Floorboard to foot peg conversion


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Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby Mr pickles » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:35 pm



Hello gentlemen and ladies too.
I'm brand new to this forum so be easy on me please. :) I saw a few older posts on this subject but didn't find exactly what I was looking for (haven't bothered to ask at a dealer either).
I've been thinking about doing away with the floor boards in favour of foot pegs. Just wondering if I can bolt a set of foot pegs directly on or if a conversion or bracket of some sort is required. Heel/toe shifter will have to come off also. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
Bike is an 83 aspencade btw.


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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:12 pm

The stock foot pegs will bolt directly on once you remove the floorboards, 80-83 should fit. The 83 had wider/flatter pegs than the earlier years. Depending on the brand of floorboards and heal/toe shifter you have you may already have the stock shifter on your bike. Can you post a pic of the left floorboard and shifter? 8-)
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby Mr pickles » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:21 pm


Thanks for the response. Here's a photo but it may be taken in too close. Since I mainly use the bike for commuting and not too much long distance I'm hoping to gain a few degrees of lean angle.
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:08 pm

Cool, I can see the stock gear shifter in place although it looks like it needs a new rubber. The heal/toe shifter just slips over the stock one.So you just need the pegs now. 8-)
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby Mr pickles » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:24 pm

Ok that's great thanks again for your help RoadRogue.
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:09 pm

Anything to help out another Canuck Winger, what city are you in?
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby mtdavis72960 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:26 pm

Mr. Pickles,

I have a new set of pegs on the 83 that I will/can make you a deal on if you want to get rid of the boards.

let me know

Mike
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby profneilwalker » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:22 pm

Interesting, I just did this on my '82 Aspencade. The PO, the original owner, fitted floorboards, which I like, but the heel-toe shifter had a fair amount of play, mostly at the pin that joins the linkage to the shift lever. I contacted the PO, who (two years later) still had the pegs and some other stuff in a box, which he graciously gave to me. (Are Goldwing people not just the best? ;)

I put the original pegs and shift lever back on, and rode around Algonquin Park. After the trip, I concluded that I liked the boards much better, and put them back on. Good luck with whatever you go with.
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby mtdavis72960 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:25 pm

Still seeking some boards and haven't had much luck at this point.

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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby Mr pickles » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks for the input profneil. You're right goldwing folks are the best :P and Algonquin park is great! I have not yet put pegs on the bike mainly due to the fact that very shortly after posting here fourth gear ground out on me rather unexpectedly. I dumped the oil and retopped it and I'm still driving the bike but deciding what to do with it- complete engine swap for $600-700 and one day or a tear and repair for several days at about half of that. I hate the idea of having a big down time in the peak of the season. :?
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

Postby dvoeltz » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:49 am

mtdavis72960 wrote:Still seeking some boards and haven't had much luck at this point.

I took the foot boards and shifter off of my 83 GW Interstate. I'll make you a heck of a deal if you want them.

Dave in Pierre, SD




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