But it wasn't a total win for me either. Overall I fit the bike perfectly, but I had an issue with the positioning of my right boot while riding. I couldn't get my foot into a comfortable position and still be able to cover the rear brake lever. During the press ride I asked Dondlinger why the peg was so close to the pipe that they had to install a heel pad on top of the heat shield. He explained that although the exhaust can is new, the header pipe is carried over from the Street 750 and keeping it was one of the design compromises that his department had to make to stay within budget. With the foot control located higher up and more to the rear, the heel pad was the best and quickest solution. To get my size 9 boot to fit somewhat comfortably on the right peg, I adjusted the brake lever all the way down to its lowest point. If I owned the bike, my fix would be to toss the whole pipe in favor of a scrambler-style exhaust if and when it becomes available. Vance and Hines, are you listening?