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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 02:29 AM
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I voted "none". I have a nice set of Pro-Tek rear-sets and ride with my toes on the pegs.

P.S. My toe sliders are gone from my boots anyway. The damn glue melted (in the Arizona heat) and they fell off.

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I don't grind mine, I am still working on getting my Knee down.
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I'm with Robert on this one, I keep my toes out of the way. Never know when a crack or irregularity is gonna come up and take those toes away from you. As far as lean angle is concerned which seems to be the point of the poll (I think), I get knees and pegs (the feelers have been gone a long time so I mean the peg itself) down on both sides. Is this a continuation of the right vs. left turns subject?

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...Is this a continuation of the right vs. left turns subject?
I think the right vs left turn subject did spur up what ever it was that thought of this poll . If you want to know for sure ask Hammer 4.
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I used to grind on both sides regularily on my gpx250r but not so often on the bandit.
Older and more reserved? I dont know, maybe cause the bandit is less flickable. or maybe I hold my toes in because I dont need hero scrapes now that I am older and wiser.

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Actually..the reason I suggested either or both, was because some people may have a injury, past or present(me) that causes them to have to keep one foot or the other at a slight angle on the pegs. Personally, both of my toe sliders are ground somewhat..and my left hip prolly won't like it if I had rearsets that moved my foot up any higher...

As for the lean angle..I guess there would have to be a certain amount to scrape, or grind down your toe sliders..just for the record, I hate the feeling of my toesliders grinding on the road, even though I'm on my toes to a degree, sometimes I ride on upper part of the balls of my feet, as my left foot is numb most of the time, and I can't get a feel for my rear wheel traction..

Hence, the question...

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I voted "none". I have a nice set of Pro-Tek rear-sets and ride with my toes on the pegs.

P.S. My toe sliders are gone from my boots anyway. The damn glue melted (in the Arizona heat) and they fell off.
Geez, what brand are they..? most QUALITY boots have bolts that hold them on, and for adjustments...

neafearjustbeer..this wasn't meant to be a ego booster, or a wisdom contest..at 54, I think I'm wiser, but then, I could be wrong..wouldn't be the first time.. This question could also apply to the track too... Hero scrapes..?????

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My boots don't have toe sliders, but I had to move my footpegs up and back 1" so I wouldn't drag them in the turns.

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I grind the toes, the pegs, and cans. Run the donlops 207's and you'll never go back

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Some use kneesliders to make sparks...I use my exhaust
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