New crashbars and highway pegs


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JohnUSA
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New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by JohnUSA » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 pm



I installed the new style crashbars, and then tried to install highway pegs. The left one went on smooth as butter, a five minute job. The right one didn't fit. After closer examination, the space between the crash bar and valve cover is an 1/8" narrower on the right side. So, needed to use a different style clamp that wasn't as meaty as the left side.





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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:14 am

The location of the foot pegs is not good.
You should install them onto the front vertical piece of the crash bar where it will not touch the ground while maneuvering or dropping the bike.

If your legs are not long enough you could use a "Z" piece and adjust the foot pegs as shown in the following picture.
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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by RBGERSON » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:24 am

Yep if the bike falls over and the pegs hit it may puncture the valve cover rather than being protection they make it a hazard.
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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by JohnUSA » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 pm

I'm not worried about my set up crunching my valve cover. I did think they were high enough not to scrape, though.

The bottom edge of the highway peg mount is exactly the same height as the bike footpeg, both of them 10 3/4" off the ground. I haven't scraped a peg...yet, but I've only put a hundred miles on it since I got it. Between traveling and catching up on maintenance, it hasn't seen too much blacktop.

I'm appreciative of suggestions for a better set up. I looked at Cyclemax Kuryakyn 7976. I also see Kuryakyn 7980 on Amazon. They both have 1" clamps. The 7980 looks like it has a longer reach, which I would prefer for my short legs.

Anyone know for sure? Or can offer up any advice?

Thanks.

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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by MikeB » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 pm

John, my 1998 GL1500 is similar except the left engine guard is closer to the valve cover than the right.

My suggestion would be to either not worry about it or add a washer between the engine guard mounting points and the frame to give more clearance.

By the way, if you are interested, there is a GWRRA meeting in the morning (Oct 13th) in Spanaway on 171st and Pacific Ave, the Little Park Restaurant.. Why not come on out for breakfast at 8:00 am?
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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by JohnUSA » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:53 am

Thanks for the invite, need a little more lead time, got family visiting. Is there a local chapter website where I can see upcoming events?

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Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:11 am

Actually, yes. But I am not necessarily trying to recruit you or anyone else to join the GWRRA, it is just a way for you to get to meet other Gold Wing owners in our area and compare notes and possibly go for a ride. There is a gathering of people just about every weekend somewhere in Western Washington.

You can go to the Chapter A website as it is probably the one that has the most current information. http://www.gwrra-waa.org/
The Washington District site is pretty good as well. http://www.gwrra-wa.org/


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