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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Peg height compared to stock height?

I've got Guilles rear sets, and was curious how your peg placement affects body position on the track.
Im still working on BP, getting better and better, but was curious if a change in peg placement would help.
When I get hanging far off the bike, my knee isnt even hardly touching the tank and it feels sketchy.

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Typically you want the pegs placed so your knees rest into the curve of the tank so you can anchor yourself with it. I've set my vortex at the top middle position to help reduce sliding forward in the saddle under heavy braking. Others like them back so they can get their chin on the tank more comfortably. I'm only 5'8" so I can still do that. It is mostly preference.

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I guess it seemed if you had your pegs high, you'd have to get your knee aiming down, and low, you just lay your leg out, but if you're 1/2 on the seat, the peg on the other side would be too low. Guess I'll just have to experiment a bit.
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The advice I got was to set the height so your knee ends up in the recess in the tank and by flexing your ankle up a little it's locked into the top of the recess.

Front/back position is set so when you are in your normal riding position (one fist back from the tank?) you go straight up when you lift yourself off the seat with your legs. Otherwise, you don't feel like you are causing yourself to fall forward or backward.

I ended up an inch higher and 3/4" forward of the stock position.

I thought it would be painful, but I actually felt better after a session. Part of that was that with my thigh higher, I did not have to lift myself as much to clear the saddle when I moved off the bike. Much more locked on also. Stomp grip was a huge help here also.

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Just bolting on my Guilles puts it an inch farther back and about an inch up. I'll sit on the bike today and look at what you've mentioned.

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