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Knee Down

This weekend will be my first serious ride (I've solely been riding to work and back for the last 2 weeks without time to get out). Anyone put a knee down on the Versys with the stock tyres yet? Got an action shot for the forum?
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I don't know if my buddy got a knee down but he was scraping the Givi side bags , He got a new V shortly after . The stockers will do it but it is not a happy feeling. I just put some Pirelli Scorpions on mine and it is a world of difference. Pegs seem to scrape eaiser with the Scorpions. Be careful and have fun.
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Ask WilliamT about the knee down thing!!

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You can put your knee down, but I hope you plan on doing that on a track somewhere, not on the street.

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Here are the knee down images crosser1970 has a link to.



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You do know that putting a knee down is not the maximum lean angle, unless you are under 5' tall. Normally when you put a knee down and are hanging off the bike, the PEG feeler is not even close to the surface.

+1 for not on the street, go to the track for that. We lost one here trying to do that on a 1000RR. He lost it and hit a on coming truck going over 100mph. Needless to say he was in pieces, sad day for a 28 yo.

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Do you know if he modified his suspension any to decrease the overall height of the bike?

Looks like he's doing in on an uphill right, which is where I've come within milimeters of touchdown. Still, that's impressive.
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Here are the knee down images crosser1970 has a link to.



Looks like he's way at the limit of his tires. SO it can be done but unlike on a sportbike, touchdown on a V literally means you're at the limit? What do you think?
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