which Highway pegs do you suggest?


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which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by brian darflinger » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 pm



Hello everyone!!
Ive tried to search the topic, but couldnt find any specific highway pegs in any discussions. - Its'for my 1996 gl1500.
I have that engine guard that flares out,- So not just any peg will do.-
Does anyone here have a pair they love?- Which one?
Thanks in advance!
-Brian



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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:22 pm

owned two 1500s, both had solid pegs on the vertical bars.
okay, sort of.... but I did not like them because IF, you lay down, they will dig into the asphalt and spin you violently...

( their pegs fit the 1500s also, my bike is an 1800, don't let that distract you )

just ask Gene Lester about that, and DaveO430.....
Gene ended up with most of his ribs on one side broken, broken clavicle, hip problems...
nearly a year off the bike, went to a trike.

on my 1800 the decision was no more solid pegs, I went to Mick-O-Pegs which will spring backwards up out of the way, and can't touch the ground.

www.ridingiswonderful.com

here is the left side of the bike with the peg at the topmost position, it is angled upwards about 30°
https://i.imgur.com/uhEFn0Q.jpg


here you can see it from the side
https://i.imgur.com/Ag3VtnM.jpg

when my feet are on them, they drop down to let my legs go forward and down in a natural position.

I can stand on those pegs, butt off the seat, lean hard onto the backrest and ride for miles, lets the hip cramps go away.

I used the direct links to the pictures so you can see them Full Screen. not cramped on the forum's page.
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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:24 pm

If you go with Mick O Pegs,

please call them on the phone, that is the only way that you can get the correct peg mounting for " Your legs " and riding style.

their pegs are very flexible in mounting positions, and with the way you like to ride.

that is why you need to call them, a chart with a bunch of boxes just won't do it....

1) do you like for the foot to rest "inside the bracket" ( prevents your foot from getting off sideways )

2) do you like for the bracket to be "inside towards the bike" like mine. ( can pull foot off sideways or backwards )

3) do you like for your legs to be up high ( ugh ), or down low and straight in a normal manner ( like mine )

http://www.ridingiswonderful.com/attach ... t_down.jpg


once you get them, it is your option to have the foot peg horizontal with the ground, or angled up a bit like mine. ( tried both ways, and angling it up is safer, and more comfortable. your foot drops into that Vee shape and rests there easily )

If you go into a twisty and forget to pull your foot back, you will feel a slight tingle on the heel of your boot, and just naturally lift your foot up, and the peg springs back where it should be, and you put your foot back on the OEM foot pegs.... done that a few times.


To get that Angled up position, I used two 12 inch crescents, and twisted the arm of the bracket about 1/3rd from the outer end. Worked like a charm. The actual mounting brackets will pivot on the bars, so there is an option to angle the foot peg from there.

it all depends on how your Crash Bars are designed.
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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by brian darflinger » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 pm

Thank you for the suggestion John
WAY out of my budget for pegs tho..

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by aholloway17 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:35 pm

Whatever you choose to do, get pegs that are built well. That means solid steel not forged metal. Many pegs on the market today usually under the $100 range are forged metal. They are cheap and can be dangerous because they are forged and they do not hold up to bearing weight. Just my two cents!

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by C-dub » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:44 pm

It might have been this thread or maybe another one, but I ended up going with Mick-O-Pegs. I contacted them through e-mail and we had a back and forth a few times. I also completed their questionnaire on their website. Then we talked on the phone a couple of times. I wanted a powder coated black set and thought I wanted a KA model. I was also trying to get them installed before our trip down to the Hill Country northwest of San Antonio a couple months ago. They were back-ordered on that particular model, but one of the brothers suggested I try the KB model, which is identical except for an 0.5-1.0 inch less leg room when extended in use. They arrived after our trip and it was another week or so before I had enough time to install them.

After trying a few different angles of rotation on the engine guard I settled with a rotation of 25 degrees up. I started with them level and didn't like that at all because the "pegs" were at a downward angle when in use. My feet kept feeling like they were going to slip right off the pegs. I contacted one of the guys again and they suggested I try them at 30 degrees up because most people liked them at that angle. I tried, but it was a little too severe, so I rotated them back to about 25 degrees and that seems to be my sweet spot for now. The next time I feel like it I might try them at 20 degrees for a week just to see what I think of them there.

However, I too highly recommend Mick-O-Pegs and their customer service. They even offered to switch out the KB lug with a KA lug once they came in if I didn't like the KB. I still have the KB and don't think I would have liked the KA. I guess my legs aren't long enough with my 33" inseam for a KA lug.
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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by CrystalPistol » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:22 pm





In that second picture you can just see the mount up in top left corner. I think they are Markland, but they match my AddOn "lowboy" floorboards well enough. They originally had a clamp that just pinched the lower tube, I bought new mounts after one broke while I was adjusting them. New mounts grab both upper & lower tube in a pinch (no screw clamps). I don't stand on them. Kind of like these, but with good chrome. I used the boards I already had. I maybe drilled a hidden hole for roll pin to eliminate movement? It's been years ago. They are stout with these mounts.


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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by brian darflinger » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:31 pm

yes those are the ones I installed.. I love them Look great and very robust.

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by Wildwilly018 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:02 pm

I also have the driver boards on my 88 and love them and the same highway boards in the pic. Sure they are Markland. They work great with the engine guard and also with the windwings on.

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by Corkster52 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 pm

I messed around with trying to get some that I bought but was having a heck of a time with the crash bars that I have. I can only put them on the vertical parts because there is not enough room between the horizontal bars and the valve covers. I think I will have to replace the crash bars that are an older version..

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by Wildwilly018 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:46 pm

Corkster52 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 pm
I messed around with trying to get some that I bought but was having a heck of a time with the crash bars that I have. I can only put them on the vertical parts because there is not enough room between the horizontal bars and the valve covers. I think I will have to replace the crash bars that are an older version..
Getting the right fit for highway pegs or boards on our big bikes can be a challenge. I am glad the drivers boards and highway boards were already on mine when I got it. I am sure you will figure something out.

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Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

Post by Renovator » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 am

Hey there.....
I hated the "Bump-outs" on the Engine guards cause my Toes always got caught under them so.......I cut them off !! Makes for more room for the High-way Pegs/rests. :D





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