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Hi Guys,

I did my first track day with my 07' Z. What a great time I had.Only 1 concern is the my foot pegs was touching quite often. Does this mean I'm on my limit and will a 190/55 rear tyre make a differents in regards to handling and footpeg clearance. I haven't been able to get my knee down.

Is dragging your knee even possible on the Z,I've never seen someone doing it.

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I have the same problem on my '03 Z. I'm planning on a track day when the ground here thaws. Before I do though, I plan on investing on some rearsets. The Z has a rather upright riding position, with your feet underneath you as opposed to behind you. Rearsets should not only move your feet back, but up as well if I'm not mistaken. I'm a little concerned that rearsets will change the riding position enough that I will require lower bars, but bars are cheap.

I've rubbed all the way to about 1/4 of an inch from the edge of my 190 Pirelli, so I don't even know if I'll be able to go any farther, but I'll try. Anyone else know if lean without scraping will be improved? LSL rearsets are the ones I'm planning on buying.
 

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put shorter feelers on the on the pegs mine drags quite a bit and i don't ride very hard. really. seriously. i'm not kidding.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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put shorter feelers on the on the pegs mine drags quite a bit and i don't ride very hard. really. seriously. i'm not kidding.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I replaced my stock pegs with GP pegs that are tapered up underneath with no feelers and I still scrape em. At least they fold up though, or that might be scary having one stick in the ground and lift your rear tire off the ground while you're in a full lean. But I never, ever, ever ride mine hard either.:rolleyes: In fact, I don't need all this power anyways. Maybe I'll trade it for a vespa 250 sport.;)
 

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Hey sakkie, you don't need max lean angles to drag a knee. If you are scrapping your pegs and your knee is not on the ground, you need to get your rump off the seat. Track riding is different than riding on the street. If you stay on your seat, you will scrape the pegs on any bike, including the R's. Properly hanging off the bike (I emphasize properly) will make a huge difference on your ground clearance. Work on the technique and don't worry about scraping your knee, that will come on it's own. Ive ridden with guys that drag their knee through an entire turn and all it does is lower their lap times.

p.s. you could get your knee down on just about any bike..the Z is no exception.
 

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^Zlope is right. I have very well broken knee pucks. Because you are at max lean (scrubbing pegs) doesn't mean you are going as fast as that bike will go. There are alot of factor that will come into play with that. One of the biggest things are where was your throttle at at the point of scrapping your pegs? And has your suspension been setup for you? You should be rolling throttle through the apex to keep you suspension up for the best clearance and exit speed. Which means you will have to sometimes adjust your turn in speed to properly do this with these bikes.

Here's a pic of me going through the mountain roads at Deals gap. Although not grabbing knee in the pic but you can see the forum and clearance by rolling throttle through the corner.


Here is a shot of my pucks. lol
 
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