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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Curious about Boards...

Question for those with a wiser mechanical mind then mine...

My bike has Kuryakyn Swingblade pegs on it, they were already on the bike when I bought it... I think they are ok, but not exactly what I want... What I really want are boards.

If I were to buy a pair of Kury boards would I need anything extra to mount them to my bike or would they be able to fit right into the mounting that is already present from the Swingblade pegs?

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
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Many more to come...
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I don`t think there are any commercially made boards that will fit w/o modification. I know someone picked up some vn1500, or Nomad boards or something similar on ebay and posted pics, but I don`t recall who it was. I don`t know what the Kury swingblades are, so not sure what difference they make.

Another option is the KnifeMaker design you can now get from Cspiner, or get the design from a link in KM`s sig line and make your own.

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Or you can do as I did and get a set of lightly used ones from ebay (paid about $20) and bolt them to the Vulcan pegs. Can easily be reversed if desired. Remove the rubber peg covers before attaching. Temporarily mount them with clamps to be sure the brake and shift levers work properly.

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Some, if not all, the Kury boards are available without the "male" ends on them, as I'm sure your swingblades are. You get the correct peg adapters and the boards should mount to the bike. The adapters for the swingblades may work with some of the boards too.

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Sorry, called them swingblades, but they are actually called switchblades... http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
That's a link to see what they look like on Denniskirk...

I don't have the original pegs, these were on the bike already when I bought it.

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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If the rubber pads come off and have at least two bolt holes, you should be able to do it. If you check some of the threads in the forum several people have made their own. Several guys on the sight will make some for you. I made some of my own with some finned aluminum plates, a lot of cutting and filling and then bolted them on. They really make a difference.

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Sorry, called them swingblades, but they are actually called switchblades... http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
That's a link to see what they look like on Denniskirk...

I don't have the original pegs, these were on the bike already when I bought it.
Never heard of Kury switchblades before either, and even the picture leaves me with some questions.
As near as I can tell, that "L" shaped piece folds out to rest your heel on while riding. Is that right?

The male mounting stud looks like it allows the peg to rotate upwards in a peg scraping turn, similar to the OEM pegs..

In your opinion what are the pros and cons of riding with this foot peg?

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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The pro is that they are suppose to sort of be like boards without the full board... However, not the same at all...

The biggest con... the slightest amount of pressure from the heel and the whole stupid peg pivots... Not to mention that if you make to tight of a turn the little ball on the bottom of the swing part catches the ground and opens it up randomly...

I am not pleased with them at all, I really want to have boards, so, I am going to play with it and see what I can do. I don't know anything about fabricating, I also do not have anything to fabricate boards with... But, I'll figure something out.

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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Personally, I love the stock Vulcan 750 pegs. I have put 125,000 miles on them, and have never wanted anything else.

Kawasaki used to sell floorboards as an accessory for the Vulcan 750, but they were discontinued some time ago. You might be able to find a set of used ones on eBay. They fit without any modifications, using the stock footpeg brackets. Jerry.

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Rav, find the boards you like and post a link... I am sure we can help find the information you are looking for.

I think every one here missed his point... Correct me if I am wrong... but uppon purchase of the bike in question it came with Kury pegs. He wants to convert his pegs over to boards using Kury Boards. And he needs to know what hardware he needs to mount the boards to his VN750...

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