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Bought a set of passenger floor boards this week.They came off a 2001 1200 voyager.I took the boards off the bracket and cut off the mount and cleaned it up nice.Then I took the pads off the front pegs and aranged the boards on the pegs to see what has to be done to adapt them.Took the rubber off the boards and lined them up where I wanted them and drilled holes that mated with the holes that were in the factory pegs.When I got them lined the way I wanted I had to trim the pegs because they were too wide for the board.I used 5/16 carriage bolts,2" long.Shaved the head flat so it wouldnt create a bump when I put the rubber back on.Had to trim the square thats under the bolt head to help it flush against the board.checked my clearance and bolted them on useing thread lock so they wont come loose.Then I siliconed the board and put the rubber back on and taped the edges down untill the silicone dried.I have to tell you they came out great and look factory and man are they compfortable when riding.If I can figure out how to put pics on this site I will do so..Just remember..dont give up,where theres a will theres a way..Bigwheel
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Neat, pics be cool.

Many have used the same basic mounting concept to adapt floorboards from other bikes, or built them from scratch using aluminum plate...like these:
http://www.chadsbike.com/floorboards.htm

Just make sure you can still shift and use your brake pedal safely.

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Yeah thats cool..whatever works.I took the carriage bolts and grinded them down pretty flat but not enough to hurt the holding power and put them under the rubber so it looks like a cleaner install.also I put chrome body moulding around the edge to detail them.Im going to work on getting some pics on this thing..Boards look factory..Its all in the detail..
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