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    Scooter Leg Bite

    I ride both a motorcycle and a scooter. Sometimes, when starting the scooter from a stop, and also turning, the floorboard will clip the side of my shin. Luckily I have good boots, so it doesn't do much damage. Do other motorcycle riders get Scooter Bite too?


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    I do not understand what you mean. But on my Versys 650, the pegs are right where I put my feet down when I stop and I sometimes bump my legs against them when I stop and start.

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    Are you dragging your feet when starting from a stop? Try to get comfortable quickly picking up your feet and onto the peg/footboard. If it does not happen on the motorcycle but only on the scooter, it might have to do with the scooter being wider than what you're used to on the moto; in which case use a wider stance when stopped.
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    Well, sounds like "it's just me."

    This usually happens when I'm maneuvering in a tight parking spot (like the "motorcycles only" spot at work, which is two parking spots big, but often holds a handful of bikes, including a Connie and a K-bike fitted-out like RVs). You still need to "walk" the bike, until you're free of obstacles, when you can give it enough gas to pull your feet up. When I'm walking the bike and turn sharply, then that's when the floorboard dings my leg. I think I'm just used to being able to keep feet closer to the bike, on a MC.

    You think I'd have learned by about the 3rd time or so.

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    Ahh. I see. Short inseam problem.
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