Question on BMW Adjustable Rider Footpegs and Vibration R1250 GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by atasdude, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. atasdude

    atasdude n00b

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    Hello I was hoping to get some pre-purchase feedback from any users of the BMW Adjustable
    rider foot pegs , the one with the Rubber insert that sits on springs .
    Example BMW Pn : 77258525369.

    If you have run these pegs did you notice reduced vibration?

    If you could let me know if it was less and how much less in your case it would be great
    to get some experience before spending $$ on these pegs.

    In the case that you tried them and they did not reduce the vibration and you found another
    solution please be good enough to share its really appreciated.

    B/R
    Bill
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  2. Toytec

    Toytec Let's ride

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  3. Las

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    I added the spring loaded pegs on my 1250 GS. Neither were they designed to reduce vibration, nor do they. They are designed to allow the rubber insert that your boot soles rest on, which is better for riding seated on pavement and hardpack roads than the OEM metal toothed pegs, to collapse and expose the metal teeth on these pegs to better grip the soles of your boots when standing on them so your feet won’t slip off when going over bumps. They work as designed. Get them if most of your riding is on pavement but you do sometimes ride on roads where standing is the best riding position. If most of your riding is on those kinds of surfaces, leave the OEM pegs on the bike. If all of your riding is on pavement, swap the OEM metal pegs for the much cheaper fixed rubber pegs.
    The 1250 ShiftCam engine is really amazingly smooth for a boxer engine. Vibration on this bike is quite minimal as boxer and other big bore twins go. If your bike vibrates to the point that you need weighted bar ends and are looking to spend a fairly hefty chunk of genuine BMW parts cash on new footpegs, either something about your bike is amiss or your expectations for this bike are unrealistic. If the latter, I suggest that you take a weeklong trip on a Harley. You’ll never complain again about vibrations on your GSA. If you still are dissatisfied with your bike due to vibrations, sell it and get a bike with a K engine like the K1600. They are as vibration free as you can hope to find in a motorcycle short of an electric bike.
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  4. texas_aggie

    texas_aggie Been here awhile

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    They're the best pegs available in fit, aesthetics, and function. If you see them up close you'll appreciate why they cost more. The OEM pegs are tiny, the Black Dogs are like floorboards. These are just right.
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  5. todcp

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    I agree the BMW adjustable pegs did not change vibration. They did give me an inch more leg room that I needed.
    For reducing vibration I replaced the Michelin Adventure tires. The significant Michelin tire noise and vibration in corners and at highway speed was a tradeoff that I did not need. I borrowed a friends BMW with the Anakee III and did not like them either. Since I don't ride off road I put on a pair of Dunlop Roadsmart III street tires. Voila; vibration now hardly noticeable and tire noise gone.
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  6. atasdude

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    Hi guys thanks for the time to write replies ill keep them in mind as i dial the bike in-
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  7. judgedelta

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    My adjustable footpegs came on my '17 GSA; I swapped them to the '19 1250. As above, I don't notice any appreciable vibration coming from my feet, but I do appreciate the extra inch of length to take some of the bend out of my knees. There has to be some less vibration since your feet are sitting on rubber, rather than steel.
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  8. JimVonBaden

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    1/2" lower, removable rubber for off road. I never take off the rubber.
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  9. Boxerbreath

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    This! Best bang for the buck.
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  10. side-burn

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    I have those BMW pegs on a 1250 GSA. Feature rich, well built and a bit pricey but I’d buy them again. Compared to stock they do lessen vibration. I changed them after around 1k miles and noticed a SLIGHT difference.

    That said I always ride with Sidi Adventure 2s or thick hiking boots when commuting to work. Both have thick rubber soles so vibration is a non issue anyway.
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  11. deep6blue

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    I’ve got a 1250 in HP trim with the wider pegs. There are no rubber inserts included. Are there any available?
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  12. JimVonBaden

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    No, not really. I have heard that the F800GS Adventure rubber inserts can be trimmed to fit, but no first hand experience.
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  13. TurkeyRun

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    P/N 77258525369

    that's for a pair, right?

    Or am I looking at $172 EACH PEG??
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  15. TurkeyRun

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  16. upsscott

    upsscott Been here awhile

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    I just put them in my GS. It’s great for me bad knee to have lower positioning. As for the bottom of my feet I much prefer my GSA stock pegs. My painful knee wins out in this case.
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  17. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile Supporter

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    That's what I'm after. I've got osteoarthritis in both knees, they don't like to bend much.

    TT Ralley seat makes the knees feel better, but flat-foot stops are no more.

    Wanna try a pair of these pegs with the stock seat and see how that goes.
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  18. upsscott

    upsscott Been here awhile

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    In that case I’d definitely say go for them. I felt awkward on them at first. Somewhat off balance. I lowered the rubber insert so it was closer to flush with the cage. It helped a lot. I would recommend them for your knees.
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  19. Black Label Mark

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    I went with the black version. Note that they are about 1/2" shorter in length (less serrated area for your boot) than the 2019 R1250 GSA OEM foot pegs. Footpegs.JPG
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  20. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile Supporter

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    Mmmmmmmm

    Black is good
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