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dale miller
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Upper pegs

Post by dale miller » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:01 am



My friend and I was discussing his recent rear end collision with a stopped car. He wasn't injured but his 30k bike wasn't so lucky. He had his feet on the upper 'comfort' pegs could not find his rear brakes,only front brakes.
I recently nearly had the same thing happen to me with my wife on board. I had plenty of reaction time,just could not find rear brake,now I keep my feet on the floor board. Just wondering if any of you riders have experienced this. Merry Christmas all, God bless



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Re: Upper pegs

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:21 am

I typically only use my highway pegs....well, on the highway. Any time I'm riding where I might need to suddenly brake (traffic around me, deer running out, etc) then I'm not using the highway pegs.

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blackomen
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Re: Upper pegs

Post by blackomen » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:00 am

I bought my wing cause I like my feet in the standard position as opposed to the feet forward my cruiser had. The wing came with highway pegs installed but I haven't had the chance to use them yet. But I wouldn't use them in traffic.

They're probably ideal when you're crossing the open prarie.
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Re: Upper pegs

Post by FM-USA » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:30 pm

I agree, highway pegs for the highway.
That's usually where you'll have ample time to get to the brakes.
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Re: Upper pegs

Post by Harp » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:01 pm

I had highway pegs on my '85 interstate. I tried to use them, but I never felt really comfortable or in control as much as with my feet on lower pegs. My current 1800 doesn't have highway pegs and I don't really miss them. The seat and bars are set perfectly for my size & leg length and I'm able to ride for about 3 hrs before I need to stop and stretch out. Thought about adding them, but I think I'll go for the luggage rack this off season. I seem to miss that more.
Any suggestions for a type/style/brand of rack would be appreciated. TIA

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Re: Upper pegs

Post by wingman12 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:09 pm

I only use my highway pegs when on a road trip and need the stretching room. driving in and around traffic is a no no, it takes to much reaction time to get your feet where they need to be in an emergency situation. I love mine but like everything, there is a time and a place to use them. :D :D



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