I have scraped the feelers, but one time I did have my heel scrape so bad it yanked my foot clear off the peg. That kinda' freaked me out. Didn't even realize I was leaning over that far.I usually get a little warning by scraping the boot heel before the pegs begin to scrape. I also removed the feelers a long time ago.
You'd have to change out springs for a heavier weight spring. But you're not that heavy @200 lb. If you go to a heavier spring it's going to be a harsh ride for you. I'm 190 lb and The feel seems just about right on the stock setup, when I had it. I scraped a couple times really leaning into it.Ok, I'm glad I've stumbled upon this thread. I live in New Zealand and we have some pretty twisty roads. We also have some crappy road surfaces and I've noticed recently (the bunch of guys I ride with can be quite 'spirited') that, if I'm all the way over and scraping the pegs (both sides) and I hit a bump in the bend, the frame bottoms out. It's definitely the frame - the damage is clear to see. So I've made the stock suspension as firm as I can - other than slowing down or losing some weight (I weigh about 200), does anyone have any suggestions for a set-up that might alleviate that?
I don't know what the numbers are, but you could easily see or check what the spring is. Count the number of coils, measure the inside diameter, measure the wire diameter, measure the overall length, count the number of turns in the coil. It would be easier done if someone had their own spring off the bike/shock but that would give you an idea of the "weight" of the spring and you can change a couple of those variables to get a heavier spring. But it would be a lot of research I would think to be able to get it right. Even if it solves one problem, it will make the ride less enjoyable.Thanks for that - bouncing is definitely not something I fancy when I'm that far over on some of these roads. Hopefully something will come up.