Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
Join Date: Feb 2015
feet position: different height pegs
Here are some general information that may or may not matter. My boots are sidi vortice and rearsets are from lightech; also I am running gp shift and I am 5'10"
My dilemma is this: I can't seem to find a consensus height that will give me comfortable use of the rear break AND the shift lever.
The bike is currently setup with both pegs at the same height and after adjusting the shift rod, the whole setup is pretty ok (it could probably be better). I say this because during downshifts, the gear lever hurts my big toe bone, but it isn't unbearable. The tradeoff is that I have better control over the rear brake and I'm not having to lift my right foot just to get over the brake lever - I can just slide down from peg.
Now, there is another feet position setup that I tried and it gives me the best of both worlds, but I'm unsure if there is a downside.
This setup has me keeping the right peg at the same height, but dropping the left peg one notch down. Of course, dropping that peg down one notch, I will have to adjust the shift rod again, but the result is actually more comfortable. During downshifts, my foot doesn't feel wedged between the shift lever, nor does the big toe bone feel any pain, and I can still just slide my foot down from the peg to make the upshift.
My question is if there is a drawback to having different height pegs. Only reason why I'm not dropping the right peg down a notch is because it would make slow speed maneuvers more tedious having to make a longer motion with my foot to reach the brake lever.
Intuition tells me that at the track I can just drop the right peg down one notch just to have both sides at equal height because I wouldn't be using the rear brake, if any, at all.