Foot pegs rubber

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dieselpwr, May 21, 2012.

  1. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    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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  2. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

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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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  3. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    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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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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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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  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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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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  6. nathan8315

    nathan8315 Adventurer

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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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  7. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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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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  8. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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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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  9. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    +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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  10. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I yanked mine after about a month....
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  11. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    +2 I've got the mark III's and love them
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  12. ecce

    ecce Been here awhile

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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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  13. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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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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  14. deguoren

    deguoren 该出手时就出手

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    +1

    so much better without and not really more vibration (Heidenau K60 Scout tires)
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  15. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

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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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  16. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    I'm with 3Rrr on this one.
    Rubber in for the street (with my street boots, which are 3/4 m/c shoes) and out for the non-street. I do need to invest in some pivot pegz.
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  17. CrazyMike

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    Rubbers came off the day it came home. Pivot Pegz went on as soon as I found some on the flea market. I also replaced the shift and brake levers with the folding variety in hopes of not breaking them off if/when the bike takes a nap.
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  18. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    I was thinking about seeing if the Super Tenere' pegs would fit on a GS.

    Haven't seen it in person, but the articles mention that the rubber compound on the Tenere' pegs is more spongy. It cushions your feet if you are seated, but compresses when you are standing such that the metal pegs bite into your riding boot. Sounded like a really clever way to keep the comfort AND control.
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