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Serious question. What touches first if the feelers are removed? The pegs or something else? Talking mid controls here.
I'm curious as well. I'm dragging the hell out of my iron peg feelers. I've been riding sport bikes and dual sports for the past 5 years or so. When I picked up my iron I was dragging both sides the first day.
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I'm curious as well. I'm dragging the hell out of my iron peg feelers. I've been riding sport bikes and dual sports for the past 5 years or so. When I picked up my iron I was dragging both sides the first day.
I test rode an iron-I grounded something on the first gentle left hand turn.

On my 2000 XLH the chicken strips are completely gone on the 10 year old k401 and I don't think it's gotten close to any hard parts yet. Maybe report back once fresh rubber goes on.
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On my '09 C, with 12.5" shocks, the front muffler is the first thing to touch pavement on the right side. On the left, it is the kick stand. The muffler doesn't give, at all. The kick stand gives you about an inch before it jacks the rear wheel off the ground. On either side the chicken strip is about 1/2" after grinding metal on both sides.
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i grind em off to many dam pot holes here in the UK to catch them in
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On a Sportster?
Grind em away... and then use your boots (outer toe area makes for good feelers) as I have become accustomed to, Asssuming your talking about mid controls.
Rear sets should not pose a problem.
To those of you who ride hard with forwards, I suppose I can't understand.
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iv court them on road on forwards before I grinded them off
I can't ride with mids with sciatica and a 34inch inside leg
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iv court them on road on forwards before I grinded them off
I can't ride with mids with sciatica and a 34inch inside leg
I'm riding with mids & 34" inside leg. Can't get on with forwards just don't like them
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Serious question. What touches first if the feelers are removed? The pegs or something else? Talking mid controls here.
Depends on road height of the bike, which way you lean and position of the pipes I'd think.

My S model is higher up and it's difficult to scrape a peg normally.
I have a few uneven roads here where it's possible.

Take a steel rod, long ruler or even a 2x4 and set it on the ground under the bike with it sitting level.
Then raise the other end up and the first thing it could touch (pegs or pipes) is the same thing the road would.

I voted no.
I tried the other day and (edit-couldn't) scrape.
Can't type either....

It's false advertisement to 'pretend' to scrape with feelers if'n you couldn't really do it anyway.
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I was at the dealership today and asked the salesman why HD started putting "feelers" on the pegs. Said he really didn't know except maybe to keep from grinding the foot pegs and it makes it look sportier.
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Just don't like the look of feelers. Saw something similar on a 60s Mercury at a car show a few years ago
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I'm riding with mids & 34" inside leg. Can't get on with forwards just don't like them
I love em I could use mids as I have a spinal deformity and one of my disks that are xxxxed is in the lower back and its murder lifting my feet up that far nowadays lol

i find forwards very easy and on a sporty, if you got long legs you can still put weight on forwards when riding
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