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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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what are front and rear set benifits

can somebody explain what front and rear sets benifit

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 10:22 PM
 
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hey guys new to whole forum thing. I just bought a 600rr an 06 model and feel very unbalanced in corners. I have been riding for several years mainly on bigger bikes and the v45 I had felt more stable. I was told I am to tall for the bike. I am 6'4" any thoughts thanks

he changed the question on me!
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can somebody explain what front and rear sets benifit

rear sets- (no front sets) ground clearance, leverage, adjustability.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have had forwards on everything was just wondering. I have seen a several mag pictures that say they have adjustable sets. I cant get my feet on the rear. would it make the passenger more comfortable
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nah, the rear sets are for you. it just sets your foot controls to the rear, and with some adjustability up-down-forward-back.

i understand your confusion though: in Sportbiking, rear sets are your foot controls, and passengers get passenger pegs. (or nothing at all yeehaw)

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got ya. this is confusing stuff. I can ride a wheelie on almost any thing but should I use the clutch to get it up. I have been pulling it up around 40 and riding in to 3rd gear from second. but I have to clutch it to do
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Basically you have 3 different types of foot controls.

Forward... all the way out front like on my chopper.
Mid... where they are just like it says... in the middle of the bike. Like on my wife's HD Sporty. This might also sometime be called standard.
Rear... is what you will see on most if not all sport bikes. The controls are behind or directly below your arse.




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got ya. this is confusing stuff. I can ride a wheelie on almost any thing but should I use the clutch to get it up. I have been pulling it up around 40 and riding in to 3rd gear from second. but I have to clutch it to do


2nd gear sitting, or if standing left foot on pass peg right covering the brake. 40-50 mph in 2nd slip clutch w./ one finger dont dump it but let it out quickly as you rev. Start slow and gradually give more revs until you get the feel for it and it comes up higher each time. Practice makes perfect

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On the foot pegs... Where do you place your feet?

On the Heels
On the Arch of your foot
On the Toes of your feet


I know for a while there I believe I was the same way. I wear a size 15 boot and the position makes a big differance on my Knee/Leg position and how long I can ride in that position.
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When im riding i tend to place feet closer to the toes. Also considering getting a rearset for my sv 650 because of that.
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Ride on the balls of your feet.

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