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Highway board review

Postby TennX » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:02 am



I put these on last night, and while it appears they will do the job, they sure do stick out (now I know how a woman feels at the doc.)just didnt seem to be many choices out there, that little turn out on the GL engine guard makes it hard to find a set...overall quality is there but I will need to tweak the fold up latch as it lets the boards flop down....oh yeah I had to massage one of the mounts seems my guard was bent in a touch...These are show chrome..




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Re: Highway board review

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:05 am

I could never put those on my bike, I'd grind them off in a week! I have a set of small highway pegs on mine, but they are mounted on the front of the crash bars, near the very top - on the front because my legs are long, and near the top because I was grinding them when they were on the bottom.

Now I grind the soles of my boots in turns. :)

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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:26 am

WingAdmin wrote:I could never put those on my bike, I'd grind them off in a week! I have a set of small highway pegs on mine, but they are mounted on the front of the crash bars, near the very top - on the front because my legs are long, and near the top because I was grinding them when they were on the bottom.

Now I grind the soles of my boots in turns. :)


Well truth be told , I dont like the look, but didnt want pegs...and at 64 I dont do much grinding of anything any more...... :mrgreen:
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Re: Highway board review

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:16 pm

Wow those are low...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:16 am

RBGERSON wrote:Wow those are low...


Thats a stock pic, mine are even with the pegs, I like the stock peg position on the GL and for me its comfortable , even tho I my X has floorboards....Im seriously considering removing the boards and only installing for trips.....
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Re: Highway board review

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:05 am

I've got those on mine.I had to tweak them a little.
The right one mounts about 1 inch further forward than the left.I drilled a new hole and moved it back so the angle of the thing would be the same and the distance was equal.
The other thing I did was to bolt on a piece of metal under the hinge to angle the foot rest in a few degrees.Laying flat that far apart put my feet at a odd angle.

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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:46 am

virgilmobile wrote:I've got those on mine.I had to tweak them a little.
The right one mounts about 1 inch further forward than the left.I drilled a new hole and moved it back so the angle of the thing would be the same and the distance was equal.
The other thing I did was to bolt on a piece of metal under the hinge to angle the foot rest in a few degrees.Laying flat that far apart put my feet at a odd angle.


Thats a good idea, I just twisted the mount that goes on the engine guard up to get that angle, I have my own ideas about how to make them not rattle and stayed folded up better, did you address this issue...thanks...
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Re: Highway board review

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:38 am

virgilmobile wrote:I've got those on mine.I had to tweak them a little.
The right one mounts about 1 inch further forward than the left.I drilled a new hole and moved it back so the angle of the thing would be the same and the distance was equal.
The other thing I did was to bolt on a piece of metal under the hinge to angle the foot rest in a few degrees.Laying flat that far apart put my feet at a odd angle.


Does it mount further forward because that's the size of the bracket? Or is it because that's how the engine guards are (one is further forward than the other, because the heads are offset, being that the pistons are offset)?

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Re: Highway board review

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Offset in the guard due to the heads. I measured from a common point.
One leg was bent the other straight.just a 1" change made them equal.
Mine don't rattle.the spring plate is real tight on the pivot.I added a wedge at the stop to keep them from folding flat.the mount wouldn't hold the angle due to the slotted hole for the keeper. It kept rotating back down.

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Re: Highway board review

Postby Kiwi2 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:12 am

I don't like to look of those at all ....... look like the peddles on a push bike. Looking at the picture can those long bars be turned so they are pointing to the front making you feet up higher and further forward.

I had a search and found these http://www.goldwingonline.com/products/ ... 342-0.html


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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:56 am

Kiwi2 wrote:I don't like to look of those at all ....... look like the peddles on a push bike. Looking at the picture can those long bars be turned so they are pointing to the front making you feet up higher and further forward.

I had a search and found these http://www.goldwingonline.com/products/ ... 342-0.html

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I agree , I dont like the look that much, but just about everything I looked at stuck out some, and with the way the 97 engine guard is made regular pegs with no offset I couldnt reach and I got 32 inseam....they have a bunch of adjustment and I have them in a comfortable place...my intent is to use the GL for traveling and the vtx for around town,for those times around town I may pull the boards off and install them at travel time....
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Re: Highway board review

Postby Kiwi2 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:07 pm

I am a bit shorter in the inseam than you. Have a look at the site I put there as they has some other pictures of the same thing and you can see how they are fitted.

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Re: Highway board review

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:06 pm

I never liked the looks of the highway boards either but after just returning from a 4000 mile trip another foot position would be nice. Met a guy in Kalispell with a 1500. He had some Markland bords on is which I didn't mind and could live with. But woe is me they are no longer available. The search continues.
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Re: Highway board review

Postby robb » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:40 pm

I have Markland boards like the goldwingonline product and they are great. Being under 5' 8" can stretch out legs for total comfort.

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Re: Highway board review

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:26 am

I've narrowed my choice to the Kuryakyn Ergo Tour Dually Iso Pegs. I like the idea of their adjustability. Dennis Kirk sells them to you US citizens for around $150. Canadian price looks to be in the $230 range.

Has anyone installed these on a late model Wing? Looking for some on the bike pictures.

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Re: Highway board review

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:31 am

TennX wrote:I put these on last night, and while it appears they will do the job, they sure do stick out (now I know how a woman feels at the doc.)just didnt seem to be many choices out there,




I don't think these boards are installed properly in this picture. To me the bracket should be above the crash bar and not below it. With this you could lean the bike over and have a stand on the right side.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:31 am

cbx4evr wrote:
TennX wrote:I put these on last night, and while it appears they will do the job, they sure do stick out (now I know how a woman feels at the doc.)just didnt seem to be many choices out there,




I don't think these boards are installed properly in this picture. To me the bracket should be above the crash bar and not below it. With this you could lean the bike over and have a stand on the right side.


This is where mine are at the moment...I will put some miles on them and if they dont work out, its only money....

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Re: Highway board review

Postby TennX » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:34 am

cbx4evr wrote:I've narrowed my choice to the Kuryakyn Ergo Tour Dually Iso Pegs. I like the idea of their adjustability. Dennis Kirk sells them to you US citizens for around $150. Canadian price looks to be in the $230 range.

Has anyone installed these on a late model Wing? Looking for some on the bike pictures.



If mine dont work out , this may be my next set....

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Re: Highway board review

Postby redial » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:59 pm

Have you considered Mick-o-Pegs. They seem to provide good and reliable products. Go to this site, and make sure you check out the FAQ, which might just have the answer you are looking for. http://ridingiswonderful.com/id21.html
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Re: Highway board review

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:09 am

WingAdmin wrote:I could never put those on my bike, I'd grind them off in a week! I have a set of small highway pegs on mine, but they are mounted on the front of the crash bars, near the very top - on the front because my legs are long, and near the top because I was grinding them when they were on the bottom.



Any chance you have a picture of your set up? I haven't done anything since this thread was started. Seems the pegs I was interested in are badly reviewed on WingStuff. I'm also not crazy about attaching brackets with hose clamps.
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Re: Highway board review

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:30 am

cbx4evr wrote:Any chance you have a picture of your set up? I haven't done anything since this thread was started. Seems the pegs I was interested in are badly reviewed on WingStuff. I'm also not crazy about attaching brackets with hose clamps.


I searched for a picture, I found this one - before I raised them a bit higher:

Highway peg
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