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    Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Hi, not sure whether this thread is in the right spot, but anyway.

    I have footpeg feelers on my bird that are quite long, and then Honda went a bit shorter for later models. I am wondering why they are different lengths. I would have thought the bike geometry is the same.

    I have a 2000 model with the longer feelers and I can only seem to get the shorter ones from Honda - just change up to the short feelers?

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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    I ground the original long ones down and they bent and snapped off, or I removed them from all 3 of the XXs I've had over the years. I just left them off. You can put in any length that you want.

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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    As far as I know the 'bank angle indicators' (Honda speak ) have always been the same length for the Bird. The only difference between the earlier and later ones being that the later ones were solid. The earlier ones had a piece of tube over a stud with a rounded end on it. When you ground the end off the tube fell off and you were left with a piece of studding on the bottom of the peg

    I fitted short items when I fitted peg lowering blocks so I still have gentle indication when I'm close to touching the fairing down. Never seem to get there now that the suspension is sorted and the back end lifted.
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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Same as Duck, i have sorted rear suspension and she never touches down. The guys who regularly scrape them usually have worn out shockers. So are they 'bank angle indicators' (Honda speak ) as Duck says or worn shock indicators?
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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Can't say about varying lengths as mine never had them when I bought the bike in 06
    Glad it doesn't have them as I'd be touching them down all the time if I did, yes it was more noticeable in the early days before I upgraded my suspension but even now with 1.2kg/mm fork springs and a Wilbers shock sprung for my 140kg's I'll generally wear the sides of my boots down if pushing hard
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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Para
    Suggest you start hanging off the seat. There's a fine line between lean and off tire patch. I was getting off seat during a track day and had a rider coach inform me i needed to get farther off the seat because I was running over the edge of the tire.
    Ohh and I don't have the feelers either
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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Never knew they had longer ones than my 05 has......they make good anchor points for a bike cover when on a trip and there's no parking cover for the BB.........

    I also get off the seat when pressing on but have had Ohlins on from almost new..... never scraped my bank angle sensors either ...... they are not really needed. I think they are just a bit of 1980's inscrutable oriental engineering for riding safety(?)..... might be more of a danger to following riders if one ever broke off. I think most Aussie BB riders took them off for better looks.......

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    Re: Footpeg feelers - why different lengths?

    Quote Originally Posted by beestoys View Post
    Para
    Suggest you start hanging off the seat. There's a fine line between lean and off tire patch. I was getting off seat during a track day and had a rider coach inform me i needed to get farther off the seat because I was running over the edge of the tire.
    Ohh and I don't have the feelers either
    Ha ha I do actually get quite a way off the seat, although never close to getting a "knee down"
    I guess it's partly to do with my size 14>15 2E US boots as I generally only got right to the edge of the rear tyre when pushing real hard on the old shock
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