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Old 02-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #142
Love those blue pipes
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Location: Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
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Originally Posted by RedRocket View Post
When I had my VFR800 for a while I rode with a friend that had a GTS. He chewed the tires off that bike, and I rode over my head in effort to keep up. His boots, and foot pegs were ground down heavily.

I've wanted one ever since.
I wish I could say I was doing the same thing - but I guess I'm just a wuss! I'm sure one of the magazine reports indicated that the GTS didn't have great ground clearance. Despite being heeled over close to the edge of the contact patch, my boots and pegs were still several inches off the ground I believe.

If I'd moved back onto the balls of my feet here, I'd probably have 4"+ of ground clearance.
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