Foot Pegs


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shylow101
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Foot Pegs

Postby shylow101 » Tue May 17, 2011 4:24 pm



I have a 89 GL1500, fits just right...except, the foot pegs. the pegs are in just the right spot to catch my lower leg. mostly my right one but both have many war wounds. does anyone know of any retractable pegs. has anyone attempted to construct some. If not I think over the next off season I will try to make a set and see how they perform.
Any thoughts? All input welcome.



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Re: Foot Pegs

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue May 17, 2011 6:06 pm

shylow101 wrote:I have a 89 GL1500, fits just right...except, the foot pegs. the pegs are in just the right spot to catch my lower leg. mostly my right one but both have many war wounds. does anyone know of any retractable pegs. has anyone attempted to construct some. If not I think over the next off season I will try to make a set and see how they perform.
Any thoughts? All input welcome.

What do you mean"catch my lower leg" I've not heard of "retractable pegs"

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Re: Foot Pegs

Postby shylow101 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:09 pm

I'll try to elaborate, "Lower leg" The area just above my ankle. not quite the calf area as it is on the inner side of my leg. here's a thought, stand straddling your bike, both feet on the ground like at a stop light. where your foot pegs hit your leg is where I am talking about. My problem is that when I am stopped. the position that I am comfortable with keeping myself and a rider vertical places my lower leg/upper ankle in harms way. I think it would be handy if I had retractable pegs. maybe on a switch with some sort of safety sensor. extends over 5~10 MPH or such. surely I am not the only rider with this trouble.

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Re: Foot Pegs

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue May 17, 2011 8:18 pm

shylow101 wrote:I'll try to elaborate, "Lower leg" The area just above my ankle. not quite the calf area as it is on the inner side of my leg. here's a thought, stand straddling your bike, both feet on the ground like at a stop light. where your foot pegs hit your leg is where I am talking about. My problem is that when I am stopped. the position that I am comfortable with keeping myself and a rider vertical places my lower leg/upper ankle in harms way. I think it would be handy if I had retractable pegs. maybe on a switch with some sort of safety sensor. extends over 5~10 MPH or such. surely I am not the only rider with this trouble.

You mean the regular pegs that come on the bike, got it. I don't believe I've ever heard of anyone having that much trouble with them. They hit my legs the same place and is uncomfortable but it only lasts a few minutes. My legs, espacially my left one, is banged up pretty bad too. The wife and I took a tumble last year in North Carolina down a seventy foot embankment. Screwed my left leg up pretty good but because I can still ride I put up with it. I have read that there is a manufacturer that makes an item that automaticlly extends to hold the bike up when you are stoppd and retracts when you take off.

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Re: Foot Pegs

Postby lbman » Thu May 19, 2011 7:28 am

Hi,
I was thinking of putting on floor boards. the Po of bike said he had a set on before. Hatted them cause they were too wide. he tried to move them forward but there is no room so he took them off. I can see this being a problem.
My Harley Bagger had foot boards. loved them . but they are forward and not in the way. Sitting position is different on a Harley.
I am 5' 8" and have noticed some trouble with pegs when i 1st started riding bike.Bumped my leg in same spot a couple of times.."Ouch". I have compensated by leaning just a bit while stopping at light, to the left and that seemed to take care of problem with that.
If your are shorter maybe you could get lower rear shocks. this would put bike a little closer to the ground there for giving a little wider stance at a stop.
I love my wing but miss My Harley. I liked the seating position better.
I have foot pegs on the front crash bars also.but I can't use them. I have tried and they just are uncomfortable. too wide and I have to bend my legs around crash bar. I have tried moving them around a bit and there is no good place to move them too.
anyway. my 2 cents. "its all I have"
LB

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Re: Foot Pegs

Postby landisr » Sun May 22, 2011 7:17 pm

The stock pegs rotate back a little. Have you tried putting a foot forward of the peg and swinging it back to push the peg back?

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