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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2010, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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What scrapes first?

I love to ride aggressively in the curves, but at the same time I don't like surprises in the middle of them, so I'd like to know what's the first thing that scrapes on an XC? From outward appearances it'll be the massive highway bars, which wouldn't be too forgiving and probably end up being quite expensive, and possible painful. My Roadking gave me ample warning with the floorboards hitting first, but I still knew I had about five more degrees of lean angle before anything "Hard" scraped. I'd really like to push the XC harder, especially since it seems to beg for it, but I don't cherish the idea of learning the hard way. Thanks.

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Hey folks, what gives? No one here ever scrape anything in the twisties?

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Hey folks, what gives? No one here ever scrape anything in the twisties?
howdy xpat..

from the sound of it, your break in ride went ok,

as for scraping...for me not so aggressive in the twists but sometimes in low speed corners i scrape the boards - just a tad...cause they have very little travel...compared to my honda and nc-paladins for example...now then, 2 up with 0 air in the shock, in similar low speed turns...it is the tail end of the tail pipe that scrapes...so now i am running about 15 lbs...i think...to continue, the air pump seems useful as a backup inflation tool for flat repair (stop-and-go mushrooms and c02 here)

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The first day I bought my Crossroads, my wife and I went for a ride. I should have added air in the suspension (I do now). We were making a sweeping right hand merge. I scraped the right rear heat shield on the exhaust. You have to get low and look up on the exhaust to see it thank God! But, definitly put air in the suspension for the appropriate weight!
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Does anyone know what the actual maximum lean angle is? HD publishes their's per SAE J1168. Does Victory?
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I guess I have myself to blame for the responses I'm generating. I should have started a new thread to ask my question rather than revive this old one.

I'm interested in what the SAE J1168 lean angles are for these bikes.

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Why don't you have a buddy come over start the bike and then one of you lean it over. You can find out when it quiets and what would hit first.
For some reason I'm thinking if you get over so far that the lean sensor works you'll be crashing and it doesn't matter then now does it.
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