There are a lot of firsts in motorcycling – the first big lean, the first successful evasive maneuver, the first time to split lanes. This is a picture of the right side footpeg on my F650GSa, freshly ground. The pegs on the F are spring-loaded and retract under contact, so the grind is less of an event than it is on most bikes running fixed pegs.
Grinding is a weird sensation. If your foot is positioned properly (toe tucked in), you only feel the vibration through the bike. You can hear the metal grinding away, and it’s a bit surprising. It was one of those “oh, that’s what that is like” moments.
I think I want to do it again on the other side.