woodcrafters hit the tarmac, wouldn't that be game over? Just curious.

P.S. DDB, I do like Sloth, but I think the guy in full leathers hanging knee off the kiddie ride was absolutely hilarious. Was that you, or did the pic come from the Internets?
I've wondered the same about the woodcrafts. I suppose they're high enough if you get low enough to drag them you've got bigger problems anyway.

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e lo-- You are correct in that the Woodcraft pegs are solid as opposed to the spring loaded (bend upwards) stock peg. I believe that pegs are largely interchangable. I kept the WC pegs because I liked the grip of the deeply knurled pegs, and they are a little shorter as well. I figure if I drag these, I gotta be trying too hard to do something wrong...

On the plus side, under a lowside (regardless of cause), the solid pegs may act as a slider. I'm not sure and I'd rather not find out! :eek:
 

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Six Chin Skinny said:
I figure if I drag these, I gotta be trying too hard to do something wrong...
DrummerDaveB said:
I've wondered the same about the woodcrafts. I suppose they're high enough if you get low enough to drag them you've got bigger problems anyway.
Works for me! Thanks for the info, as always.
 
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