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I see pics and video of racers leaning far enough to drag their elbow as well as their knees, but it seems that my bike drags a footpeg long before I would be low enough to get an elbow down. What all is different on the race bikes that these guys are so low they are dragging elbows?
 

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They have shorter footpegs then the stock ones. Allows you to get your bike down further and also allows you to be able to get your elbow down there as well. :dthumb:
 

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twisty is the resident king dragger of all body parts, he'll let you know..im sure stevnmd can throw in a few pointers as well.
 

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twisty said:
It all comes down to ride hight. Racebikes sit alot hight than our mortal bikes. The extra hight alows for deeper lean angles. StevnMD whats your take on this.

I'm not trying to jack this thread but I always thought racebikes sit lower then mortal bikes. How much higher do they have them from stock??
 

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I just always thought they were lower. They look lower on tv. Sorry.
 

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Damn those cameras. So do you know how much higher they are set and do you have your 750 or the 1000 set higher as well??
 

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makes sense to me..the higher the bike sits, the angle available to lean..
 

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I was thinking the opp. Lower the bike, closer to the ground, closer to center of gravity. My bad.
 

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Captain Morgan said:
I see pics and video of racers leaning far enough to drag their elbow as well as their knees, but it seems that my bike drags a footpeg long before I would be low enough to get an elbow down. What all is different on the race bikes that these guys are so low they are dragging elbows?

Too much speed and lousy balance
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
I was thinking the opp. Lower the bike, closer to the ground, closer to center of gravity. My bad.
As I think about it, I can see where a higher bike would help. If the pegs are shorter, or higher on the bike, that would allow you to lean more in a turn before dragging a peg. It makes sense then, that if the bike sits higher, it would have the same affect as shorter or higher footpegs. Granted, a higher bike would affect the center of gravity and affect handling, but when you're at full lean, your CG would be very low anyway.
 

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The only time I have seen them drag an elbow is when in the lean their elbow is rubbing the bumper. :2cents:
 
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