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I have seen some post on here about highway pegs but still haven’t come to any conclusion. Couple of reasons I have been considering them is I would like to stretch my legs out and transfer some of my weight of my sitting position to the meatier part of my legs. I already put on floorboards which helped a lot and added a back rest. I have a 2016 gl1800 and a inseam of about 28”. Most of the comments are from people that are taller than I am. I don’t want something that can damage anything if it goes on it’s side.


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farmer148 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:47 am I have seen some post on here about highway pegs but still haven’t come to any conclusion. Couple of reasons I have been considering them is I would like to stretch my legs out and transfer some of my weight of my sitting position to the meatier part of my legs. I already put on floorboards which helped a lot and added a back rest. I have a 2016 gl1800 and a inseam of about 28”. Most of the comments are from people that are taller than I am. I don’t want something that can damage anything if it goes on it’s side.
So many choices. Can be overwhelming.

Most aftermarket pegs can be damaged if you low side/slide. There are a couple exceptions and those two happen to coincide with my favorites.

RIVCO AeroPegs. They have a nice clean look and do not mount to tip over engine guards. I had mine in the rear most position but moved them to the middle choice and I have a 30" inseam.

The other is Mic-O-Pegs. They have a model that mounts to the vertical section of the engine guards. Those will get damaged in a slide but will not be the first hard point. You can feel some flex in them if you put a lot of force on them but they will hold fine. I have the GD ones that mount to the horizontal section of the guard and with the shorter arms.

Did you have mini-boards or full boards? Chances are they will contact long before your pegs.


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Highway pegs, kuryakyn or any other good after market brand works for me. and they can placed anywhere on the lower part of the crash bar.


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I mounted my Mick.O.Pegs on the lower crash bar also, the higher up mount might get hurt if you high side.

I twisted the Arm about 30 degrees so the peg would tuck up high and not touch the ground, when I lay it over.







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Hi Farmer148.

I'm 5'8" with a 28" inseam also.

Initially I had the Kuryakyn Dually Pegs with the 6" arms. I just could not find a comfortable position for them and there were so many riders raving about Mic-O-Pegs I figured I'd give them a try. For some reason I caught my pant legs on the foot rests too many times and it scared me. Falling over because I coud not get my foot on the ground didn't interest me.

So, I ordered a set of the mini arms and the 4" arms for the Kuryakyn Dually Pegs. The mini's were nice but the 4" arms worked best for me.
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I went with the Mick-o-Pegs and am pretty happy with them. According to my inseam I should have the KA lugs, but they were out of stock and couldn't give me an estimated time until they would be in stock. Then the person I was e-mailing with indicated that him and a couple others that should have had the KA block that offers 1" more leg room tried it and thought it was a little too much and went with the KB block and liked that better. So, I opted for the KB and although it gives an extra inch of ground clearance when in use I think I would like the KA better. I was impatient and should have waited. The person I was e-mailing with indicated that while he was also 6' tall his inseam was only 32" and mine is 34". I did mount mine at only about a 20 degree angle to try and get a little more out of it and can place my feet a bit more outboard on the pegs, so they're not uncomfortable. Getting just the KA blocks is over $200. I haven't ordered them yet and probably won't. Probably, but you never know.

They stick out and are pretty obvious and because they fold up when not in use they look a bit odd. I have lost my balance at a stop on uneven ground that also a little loose gravel and set it over on it's side since putting them on. No damage to the lugs or pegs and since they didn't touch they weren't pushed into anything else either.

I just noticed MikeB's comment about getting his pant leg caught on the Mick-0-Pegs. I've done that a couple of times and it also gave me a pretty good scare. Once I realized it was happening when I tried setting my foot down straight from the highway peg and that's what was causing it to get caught I stopped doing that. See, as soon as I slipped my foot off to set it down the lever began rising up out of the way and would catch my pant leg. Since then I just move my foot from the highway peg to the regular peg before putting it on the ground.
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By the way, if anyone is interested in Mic-O-Pegs, there are some for sale on the GL1800 Board.
https://www.gl1800riders.com/threads/mi ... le.467038/
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MikeB wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:06 pm By the way, if anyone is interested in Mic-O-Pegs, there are some for sale on the GL1800 Board.
https://www.gl1800riders.com/threads/mi ... le.467038/

Actually, I think there are a couple sets for sale over there.

Mic-O-Pegs offers a few different styles. As described above, there is one design that mounts at an angle and as the arms swing down, they also swing outward. Another style mounts flat and travels straight up and down. Those that mount on the vertical bar obviously only travel straight up and down. All of these except one are designed that the pegs themselves have an upward angle so your feet don't slide off. The blocks are machined in such as way to limit travel and you can buy different blocks with different amount of travel. Lastly, you can buy short swing arms or long swing arms. Dozen different combinations to fit different riding styles, leg lengths, etc.

One more thing. Both the ones I recommended are high quality, well chromed and MADE IN THE USA.
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I installed the full size floorboards. The reviews on the Aero flip out pegs is people liked them till the motorcycle wet on it's side and damaged the valve covers leading to a expensive repair bill,
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I called Mick on the phone, and after him asking me some pertinent questions, he sent the ones that I would be most comfortable with.

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farmer148 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:16 pm I installed the full size floorboards. The reviews on the Aero flip out pegs is people liked them till the motorcycle wet on it's side and damaged the valve covers leading to a expensive repair bill,
Aeropegs have a built in engineered failure point. When folded open, they will snap off rather than damage the bike. Some early ones did not have this feature but RIVCO was quick to step up and improve their product.

If the bike goes down, you should expect some damage to something. In your case, I believe your floorboards will take the brunt of any slide or tip over and certainly will be the first contact point on hard cornering.
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Before I put the floorboards on it was my boots that hit the pavement first when I made turns which I didn’t care for much.
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I appreciate all of the replies. Now to decide which ones I want to go with. Thanks,
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I just realized something else. You are probably 1-1/2 hour drive/ride from the headquarters of Mic-O-Peg.

I live about an hour from Heli-Bar headquarters. When I was considering their handlebars, I went over and it's great to able to talk to the engineer/owner/installer and propane grill operator. Something to think about.
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I went for the Rivco Aero pegs with a 30" inseam. When not in use, you don't even know they're there. I also have floor boards. Between them and the crash bars, when the bike is on its side the pegs don't even come close to the ground. I haven't dropped it but clearance is there.
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I've always wondered what type of damage laying the bike down would cause because of my footrests.( kury'n duallys). I realize something has to give but is it going to be limited to the rests or do they ultimately dig into the valve covers?
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I've always wondered what type of damage laying the bike down would cause because of my footrests.( kury'n duallys). I realize something has to give but is it going to be limited to the rests or do they ultimately dig into the valve covers?
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Here's the voice of experience...yes, the Kurys will rotate on the mount and put a hole in the valve cover when the bike is laid over.

I was heading home on a 100 degree summer day when an old man stepped off the curb at a crosswalk. I grabbed the brakes, perhaps a bit too much but felt controlled, when my front tire rolled onto a hot, slimy tar snake. The front lost traction, locked up, and tucked under to the left. Down I went, hearing and visualizing grinding plastic and metal. When I picked up the Wing, I was astounded to see the only damage was to the right highway peg mounting that had rotated onto the valve cover, punching a hole through it. The peg mounting itself was badly scraped, which was the grinding I heard. To fix, I had to first JB weld, and later replace the valve cover and flip the scarred peg mounting to the inside of the bar so the damage is not visible on the outside.

Next time an old fogey steps onto a crosswalk in front of me, I'm going on through, traffic citation be damned.
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If you kill a fogey with your Goldwing, is that listed as another COVID death? Asking for a friend.


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