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I'm 5'11", 210lbs with a 31" inseam.

Short legs, long torso kinda guy. My feet are 13's.

What seems to always happen is when I lean in hard on a corner the outside toe portion of my shoe starts dragging on the pavement. I've tried moving around to find a better spot to place them, even curling my ankles so that the bottoms of my feet are facing the sides of the bike.

Nothing seems to work well enough to really give me the clearance I want and/or think I need. I can get a knee down no problem, but I feel like I should have more lean angle on the bike while doing it. As of now it feels like I always have half a cheek hanging off the side when cornering and when I attempt to pull the bike even farther over it starts to get wishy/washy. Maybe its tires (lack there of) on the Blata compared to the stickier high end track tires. Dunno. Phantom isn't here yet.

I've had the front end wash out on me a few times too. Had the back end come around once also which almost resulted in a high side launching.

Any ideas/thoughts on how to power through this little challenge would be greatly appreciated. Bascially I'm just ranting because I feel slow in my corners and it irks me. On a big bike I was basically fearless. This thing has me annoyed and I know its me-something I'm doing/not doing.


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Meat hooks? I assume this is some sort of peg made by someone?

What do they look like. I have all sorts of blocks of 6061 laying around. . .
 

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Can you just buy them someplace instead? I'd rather not spend a day fixturing this if I can get them for under $100 bucks.

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Lol, I don't know what happens in the corners, they can be raised higher or move closer to the axle. I drag race it. The braces are old truck fog light mount bars.
It's hard on your arms and shoulders, but you laydown on the tank, helps keep the front wheel down,lol.
 
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