highway pegs


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highway pegs

Postby BigDee » Fri May 31, 2013 12:12 pm



I have an 81 1100i with highway pegs on the jug savers, but as I am pretty tall and have knee problems I need to stretch out more. Is there a good (and cheap?) solution to this problem? I know I'm not the only one in this situation! Thanks in advance.


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Re: highway pegs

Postby BigDee » Fri May 31, 2013 1:13 pm

Here is what I presently have.
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Re: highway pegs

Postby patbrandon1 » Fri May 31, 2013 8:32 pm

I hope you find a solution by someone posting what they have done. I have a similar setup on mine, except that a bracket is attached to each bar, and the peg is in the middle. I am 6'4" tall, and this is what I do. My riding boots are the high top type that go far enough up my leg to allow me to rest my lower calf on the peg without any discomfort. And I can switch from putting my foot on it, to resting my leg on it.

I have thought about a mod for it, as I think I could fashion a bracket that would allow the peg to sit out farther, but for now, I'll just rest my leg on it. I'm just not sure how it would feel after a thousand mile trip. It was okay after several 500 mile trips though.

Here is a pic of mine. Please pay no mind to the rain spots on my wire covers, I got caught in a little rain today, and will wipe it down in a bit. But with my setup, I may have a little easier time extending out the pegs. I will look for alternatives, and if I find something, I'll surely let you know.
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Re: highway pegs

Postby BigDee » Fri May 31, 2013 10:34 pm

I just finished my first 200 mile trip,I have put on about 3000 miles locally. At the end of it my knees were hurting because I could not stretch them far enough. I need something forward of where it is now.
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Re: highway pegs

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:06 am

Never seen anythign but it would not be hard to make an "L" bracket to extend the pegs forward..
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Re: highway pegs

Postby hobo » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:14 am

Tes there are highway pegs like you want I have a set on my GL1100 Interstate.
They are from Kariakin for GL1800 but work great on other Goldwings. They clamp onto your enginw guards and rest against bottom of valve cover then stick out in front of your engine crash bar and are adjustable for height, I have had miune for about 5 yrs and love them but they are kinda pricy but well worth the money

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Re: highway pegs

Postby BigDee » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:26 am

RBGERSON wrote:Never seen anythign but it would not be hard to make an "L" bracket to extend the pegs forward..

The pegs I bought from you do the job pretty well. I have had to play with them and find the right angle and location but I rode about 100 miles yesterday and my knees were okay. The ones you sent are longer than the ones I had so they fit my feet better. Thanks a lot!
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Re: highway pegs

Postby lhelber » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:33 pm

The standard kuriyakin <sp> highway pegs works. You can get them with an offset so you can adjust them for any distance.




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