Gazza0467
Does anyone else have an issue with scraping the footpegs when taking corners, roundabouts etc on their scout or bobber?
Current bike:
Scout Bobber in Bronze Smoke
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Dr.Shifty

I used to scrape the pegs when I had the Scout. I put boards on for a little while but they scraped sooner, especially on roundabouts, so I took them off.

The worst peg-scrape I had was on a twisty road in a right hander. Not only did the peg scrape but so did my right heel. That forced my foot from the peg and threw it backwards so I had to get my foot back onto the peg while leaning heavily into a corner. It was a bit scary there for a second but the next corner was racing up so I didn't have time to be too nervous.

Because the pegs pivot when they hit it's safer to scrape on the Scout than on some other bikes which don't pivot upwards. In some cases the peg can become a fulcrum and lift the back wheel from the road.

Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
In some cases the peg can become a fulcrum and lift the back wheel from the road.
Much like this white Harley.



😬 Scary stuff to run out of cornering angle, mid-corner. 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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JackyCaesar
Oh YEAH!  Ive had 3 scrapings since i got it in Decemeber. Last week I had one that really shook me and hurt my ankle a bit. Lucky no one saw me.
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Smiley
I’ve often scraped the pegs on the Scout, even scraped the bottom of the pipes (up front). Never pushed too hard that the bike did not feel solid in the corner though.
2016 Scout (red) Canberra, ACT
IRMG #AU 100935
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Hunter
I scraped the pegs a few times when I first got the bike, but good body position put an end to that pretty quickly. I'm not talking about hanging off the bike necessarily, just shifting your weight towards the inside of the turn helps to extend that lean angle a good bit. 
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hallzee
Scraprd the crap out of the pegs taking the demo bike for a couple laps when i was test riding it, same deal as Dr Shifty, foot dragged and came of the peg, but once you learn where the pegs are you can learn to expect the scrape, or line and lean to avoid it
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rusty
V-Twin wrote:
Much like this white Harley.
V-Twin wrote:
😬 Scary stuff to run out of cornering angle, mid-corner. 


Good how he just walked away . Guess you'd have too be there . But sure I would have slowed as soon as scrapping happened . Perhaps he was confidant at time it would be fine . Damm nice bike second part video shows damage .

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
Red Bobber only two in Brisbane hope it stays that way .ha

 

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Jollster
I mustn’t go as hard as you guys. I’ve never scraped the foot boards. Is this a reflection on my cornering?
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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V-Twin
Jollster wrote:
I mustn’t go as hard as you guys. I’ve never scraped the foot boards. Is this a reflection on my cornering?
No, you are lighter than some other riders!  😜
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BigTone
I'm a fat bastard and I've only scraped a couple of times.... I have a little method when cornering where I hang my foot a little over the foot boards so if I lean too much it scrapes my boots first so I know when to stop. The RM does seem to have good clearance also.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Nooscout
After 40,000 kms I've worn flatspots on my muffler and on my sidestand. One of the biggest problems with the Scout is the severe lack of cornering clearance. It doesn't like twisty roads which is what I mostly ride. 
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V-Twin
BigTone wrote:
I'm a fat bastard and I've only scraped a couple of times....
Jollster is on a Scout. 😎🙈
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BigTone
V-Twin wrote:
Jollster is on a Scout. 😎🙈

I know... I was just adding my 2 cents...😉
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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damienpearse
I scrape a lot. Mostly low speed ninety degree corners and a few mid speed twisty's
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Jollster
I leaned over more in corners today than usual. Still didn’t scrape. I think it’s me being over cautious in corners. I have noticed, as I get more used to the Scout, that I’m throwing it around more and more. 
Jesus nooscout, I can’t imaging leaning over so far the muffler scrapes. Did you manage to do that on Kenda’s?
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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V-Twin
Jollster wrote:
as I get more used to the Scout, that I’m throwing it around more and more.
...just warm up the tyres first hey? 😬😜 

Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BlackIce58
Yup, got a little freaked the 1st time I scraped the pegs, mainly turning from one road to another at speed and sometimes on roundabouts.  I'm used to leaning a lot further without a problem  (I enjoy scraping the crash bars on the K100).  The Scout is a different style of ride.  Adjust riding style = no problem.
2015 Scout -  Red
2012 GT1600 BMW
1989 K100RS LE  BMW
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trwaterman
I have 'mini' floorboards on my scout (and dark horse suspension) and have never scraped them even when I've scraped the muffler. Also an added bonus is the boards keep your heel from scraping as well.
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Baz64
I’ve scraped the boards on my Roadie a few times but haven’t scraped the Scout yet. Always anticipating the scrape when I take the corners. I can see how low I go by the wear on the tyres sidewalls but haven’t scraped yet. 
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Dags14
I have the bobber and haven't scraped the pegs yet , had  a Triumph Thunderbird Storm before the Indian and scraped the pegs regularly 
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Dags14
I stand corrected,  scrapped my pegs for the first time . To be fair i was cornering pretty hard
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Dan
I scrape them regularly, makes it more exciting lol.
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Mon
I'm with Big Tone hang my boot off a bit which always hits first and gives you a heads up that your pegs are about to scape next.
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Dr.Shifty
The advantage with the Scout and Bobber is that the pegs hinge upwards when they scrape. The bigger bikes, such as Tone's RM, the boards are fixed, no hinge. If they hit too hard the bike can pivot on them and lift the rear wheel.

On my Springfield DH I scrape the bottom of the board bracket and the kick-stand on certain corners around town and sometimes on twisty mountain roads.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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