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I'm not trying to be a wisea$$ here. Let me explain: In virtually every photoI've seen of someone riding a megascooter like our Burgies (magazines, even our gallery), the rider seems to keep his feet flat on the floor.

I did that on my old 50cc scooter (no other option), but find on the Burgie, the most comfortable and stable place is the treaded area on either side of the front section. (So my feet are on an angle, toes facing the sky.)

I know I'm weird :lol: but does anyone else do this? And if so, why don't any of the scooter riders in magazines (especially those who complain about the "scooter position"?)

Bryna
 

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I rode with mine at the top of the front section very seldom did I put them in the sitting position.
 

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Bryna- I'm toes to the sky most all the time. It's almost like putting up the wheels on an aircraft. As soon as I can, I do. It's just way more comfy for me. After about an hour in the saddle, I'll move my feet about a bit, just to change up for a few minutes. Hell, I'll put my zapatoes flat on the floor and stand if I need a real good stretch!

But, no, mostly, just after balancing speed, it's feet forward. I just wish there was more of it to plant on.
 

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You beat me to the wize crack, Rick. I was going to say on the ends of my legs.
But seriously, I thought were far more people riding with thier feet forward vs flat footed on the maxi scoots.
 

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I agree completly with Pete especially like the ability to stand and air out or just to see over the beach grass obscuring the boardwalk here. I get some pretty interesting looks when I stand up. Let's see someone an a cruiser hog do that!
 

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I do both. The option to change foot position is one of the nice features of the scooter. Smooth sailing, I often use feet forward. Bumpy pavement, feet down is best because I can support some of my weight with my legs. In town stop & go, feet down makes more sense because it is quicker to get my feet to the pavement when I stop. Cold weather cruising, feet forward keeps my legs out of the wind more. Interstate touring with long stretches of riding I switch back and forth occasionally to avoid fatique.
 

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Paul wrote
The option to change foot position is one of the nice features of the scooter
I don't think there is a right , wrong, or even regular, what ever feels good at the moment -except in town were most of us use the flat foot in case we need to stop short.
 

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I ride 95% of the time feet forward, the 5% feet flat is only to change position for a short time on a longer ride. Haven't thought about putting some standing time into the percentages :lol: .....
Here's a question: Which one do you think is more aesthetically pleasing from an observer's/photographer's standpoint? (My vote: feet forward)
 

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Mi SeaRider said:
Here's a question: Which one do you think is more aesthetically pleasing from an observer's/photographer's standpoint?
Feet forward. It looks more like a cruiser using his 'highway pegs'.
 

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Mi SeaRider said:
Here's a question: Which one do you think is more aesthetically pleasing from an observer's/photographer's standpoint?
I think feet forward looks better; it makes the bike look longer/roomier to me.

Suzuki doesn't seem to agree: Feet Flat
 

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Stormsteed said:
As a passenger?
Note that I had already edited my post some time ago; I realized that you were asking about rear-seat passengers shortly after posting. (Problem with the English language; "passenger" has several meanings. I consider myself a passenger on my own vehicle, as oppossed to cargo; a 6-passenger car doesn't hold six people plus a driver; etc.)

As for your question; yes, if the pillion-rider's legs are long enough, he or she could reach the forward section of the floorboards, but there is a cut-out to bridge; it might be too much of a stretch to be comfortable.
 

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I started out riding feet flat and changed over to feet forward once I became comfortable with the Burgman. Now I ride feet forward all the time and only use the flat position when I need a change of body position.
 

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Brian said:
Suzuki doesn't seem to agree: Feet Flat
I always thought that guy looked a little dorky. But then, I always think I look a little dorky, and I ride feet forward, pretty much all the time, even in town. For that reason, and because bags seem to hang way out in the slipstream, I've considered getting some bicycle panniers that sit over the hump. I doubt if they'd be in the way at all. On a real long ride though, I can sometimes be caught with one foot forward and one foot back.

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wasions said:
...On a real long ride though, I can sometimes be caught with one foot forward and one foot back.
That's good for the back. When sitting at a desk you should use a foot rest alternately from time to time as well. It helps to take pressure off one side of the vertebral column to give it a break.
 
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