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3934 Views 37 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  jbranson
I've been looking at the racing pics on this site and got to wondering "Why do all the bikes have rear sets mounted so high?" Now, if you're a midget, need ground clearance for fast cornering, or just not tall, those high mounted rearsets might be just the thing. I'm a 6'5" animal who would prefer not to pick his nose on his knees while riding, and so needs (read "wants") something other than regular foot controls. So, what's the answer to this dilemma?

Afterthought - Is Raask's reputation for breaking deserved? When do they break? I mean, under what conditions and are they consistent about it?

If the answer is obvious to YOU, don't laugh , I really want to know.

"Not yet racing" Stattz.
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For a street bike it's most likely about looks and comfort. For a race bike it's also about ground clearance and possibly weight position for some. There are racers on this site that lean a vintage bike as much as the modern guys. Rider size definitely plays a part also.

As far as Raask, I've always heard they brake easy. Personally I've had them on my 550 for years. Took one 40mph fall, nothing broke. I have used the pegs on racebikes and have not had them break under numerous crashes. Of course I've always used the folding pegs. They're not the best but they work and they're bolt on for most bikes.

See, I told ya.

J "setting johnny up for posting cool pics" D

c'mon zach, where's yours? aaron, I know you have some.
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