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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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So - a stupid question

I just bought some pegs to put on my K&S engine guard. The though crossed my mind that when I clamp these things down it's going to bite into the chrome or scratch it (given). Kind of depressing in a way. I guess it would never be seen unless the pegs are removed.

Just wondering if anyone else had this concern or found a way to keep as little damage as possible from happening.

Like I said - dumb question. Just thoughts that run through my head.....



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Cut a strip the right size from an old inner tube or even the cheap garden hose thats close to the same diameter, and clamp em over that. The rubber will hold it well as long as its clean (use rubbing alcohol to clean it). Clean the chrome under too. The rubber will stick to the chrome well, and wont damage it.



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I actually thought about using rubber (not 'a rubber' but some type of rubber). I wasn't sure if it would allow the peg to slip or not.

Hose of the same diameter is a good idea. So is the one about the inner tube



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Ive used both for over 40 years of biking w/o issues....if youre that worried about slippage, do one wrap with vinyl elec tape, then dab it with a gas soaked rag...will act like a glue...but honestly, clean rubber on clean chrome wont slip....really....Ive used that method as far back as the 70's....I prefer the old inner tube. But ya use what ya got to get back in the wind....



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+1 on the innertube idea.. I've used it on handlebars too with success.

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I actually thought about using rubber (not 'a rubber' but some type of rubber).
ribbed but not lubricated......lol

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One thing is, make sure you have them exactly where you want them the first time before clamping, havin to adjust sorta ain't good... Them tracks always show...
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ribbed but not lubricated......lol

sorry!! couldn't resist
Yeah I know - I started that one



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ok - does anyone have a good picture of how they mounted their highway pegs on the kawi engine guard? I put mine on - as far forward as they would go - and they are pretty much too close to the rear brake pedal and shifter. I'm thinking of flipping them 'up' such that the u-bracket is open upwards (where the bolt will be across the top of the engine guard bar) but I'm still not confident they won't be in the way.

This is what I have
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/dr...part/DS-253300


Maybe they are just too big.

Or maybe I need a different bracket to move it somewhere else



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An update.

I think flipping them "upside down" might give me enough clearance. I've done one - now on to the other - then a test ride. It's either going to be good or not

I would still appreciate any pics or thoughts



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