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Old 05-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Foot pegs rubber

When I ride with my riding boots it's sometimes difficult to get the boot under the shifter. It seems those rubber pieces on the pegs are easily removed. I would like the extra clearance but i also don't want numb feet from the vibration. So what's the consensus on here, with or without rubber?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I found the rubber inserts to be in the way. There are some vibes in the pegs but with good riding boots it isn't bad enough to bother me. YMMV.

Pop 'em out and give it a try, if you don't like it you can always put the rubber back in (I've heard it's a bitch though).
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Pivot Pegz

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I found the rubber inserts to be in the way. There are some vibes in the pegs but with good riding boots it isn't bad enough to bother me. YMMV.

Pop 'em out and give it a try, if you don't like it you can always put the rubber back in (I've heard it's a bitch though).
Rubber off for off-road. On, for street. They pop off easy and go back on easy. Just make sure that when you put them on you mash them in with your boots, otherwise they will come off.

The other thing you can do is adjust your lever up to give you more clearance. There are a lot of guys using Pivot Pegz.

Here is one of the threads.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=613617
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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+1 on the Pivot Pegz. They're wider than the stock pegs, so standing on them is more comfortable. They grip like a pissed off terrier. And they pivot, so braking and shifting is easier. One of the best upgrades I did on my F800.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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I just pulled mine (took 6000 miles). Feels like a little more room, feels like a little more vibration, especially with the Shinko 705's on.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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I always remove the rubber and ride with the metal pegs. I have always road offroad bikes and it just feels normal.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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It's really slippery rubber when it gets wet. I threw mine away right after my first puddle. Couldn't keep my feet on the pegs.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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I ended up with the rubber out and the Wunderlich adjustable shifter lever. Moving the shifter up a notch did help though. BTW if you put the rubber back in really pull on the nub on the bottom that fits through the metal foot peg to make sure it's seated otherwise you'll end up like me with one rubber pad on and one gone! PS they only sell them in pairs. Without the rubber not too vibey however.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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I always remove the rubber and ride with the metal pegs. I have always road offroad bikes and it just feels normal.
+1

F800GS is my first street legal bike, and the first that came with rubber inserts. It actually felt odd with the rubber inserts in.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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I yanked mine after about a month....
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:18 AM   #11
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+1 on the Pivot Pegz. They're wider than the stock pegs, so standing on them is more comfortable. They grip like a pissed off terrier. And they pivot, so braking and shifting is easier. One of the best upgrades I did on my F800.
+2 I've got the mark III's and love them
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:32 AM   #12
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Rubber.. as the relationship matures you will find most don't use it any more

and +3 on the pivot pegs if you intend to leave the regular streets and stand up while driving
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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I took the rubbers off the day I brought the bike home. I like the steel teeth and the extra bit of leg distance.

Will not put them back on
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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Rubber.. as the relationship matures you will find most don't use it any more
+1

so much better without and not really more vibration (Heidenau K60 Scout tires)
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #15
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I removed the rubber on mine as soon as I got home from the dealership. Since then, I've replaced the stock pegs with Moose Racing "Hybrid" pegs. They provide a much better grip than stock.
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