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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 10:10 PM
parden my ignorance(but what are the advantages of rear sets)

sorry if this seems like a stupid ques
but new rear sets how do they differ from the original f4 ones, are they better because they are adjustable, or will they help me with the fact that i feel i have to curl my toes in to hit the rear brake lever..(or do i need a longer brake lever for that

would just like to know the advanatages, disadbvantages over the standard ones....
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 10:36 PM
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Yes,adjustably , grip and the fact that they don`t fold up.I love mine.
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All may not apply to every brand:
More adjustable
Better foot grip
Reverse shift
Non-folding peg mounts
Pretty colors
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 01:18 AM
with rear sets should one look for ones with attached levers?adjustable?
these would be better than standard? right?
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I think it depends how you feel about the stock bits. I personally don't care for the factory rear brake lever. Not much leverage from the linkage and the pad is too narrow for my taste. There's an active thread on rearsets in a different section.

I also have a wierd problem that's likely a function of my short legs. When I stop at an intersection and put my left foot down, the left footpeg STABS me on the side of my calf just above my boot line. They're quite pointy!! That's what put me over the edge!

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 10:34 PM
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Aftermarket rearsets acts as like oggy crash knobs as the pegs do not fold like the stock ones when you drop your bike.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 11:11 PM
again parden my ignorance, is that a good thing
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 10:20 AM
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that's what i've always wondered. i've heard of pegs going into peoples legs and i have some unjustifiable phobia of nonfoldup pegs in that regard. i did say *unjustifiable* phobia right?? plus, i've scraped my peg before on full lean and i wondered what would have happend if they weren't able to fold up.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 11:18 AM
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That's quite the lean angle you were pulling style_one...I know I have done that on a mountain bicycle on the road...scraped the left pedal...hard...scared the crap out of me cause I had no protective gear on...dont know how I saved it...and that is just with a bicycle! Luckily there are no places where I can get that much lean on a streetbike!

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 11:31 AM
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i chalked it up to suspension compression do to a hump in the turn, alot of speed and improper riding position. i remember being shocked myself even though i would scrape my boot all the time around that turn.
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