Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards


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Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Wingnut95 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:02 am



Hi all, new to Goldwing and this site (which is awesome).

Anyone familiar with the quality and comfort level of the Drag Specialties Wingleader Cruise Boards (highway pegs) on a 95 Goldwing? I have the double bar engine guards. I need something to stretch out my knees on long rides and see that it's not easy to get something that will fit well to the bike and the wide front end.
Thanks in advance for any feedback on these or other recommendations. Great to see such a helpful and active community.


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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:28 am

Not cheap but Kuryakyn most adjustable..like these

http://tinyurl.com/or4mql5

or http://tinyurl.com/of9pdet
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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Buzz49 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:56 am

I have them on my 89 GL1500 ,( the ones pictured ) they work fine and fold up when not used. They also are what touches the ground first if the bike falls over on you.

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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:52 am

I have them on my 93. They are attached with worm gear style hose clamps. Also the chrome is flaking off of the mounting bracket. You be the judge.

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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Buzz49 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:01 am

Mine have the same mount as in the picture , no hose clamps , possibly 2 manufactures ??
no problem with chrome flaking , they do have some scratch's on the hinge from the
bike going down from a stop.

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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Happytrails » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:08 pm

Have Markland Highway Boards and they look similar to that. They dont touch the ground when the bike is on its guards. Well they do push the board back on the hinge slightly. But you guys will have to explain how to get used to having your feet forward like that! :lol: I keep trying to get used to them but it feels so ackward.

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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Wingnut95 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:12 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciate the posts. I went with the Kuryakyn 7976 mostly because a local dealer had a set and I'm half way on a long trek. Needed to do something to help out the knees in my way home. I'll post my impressions in a couple weeks after I've had a chance to try them out for a bit.
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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Buzz49 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:10 pm

Huh oh , my bad. On closer inspection , Mine do have the hose clamps as well. Just got back from careract surgery lol. Mabey why I missed that.
I will be making some split bolt on clamps for mine on my hobby lathe.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Drag Specialties wingleader cruise boards

Postby Wingnut95 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:41 am

I'd have to say I'm quite pleased with the pegs. They appear to be quality made and are definitely multi adjustable. Will still have to play with the positioning for max comfort.

Only real concern I have is if I drop the bike it looks like the single bar connect design could cause it to puncture the valve cover. Will have to look closely at the location of the pegs - or just make sure I keep the bike upright :) .

Thanks for all your input.


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