Bike Prep Question for the track - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Track Talk This forum is all about discussing riding and setup tips for different types of racetracks. As well as discussion about the local racing scene.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Slum Overlord
 
bmoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Uki Village
Posts: 1,943
Location: Uki Village
Sportbike: 03 GSXR 1000, 02 RM250, 03 TTR125L
Years Riding: considerable time
How you found us: install job
           
Bike Prep Question for the track

OK, I have track fairings and a second set of wheels that I throw on when I take my bike to the track. This summer, I will probably be leaving it in track mode for a majority of the time. When prepping the bike for the track, I have been leaving my rear passanger pegs on and zip tieing the peg up (in place). I could have taken them off, but I kind of felt like they could offer some additional protection in the event of a low-side. Kind of like frame sliders for the rear. (I do have swingarm sliders too). I started thinking about it and now am questioning whether or not it is a good idea to leave them on for the track. Kind of like really long frame sliders, they seem like they will offer superior protection in a get off, but often times, they will send the bike cartwheeling sooner than shorty's will. (Looking at the Pro's bikes, they have short frame sliders, very short) What are your guys/gals thoughts on this one?

the uncarved stone
bmoney is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:11 PM
YO MAMA
 
Odysseys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Posts: 60,261
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
           
i say if they protect the frame, wont get in the way of a FULL lean over, and dont weigh to much, leave em on



Odysseys is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:24 PM
Moderator

 
Underdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Posts: 9,249
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Sportbike: 08 YZ250F, 03 Tuono
Years Riding: Eh?
How you found us: .
           
Curious to hear the answers from the smart people on this one. I would think that the passenger pegs (in a moderate wreck) would just snap off. I doubt those two bolts are anchored enough to really protect anything? Plastics maybe for a bit, frame? Probably not would be my guess.

<---- Patrick

Property of Evil Monkey Racing

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.


Underdog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:26 PM
Evil Moderatrix
 
KBOlsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Posts: 8,030
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Sportbike: A Big Blue One, a threesome of Sexy Red Ones - and a Happy Yellow One!
Years Riding: Quarter century.
How you found us: I was looking for Jimmy Choo's in my shoe closet.
           
Send a message via AIM to KBOlsen
Your exhaust canister is going to hit before the passenger peg, at least on one side. To be honest, I don't think they'll make much difference either way.

Kim
CCS AM #815 - the cute, fuzzy, yellow, spoiled-rotten half of Team Duc Tape!
I break stuff
Duck, duck, duck, GUZ!
KBOlsen is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:27 PM
YO MAMA
 
Odysseys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Posts: 60,261
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
           
i guess that makes me stu stuuuu stupid patrick...lol



Odysseys is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:30 PM
Cuddlie as a koala
 
YZFRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where its free.
Posts: 7,511
Location: Where its free.
Sportbike: Which bike?
Years Riding: Too long.
How you found us: Ken offered me money to join.
           
Another thing is, they also could twist the subframe on impact also.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
YZFRob is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:33 PM
Moderator

 
Underdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Posts: 9,249
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Sportbike: 08 YZ250F, 03 Tuono
Years Riding: Eh?
How you found us: .
           
D'oh! Sorry Ken. You post so much I don't even pay attention to what you're saying anymore!

<---- Patrick

Property of Evil Monkey Racing

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.


Underdog is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:45 PM
Cuddlie as a koala
 
YZFRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where its free.
Posts: 7,511
Location: Where its free.
Sportbike: Which bike?
Years Riding: Too long.
How you found us: Ken offered me money to join.
           
Quote:
Originally posted by Underdog
D'oh! Sorry Ken. You post so much I don't even pay attention to what you're saying anymore!
Kens still here?
YZFRob is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 05:55 PM
YO MAMA
 
Odysseys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Posts: 60,261
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
           
oh just great...lol
fuckers!...lol



Odysseys is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
Slum Overlord
 
bmoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Uki Village
Posts: 1,943
Location: Uki Village
Sportbike: 03 GSXR 1000, 02 RM250, 03 TTR125L
Years Riding: considerable time
How you found us: install job
           
Yeah, on the exhaust side, it's the can that's getting it. Also, if I went without, I will need to get an exhaust hanger, no biggie though. I originally thought that the other side might act as an "out-rigger" and take the impact before the tail fairing. I was in my garage recently, taking off the forks and shock to get reworked, and that's when I started to question it. Like yzfrob mentioned, I started to wonder if the passenger peg could do additional damage to the subframe. hmmmmm.

the uncarved stone
bmoney is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 07:28 PM
Who's faster Lupi
 
Champ91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 4,957
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Sportbike: 2004 ZX10R & 2005 CRF50
Years Riding: 20
How you found us: SBN
           
ever see what happens to foot pegs when they hit the ground. Generally tend to dig in and either bend or snap. Of course so do alot of other things when they hit the ground. Best advise is keep it up on 2 wheels but things happen.

NESBA #456 Intermediate
Always 1 step ahead of Lupi. 1:24:7 BHF
And 1 step behind Kimmy

"SoB gets to spend yet ANOTHER season faster than me." -LUPI-
Champ91 is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 07:57 PM
Special Agent Lance Boyle
 
Sticky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: planet earth
Posts: 6,707
Location: planet earth
Sportbike: 2010 KX250F
Years Riding: 26
How you found us: Sportbike Network
           
Send a message via AIM to Sticky
I would take them off, no reason to have something on the bike that could be potentially sharp in the event of a unscheduled dismount. Same reason I like the CFM rearsets over something sharp.

<--------Sticky Nicky
Sticky is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Slum Overlord
 
bmoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Uki Village
Posts: 1,943
Location: Uki Village
Sportbike: 03 GSXR 1000, 02 RM250, 03 TTR125L
Years Riding: considerable time
How you found us: install job
           
Quote:
Originally posted by Sticky
I would take them off, no reason to have something on the bike that could be potentially sharp in the event of a unscheduled dismount.
True.. True...

the uncarved stone
bmoney is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 10:51 AM
Registered User
 
Ducman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: exile
Posts: 349
Location: exile
 
I would take them off.
You don't want any of the bikes weight on the subframe when its sliding. ALll the pegs will do is give the subframe a place to dig in and rip off

ccs #282
SM-USA #88
R6
Yz 426
Ducman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome