Muffler and passenger bracket interference

winonaballer

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I'm a tall rider and I've been working on riding standing up for more technical terrain. The problem I have is I feel the muffler and passenger bracket keeps me from getting the foot placement I truly want. I also seem to hit the centerstand while upright also. I just don't seem to have the grip on the bike like I'd want.

Does anyone else have this issue? I'm 6'6" and wear size 14 boots so maybe I'm asking too much or maybe my position is off. Thanks.
 

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I found these to be comfortable, you can lower the pegs but probably more importantly for you also rotate them. I’m pretty sure someone in the US will be selling them
 

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It's not tall, it's just a big feet issue. :)

I wear size 12/47EU boots and never noticed the muffler/pass footpeg bracket, but have felt my heel pushing the center stand. It's spring loaded, eh? No big deal. It's often more beneficial to rotate the hand controls a bit for standing use if you're going to ride standing a lot.

That said, and while I'm a big believer in standing up for technical riding, I see huge numbers of dufusses that stand up for every little patch of gravel or trail and it's often not necessary at all and provides zero benefit, but will increase fatigue.
 

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I'm a 14 and don't remember my heel contacting anything, but I keep my footpeg in my arch. (hard for the foot to slip off) The only time(s) I've had the "big foot" issue is when my foot is a little bit too far forward, I lean way over in a left turn, and my foot is under the shifter. I get a little rub on the outboard edge of my foot.
 

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I'm a 14 and don't remember my heel contacting anything, but I keep my footpeg in my arch. (hard for the foot to slip off) The only time(s) I've had the "big foot" issue is when my foot is a little bit too far forward, I lean way over in a left turn, and my foot is under the shifter. I get a little rub on the outboard edge of my foot.
Did you adjust shifter and brake lever or go aftermarket? I feel if my foot was that far forward I'd be braking and shifting by accident A LOT.
 

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It's not tall, it's just a big feet issue. :)

I wear size 12/47EU boots and never noticed the muffler/pass footpeg bracket, but have felt my heel pushing the center stand. It's spring loaded, eh? No big deal. It's often more beneficial to rotate the hand controls a bit for standing use if you're going to ride standing a lot.

That said, and while I'm a big believer in standing up for technical riding, I see huge numbers of dufusses that stand up for every little patch of gravel or trail and it's often not necessary at all and provides zero benefit, but will increase fatigue.
Of course! It's not my height, but my shoe size!
I did rotate handles forward a bit to help body position standing. Right now I'm just practicing technique so in SE MN I am the dufuss!
Must be something I just need to get past.
 

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Did you adjust shifter and brake lever or go aftermarket? I feel if my foot was that far forward I'd be braking and shifting by accident A LOT.
Nope, all box stock. I like the smallness of the brake pedal, just angle the foot out a tad. My left foot just . . . . stays out of the way. Instinctual. Don't even think about it.
 

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I have been looking at both pivot pegs and sw motech pegs a lot, just haven't pulled the trigger. I'm curious how that would change things.
I don't think it would change what you've been describing. I thought about it some more and realized I have felt the pass footpeg/muffler mount sometimes against the back of my calf, just didn't really spend time dwelling on it. Tall boots meant it wasn't digging in, and it didn't take my focus off the trail.

My wife loved her pivot pegs. I always felt like they made me feel less, I don't know, secure? When standing I didn't like how they move around, I preferred a solid platform. Different strokes and all. My feet aren't large enough to require me to alter the shifter position, but I did add a folding tip. I'm a balls of the feet on the pegs rider, fwiw.

Some of this may be new bike and getting used to it's oddities? As Sierra1 implied, you adapt and stop thinking about it, it's just instinctive.
 

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I'm a tall rider and I've been working on riding standing up for more technical terrain. The problem I have is I feel the muffler and passenger bracket keeps me from getting the foot placement I truly want. I also seem to hit the centerstand while upright also. I just don't seem to have the grip on the bike like I'd want.

Does anyone else have this issue? I'm 6'6" and wear size 14 boots so maybe I'm asking too much or maybe my position is off. Thanks.
I am not tall or all that big but I do feel the center stand at times. Actually I have forgotten about hitting that over the years. The muffler bulge on the left side of the bike I do get into while standing at times. It is really easy for me to get into and limits my movement at times. I rarely stand up on the bike but it seems I get into that bulge a lot.
 
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