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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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How comfortable should i be scraping floorboards on my 1300? I really like leaning into corners but sometimes feel like it may be a pushing my luck situation.
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You feel like you are pushing your luck because you are. If the board catches it can throw you (kick the back out from under you). Good luck be careful.

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That's why they make replaceable feelers.
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there was a thread on this and a good youtube video link

on a cruiser bike (all our Vstar bikes) you cannot get the bike to lean even 45 from vertical

there is a lot of physics involved, but that means the bike will not slide out on you

so you can be confident and lean it all the way till it scrapes, and even on wet pavement the tires will stay hooked up and not slip out

once the floorboards hit you do have to back off, because the next thing will be the frame, and that will make the bike side out.

Also when the floorboards start to scrape you can stop it and stand the bike up a bit by shifting your weight to the inside of the turn.

Ive never scraped either of my bikes - the roads where I live normally you cannot see all the way thru the curves - so if you are going fast enough to scrape you are riding well beyond your ability to stop or avoid something ahead that you cannot yet see.

Edit: If you want to play around with scraping the floorboards at lower speeds, instead of leaning your body weight to the inside of the curve, lean to the outside - that will make the bike lean in even more, you will be going slower, and you can lean in to stop the scrape if you freak out.

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Not a fan of scraping but I know of others who have no issue with it. I just do not feel the risk is worth it. All it takes is one little grab or slip and you could be sliding across the road, have the bike jump into another lane among other things...

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I have scraped pegs and floorboards but it's on known roads. I know what's around that blind corner. On news roads not so much If I can see what's in front of me I might goose it a little.
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I just do not feel the risk is worth it. All it takes is one little grab or slip and you could be sliding across the road, have the bike jump into another lane among other things...
you probably have a greater chance of getting attacked by a shark...while riding your bike.

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Wow, I think it's fun to scrap the floor boards in the twisties. Makes you feel alive! Of course, you have to not go too far but they fold up for that reason. There are some freeway entrances where it's hard not to scrape as you're getting on and getting up to speed to blend with the traffic but on the lonesome roads where you're comfortable with the curves, it's fun.

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if you are afraid of the idea of your floorboards scraping, with the bike on the kickstand and the front wheel straight, take a wooden board and hold it out from under the bike, with one end touching the ground at the centerline between the front and rear tire

and the other end perpendicular to that line and under the floorboard.

Raise the outside end up till it touches the floorboard - that is where it will scrape if you lean the bike that far

then raise the board up until the floorboard no longer has any give - that is how much further you can lean after it starts to scrape before you hit something that will not give - that is the point at which the "frame" hits the pavement and the bike will slide out on the frame.

If you have a crash bar, keep that in visual line with the board, and make sure your crash bar wont hit before the floorboard range of movement.
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you probably have a greater chance of getting attacked by a shark...while riding your bike.

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I guess I will be awaiting the land shark to get me then. I am sure it provides some kind of rush but not for me. I understand the floor board is hinged but I just do not feel the risk is worth it since you are relying on your feet for certain controls on the bike. To upset that relationship is not something I would want to do voluntarily. But like most things in life...to each their own.. The idea of returning to where you departed from is always my primary goal. If I want to send sparks flying I will get my grinder working on some iron.. Stay safe!

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