RIVCO Aero Pegs


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raven41951
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RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by raven41951 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:15 pm



Installed a pair of Rivco Aero Pegs-black on the 1800.

I was going to write up an installation procedure, but with four mounting bolts and four bolts for the pegs, it was not worthwhile.

I have been using them for over a week now and thought it time to report.

First the Quality: 6061 (Aircraft grade) Aluminum and very well built with excellent finish. Top Quality.

Installation: A breeze for even a Novice.

Use: easy to operate, a flick of the toe catching the tab on the bottom of the peg and it is in position.

Comfort: I had to move mine to the farthest forward position and it would have been nice to have another setting or two but that would make it way too long.

Overall Opinion: Like many others, the 'wing is very wide and difficult to get ones legs around. I can use one peg at a time comfortably if I sit at an angle to that side. This is not a defect of the aero peg but a limit of my structure. Keeping both feet on the pegs at other than full forward gives me cramps. This would happen regardless so I do not blame the Aero Pegs. I like to sleekness of their design and the fact that they blend seamlessly into the body of the bike. If I was Hop-along Cassidy maybe there would not be the width issue. No offense intended.



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Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:42 am

I like the design, RIVCO do make quality bits, I have the same problem with the pegs I use, and do the same as you LOL. I would have to sit on the tank cover to reach them comfortably with both feet
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Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by kwthom » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:10 pm

It was difficult to estimate the ideal location for where these pegs get 'set back' along the five spots to put the peg.

In order to figure out which location was best, I had my wife hold a broomstick approximately where the peg would be, sat on my bike, and 'dry-fit' the location.

Once I thought I would be comfortable, I then completed assembly & installation. It worked out well.

The only nit, and it's probably the boots I'm wearing, is that small protrusion that's supposed to be available to hook your boot tip or sole to in order to flick open the Aero peg. I can't quite get there.

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Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by raven41951 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 pm

I tried estimating the location myself but as I was alone, I had to resort to trial and error. They make it so easy to set them its wasn't really a bother.

I have to admit that in the warmer weather and using the foot warmers, I wear sneaker/sandals most of the time. Below about 45 I switch over to my slip-on leather boots which are on board all the time and I wear them for the longer rides in all weather. Anyway, I have no trouble getting at the tabs with either sandals or boots. I did practice quite abit ahead of using them as I wanted to be sure my feet could find them.

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Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by jeffcosmo » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:08 pm

Just FWIW: I live in the same city that Rivco's store and manufacturing are in.
And he and my wife had kids in school together.
Neat place, mostly because of his eclectic motorcycle collection (flathead Ural and Rokon 2WD included).

That's all.
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Re: RIVCO Aero Pegs

Post by Bikemaven » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:36 am

I've had mine on for a year now. Love them...yes easy to install...looks great.
Legs are close to the sides for sure but no rubbing but I also have a slight bend in the knees.



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