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Highway Pegs?

I have the engine guard, but I don't have highway pegs. I'm 6'2", and I'm thinking it would be nice to be able to stretch out on long rides.

To all the tall riders out there, are hi-way pegs worth getting? If so, can anyone recommend any that aren't too expensive.......



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well worth the money for tall or short riders, you need offsets to be able to dial in the perfect spot, make sure you check the od of your mounting point... here are some kury's but you can find chinese knock-offs for a lot less

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KURYAKYN-799...ht_1910wt_1161

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To all the tall riders out there, are hi-way pegs worth getting?


Short answer is YES. I was looking at some highway peg mounts that go on the empty bolts above the controls that a member here makes, but them plus the pegs were almost $300 and out of my price range. My solution was to get another stock seat and cut a lot of foam out of the bottom and back of where I sit so I could be further back. I also found a stellar deal on some forward controls so I doubt I'll ever get any actual highway pegs for this bike.
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Yes they are worth it, I am the same height and bought some bike master clamp on o-ring pegs. I also had to get some foot peg mount extensions to get them where I wanted but i can't seem to locate the part number now. You could probably fab the extensions from some square steel, basically the bolt brom the clamp would go into one end wit a nut welded in then drill the hole to mount the folding peg to the outside.

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Where did you get your engine guard? I a really want to buy one? How is it?
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I'm not as tall as you and I definitely wanted some highway pegs after my first couple long rides (which weren't that long).

Initially I got some 30 dollar pegs that mounted on the side of the crash guard (horizontal part - kawasaki engine gaurd). They worked but were still to close to me to where I couldn't really stretch my legs forward. I could basically only change positions to where my feet were higher but knees still bent in basically same position as when using the normal pegs.

I found a set of used Kuryakyn offset pegs. I mounted these on the vertical bars of the engine guard. I also got the 2.xx" extensions to make them a little wider. I'm still figuring out the exact position I want them in but had a chance to use them last weekend and it made a big difference. I will get some pics on here when I can.

Good luck

(I probably wouldn't have gone with the Kury's if I hadn't found the good deal - would have had to go with some knockoff)



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I got rid of the floorboards, but here is a cheap set hung on the Fire and Steel engine guard.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/picture.p...pictureid=2397

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peterherrm,
Where did you get your engine guard? I a really want to buy one? How is it?
The engine guard came with my bike.... If you ever take it off, it's a real pain in the ass to get back on......



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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I had figured that just getting pegs that go out to the sides would only just raise the area I put my feet, not stretch my legs out at all, so I guess I need to look for some sort of offset.

As soon as I put my new MCCT's in, this will be my next project......



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Pricey, Kurys, 3 different part numbers, can ride several hours and the legs are happy.
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