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Old 12-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #194
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Originally Posted by Ohio_Danimal View Post
The whole idea of a fixed footpeg is to protect the bike (and, in turn, possibly your leg/ankle) in a crash. The act of crashing/sliding will destroy the footpeg, but they are inexpensive to replace.
Not to mention, the fixed peg allows one to use their legs to pull themselves forward, preparing for a turn. When I bought my Daytona 675, nothing was available. I shimmed the stock pegs, so they wouldn't pivot. Eventually, Woodcraft came out with an option. But, getting them was another story, in itself. Argh!

Originally Posted by Ohio_Danimal View Post
And if your fear is the peg touching down, causing the rear tire to lever off the ground and cause a lowside, my response would be to learn how to judge your lean angle better (not trying to be mean or critical) and know your machine's limits intimately.
Or, in the case of rearsets, raise them for the planned activity. Of course, even then, they can be touched down.

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