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Highway pegs

Postby Blackngold » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:32 am



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Has anyone tried or used these on a 1500? Looking for opinions. These are $60. at amazon. Don't want to spend $250.+ for running board/pegs.



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Re: Highway pegs

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:56 am

I used to have some similar on a previous bike that mounted with those type of clamps.
You really have to tighten them down to keep them from rotating from use.
Otherwise, they look pretty good. I like the way the angle can be adjusted by the clamp, but the pictures don't show if you can tighten the other end of the swingarm.
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:07 am

I have something very similar on my 1500, but in Chrome made by Kuryakyn.

Pros - I like the fact that I have many more options as to where I can mount them (compared the boards I did have) to increase cornering clearance without dragging/scraping them.



I like the fact that they are more adjustable that the boards.
I like the fact that they fold up when not in use.
I liked the fact that they were less expensive

Cons - I found that they would slip downwards unless you placed some wet/dry sandpaper under the mounting clamps.
Depending on placement, the mounting bracket can be pushed back and puncture the valve cover in the case of a bad tip over! DAMHIKT! :roll:






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Re: Highway pegs

Postby flogger » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:01 pm

Looks like mine too, same as said above... Chrome by Kuryakyn... I love them, prefer them over boards... just a matter of preference. Tightened them properly on installation and have never had slipping problems... No way to get into the valves the way I mounted them and on my bars... yours should be similar as with the years of our Wings...
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:47 am

flogger wrote: I love them, prefer them over boards... just a matter of preference. Tightened them properly on installation and have never had slipping problems... No way to get into the valves the way I mounted them and on my bars... yours should be similar as with the years of our Wings...


Yeah, it's a matter of preference. I have had the pegs and greatly prefer the Markland boards that I have on mine now.
To me the larger area allows me a wider variation on where I can put my feet.
I also like the ones I have because it's mounted on both bars very solidly.
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:56 pm

If you don't have anything right now, spend the $60 and get them. They look good and if you don't like them for some reason, someone on here will buy them from you and you could get most of your money back. :D
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Grindl » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:02 pm

Can't tell you about usage on the 1500 ; but I have the Kuryakin chrome set on my 83 1100 and they are Outstanding . Best set of road pegs I've ever found . A sure "keeper" .

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:49 pm

I have to echo Dusty's warning. When installing highway pegs on your engine guards, be very careful how you mount and position them.

I have seen more than a few riders who had a simple tip-over. The highway peg sticking out acted like a big lever - it contacted the ground first, and the weight of the bike caused it to rotate around the engine guard or simply bend - causing it to push up against the soft, aluminum valve covers, and punching a hole in the cover. Oil drains out, and what was a simple (maybe embarrassing) tip-over has now become an expensive, stranding event requiring a flatbed to get your bike home.

Look at this highway peg - in a tip over, where is the peg going to go?


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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Straydogg » Sun May 01, 2016 7:22 am

That's exactly what happened to me. A guy backed into my bike and knocked it off the center stand. The highway board got pushed into the cover which cracked and leaked oil. Luckily I was able to drive it home but I had to replace the cover and it wasn't easy finding one as clean as my now broken one. I still love having the boards but it can be a problem for sure.

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby flogger » Sun May 01, 2016 7:43 am

WingAdmin wrote:I have to echo Dusty's warning. When installing highway pegs on your engine guards, be very careful how you mount and position them... Look at this highway peg - in a tip over, where is the peg going to go?


Very true... my mount looks like the OP picture but is chrome. The 1500 guards are different than the pic on the 1800... Mine will not get pushed into the covers but you need to analyze that for each bike/guard/peg combo you consider...
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby pbourgoin » Sun May 01, 2016 11:15 am

I too had a highway peg rotate on a tip over and hit the valve cover luckily it only dinged it and didn't go all the way thru. After that I remounted and repositioned the pegs so that if I layed the bike over (on a protective surface) the crash bars contacted first then tightened my highway pegs in place where I was comfortable and drilled a small hole thru the clamp mount and installed a stainless steel sheet metal screw so that hopefully if the did hit it would not rotate again..
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Tepcro » Sun May 01, 2016 3:57 pm

Dusty
I would like to know which driving light bars you have just under your windshield (not headlight)
They look like addons and I am interested in a pair like them.

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Dusty Boots » Sun May 01, 2016 5:42 pm

Tepcro wrote:Dusty
I would like to know which driving light bars you have just under your windshield (not headlight)
They look like addons and I am interested in a pair like them.


Good question!
I had to go back through my purchase history and you are correct.
They are an Add On item, product Part # 15993-119, which I purchased from WingStuff for $32.99 on 09/02/08, shortly after I bought the bike with only 20,354 KM on it. (I now have over 295,589 KM on it)
I supplied my own driving lights which were identical to those being sold with that light bar as a 'package deal' for far cheaper than what they were wanting for them.

Getting hard to find now, especially for a half decent price, but I did find one - HERE

I am pretty sure they will only fit a 1500, though!





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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Paulcf » Mon May 02, 2016 12:53 pm

Highway pegs...hmmmm. So let me understand this. We have 3 points of contact with a motorcycle. One of them, our butts, does nothing much except (pardon the pun) sit there. It may move around in pain or in a corner it slides around a bit, but let's face it, it just sits there.
The second point of contact is our 2 hands. Left for clutch and right for throttle and brake lever. And of course functioning of switches, scratching your nose, etc. Riding without your hands on the grips is definitely NOT recommended, not safe, etc. I hope I have no argument over this point.
That leaves the third point of contact (in safety training, you learn to always have 3 points of contact) you have your feet. Left for gear lever (typically) and right for brake pedal (rear brake and/or front depending on model, etc.). On my Goldwing the brake pedal actuates a front disc also, 'balancing' the load of braking.

So, why would you abandon one of your 3 safety points of contact on a motorcycle by using highway pegs out there? Cool looking? I wouldn't put my hands underneath my butt when riding, why would you compromise your safety and remove your feet from where they should be, to put them where they cannot quickly react to a gear change or braking emergency situation?

I tried highway pegs ONCE. I found it affected my centre of balance/gravity and immediately removed them (they came with the bike).

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby flogger » Mon May 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Paulcf wrote:So, why would you abandon one of your 3 safety points of contact on a motorcycle by using highway pegs out there?

You don't, unless you just ride down the road with your feet sticking out in the air not touching anything else... if you don't know how to use them and you don't know where or when to use them, I suggest you stay in a car... from a FORTY YEAR highway peg user... there's a reason they're not called urban/suburban/downtown/rush hour pegs...

"You" does not refer to anyone but the motorcycle operator... no insult intended... "you" was the term and person used in the previous post so I merely continued the same person and wording... Your post used the word abandon, which scientifically incorrectly portrays highway peg users and insinuates recklessness.
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby Paulcf » Mon May 02, 2016 1:20 pm

There's no need to get insulting.
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby flogger » Mon May 02, 2016 1:40 pm

Paulcf wrote:There's no need to get insulting.

No insult... sarcasm yes, which is an accepted way to illustrate a point... I added to my post to specifically say there is no insult intended...
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Re: Highway pegs

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 02, 2016 2:32 pm

I have to agree, I would not want my feet just up and not firmly planted. So when my feet are on my highway pegs (always only on the highway, away from traffic) I actually push myself back into my seat with them - so I have three sets of firm contact once again - pegs, seat and handlebars. It's not all that different from the position you would ride a V-twin cruiser, or a snowmobile. I don't know that I would try to lift myself off the seat with my feet on them, but if I had to, I'm sure I could. I also return my feet to the normal pegs anytime I see anything that might require more precise control - traffic, pothole, curves, whatever. If I am approaching something that might require braking or shifting (hills, obscured terrain, etc.) I will also get back on the normal pegs.

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby paid4vr » Thu May 05, 2016 8:27 am

NVSB4, I've never seen boards with extensions before. My bike came with the Markland boards, but at 6' 5", I looked like an insect with my feet on them. I had the Kuryakyn longhorn pegs on my 1200 and have been saving my pennies for a set for my 1500, but I think I could actually use some boards like those in your pictures. Do you have a link to those? Any problems with cornering?

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby NVSB4 » Thu May 05, 2016 1:38 pm

paid4vr wrote:NVSB4, I've never seen boards with extensions before. My bike came with the Markland boards, but at 6' 5", I looked like an insect with my feet on them. I had the Kuryakyn longhorn pegs on my 1200 and have been saving my pennies for a set for my 1500, but I think I could actually use some boards like those in your pictures. Do you have a link to those? Any problems with cornering?


Unfortunately, I bought them through another forum's For Sale section, so I can't point you towards any more.
Also with Markland not around anymore, it's probably going to be hard to find.
Next time I get a chance, I'll see if they have a part number on them that might help narrow it down.

Otherwise, I love them. I had a Markland knockoff on it before that didn't have the extension and I never could find the right spot.
With the extra arm, these are out of the way and extend a little further away from the bike, so I don't have the issue with my calves against the fairing.
No problems at all cornering. In the attached pictures, you can see that the arm is level with the ground and above the bottom bar. When folded (as would happen if laid over), it doesn't touch the ground at all.

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Re: Highway pegs

Postby eidolon » Thu May 12, 2016 5:07 pm

Hi,

I have a set of those but modified them quite a bit to fit where I wanted them to. Then I cut the peg in half so it did not stick out so far.


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Re: Highway pegs

Postby fixdent » Thu May 12, 2016 7:11 pm

So, why would you abandon one of your 3 safety points of contact on a motorcycle by using highway pegs out there? Cool looking?


I just ordered a set for my 1800. It's not for to look cool, but to help reposition my butt for a few minutes while on a long ride. Stopping every hour is not what I want to do. On my old 1100 I could place my feet up on the crash bars to get a little relief and reposition my butt, but can't do this on my 1800.

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