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Old 07-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #24541
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Manganos,

Not sure if I am allowed to ask here, but here goes anyway. Standing on the pegs to gain better control of the motorcycle while on a public road, is it legal? Not going to stop me from doing it but just wondering.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #24542
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now that I think of it I believe I sometimes get more lean angle with a leg out than I would be able to achieve with a foot still on that peg.
That is almost always the case, but when you load that outside peg you will not need as much lean angle to get the results. There is a limit here though, you can finally reach the point where you just cannot get the lean need standing. The solution is either slow down or sit down. If you get to that point on a big dual sport your really doing something.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #24543
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I can't give any advice but I will quote the proper code section. 46.2-909. Riding on motorcycles, generally.

Every person operating a motorcycle, as defined in 46.2-100 excluding three-wheeled vehicles, shall ride only upon the permanent seat attached to the motorcycle, and such operator shall not carry any other person. No other person shall ride on a motorcycle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride on the permanent seat if designed for two persons, or on another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the seat for the operator. If the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, it shall also be equipped with a footrest for the use of such passenger.

With that being said. Proper riding of a motorcycle when you are going over an obstacle is to raise your butt of the seat and shift your weight back onto the pegs. As you approach the obstacle you should give the bike gas to help the front end over the obstacle.

http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm is full of info....
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #24544
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Sticking that leg out may cost you an ACL + surgery + enough money to buy a nice new bike. DAMHIK
Hey now, I resemble that remark...





To be honest, I was back on the my Strom last weekend on Route 6, went to make a left through the median and there was lots of gravel, thought it would suck to stick my lame gam out to dab.

Gotta break that habbit.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #24545
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #24546
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #24547
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #24548
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #24549
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #24550
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #24551
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #24552
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #24555
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Now that we have finished saying it is the rider and not the bike, tires and etc, Skychs, which front are you running with the K60? I'm getting the urge to use something more expensive than a Shinko 705 on the front of the 650.
Jeremy ..... I still have the original K60 on the front. It ran 6K with the first rear K60 and 5K with the Karoo3 and it still looks great. Its been a great front tire both on and off road. I guess I can say its been the best dirt/gravel tire I have had on the GS so far. (I have not run a TKC on my GS). Its been across the US and back, seen a bunch of dirt/gravel and (unlike the rear K60) has handled very well in the rain. Ask Eddy about our ride back yesterday in the storm.
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