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hi guys, i got another question. what is the aluminum colored(or can be chrome) piece that holds the rear floorboards the the frame? its wierd, it seems as tho my wing(1988) has three prongs on it with rubber grommets on them. they seem like there is a large space between this part and the lower what i would call the heat shield(it also has a rubber grommet covering a metal tang on the shield. for some reason, the left side of the bike has a bigger gap on it then the left side. i know i am being picky, but it looks like crap! it seems to me if i remember(or dont remember) when i had a later year wing(1500) this part didnt have the three prongs that fit on the floorboard holder. also, and i know this is weird, i would rather have the rear passenger pegs rather than the floorboards. does anyone know where a good place on this site would be to pick up two of these floorboard holders in chrome with just the footpegs rather than the floorboards? i know, i know, wierd but i admit i am finicky about little stuff like this on my bikes..thank you guys(and girls) for any help..


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Sorry but I'm not sure I follow your question. Could you perhaps add some photos? Sounds like something has been changed.

On the 1988, the OEM passenger floor boards are a simple two bolt install with a plain aluminum board and a rubber like pad. The SE model (not available in 88) had adjustable height floorboards with more complicated mounts. Some aftermarket companies also made riser brackets for the floor boards.

You previously had an Interstate(?) which probably had passenger pegs. You could swap over to these mounts and pegs.

Also, if you could modify the subject to be more specific, it may get more attention.
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yes, i will take some pics when it gets a little warmer here. its the aluminum colored part that holds the floorboard to the frame. i did have the chrome piece one one of my earlier 1500's .i dony know what the part is called, but pics would help im sure..thank you tho
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So I was headed out the door when I first posted. Now that I have finished plowing and shoveling I wanted to post some perhaps helpful links. These are links for the 88 and a 91 Interstate showing the passenger floor boards and foot pegs. These are the factory isometric exploded parts view drawings and parts lists which give a good idea of what's supposed to be there.

https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.co ... OT%20RESTS

https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.co ... OT%20RESTS
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thank you for that! it is part#21 called the cover..it looks like it does indeed have three prongs that have rubber gromments over them, but i dont know why there is soo much space between the cover and the lower exhaust heat shield?
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as opposed to the other side of my bike!
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Ok, I'm with ya. That cover is decorative only. Doesn't hold the floorboard. You can wiggle those around while the floor board mounting bolts are loose, making sure the rubber grommets are in the right places. The exhaust heat shield may also be a little tweaked. This is the same side as your saddlebag lid gap isn't it? Could be that side has a bit of age sag or something.
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yes it is on the same side(left side) it bothers me! i know, i put all my dollars the same way in my wallet..kinda ocd. but i want it to look exact on both side. i ground down the two bold holes on the metal heat shield to bring it up closer to the floorboard cover..if anybond would be interested in trading passenger footpegs and mounts for my floorboards..they are in excellent condition.
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I’m not sure but I don’t think the 1500s ever had passenger pegs. At least I’ve never seen them, not even aftermarket
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Strange to see that in the parts listing. Picture of a '91 Interstate I worked on. Notice the three fewer relays. :)
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Those floorboards, when folded up, help hold the Tupperware in place.


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