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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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I went on an hour ride this weekend and found myself scraping quite a bit. Maybe I'm getting more comfortable on the 950 and just leaning a bit more. Some were at higher speed but one was at a low speed right turn, which I thought was odd. It's a bit unnerving since I'm not used to it, but it doesn't seem to impact the ride. Is there anything I need to be careful about or just roll with it? I was hoping to drop the rear a couple of inches but not so sure anymore.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 01:57 PM
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The more I ride the more I scrape. Still more on left turns/corners that right, but I have gotten used to it. Personally, there is no way I would lower my bike, I like it where it is.
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I wouldn't lower it. Also, scraping is a result of poor technique. Do some research or take a class. Pro Rider is a good cruiser class.
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I wouldn't lower it. Also, scraping is a result of poor technique. Do some research or take a class. Pro Rider is a good cruiser class.
That's an interesting assumption with the little information provided...
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if you lean your body just bit more in the turns the bike will need less lean also if you can increase fork pre load with a longer spring spacer or progressive springs you can bring the bike up a little for better clearance.
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Yeah but generalized statements don't do much for me. I don't think this instructor would agree.

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I stand by my statement (and the one in my attachment). I agree with Pauli466's post as well.

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if you lean your body just bit more in the turns the bike will need less lean also if you can increase fork pre load with a longer spring spacer or progressive springs you can bring the bike up a little for better clearance.
Not a bad idea... Raising the front a hair would probably fix the seating position issue that has me considering lowering the rear a bit too. I'm pretty good with lean (come from sport bikes) but no more knee dragging for me.

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Not a bad idea... Raising the front a hair would probably fix the seating position issue that has me considering lowering the rear a bit too. I'm pretty good with lean (come from sport bikes) but no more knee dragging for me.
i'v been known to go to large empty lots and scribe a few circles to warm up for the days riding, which reminds me my board heel inserts are getting a little thin..lol

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