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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-15-2018, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Left Side Clearance Issue- Floor Boards/Mount

2017 RGS. I have been practicing the low speed motor officer exercises and have had a couple of instances where I scrape on left hand u-turns. I assumed I was scraping the floor boards but noticed it seemed kinda harsh, so i checked and discovered I am actually scraping the floor board rearmost mount and not the edge of the floor board itself. I am kinda startled since the floor board mount is hard metal and could possibly lever the wheels off the ground. Can anyone else confirm this is happening on their rides and whether I should be concerned?
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Learn not to scrape it. It's a bagger after all.

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Can't say it's never happened to me... I take it as a reminder to counter balance better. Keep the bike more upright with me leaning more... or just slow the hell down. Since you are doing precision drills in the parking lot try the counter balancing....
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That is where the scrape marks are here. Advise......don't do that!


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I'll have to look on mine and see where I have scraped, however I too have had the same issue with left turns. I've scraped a few times now and it's been turning into parking lots or basically pulling into drives where you have to almost do a u-turn to pull in. I have never felt as though I've been pushing the bike too far or had any issues with stability, however that left turn likes to scrape much more than the right side!!!

Well, I just checked.... I scrape the rearmost portion of the left floorboard. After looking hard at the floorboard mount, you'd be hard pressed to drag that unless you're going over curbs etc and almost scraping the frame of the bike. Do you have different floorboard mounts? Mine are literally tucked right along the frame of the bike and it would be nearly impossible to scrape that mount before scraping the actual board.

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I wore the sides out of a set of boards on my TRX, taller shocks cured it.


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I'll have to look on mine and see where I have scraped, however I too have had the same issue with left turns. I've scraped a few times now and it's been turning into parking lots or basically pulling into drives where you have to almost do a u-turn to pull in. I have never felt as though I've been pushing the bike too far or had any issues with stability, however that left turn likes to scrape much more than the right side!!!

Well, I just checked.... I scrape the rearmost portion of the left floorboard. After looking hard at the floorboard mount, you'd be hard pressed to drag that unless you're going over curbs etc and almost scraping the frame of the bike. Do you have different floorboard mounts? Mine are literally tucked right along the frame of the bike and it would be nearly impossible to scrape that mount before scraping the actual board.

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Stock Floor Boards. No changes whatsoever. I checked again and there is no evidence of scraping the floorboard and the part of the rear most floor board mount that is parallel with the frame is definitely worn down from scraping. Weird as I assumed the boards would scrape before any other part of the bike.
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That is where the scrape marks are here. Advise......don't do that!
To clarify, are you saying your scrape marks are on the floor board mount vice the edge of the floor boards?
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Put knee pads on and that way you can push before you scrape...


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I’m a former motor officer and I scrape the brackets all the time. It’s normal; I don’t worry about it. If you scrape enough you’ll wear a flat spot into the bracket. It takes a fair amount of scraping before they have to be replaced, but they’re easy to replace and cost only about $30 each. So I say good for you and keep practicing. It is possible to lever the rear wheel, but that’s unlikely during very low speed manuvers. The bike tends to fall over at low speeds before it levers. Levering at highway speed in a curve is a different matter. The rear wheel can lever if you don’t know where the limit is in that instance.
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