Highway Pegs Caught the Pavement -- Clearance?
New rider here; my 750 is my first bike and I just got it a week ago.
I have a set of highway footrest pegs on my bike that are a little bit on the long side. I found this out the hard way while in a roundabout. I was taking the turn a little fast, so remembering my MSF instructors advice, I just countersteered to increase my lean--and the left footrest caught the asphalt! My left foot came my primary peg and hit the asphalt, and the bike came back upright--I think somehow catching the pavement caused my wheel to turn in (left) sending the bike to the right, and conveniently getting the footrest off the pavement. Fortunately, I recovered and didn't wreck.
Now my question is, does anyone have helpful diagram or list of Vulcan lean clearances? That is to say, a diagram that will show me the maximum length of anything sticking out perpendicular from the body, in order for it to not catch the pavement at the Vulcan's maximum lean?
I'm going to take the footrests off for now. I might shorten them and put them back on for a road trip, but for now, they're a hazard--I find myself checking my ground clearance when I'm taking turns instead of paying attention to where I'm going.
Last edited by PraetorVillicus; 11-15-2014 at 10:06 PM.