OEM Foot controls


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RIPUneleven
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OEM Foot controls

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I got Dad's bike back from the mechanic and everything seems in good order, thankfully. Apart from the foot controls. Dad had installed footboards with a heel and toe gear lever and it is in no way comfortable while city driving and commuting between traffic lights. On the highway they will be amazing, but their location makes it awkward to put my feet down when coming to a stop. The rear brake lever requires me to raise my whole foot off the controls to use and this is not suitable. I'd like to get some OEM foot pegs and gear lever and I'm wondering if these bikes share these parts with others, like the Valkyrie. Hoping to shed some light on the topic here before I get lost in the interwebs. Any advice and ideas is greatly appreciated. Oh and I can get all the OEM parts new from a shop in the Netherlands, but nearly 400 Euros is a little pricey for my liking.

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My suggestion would be to find the original part numbers in the on-line parts fiche.

From there, you'll actually have the correct numbers to look for when you begin to peruse places on eBay for the pieces you actually need.

I'm with you; I'm inseam challenged and having floorboards makes riding a big bike like these tougher to handle - luck to you on your search!
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I hated the floorboards that came on my 1500.
I always felt I was dancing around shifting and braking, and would get cramps in my left hip when shifting a lot, just a weird position for my leg. Also very sloppy shifting, lots of mis shifts and such, and while no proof, think it probably was the cause of my 4th gear shift for issue (boards were put on by the original owner almost immediatly after buying it, and 80,000 miles with it took its toll).
I kept searching e-bay for used parts, found them all for <$100.
Only new part I had to buy was the little spring for the foot pegs, they were not included with the ones I got.
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blupupher wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 10:53 pm I hated the floorboards that came on my 1500.
I always felt I was dancing around shifting and braking, and would get cramps in my left hip when shifting a lot, just a weird position for my leg. Also very sloppy shifting, lots of mis shifts and such, and while no proof, think it probably was the cause of my 4th gear shift for issue (boards were put on by the original owner almost immediatly after buying it, and 80,000 miles with it took its toll).
I kept searching e-bay for used parts, found them all for <$100.
Only new part I had to buy was the little spring for the foot pegs, they were not included with the ones I got.
I'm experiencing all of this, too. I've been able to source OEM pegs second hand in Britain, and there is a gear lever here in Australia. From what I can see, the set up for the foot boards retain the mounting bolts and pins etc. but if need be I may need to source some of those or just find what fits. Once I'm cruising the boards are golden, but getting around town they are not suitable.


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