Aftermarket foot pegs

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  1. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Yes they are slightly lower, about a half an inch. Not really noticable so much for the leg room, but the brake lever height is way better. Now it sits pretty much level with the top of the peg whereas with the stockers, it was too low.
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  2. Tor

    Tor Norwegian Viking

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    Thats why I was asking :D, to get the brake and shift lever more aligned (level) with the pegs.....thankssss....
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  3. themobb

    themobb Is this thing on???

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    I just put the Preeng's on this morning. Very easy and 2" lower than stock. I'm not 6'4", just old with creaky knees... :norton

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    PS: I also just installed the Rox risers. Very nice standing on the pegs now; really opens it up...
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  4. Lounge

    Lounge Been here awhile

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    You can adjust the height of foot brake lever you know - not a lot, but you can - fwiw.
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  5. mrprez

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    I wonder if these would fit on a F650 Dakar?
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  6. Catskill

    Catskill tree hugger

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    I'm enjoying my pivot pegs. Purchased from Altrider at color in the Catskills. They were a pleasure to deal with in person AND they installed them for me (no extra charge) AND I had a chance to look at all their products in person...NICE stuff: well crafted, well priced, American made, beautiful, smart design....

    My only complaint about the pivot pegs is I do have to watch my right foot...since the pegs do pivot, I have a tendency (on longer trips) to move my foot around in different positions to avoid rider fatigue, I end up accidentally, ever-so-slightly, rest my toe on the brake. I don't even realize I'm doing it but my husband usually chimes in on our intercoms and yells at me....to which I originally yelled back -I'M NOT ON MY DAMN BRAKE!-then I realized it was the right peg turning naturally so my toe hits it just enough to trigger the light....and I have hyper light brake lights so it can be pretty dangerous. I've learned to not get too comfortable and make sure it's just the ball of my foot on the pegs.

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  7. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I'm not sure if your's is different from my GS, but on mine the only way to change the resting height of the lever would be to bend it up or add a thicker pad on top of it. You can adjust the pushrod to change the free travel in the lever before the brake is applied, but that still leaves the lever lower than the stock foot peg.
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  8. Gregarious

    Gregarious Been here awhile

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    I have Pivot Pegs on my trail bike and love them. Easier and shifting and braking with more control.

    That said, on bigger adventure bikes I *don't* like pivot pegs. I had them on my 640 Adventure and found that my calves and ankles got tired doing more standing on pivot pegs.

    My theory (in my case) is that standing on an adventure bike vs. standing on a trail bike have different requirements. On a trail bike I stand probably 90% of the time. My position is much more aggressive and dynamic on a trail bike than when riding an adventure bike, and I'm shifting, braking, moving much more.

    On an adventure bike I tend to stand in a more upright, static, relaxed position just cruising down forest roads and the like. I found my calves and ankles getting more fatigued after a long time of just "relaxed" standing. I switched to a fixed peg and it was no longer an issue. I assume that with pivot pegs I was subconsciously using more effort to keep my feet from pivoting when they didn't need to.

    Just my 2 cents. I've mentioned this to a few friends who use pivot pegs on bigger bikes and they've never experienced the same thing.
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  9. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee

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    They don't fit.:cry Curiously the 12gs bashplate won't fit either.:lol3
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  10. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Had the F5s but they were going to snap the spring mount for the sidestand since I fall on both sides regularly. :D Had a chance to sell them at pretty much my cost so bought the Roc Stompas. Very nice and can fold up without breaking anything off the bike. Gives you a little more leg room and they look good to boot.
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  11. Wildman

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    Got any pics?
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  12. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Here ya go. You can see when it is folded up it just clears the spring lug for the side stand.

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  13. danman

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    ++ on Pivot Pegs. One of the first mods I do on my bikes (second is progressive fork springs). Have them on the F800 and the 1200GS. Have used them off road on Colorado passes and in Mexico. I just float along on the rough sections while the bike moves freely below me. Love not having to adjust the shifter angle when switching between street shoes and off road boots, just 'pivot' the peg down and its business as usual. Haven't tried any of the other good aftermarket pegs out there.
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  14. Wildman

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  15. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Pivotpegz for me. I am very happy with them, without them, I can't change gear with my offroad boots, irrespective of whether or no I'm standing on them.
    I'm 6'2", doing mostly road riding, but I stand up road riding when the surface is bad.
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  16. Singletrack_mind

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    What I did to raise my brake pedal's resting height was to remove the pedal from the bike and grind a small amount off the lever at the spot where it hits the stop on the frame. Take it easy, do it in stages so you don't go too far. Not to worry though, if you did grind too much, or someday want to re-locate for different pegs or something, a blob of weld on the contact point will let you start over.
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  17. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    They did knock the spring peg off on my bike. Thankfully I was only a couple blocks from home. Ground the remaining nub down, drilled and tapped it - put a screw in. Peg now folds without hitting anything. What a pain in the ass if it happened on the trail.

    I would recommend avoiding the Fastway pegs.
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  18. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    Why didn't they fit? the bracket spacing and angle is the same:deal

    The fastways that I first put on my bike were 12GS ones, before fastway was even selling them for the 8.
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  19. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    They fit but when the left side folds up it breaks off the the little nub that holds the sidestand spring.


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  20. Mark5PA

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    That's a great idea! Every other bike I've owned had an easily adjustable splined lever. Your idea is golden. You should get a prize or something. Haven't even looked at that contact point sense I've seen this post, but I wonder if a drill & tap with a small locking bolt, for easy adjustment is possible?

    Great idea SingleTrack.
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