Adding front pegs or boards to 1500


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Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby Firstwinger » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:11 pm



I have been looking for ideas to add forward pegs or boards for sometime now to my 94 Aspencade. I am 5'6" with 29" inseam. I was hoping to add pegs or boards for around the $150 mark. The issue is most things I read talk about the rear loop on the engine guards. They say you need to alter your current guards IE remove the loops, or replace with newer style guards which may or may not fit in some cases. I understand the loop issue they are in the way for many reasons. But changing guards, or altering in some cases is getting complex & expensive. I came across Wingleader boards from Drag Specialties. They claim to have all hardware and boards for a reasonable price. This is what concerns me. It seems to simple or good to be true. I cannot find any information, or reviews. Has anyone used these? are they worth it? will they work with the loops, or will my legs just keep hitting? I am attempting to add a picture and link. Please let me know if you have these, or can recommend a less stressful plan.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/drag- ... /DS-720208
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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby aj1500 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:34 pm

those look a lot like the ones I have on my bike. I am 5-7 with 30" inseam
I found that by raising the boards up to the top bolt hole it compensates for the loop issue, mostly
if I ride with my feet toward the lower part of the board then I'm up against the loops
But its not enough for me to want to cut them
I wouldn't want to take a long ride without them. for me boards are better than pegs because you can move your feel around on them

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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby dingdong » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:28 am

I have those boards om my 93. They work for me but there is some interference with the fairing and the guards. You just have to position your feet a little wider. With adjustment on the horizontal and vertical positions you can probably make them work for you. Caution: They are mounted to the bars with hose clamps.
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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby Firstwinger » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:17 am

I had noticed that they are held on with hose clamps. That started my questions of if they a are a good piece? The other question I have is do the boards pivot at all or are they rigid once mounted?

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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby aj1500 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:38 am

I was surprised how tight those little clamps keep the boards in place
as far as pivot, they won't pivot once tight but you can set them at a few different positions until you find the one that works best for you
I had them on my 1200 and both my 1500, funny thing is each bike had a different spot for comfort

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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby dingdong » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:36 am

Yes they will pivot to any position you want.
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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby joeincalif » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:57 am

I have a set of Markland boards. on my 97SE. They work fine. But if you get highway pegs instead of boards you have more adjustments and can mount them anywhere on the crash bars. Or if you want boards that adjust look at these
http://wingstuff.com/products/33603-hig ... sts_stands
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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:39 pm

I have a set of Marklands on my '96 and they are the way to go if you can find some.
They will adjust all over the place, so you can get around having your legs hit the fairing guards.
I also like the way they bolt onto both of the bars, yet stay out of the way.
I've heard horror stories of laying the Wing down and having the highway boards poke through the casing.
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Re: Adding front pegs or boards to 1500

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:07 pm

I have a pair like the Drag Specialities your looking at. I like them just fine but then I am 6'2" with a 34" inseam.
So overall, I'm probably not much help to you. :D


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