GS1150 Lower Foot pegs

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by bruceca2002, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:57 AM.

  1. bruceca2002

    bruceca2002 Been here awhile

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    I just purchased a used 2002 BMW GS1150 Adventure. I am finding the bend in my knees is uncomfortable and was wondering if lower pegs are available for this bike. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Bruce
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  2. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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  3. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Touratech makes a height adjustable set. Moves the pegs forward and down. Ground clearance on the GSA is not as much of an issue.
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  4. dave 6h

    dave 6h Adventurer

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    I just added some pivot pegs to my 01GS.
    I like them very much.
    I've not been around long enough to know if there is a difference
    between mine and the GSA.
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  5. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    No difference in footpegs just ground clearance.
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  6. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    I had similar issue with my 01 GS as well as big foot syndrome. At the Touratech shop in Seattle, they convinced me to get the Fastway pegs. I went there with the intention of getting the Pivot Pegs but was informed that the standard Pivot Pegs actually slightly raise the foot peg but the pivot action minimizes this impact. The standard fastway postion is roughly 1" lower than stock. This along with an adjsutable shift lever solved my problems (both ergo and big foot). There are also lowering kits available but they can start to affect cornering in the twisties ;-). It depends on how much lower you need for comfort.
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  7. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I am also looking to get the fast way pegs when my bank account recovers from the winter!
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  8. tjt94

    tjt94 Been here awhile

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    I liked the ones I got from Suburban Machinery quite a bit. I also got a little more room with a Russell Day Long seat that put me up a inch more.
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  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  10. Itsacon

    Itsacon n00b

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    Be aware that the ION footpegs stick out more than the stock ones. The hinge block is quite large, so your feet are further apart if you place them on the footpeg proper. I also removed a significant part of the spring to prevent it from sticking in my boot.

    Did you torque them down to the values in the installation instructions? Cause if you did I may have to go back and replace the anti-seize on mine with loctite...
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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Yes =/. yesterday I made sure to take them all apart and put some loctite on all of them. Weird experience when suddenly you lose "the ground" under your feet.
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  12. burbansk

    burbansk Exit 202 Mio Mad Man

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    +1 On the Suburban Machinery pegs. High quality product for my size 14 boots and 6 foot 3 inch frame. Great pegs for standing and balance also.
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  13. shiryas

    shiryas Dragon with matches

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    Purchased a set of the Wunderlich drop brackets here in the FM last year. Very happy with the drop and standing position off road.

    Be warned -

    On a spirited drive down a familiar canyon i could not lean far enough to make the turn in my lane. I was riding at my regular pace but the loss in ground clearance dramatically reduced available lean angle. Thankfully no traffic but it was a cold sweat holy sheeeet moment. 04 Adventure with Ohlins, while not quite as high as my KTM 640 but it is tall.

    Cheers, Chris
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