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Old 07-03-2005, 11:44 PM   #16
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I just went out to look at my 1100GS, I think this is the model you have. The shifter is adjustable for height. It has two rod end links, one on top and one on the bottom. Mine has about a 1/2" of exposed thread total between the two. They might be tightened up to raise the shifter end that much.

Second, the foot peg is a simple bent piece of steel with two flanges set between two flanges on the mount. The pin is a plain pin held on by a cotter pin. IF you moved the foot peg to strattle the rear flange on the mount rather than setting between the two mount flanges it would move the peg backwards and down about 3/8". This would require making a new longer pin out of a carrage bolt, the smooth non threaded part and drilling a cotter pin hole in it.

These two temp fixes would give you more room for your boot. You could also make a new lower set of pegs easily after looking at the originals. They are only two pieces of bent steel welded together. I'd even consider turning the original pegs upside down and welding a new foot platform on the bottom. This would lower the foot platform 1-2". They'd be usable either way, high or low. All you would need is a piece of steel strap, a big vise, a hammer, saw or torch, an angle grinder, and a welder, the usual stuff.
Now this is excellent stuff.
If I moved the peg back to the rear flange do you think it would compromise the integrity of the pegs ability to handle weight?

I have a hammer and a saw?????

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Old 07-04-2005, 12:00 AM   #17
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Now this is excellent stuff.
If I moved the peg back to the rear flange do you think it would compromise the integrity of the pegs ability to handle weight?

I have a hammer and a saw?????

enjoy
No. I don't think it would be a problem. The all steel foot peg uses the pin as a bearing and shaft. That won't change. You could and should put a large fender washer on the outside of the foot peg in front of the cotter pin to shore it up. The foot peg is still going to pivot on the pin/axel and the foot peg will transmit weight to the frame through the pin as usual. Plus, it's a temp fix. The only tools required for this are a hack saw to cut the carrage bolts and a drill, hand drill would work, drill press is better.

After further thought, with the use of bushings, small pieces of tubing, the foot peg could be set back at any distance up to an inch. If you have the Repair Manual the drawings of the foot "rests" are on page 46.50.

If you don't picture what I am suggesting I could move one of mine and photograph it and email you the photos, before and after.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:10 AM   #18
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Now this is excellent stuff.
If I moved the peg back to the rear flange do you think it would compromise the integrity of the pegs ability to handle weight?

I have a hammer and a saw?????

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I'll qualify my shade tree engineering by saying that moving the foot peg too far beyond the rear mount flange (still strattling it) would likely cause the carrage bolt/axle to bend, but kept close to rear flange it should support the weight fine. The pin is only about 1/4" in diameter.
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:31 AM   #19
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No. I don't think it would be a problem. The all steel foot peg uses the pin as a bearing and shaft. That won't change. You could and should put a large fender washer on the outside of the foot peg in front of the cotter pin to shore it up. The foot peg is still going to pivot on the pin/axel and the foot peg will transmit weight to the frame through the pin as usual. Plus, it's a temp fix. The only tools required for this are a hack saw to cut the carrage bolts and a drill, hand drill would work, drill press is better.

After further thought, with the use of bushings, small pieces of tubing, the foot peg could be set back at any distance up to an inch. If you have the Repair Manual the drawings of the foot "rests" are on page 46.50.

If you don't picture what I am suggesting I could move one of mine and photograph it and email you the photos, before and after.
Outstanding - I will take a look in the morning....and who knows - the way I improve things I might just need that photo.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 07-04-2005, 08:03 AM   #20
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Alright,
I am offically out of ideas. TouraTech claims to have a kit to lower the pegs on my 1100GS to 4 different positions. However, it has been hell trying to order as they have no idea when and where this part is. I need to either lower the pegs or extend the shift lever to allow my M/X boots to fit under the lever.

I would like to have the work down before the Naches run - so I decided to post here instead of the equipment forum.

HELP.

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Stosh, pm me w/pics of what you are trying to do.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #21
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I have a pair of Touratech lowered pegs for the 1150gs that you can try out. If you like them you can buy them....I'll be in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon at the U of W doing some wind tunnel testing. I can bring them up if you want...
Its' Part Number: 300-0041
You can see them here:
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The lower your foot a tad under stock and they are a lot easier to stand on....
$65.....

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Old 07-04-2005, 09:40 AM   #22
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I have a pair of Touratech lowered pegs for the 1150gs that you can try out. If you like them you can buy them....I'll be in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon at the U of W doing some wind tunnel testing. I can bring them up if you want...
Its' Part Number: 300-0041
You can see them here:
Touratech USA

The lower your foot a tad under stock and they are a lot easier to stand on....
$65.....

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Jorge,
Thanks for the offer. I will take a closer look today and get back to you.

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Stosh, pm me w/pics of what you are trying to do.
If I only know how to get a picture into this thread?
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:08 AM   #24
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If I only know how to get a picture into this thread?
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:12 AM   #25
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Stosh,

First of all, Touratech and Cycoactive are one and the same. Cycoactive is the US distributor for Touratech. Unfortunately, when they tell you that they have no idea when stuff will arrive, they are not yanking your chain. Talking to Brendan at Southsound, back when Ride West was the Touratech distributor, they had the same problem. Touratech in germany produces stuff in a rather haphazard manner. Something might take a week to get, or two months. It's really hit or miss.

Two: To post a pic, you need a SmugMug account. If you don't have one, email me the pic, and I'll post it for you.

Three: I have a set of stock 1150 gs pegs and shift lever if you want to take a look at them. Also, I have a set of Wunderlich lowered pegs and shift lever on my Adventure.The Wunderlich kit is nice, but the pegs are narrow like the stock pegs. In general, when you lower you pegs, you need a different shift lever, because you move the pegs down and forward, which will make it a tight fit under the stock lever. The Touratech replacement shift lever is UGLY. Let me poke around on the internet and see if I can find the kit I bought.

PM me if you have any ????

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Old 07-04-2005, 11:16 AM   #26
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Stosh,

go here: http://www.bmwscruz.com/SHOP/BMW/index.html

for 1100gs specific parts from wunderlich. It looks like they have a few different options for lowering you pegs, one that doesn't need a new shift lever, and one that does.

good luck.

The main website is:http://www.bmwscruz.com/
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #27
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This is what I have. I have size 15 feet, so in my MX boots, I need lots of space for my feet:

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Old 07-04-2005, 11:52 AM   #28
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Hi Guys. Any of you heard about Fastway Pegs..Have tried searching around these came up they from UK. Nippy Normans. Any help would be great PS Dont have a full work shop like some of you guys . Many Thanks Geno
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This is what I have. I have size 15 feet, so in my MX boots, I need lots of space for my feet:

Luca,

Thanks for all the help. I will e-mail you Pics. Would you post for Tony to take a look?

Size 15 shoe??? WTF!!!.

The picture - is this what you want to sell? How much longer is the shift lever vs the stock?

The pegs look like the ones I have on.
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Stosh,

First of all, Touratech and Cycoactive are one and the same. Cycoactive is the US distributor for Touratech. Unfortunately, when they tell you that they have no idea when stuff will arrive, they are not yanking your chain. Talking to Brendan at Southsound, back when Ride West was the Touratech distributor, they had the same problem. Touratech in germany produces stuff in a rather haphazard manner. Something might take a week to get, or two months. It's really hit or miss.

Two: To post a pic, you need a SmugMug account. If you don't have one, email me the pic, and I'll post it for you.

Three: I have a set of stock 1150 gs pegs and shift lever if you want to take a look at them. Also, I have a set of Wunderlich lowered pegs and shift lever on my Adventure.The Wunderlich kit is nice, but the pegs are narrow like the stock pegs. In general, when you lower you pegs, you need a different shift lever, because you move the pegs down and forward, which will make it a tight fit under the stock lever. The Touratech replacement shift lever is UGLY. Let me poke around on the internet and see if I can find the kit I bought.

PM me if you have any ????

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