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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2017, 11:06:08 am »
Body position, either correct or otherwise will NOT prevent peg scraping in a high speed corner. This heavy beast is more than capable of reaching lean angles beyond peg scraping. If you have the experience and skill to keep pushing that handle bar it can be exhilarating to feel your elbow touching down without hanging your fat a** excessively off. Hanging off to far does not help handling or control.


Keep it safe and sane.


I have been road racing at the expert level with WERA since 2001, I do not fall into the dreaded BP discussion  >:( I think my biggest deal on this bike outside the crazy linked brakes is the size of me verses the Concours. I weighed about 20 lbs more in the pic than now. I was racing a 1000 then, now I am on a 600 ;D

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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2017, 11:24:14 am »
Great picture, what track? I've only been to JenningsGP, and moved from 1000 to 600, to 250. I just do it for fun, and the 250s are the funnest to me.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2017, 12:57:11 pm »
Great picture, what track? I've only been to JenningsGP, and moved from 1000 to 600, to 250. I just do it for fun, and the 250s are the funnest to me.

That was at Talladega back in 2016, lots of rain that weekend. I was on slicks that race but still had a clear visor so track probably was still damp in spots during that race. I started on 600s way back then went to a 750 just for tracksdays then back racing on a 1000. I had a good run on the 1000s in A class for a good 4 years. Went back to the C class on 600s this year and my heads just not been into the racing thing this year. Bought a Concours and lost focus lol. Reality was my Mid Central region had two rounds cancelled and it has friggin rained at every event I have been to this year. Worst rain I ever raced in was this year at Road Atlanta WERA Cycle Jam back in June. >:( It was white knuckle riding for the whole 6 laps in two races. I hated it!

I am headed to Talladega this coming weekend for the WERA races in SE and Mid Central regionals. Probably be my last race weekend this year with the busted up Mid Central region schedule. I won't even bother going to the WERA GNF in Nov at Barber.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2017, 01:41:57 pm »
Roy, you heading to RWTW at Suches, next month?
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2017, 02:02:43 pm »
Roy, you heading to RWTW at Suches, next month?

Yes I am, paid up and ready to go!
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2017, 03:53:00 pm »
Cool, I just might have to pick your brain a little on the suspension subject. I have never  set my suspension myself. We use to have a guy named Chad Wolfe do our suspensions, but he took a break and is doing something different now.
I camp after the bridge on the right. I'll be on a sport touring R1.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2017, 04:00:48 pm »
Cool, I just might have to pick your brain a little on the suspension subject. I have never  set my suspension myself. We use to have a guy named Chad Wolfe do our suspensions, but he took a break and is doing something different now.
I camp after the bridge on the right. I'll be on a sport touring R1.

Not sure I can answer all your questions since I tell Mike my issues and he does the turning on the adjusters lol I know enough to be dangerous with it.

Yea I usually camp right across the pedestrian bridge from lodge to either right or left of it. I will most likely roll in late around midnight weds.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2017, 12:40:30 am »
Thats funny, I'e been there the 3 times out of the last 4. Camp in the same area, surprised we haven't met.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2017, 10:28:00 am »
Thats funny, I'e been there the 3 times out of the last 4. Camp in the same area, surprised we haven't met.

Well up until I bought the Concours I was going up with my Toy Hauler or truck and little trailer. Been a while since I was riding up there on my Super Tenere. When my wife goes I have to take the house since she won't tent camp and is not crazy about sleeping in bunk houses or lodge. I either park the toy hauler in the car parking lot or up the road at the Wildcat. The COG rally will be my 4th trip up there this year. ;D
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2017, 11:35:57 am »
White toy hauler? I think I saw it one year. We all walked out there to see peoples set ups. I'll keep an eye out for you this year. Where you riding from to Suches?
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2017, 01:14:07 pm »
White toy hauler? I think I saw it one year. We all walked out there to see peoples set ups. I'll keep an eye out for you this year. Where you riding from to Suches?


Yep it is white, last october it was there for about a week when this picture was taken. It will be back up there hopefully same spot come this october.



Not quite a year later looking back on this picture and two of the bikes are gone. The GSX-R750 and Super Tenere. The other two are my wife's rides and she keeps things forever. ;D

I am riding up from Central MS. :-[

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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2017, 01:26:11 pm »
You fit all those in that toy hauler?  Nice packing job!   :great:
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2017, 01:44:54 pm »
You fit all those in that toy hauler?  Nice packing job!   :great:

Not hardly, the two small bikes go straight in the bed of the truck. The other two full size ones go in the rear garage of the hauler on pitbull restraints. The EU3000 generator (which ain't small) goes in the rear garage on the tail between the two bikes. The rear garage in the hauler is it's own room so no gas smell or motorcycle smell while traveling. Plus you can pull over and sleep without unloading anything. Main bed is up in front of the hauler. It is a great floor plan for racing out of or just vacationing with motorcycles.
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Re: Peg feelers scraping?
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2017, 06:33:41 pm »
Cool, I just might have to pick your brain a little on the suspension subject. I have never  set my suspension myself. We use to have a guy named Chad Wolfe do our suspensions, but he took a break and is doing something different now.
I camp after the bridge on the right. I'll be on a sport touring R1.

Not sure I can answer all your questions since I tell Mike my issues and he does the turning on the adjusters lol I know enough to be dangerous with it.

Yea I usually camp right across the pedestrian bridge from lodge to either right or left of it. I will most likely roll in late around midnight weds.

You could maybe get Doug Re to do a little suspension tech at the Wolf  :motonoises:.

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