Fastway footpegs on the GS1200

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by kirkmoon, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. noose

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    I've had the Fastway pegs on my 1150 for four months now and love 'em. Improved (for me) the peg to gear shifter relationship by fitting a Touratech adjustable/folding gearshift. Sweet!
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  2. DeadRat

    DeadRat Been here awhile

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    Where's the best (cheapest) place to order some fastway pegs?
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  3. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    One place to check is here: http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/fastway_footpegs.htm

    "Cheapest" is a relative term. I've found thru painful experience that a place that appears to offer the lowest price often makes it up in more expensive S&H. Something to consider along with the price.
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  4. raydar

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    Here is the left peg height which is 15 -1/2 inches to the top with the bike on center stand. (Sure wish I could attach more than one picture to a post)

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  5. raydar

    raydar Been here awhile

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    The right hand peg height is shown here it is 16 inches. The next step was to remove the OEM peg which on the 05 has a pin held in by an e-clip which was easily removed with a pair of needle nose pliers.

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  6. raydar

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    [​IMG]After removing the e-clip you can easily remove the pin (on the the right side, more about the left side later). Once the pin is pulled the peg slips out and pukes all the remaining parts onto the floor DAMHIK. This is a picture of all the parts minus a little collar that goes around the pin in the middle of footpeg. Mine is somewhere lost on the shop floor! Save what is there, you will use the pin and e-clip later for installing the Fastway peg.
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  7. raydar

    raydar Been here awhile

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    Hey I think I've got the multiple pic thing down I'll try it on this post.

    Here is a picture of the bracket the footpeg attaches to:

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    Here is a picture of the contents of the Faastway Peg kit with the instructions. They are well written and make the job easier (if you read them) DAMHIK!

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    This picture shows all the small parts from the kit, the spoolsm return springs, cleat set screws, and camber stop bolts and shims.

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    The small aluminum washers are to help push the spools out incase you want to change the ride height of the pegs.

    The next pic is of the Fastways themselves, the right footpeg is on the right, you can see the tapped hole where the camber stop bolt thread in.

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    This next pic is fuzzy but I thought is was important. It shows the spool piece started into the left foot peg with the spool setup to mount the peg in the lower position. I do not have real long legs (31 inch inseam) biut when riding long distances my knees begin to ache because they bent so tight so I thoiught I would try the lowboy mounting position.

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    After the spool was started I pushed them in the rest of the way witht a vice, The instructions say you can drive them in also just be careful not to raise and dings on the inside of the spool as the pind that attaches them must pass through there and it was a tight fit on mine.

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    After pressing the spools in, I did both so as not to mix up the low and high settings. You can put in the supplied adjustable camber screw along with a couple of shims and run it in till it is snug then try just the foot peg on the mounting bracket of the bike (no spring or e-clip) to see how the peg sits on the bike. The addition of more shims will pick up the peg on the outside edge and bring your knees in toward the tank and the subtraction of shims will allow the peg to lay out more and your knees to come away from the tank. There are plenty of shims supplied to adjust the pegg just about anywhere you want them. Here is a pic from the front after I put in 2 thicker shims and one thin shim:


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    I was wanting the foot peg to be more level so I ended up adding another thick shim and two more thin shims. I felt that giving this information out might be helpfiul to others but the left side required an entirely different number of shims, here is how I left the right side:

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    Once you have the camber of the pegs adjusted don't forget to loctite the bolt and tighten it up!:

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    Now for the spring. I had some problems with the orienting spring even with the instruction sheet. The springs are handed, meaning one is for the left and the other for the right. As mentioned by Marc the springs change handing when you go from the low to hiugh position (thanks Marc!) This is a picture of the right peg with the spring on it as it installs in the low position:


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    Then put the foot peg on the bracket with OEM pin and e clip, don't forget the e clip or it might let you down somewhere in the boonies!

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    Once the foot peg is installed you can put the cleats in (if you bought that type). Laid out here is the full array of the set screws they sent, there are plenty of the short ones and a few of the longer ones. I opted to put the long ones in on the rear most row and on the outside. I was unsure if this was going to be my final choice so you can see I used blue 242 removable loctite instead of the red. In my exterience the red is there for good unless you heat the parent metal up to above 250 degrees F. Be sure to use some sort of thread locker or they will undoubtly loosen and fall out! As Jim mentioned the single drop will do I wiped the wet loctite off as soon as the picture was taken while it is still liquid. Remember Loctite is anaerobic, which means it only really sets up in absence of oxygen.

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    Once the footpeg is installed in the low position you get a chance to see how much the low position has dropped the peg. Looks like near 1"

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    Now off to the left side. The installation is very much the same after you get past the first hurddle. When removing the hinge pin it collides with the shifter and you have to remove the shifter. As mentioned earlier if you don't have any female Torx bits a 1/4 inch hex socket will work in this case.

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    Rather than grinding the pin head I was sure that due to lowering the foot peg I would have to adjust the shifter so I just removed the shifter to accomplish the pin removal. The bolt on the shifter mus be removed completely to allow slipping the shifter off of the splined shaft. I match marked the shifter to the splined shaft so that I could return it to the original position when I reassembled it, that at least gives me a plve to start the new adjustment from. I trired using the same size and number of camber shims on the stop bolt but the peg had a lot of downward tip so I ended up just fitting shims on this peg until it matched the right side. Here is a picture of the peg when I first started with the same number of shims:


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    Once I got the camber of the peg set right I installed the shifter and adjusted it. I ended up lowering the shifter one spline due to the lower peg position.


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    That pretty much sums up a thirty to forty minute job of installing Fastway Foot pegs on the R 1200 GS. Now if the snow would clear off so I could go for a ride and enjoy them! Thanks to everyone for all your comments. One last pic from above!

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  8. marchyman

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    Note: The handedness of the spring depends upon the peg height position. The right side spring for the high position is the left side spring for the low position. When I moved my pegs from the high to the low position I had to swap springs between the two sides.

    // marc
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  9. JimVonBaden

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    Nice description so far.

    Good idea about the locktite, as a couple friends of mine are now missing several pins for lack of Locktite.

    Just a suggestion though. Use a lot less Locktite, it just takes a drop or two. That is messy stuff, and can be a pain to clean up, if you care about such things.

    Jim :brow
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  10. Cycletroll

    Cycletroll Catastrophe Specialist

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    Hey Ray, nice post! Glad to see you're "bonding" with the 'ol GS.

    I'll be heading through Wyo. in June-keep ya posted, let's ride! Right now we have 1 to 2 feet of snow in Northern NM so the GSA is sitting in the carport with a big frown on her face:cry
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  11. raydar

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    We've go some snow here too. Not like Denver or northern NM but enought to stop two wheeled travel! We're still planning on comming to NM in April for a ride we'll keep in touch! Hopefully my schedule will allow me to go for a ride with you when you come up! Take care and have a good New Year!
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  12. RICHXHELL

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    Raydar, you have two extra washers I didnt get, the large pair that arnt the shims. Where do those go? I dont see them on the instructions either.
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  13. raydar

    raydar Been here awhile

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    Dr Rich

    Close as I can tell from the others description the small aluminum washers are for pressing out the spool pieces in case you want to change from high to low or vice versus. You're right they are not mentioned in the instruction sheet so I have to take what everyone else says as the best use for them. Good luck with your install.
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  14. RICHXHELL

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    Well that was going well until I realised the collars were the worng size. Correct bike on the box, sent 000 collars instead of 400.

    So anyone with these check the collar chart and the numbers on the collars before you begin

    :kboom
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  15. CBejbl

    CBejbl Long timer

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    Great thread...very helpful. Thanks to all who contributed pics and techniques. Just installed the new pegs and they went on without too much trouble...considering my limited wrenching abilities.
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  16. RICHXHELL

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    I got the correct 400 shims today and finally got the pegs on. Instantly you think how small the stock ones are and even sitting on the bike on the centrestand its noticeable what a great platform these are.

    Two tips on here that were very useful:
    1.Possu's of using a nut instead of the shims. 3 thicker shims were insufficient to level the peg for me. A nut worked great.
    2. Shaving the side off the gearside peg pin. I did this with a Dremel after easing it out and it avoided removing the Hammerhead lever I had fitted previously and would obviate the need for a female torx (although grips worked fine when I tackled that one).

    The pics posted above were most useful, especially for spring location which is different to stock and had me scratching my head. Ok, not difficult...:evil


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  17. Cordless

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    I haven't checked all sources, but I found BikeBandit the best source for Fastways. I got the F3s for about $97 including shipping. Other sources were $10-18 higher.

    I just installed Fastways on my GSA. The stock GSA pegs are fine, but the Fastways in the low postion lowered the foot postion by almost 1 1/4". Since I am using the Sargent seat and it's a bit lower than the stock or the Corbin (might sell the Corbin, though I like it too), I wanted lower pegs. I am also tall at 6' 6" so I need the lower pegs both for cruising and for standing offroad.

    The Fastways have a high level of workmanship. Installation took about 30 minutes even with the fiddly job of screwing in the 22 little peglets.

    I may put the stock GSA pegs on Flea Market for an upgrade for 12GS owners.

    I also have the same pegs on the old '81 g/s.
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  18. GB

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    You might want to reconsider and keep them.. some people just like the bike to be stock when you sell it.. :dunno

    I think the Fastways are excellent and have them on mine. :thumb
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  19. marchyman

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    FYI: A 1/4" socket or box wrench will fit the shift lever E-torx.

    // marc
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  20. Gumbydave

    Gumbydave motorcycle doofus

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    I recycled some fastways from a KTM, I just had to drill out the peg mount flange about 1mm larger and use the KTM pins, they fit right on, there is plenty of material left on the flange and I like it that way.......they fit perfect for me, now I just need to get the long hammerhead shifter from Adventurers workshop
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