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help with foot boards

Postby halcombrick » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:57 pm



hey guys i just bought a set of used footbards that i was told would fit my 82 interstate, but lo and behold, the two aluminum clamps as i call them are way to short for my bars, anybody have any suggestions on how to improvise? my crash bars are the standard u shape without the vertical piece i have saw on some, ill include a pic of boards so you know what im dealing with.
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Re: help with foot boards

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:01 pm

I had an 82 and my floorboards didn't look like that. I wonder if they are for the 1200? Good luck.
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Re: help with foot boards

Postby robertdawber » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:33 pm

They look like passenger boards. Are you sure they are for the front?

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:54 pm

CMReynolds1 wrote:I had an 82 and my floorboards didn't look like that. I wonder if they are for the 1200? Good luck.
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they are 1200 boards, I bought a pair that I modified to fit the highway bar I had custom made on my 81 silverwing.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby spiralout » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:19 pm

Those look like 1500 highway boards to me.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:45 pm

here's a stock pair of GL1200 passenger floorboards with the stock mounting brackets. notice how the boards look against the ones that halcombrick has. here are the ones you need to fit on your bike...........370873145358 unless your looking for the ones that bolt up to the engine crash bars.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:33 pm

i figured it out im just gonna drill 2 holes in my lower crash bar and put one of the plates on the inside of the bar, use longer bolts and that will have it.
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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:55 am

halcombrick wrote:i figured it out im just gonna drill 2 holes in my lower crash bar and put one of the plates on the inside of the bar, use longer bolts and that will have it.



hey Hal, instead of doing that, why cant you get a pair that mount onto the crash bars instead of having to drill holes in it.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby halcombrick » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:32 pm

stuart, i have checked them out and where i am so long legged mounting them to the bottom and drilling holes will give me a lot more leg room that way, and i could put a spacer in and even make them offset if i want , i think this is the best way for me to go.
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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:19 am

halcombrick wrote:stuart, i have checked them out and where i am so long legged mounting them to the bottom and drilling holes will give me a lot more leg room that way, and i could put a spacer in and even make them offset if i want , i think this is the best way for me to go.


or, you could do what I was thinking about doing with mine, have flat or round bars welded to the engine guards to extend your boards forward of the engine by about a 6 inches, that way you can stretch your legs out past your engine guards.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:25 pm

halcombrick wrote:hey guys i just bought a set of used footbards that i was told would fit my 82 interstate, but lo and behold, the two aluminum clamps as i call them are way to short for my bars, anybody have any suggestions on how to improvise? my crash bars are the standard u shape without the vertical piece i have saw on some, ill include a pic of boards so you know what im dealing with.


hey Hal, I found a pair of crashbar mount floorboards if your still interested. on eBay...here's the number for the listing.181686540480

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby halcombrick » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:31 pm

stuart, got mine mounted, i am very pleased with how they turned out.
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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:14 am

'morning Hal;

there ya go, they came out nice. those should make your ride more comfortable.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby FiDude » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:25 pm

Don't mean to hijack an old post
But I'm in a similar position except in reverse
and looking for some suggestions/advice

I purchased markland highway boards off of a 82 gl1100 and wanted to mount them on my 86 gl1200
The aluminum clamps that mount top to bottom on the crash bars are too big to fit on the gl1200 - taller than the crash bars by about an inch
I didn't realize the width of the space on the crash bars were different between the gl1100 and the gl1200
Visually they looked the same - but didn't have my bike with me when I bought them.

Any suggestions on where I could get those (just the clamps) for the boards -
the boards are almost in like new condition - except the clamps are the wrong size

Also bought a bumper kit but that doesn't fit either (not wide enough) - I guess I assumed wrong that they were similar size (for the gl1200) on both items


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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:24 pm

Hey FiDude, i MIGHT have a set of those floorboard brackets somewhere in my garage. i took them off to put highway pegs on and im not sure if it tossed them out or saved them. if i find them, i'll shoot you a message. i'll look for them during this week and if i still have them, i'll message you about them.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby FiDude » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:27 am

Thank you for taking the time Stuart

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:29 pm

im still looking as i have a lot of boxed up parts to go thru and :oops: unfortunately i didn't mark any of the boxes, and to make matters worse, my wife just put roughly 25 boxes of her "stuff" she made for her website store, and as those also aren't marked, i have to look thru every box and of course her stuff is all in front of or on top of my boxes :evil:, so i'll find them sometime over this coming weekend. dont worry, i didn't forget about it.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby FiDude » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:22 am

Hello Stuart
Just checking to see if you got a chance to check the boxes.
Let me know
Thanks.

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Re: help with foot boards

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:38 am

FiDude wrote:Hello Stuart
Just checking to see if you got a chance to check the boxes.
Let me know
Thanks.


im sorry FiDude, i checked all my parts boxes and i couldn't find them. i have no idea what happened with them. not sure if i tossed them out or what, but i cant find them. i can go thru them again, but its doubtful i still have them. i know i took them off of my engine case guards when i replaced them with foot pegs, but i don't remember what i did with them or where i put them. if they are still in my garage, they are buried somewhere in there lol. i'll take another look later today.

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