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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-30-2015, 12:50 AM
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This should be called the Lazarus thread...Hahahaha. Now, with that said, I need some stinking pegs for my bike. But a 34" inseam doesn't go well with most of the ones I see. Soooooooo....has any one gotten the Kuryakyn type? They make a 2" version and a 3.5" version. I am thinking the 2" mounted to the crash bar would be enough for me. Any thoughts or ideas?

And I need to get ahold of this Wolfie guy. Need some forward controls. Ya know height-while thoroughly enjoyable most of the time-does have a few drawbacks. Not many, but a few.

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This should be called the Lazarus thread...Hahahaha. Now, with that said, I need some stinking pegs for my bike. But a 34" inseam doesn't go well with most of the ones I see. Soooooooo....has any one gotten the Kuryakyn type? They make a 2" version and a 3.5" version. I am thinking the 2" mounted to the crash bar would be enough for me. Any thoughts or ideas?

And I need to get ahold of this Wolfie guy. Need some forward controls. Ya know height-while thoroughly enjoyable most of the time-does have a few drawbacks. Not many, but a few.
First I think you need to decide if you want highway pegs or forward controls. There is a bit of a difference. Pegs are pretty easy to add to the crash bar and forwards are very expensive unless you fabricate them yourself. That is not overly difficult if you have access to a few tools such as a good torch for high heat and a decent arbor press. Most of the other tools required are basic and in most backyard mechanic shops. Several items are available right off the shelf from industrial supply houses like Grainger and such. They can be very professional in looks and quality. Add any finish you want and they bolt right on. I helped make a few sets about two years ago and they were great.

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First I think you need to decide if you want highway pegs or forward controls. There is a bit of a difference. Pegs are pretty easy to add to the crash bar and forwards are very expensive unless you fabricate them yourself. That is not overly difficult if you have access to a few tools such as a good torch for high heat and a decent arbor press. Most of the other tools required are basic and in most backyard mechanic shops. Several items are available right off the shelf from industrial supply houses like Grainger and such. They can be very professional in looks and quality. Add any finish you want and they bolt right on. I helped make a few sets about two years ago and they were great.
Well, at 6ft-3in I think I need both. This bike wasn't really built for tall folk. If I could either move the controls forward 3-4 inches OR move my floorboards down an inch or 2-either would work. But I don't like riding with my knees level with the top of the gas tank.

As for the torch-don't have one. And not even sure what an arbor press is....but I will know I a few.

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Paul I have an idea for an extension foot pegs for you. I have some tools here and my father in law through the woods from me have the rest to do what we need to do to make extensions for your foot pegs.

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Well, at 6ft-3in I think I need both. This bike wasn't really built for tall folk. If I could either move the controls forward 3-4 inches OR move my floorboards down an inch or 2-either would work. But I don't like riding with my knees level with the top of the gas tank.

As for the torch-don't have one. And not even sure what an arbor press is....but I will know I a few.
you can not have both forwards and highway pegs because forward controls will put your shifter and rear brake pedal where the highway pegs would be

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you can not have both forwards and highway pegs because forward controls will put your shifter and rear brake pedal where the highway pegs would be
Hmmm? Ok. Well, it's settled...highway pegs it is. But, I will still work on leveling my floorboards and dropping them an inch or 2. That will help. My deal with even extended pegs is MY FREAKING LEGS ARE LOOOOONG!!!!! Guess I'll make some kinda mock up device to see where they need to be. Thanks for the info.

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Paul I have an idea for an extension foot pegs for you. I have some tools here and my father in law through the woods from me have the rest to do what we need to do to make extensions for your foot pegs.
I am game for whatever and any ideas are welcome. I've put in a request for these.....http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US For Fathers Day. But I still don't know if the will be the right fit.

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Paul sit on the queen portion of the seat. Plenty of leg room then.

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