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Well I'm braking in my bike and I'm at 540 miles.  Been taking it easy so far.  But today I found some good curves and started throwing the bike around a little more aggressively.  :evil:  Well you know the rest of the story.  Scraped my left foot peg and scared the sh!*%!t out of me.  Too fun.  Cant wait to change the oil and get on it for real.  Be safe.  Love this site.  There are some great people on here and some great knowledge sharing.  I know some companies that could learn from the free knowledge sharing that goes on here at this web site.
 
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Well take it easy there chester! I have rounded the heels on two pairs of shoes. It's my feet that hit first. Enjoy the bike and why wait until 600 miles?
 

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toneout said:
I have rounded the heels on two pairs of shoes. It's my feet that hit first.Â
thats your punishment for running down waverunners... bigfoot :joke: :joke:

khrome :D
 

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chester said:
Well I'm braking in my bike and I'm at 540 miles. Been taking it easy so far. But today I found some good curves and started throwing the bike around a little more aggressively. :evil: Well you know the rest of the story. Scraped my left foot peg and scared the sh!*%!t out of me. Too fun. Cant wait to change the oil and get on it for real. Be safe. Love this site. There are some great people on here and some great knowledge sharing. I know some companies that could learn from the free knowledge sharing that goes on here at this web site.
About 4 days ago I did the same thing left peg scared the s#!t of me too I had about the same amount of miles as well (around 575) now I have over 700 changed the oil at 625 when i got on it for the fist time, I was like "Holy S#!t I forgot everything Ive read about this thing" i was so used to babying it, I forgot it had such big balls.
 

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About 4 days ago I did the same thing left peg scared the s#!t of me too I had about the same amount of miles as well (around 575) now I have over 700 changed the oil at 625 when i got on it for the fist time, I was like "Holy S#!t I forgot everything Ive read about this thing" i was so used to babying it, I forgot it had such big balls.
Never, ever forget the big balls...
 

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Just wait until you change out the pegs and scrape the new one's (only these don't have the feelers).

Although I have to admit, I hang my feet off the back end as well so I know when it's coming.
 

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I have been riding my 109 just as I will be riding it after the brake in. All of the engine specialists I have read say, don't baby it, ride it like you stole it.
shift-red :super:
 

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I'm w/ ya shift-red. Road the hell out of it and never looked back. Coming up on 2,500. Isn't there another
service due????
 

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Felix T Cat said:
Although I have to admit, I hang my feet off the back end as well so I know when it's coming.
That used to be my deal too... but it seems here lately, when I'm gonna really dive into a corner hard enough to scrape pegs, I must instinctually raise my heel up because I don't hit them anymore. This is nice because I won't wear my shoes/boots out quite as fast.
 

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Medic1210 said:
That used to be my deal too... but it seems here lately, when I'm gonna really dive into a corner hard enough to scrape pegs, I must instinctually raise my heel up because I don't hit them anymore. This is nice because I won't wear my shoes/boots out quite as fast.
Keep your heels off the ground boys, they can cause all sorts of trouble. Just do as Medic does and get on the balls of your feet in the corners.
 

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L-Train said:
Keep your heels off the ground boys, they can cause all sorts of trouble. Just do as Medic does and get on the balls of your feet in the corners.
Yeah, it can cause trouble, but I think it would be more of an issue with uneven terrain that could suddenly cause the bike to dip and yank your foot... Most of the time when I would let my heel drag would be in the smoothe sweepers that you hit with good speed. I have dragged my heels a good bit with no problems yet.. other than an increasing reduction in the amount of rubber at the back outer edge of my shoe/boots. I haven't had my foot popped off except for once, and that was turning left at an intersection... Let's just say I lost some cool points in that intersection being that I was at the upper limit of first gear when it happened. ::)
 
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