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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 11:48 AM
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Re: Why am I toe draggin'

if you move your butt into the turn a little bit, that'll also straighten out your foot, and keep it off the ground.
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Re: Why am I toe draggin'

No toe gauges. Balls of the feet are best. You will be sorry if your toe drags, especially with the 620 with stock pegs. Toe dragging is bad form as well, and will ultimatly limit your cornering ability.

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Long legs and big feet make the problem worse. I have to sit on the back seat to ride on the balls of my feet on a Monster.

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Oh, I see your in Oceanside! No worries than, Im sure we'll get a chance to go up Palomar with the rest of the guys and then you can see how everyone else rides their monster and you'll get as many riding tips as you want!

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yes you guys rock....I pass Juanitas almost every ride cuz its just down PCH but yeah looking forward to riding wit ya guys , thanks again
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On my S4R, when I put the balls of my feet on the pegs, my right heel is crammed against the heel guard and my right foot position feels pretty unstable. Any other S4R riders notice this ?

By the way, I also scrape the toe of my boot on left handers.
Yes, I have noticed it. At first it bothered me. But I am over it now. I also saw this in a review of the bike somewhere. I wonder how it is with the Arrow system.
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yep, I notice it, too....I just got used to it

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Yes, I have noticed it. At first it bothered me. But I am over it now. I also saw this in a review of the bike somewhere. I wonder how it is with the Arrow system.
Pretty much the same with the Arrow....I guess I'm going to get over it. Maybe the discomfort comes because one foot feels differnt than the other ?

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did the same thing when I started riding, but quickly adjusted my foot position to be on the balls of me feet. I have definitely almost wiped out by lifting my foot off the peg when I started dragging my toe. Now I just drag my foot pegs...
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All of the above is true. Also, you can increase your ground clearance by getting rearsets and/or switching to GP-pattern shifting. I did both on my bike in 2011, and am happy with the results.

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