Peg Help

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Stosh23, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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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.

    Enjoy

    Stosh


    I have more than enough info now to make a decision (IMHO) on what to do.

    I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT.

    Enjoy
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  2. gentry

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    Didja talk to the nice blokes at Cycoactive?
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  3. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    The people at Touratech don't know were the part is like they have none in stock? If your looking for stuff in stock have you checked with Ride West? I know you don't really want to talk to them but they may have them on the shelf. You could call South Sound BMW and ask for Wayne he used to be the Touratch guy for ride west (now he is sales manager for them) and maybe he could help you out with any Touratech stuff.
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  4. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    Yes - the nice gal said that they can "probably" get them from Germany - but ETA is currently unknown ........AAAARRRRRHHHHHHHH!!
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  5. gentry

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    Wayne's a good bloke. I bought my GSA off him and he wasnt bad to deal with.


    I hafta say, the Cycoactive blokes are the best. If anyone can help they will.
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  6. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    Is cycloactive on the eastside?
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  7. gentry

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    Nope, ya head towards Lake WA from downtown down Cherry (?) I think.... about 10 mins in a little old house lookin' place. Its a Magical Place full of Wonderous things!
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  8. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    I will give them another call on Tuesday. I think Kimo(?) helped me with the aftermarket stuff.

    Enjoy
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  9. gentry

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    Interweb
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  10. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    Yea I bought my KGT from Wayne and after geting now were fast with RW called Wayne looking for a replacement KGT and he had just taken one in down there. He seems like a good guy.
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  11. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    Chad for having a few too many beers your fast on the research and response. :rofl
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  12. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    Yes - east on Cherry about 1/2 mile east of Garfield High School.
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  13. gentry

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    You have no idea :lol3 I havent had "too" many....yet :evil

    Seriously tho', I spend up to 11 hours a day working on the net. Workin' a bit now and ADV sits on another screen....
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  14. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    Tooheys on ice ?
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  15. das Rider

    das Rider Professional Hobbyist

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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.
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  16. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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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
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  17. das Rider

    das Rider Professional Hobbyist

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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.
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  18. das Rider

    das Rider Professional Hobbyist

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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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  19. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    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.

    Enjoy
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  20. a16tony

    a16tony Been here awhile

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    Stosh, pm me w/pics of what you are trying to do.
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