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Offline klunk

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Where do you put your feet down?
« on: September 23, 2012, 12:43:59 PM »
Hi Guys, I have now done around 300 kms on my bike and I m not exaggerating when I say the bike is sublime.  It is the best and coolest bike I have ever owned.

I have come off a sports bike with the foot pegs way up high and back and it never inhibited me putting my feet on the ground, however with the VFR1200X I find myself always wanting to put my feet down on the ground exactly where the pegs are.  I know this takes some getting used to, however I was wondering if it is just me and my weird anatomy or if others have this same challenge and where you put your feet when you come to a stop (in front, behind or beside the pegs)?

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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 02:17:10 PM »
Can't say I've noticed any problem with the peg location, however i have came from a GS. I do still regularly use a Hayabusa and the biggest problem with that is getting my knees up round my chin to get going!

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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 02:34:20 PM »
Yea Klunk, it can be a problem especially if your boots are bulky, i ride a short trip through town with steel toe capped work boots sometimes and its a problem but touring boots are much better. Always put feet behind pedals after seeing a mate get rear ended at a traffic lights, he had his feet in front of the pedals and got damage to his lower legs, just habit now for me
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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 08:50:17 PM »
Just put one foot down, it is supposedly a more stable base (works for me) but may require you to slide to one side of the seat when approaching a stop if like me you are 'vertically challeged'

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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 10:18:11 PM »
Happens to me too Klunk, 
I put my feet in front of the pegs and slide my legs back to fold the foot pegs up.
Works a treat.
I think that if you were really unlucky it would be possible to catch a trouser leg on the pegs when you put your feet to the outside, not good if you need to get your balance quickly. :006:

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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 09:32:58 AM »
yep same here, the tootsies want to go down right where the pegs are
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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 08:33:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by klunk [+]
Hi Guys, I have now done around 300 kms on my bike and I m not exaggerating when I say the bike is sublime.  It is the best and coolest bike I have ever owned.

I have come off a sports bike with the foot pegs way up high and back and it never inhibited me putting my feet on the ground, however with the VFR1200X I find myself always wanting to put my feet down on the ground exactly where the pegs are.  I know this takes some getting used to, however I was wondering if it is just me and my weird anatomy or if others have this same challenge and where you put your feet when you come to a stop (in front, behind or beside the pegs)?

You're right...the foot pegs looks not comfortable when you put your legs down at the beginning....i felt exactly like you!
You'll get over this  :031:

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Re: Where do you put your feet down?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 06:45:55 PM »
Me too but I'm getting used to it.