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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Transitioning from years of riding a Goldwing and other upright riding position motorcycles, and 10 years of not riding at all, to someday mastering this little rocket will take quite a bit of getting used to.

The next major step will be surgery to remove a pterygium and get eye glasses that extend upwards to the level of my eyebrows so that I don't have to keep my chin all the way up while riding -- the initial exam is on the 23rd and the surgery will probably be late next month. That should really relieve a lot of pressure on the trapezius muscles, and perhaps enable my right eye to read again.

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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 12:58 PM
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Stand up and stretch.
Put your legs out to the side and wiggle your toes.
The possibilities are endless.

I wouldn't go through the expense (although it doesn't seem to be a problem) of putting frame sliders on to stretch. it would be quite the opposite. unless you take a yoga class, i don't see being all geared up and trying to mount a frame slider. i just tried it and it would be uncomfortable for me on the highway but that's just my opinion.
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that is why i dread long rides, my freaking knees kill me when i ride, that is why the vulcan even though its a turtle compared to the 14 its a great ride
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what is the screens name and where did you get it please?
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I've used my frame sliders, although not as highway pegs per se. On my 10R their location is just about right to swing my legs forward and hook my knees over them. It's not exactly comfortable either, but I don't ride that way for long, just a minute every now and then to straighten my legs out and then they're good for another hour. I'm not sure if I could actually get my feet up on them, but if I could I'd be folded up even more than just sitting how you're supposed to. The 14 is a lot longer though, not sure where they'd go on that one.

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is that because my method is right EZ?
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Re: Suggestion for a 4-wheeled vehicle.

Fortunately, I've reached a point in life where the motorcycle is now a toy instead of my main mode of transportation. There was a time, back in the days when I was a young lad and when my car got repossessed, that the bike was the only means of transportation. It was the wettest winter in decades. Three (3) sets of clothes each day that it rained -- one set to get to work, one set for work, and one set for school at night. I now have a beat-up Toyota that I can park anywhere without worrying about door dings, and I have another vehicle (with four wheels) so clients get the impression that I am successful.

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tan21: Zero Gravity Sport Touring. I have an MRA X-Creen that will be arriving tomorrow, and I plan to drill / mount it on top. Zero Gravity Corporation has a factory in Camarillo, California -- they sell/ship directly to end-users, and also to retailers.

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I stand up on the foot pegs for a few minutes.
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Yeah, I didn't want to put my steel toed boots to the test. What is the purpose of frame sliders, and are they easily interchangeable with different lengths?
When your bike falls down they protect the fairing. Absolute must.
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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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ejmesq: Ah -- hence, the name "frame sliders" -- for sliding on the ground -- I get it now! Thank you very much.

It looks like the consensus is to just stand up on the pegs. I plan on trying out that method this weekend.

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