What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    Hmmm, I would like to challenge keeping ball of your feet on the pegs. If something happens and you have to brake suddenly, then you have to move your feet first and then you can press the rear brake. Also, in case of situation going bad, there is one more thing to think about, which I do not believe is wise. All in all, I`ll just keep my foot on the pegs, not the ball. Find the advice not wise.
  2. m931a2

    m931a2 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Your fingers dont work? Your bike has linked brakes so your right foot is optional. And unless your off-road, not very useful.

    The number of problems a rear brake can solve by it's self is very short.
  3. Eric Marsh

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    My clutch was engaging with the lever almost all the way out. I'd read that this can be caused by a failing slave cylinder. I figured I'd replace the cylinder and see if the fix works. The job was a bit of a tight go since I didn't feel like taking everything apart but I went slow and got it done, working around with the rear wheel and shock in place. I'm pleased to say that the clutch engagement is perfect now. My bike just turned 104000 kilometres.
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  4. Limbow

    Limbow Been here awhile

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    Not a problem for me either; my fingers work great. I hardly use my back brake (except linked). In fact, I have a new bike with 750 miles on it and I don't think I've touched my brake pedal yet!
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  5. sizzlingbadger

    sizzlingbadger Been here awhile

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    You don't keep the ball of your feet on the peg, only move it to that position when required, like when corning and leaning. You move you feet on the pegs to the position that is best suited to the current conditions, which change constantly.
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  6. Motorkas

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    Honestly, it’s all good – everybody is different – they fit the bike differently, have different riding styles, have different comfort levels with things, and the most important thing is ride within your comfort zone (perfect example: my friend and I are the same height and roughly the same build and we both own R1’s as track bikes – they are set up radically differently for our individual preferences and riding styles from bars to pegs to shifter location). On the GS, if you look at my rear tire, I probably have about 2 inches on each side of unused 170 tire – do I need to be on the balls of my feet all the time – not at all. On the track bike, I have a 200 rear with no unused space – you’re asking for bad things to eventually happen if you’re not on your balls of your feet at those lean angles and speeds.

    With the OP’s question, he’s getting to point where it’s becoming a distraction (and a potentially dangerous one) and from the sounds of it, at leans angles on the street where he should be on the balls of his feet (at least on the inside peg) to get an easy fix so he’s not distracted at his highest lean angle in the turn. Does that mean EVERYONE should do – not at all. Does it mean that it will work for him (especially if he’s not doing it correctly) – also a no, but the post I made was not to start a debate about what is “right and wrong” – it was merely to help him get a safe and (hopefully quick) fix to solve a potentially dangerous problem and “show” him what I meant to cut down on him having to guess what was meant by what I said.

    I went and found two videos on the typical movement of the feet during a typical lap (keep in mind MotoGP bikes are prototype bikes built around the rider so they can do things with ergos that very difficult to do on production based machines). Also keep in mind the size, height and riding background of the rider plays a role in what they do with the pegs as well – like I said – doesn’t work for everyone, but if it does, it’s usually a game changer.

    Skip to 4:20 to see a lap, then jump to 8:00 to see the explanation.



    With this one, look at his foot in a right hand turn, and now imagine what would happen to it if he kept it in the same position for the left turns (which is the reason he doesn't keep it there).

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    We used to play a game at our Goldwing weekends. On the first day, we’d place a small 1-inch round sticker on everyone’s windscreen, with a set of crosshairs on it. On the evening of the final day... the winner was the rider who was judged to have had the closest bullseye hit from a bug during the daily rides. I think you might’ve had a good shot of winning... :happay
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    We used to do that in my Wing group too til somebody saw me shooting a bug out of a straw into my crosshairs...
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