kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?


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kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by Choctaw » Mon May 14, 2018 2:14 pm



I just purchased and received my Kurakyn Highway pegs. I can't believe how heavy they are! My wife and I are already near or the total weight limit of the bike me being 225 and her 180. Anyone notice a significant change in handling with the extra weight in the front? Maybe I'll tell the wife she can't ride until she looses 20lbs and I lose 10lbs lol.



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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by mterraci » Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

I have not noticed any handling issues. I like the pegs too.

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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:19 pm

the factory's suggestion for maximum weight is hilarious.

enjoy the pegs and forget about it.
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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by themainviking » Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 am

Only thing I would worry about with the weight you are telling us of is tire pressure. You probably should not run the pressures that Honda recommends for the tires. I run my rear at 41 and my front at 43. Wife and I top out at about 400. I have the Kuryakyn Ergo II higway peg setup, plus the riders pegs plus the passenger boards that morph into pegs. The weight of all of these does not even phase the motorcycle. I had the Kuryakyn Ergo II highway floorboards before I got it back to pegs. They were even heavier, but I felt absolutely no difference. As AZ1800 mentioned... just go riding and enjoy the ride.
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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:39 am

I keep forgetting about the "Honda recommended" tire pressures, IMO, they are bogus for the "real world" and current tires.

IMO, the front tire should be at a minimum of 41, I use 44 psi.

the rear tire if a m/c tire should be 44 psi also.

in my case, with the Michelin RF ZP the situation is a bit different as the stiffer sidewall and heavier load rating change things up a bit. I have tried from 32 to 55 on it, the 55 being rock hard and don't like it, ended up at 34 psi.
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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by PastoT » Wed May 23, 2018 5:20 pm

I agree the Kury pegs and Highway pegs are heavy, but there not like 10 pounds. We don't max out the suspension and tires but I'm a skinny ole goober. Micko pegs up front sure ride better and are lighter but even more pricey. I would have chosen Micko's over my Kury Ergo IIIs any day but money was a consideration. BTW asking the pillion to lose 20lbs to ride with you is a darn sure way to loose all 180 ! :roll:
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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by C-dub » Thu May 24, 2018 7:36 am

Posting 180 isn’t much better. :roll:
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Re: kuryakyn Highway Pegs Too Heavy?

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Thu May 24, 2018 10:04 am

They are heavy and made of the cheapest chromable metal available. As for weight, it sits low and am sure most will not notice the difference. However, you are correct about max weight and should always be concerned with over loading a vehicle. Fortunately, GL1800s seem to carry and conceal payload well.



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