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Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby Tepcro » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:45 pm



Does anyone out there have opinions or experience with driver floorboards and toe heel shifters?
I ride an 1800 and if they are more trouble than they are worth, Ill quit thinking of them



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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:30 pm

it would depend on what you like best
I have foot pegs on my 1500 and my buddy has floor boards with heal and toe shifter, I've ridden his wing enough to know that I prefer foot pegs
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:59 pm

As was said it definitely a matter of preference. I have used floorboards on my 82 and now on my 2013 F6B. I love them for ability to move your feet around a little bit. They actually (for me) work better on the 1800 as trying to get your tow under the shift lever on the stock setup was a pain. But, to be redundant, it is what ever works best for you. You might try to get someone with boards on to let you take it for a spin to see what you think.
When you first go to boards, it is slightly awkward, but you retrain yourself quickly.
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:44 am

If you have the shorter variety legs, then floorboards won't be much fun unless you learn new techniques. When stopping, you either have to lift them with your leg so you can reach the ground, or you need to slip your leg in behind them. I tried them and hated them. I found some after market pegs that are quite large, and I like them. I also prefer pegs as highway footrests. Here also I tried boards, and could not get them adjusted to where I liked them. The heel/toe shifter was okay, but does not work as well as if it was factory designed. As stated above, you need to try them to decide.
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby jester41 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:18 am

I had them on my Harley and the were great , hate the ones on my 1200 , im tall and they don't work well for me I'm looking for for a set of pegs and a brake lever now

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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby Boodad » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:24 am

Tepcro wrote:Does anyone out there have opinions or experience with driver floorboards and toe heel shifters?
I ride an 1800 and if they are more trouble than they are worth, Ill quit thinking of them


I prefer heel to toe shifters because I rode with it on my last bike (Roadliner). For me, it is much easier to step and kick then it is to step and lift (down/up). Also, it is less wear and tear on my cowboy boot.

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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby harvey01 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:00 pm

I learned to ride years ago with footpegs and a shift lever. So now after almost 50 years that is what I am most comfortable with. My wife has a VTX with floorboards and a heel toe shifter. I have learned to use it but it just does not come natural.

As far as moving your feet around, I do so constantly with footpegs and find the floorboards more restrictive especially the left side with the heel and toe shifter. The two parts just get in the way. I also don't know how it would be on the Wing with floorboards but they scrape like crazy in curves with the VTX. My wife says she never scrapes anything but I sure do and I am not trying to ride fast or hard. I know it is a cruiser and thus lower and not designed for cornering.

And I have worn out one set of pegs on my Wing from scrapping them.
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby offcenter » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:27 pm

My buddy recently bought a '80 Wing with the floorboards and heel-toe shifter.
We both tried it, and we both hated it.
The floorboards were the first thing to go. It's much nicer with the original foot pegs on it.
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby Tepcro » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:39 am

Thanks to all who replyed!
I think I will stay with the factory pegs and put a nice set of Kuryakyn Cruise pegs on instead
http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/4029/o ... ghway-pegs
Thanks again
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby themainviking » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:03 am

go to this link and browse the pictures. You may find exactly what you are looking for. They come in different kits with boards or pegs for mounting on the engine guards.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/3748/e ... ise-mounts
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Re: Floorboards vs GW Pegs

Postby Tepcro » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:39 pm

Thanks the main viking




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