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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-11-2015, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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So being a newer rider going into my second season I'm obviously still feeling out the limits my new Gunner. I fear once I trust the bike too much, that's when I'll be regretting it - reading some motorcycle articles about cornering seems to imply sport bike mentality, those things are known to stick well around corners at speed.

I've ridden a 2013 Boardwalk a handful of times with those big footboards and I touched down for a quick scrape just once, but I've not yet scrapped any pegs on the Gunner, curious if that's common for these bikes or if that's pushing it too far?

I read a good tip that I believe certainly holds true that the bike is most likely more capable than the rider, especially a new rider.

What do you guys think, can this thing lean deep in the corners and stick nicely?

I'm loving this mild weather, time to get some more mileage under my belt... thanks in advance for the comments!
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It's all about the tires on any bike...I find Dunlops to be garbage and squirrelly when leaning it over in curves. But my Avons on my other bike I scrape pegs all the time they stick like glue to the road!
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Being you're a new rider, Scraping pegs is a dangerous sport. You can lean as far as to the point of no return' And you can have the best tires, Till when you're into a lean and there's gunk on the road ie sand, grease, or diesel fuel.. It's called low siding.. Ouch..
Just be careful sometimes scraping pegs can be painful and costly..

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You can scrape pegs/board turning from the driveway into the street. It doesn't require "pushing it".

Dragging parts is not a sign that you are going fast... it is usually a sign that you're choosing a shitty line thru the turn.

Does this mean I was going really really fast through turns?


No! It means I fucked up my line and almost head-on'ed a GMC Jimmy. Now, I COULD HAVE gone faster thru that curve and not touched anything on the ground, had I chosen a more appropriate line through it...

Dragging shit can mean you are riding close to the limit/edge, but it usually means you suck at picking lines.
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Ha ha HC, good one

I am an average rider, and do not like scraping coz it damage the bike, but it happens from time to time. The pegs have these scraping pins, that is petty cool...

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Much appreciated guys. That's exactly what I was looking for, some good insight.

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So moral of the tread; scraping peg-bolts is fun, but scraping peg-holders is BAD coz it damages your bike,

Cool looking bike you got mate...

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Adding to this, when i had my stock Dunlop i did-NOT use the whole tire

Now i have the Metzler and use the whole tire, maybe 5 millimeter on both sides not used, and that is what counts on a nice twisty road, not scraping pegs....

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have a buddy hold on to the bars and have him lean the bike over till something touch the ground. Now you can stand at the back of the bike and see what the lean angle is.
Scraping the ground is not good and the more you learn about riding it will come in time.
The less scraping you do the better the rider you will be

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I tend to make the chicken strips on my tires near non existent and always scraping pegs and exhaust on my Hammer. I just got off of sport bikes for the first time so you have to excuse me at times.
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