Highway Pegs - Recommendations or Non-recommendations?


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Highway Pegs - Recommendations or Non-recommendations?

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I have read lots of reviews and information on here.

I am looking for highway pegs for my GL1500SE and I am seriously considering Mick-O-Pegs. ($$ ouch)
Anything else worth checking out/looking at or staying away from?
What do you have or wish was different about your current setup?

I am "new" to the Goldwing and riding it so working out what will be best comfort wise. I ride my VTX1800 about 20,000miles a year and purchased my gl1500 specifically for eating miles. 8-)


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I have had both:

1) the "highway pegs" that mount up high on the crash bars, are rigid.
............ and will put you in the hospital if you ever do a highside...... Ask Gene Lester and Dave Ogden about that exercise......

2) on my 1800, I made it a point to stay far, far away from Rigid mounted highway pegs,
I bought the Mick-O-Pegs and 3 months after the check cleared the bank, I forgot how much they cost, and love them immensely.

if your foot is down, and you go into a tight twisty, you feel your heel start to drag just a tiny bit, and you lift your foot off the peg, it springs way up high out of the way.

here are a couple of pix of how I mounted mine.
I used two 12" Crescents to put a twist in the long arm ( recommended by Mick himself )
so that the peg is angled upwards about 30*

what that does, is create a "saddle" for you foot/boot to sink down into and there is no way that you will ever have a foot slide off the pegs and hit the ground and break an ankle.

Look closely at those pix, the pegs tuck into the bike so tight, they are near invisible.




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Mine are the longer-legged version, mounted on the vertical crash guard, so as not to be the first thing to touch down in the twisties.
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Thank you for the feedback so far gentleman.
The vertical mounted was the direction I was leaning, I also believe I want the pegs mounted on the outside.
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Markland made a set of folding highway boards that attach to the GL1500 engine guards, adjustable for leg length and angle. They are chrome on the bottom, so they look good even when folded up.

I have a set in good shape that I'll sell for $175 plus shipping.
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bri720a wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:36 pm Thank you for the feedback so far gentleman.
The vertical mounted was the direction I was leaning, I also believe I want the pegs mounted on the outside.
I decided against 'inside' as I feel that is dangerous, to getting my feet off 'now'
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^ I'll go one better...I decided against them period. The extra time it takes to get your feet back in position for an emergency stopping situation can make the difference between avoiding and having an accident. If I need to stretch my legs, I'll stop, get off and walk around for a little bit, then go. The two or three minutes that takes isn't going to matter- if it does, I should have left earlier!
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minimac wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:46 am The extra time it takes to get your feet back in position for an emergency stopping situation can make the difference between avoiding and having an accident.
1500 came equipped with a set of Marklands installed by the PO. I rarely use them, feeling more "secure" with my feet on the pegs "where they belong".... Thought about removing them but they hide where the crash-guards have been bent a little by landing on the Marklands. This bike has taken a few "naps" thru the years.... :lol: :lol:


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