Passenger foot pegs to the front

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Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Carnut169 » Tue May 10, 2016 11:20 am

For longer rides I like to be able to change riding positions. I started looking at the passenger door pegs and realised the spacing is exactly the same as the engine bracket...

Added some spacers and longer bolts... Forward foot mounts. When folded up they are completely out of the way. When down they allow you to ride chopper style. thoughts?
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby bic_bicknell » Tue May 10, 2016 12:27 pm

Ha ha. You must be American :D
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby No. 47 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:28 pm

Just needs cruise control and

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Carnut169 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:48 pm

So creating a way to move your legs on a long ride is like adding training wheels?

Must be an American?


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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Aphex » Tue May 10, 2016 2:28 pm

I just use my lower sliders if I need to stretch. They sit in the same position as the foot peg you have there, or I can rest the back of my knee on the top slider.

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Just like everywhere else on the internet you'll need a thick skin around here :lol:

Good idea but it's ugly as hell.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby bic_bicknell » Tue May 10, 2016 2:29 pm

Well let me explain then...

I can't see how anyone could ride a sports motorcycle like the SD with feet forward like that. On any roads in the UK you'd be having to accelerate, change gear, change direction and brake brake constantly and you just couldn't do it. So the only place I can think of where it would be possible is in place with a stretch of road where you just sit there doing nothing for a long time. Only in the States are there people who do that. To a UK rider it's a ludicrous suggestion. :wink:

I think there's a bit of humour here, not nastiness.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby No. 47 » Tue May 10, 2016 2:52 pm

:D
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Carnut169 » Tue May 10, 2016 5:53 pm

I've got an upcoming 6hr ride that's almost all highway. I don't think it's stupid or ugly. I like that in 10min I can make them passenger foot pegs again and that I've got something that will keep my legs from cramping.

Truly sorry I posted it.

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Aphex » Tue May 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Carnut169 wrote:I've got an upcoming 6hr ride that's almost all highway. I don't think it's stupid or ugly. I like that in 10min I can make them passenger foot pegs again and that I've got something that will keep my legs from cramping.

Truly sorry I posted it.



Awe don't be like that, it's just some friendly banter.

I've noticed as more Brits and Aussies (or New Zealanders? hard to tell them apart :D) exit the forum the less friendly ribbing we have that seemed to have fostered good relationships and good spirits in this community.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue May 10, 2016 8:33 pm

Aphex wrote:
Carnut169 wrote:I've got an upcoming 6hr ride that's almost all highway. I don't think it's stupid or ugly. I like that in 10min I can make them passenger foot pegs again and that I've got something that will keep my legs from cramping.

Truly sorry I posted it.


Awe don't be like that, it's just some friendly banter.

I've noticed as more Brits and Aussies (or New Zealanders? hard to tell them apart :D) exit the forum the less friendly ribbing we have that seemed to have fostered good relationships and good spirits in this community.


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[PM] Aphex: It's always those Brits Bic and No 47 causing trouble. I'm surprised SDNerd is not joining them. I'd say some sort of punishment is in order. :twisted: Install highway pegs on THEIR bikes?[/PM]
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby No. 47 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:00 pm

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue May 10, 2016 9:07 pm

No. 47 wrote:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_humour


Q: What do you call an Englishman in the knockout stages of the World Cup?
A: A Referee.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Aphex » Tue May 10, 2016 9:43 pm

Sarasota_Steve wrote:
[PM] Aphex: It's always those Brits Bic and No 47 causing trouble. I'm surprised SDNerd is not joining them. I'd say some sort of punishment is in order. :twisted: Install highway pegs on THEIR bikes?[/PM]


Ahaha, you know No.47 has a Harley tucked away in his garage with an American flag gas tank, right?
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby DukeNukem999 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:46 pm

Sarasota_Steve wrote:
No. 47 wrote:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_humour


Q: What do you call an Englishman in the knockout stages of the World Cup?
A: A Referee.


Oooh Zinger !...lol (writes that one down)
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby harold » Tue May 10, 2016 9:49 pm

I think it is an excellent idea, but you can't do it on a 1290. I have trouble with my knees binding up on long rides, and it would have to help. I had them on my Harley, and used them as soon as I was in 5th gear.

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue May 10, 2016 10:13 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:Well let me explain then...

I can't see how anyone could ride a sports motorcycle like the SD with feet forward like that. On any roads in the UK you'd be having to accelerate, change gear, change direction and brake brake constantly and you just couldn't do it. So the only place I can think of where it would be possible is in place with a stretch of road where you just sit there doing nothing for a long time. Only in the States are there people who do that. To a UK rider it's a ludicrous suggestion. :wink:

I think there's a bit of humour here, not nastiness.


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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed May 11, 2016 6:32 am

Fasyankee gets it.

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby abc » Wed May 11, 2016 7:31 am

Don't take it to heart mate, those blokes are just stirring you. Probably just jealous because you thought of it first :mrgreen:
This forum is a pretty good community that will help you and offers lots of useful advice most of the time. And all without all the BS advertising that is everywhere else!
If you want to put your foot pegs in that position then it looks like a good solution to your problem - well done.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby jmann » Wed May 11, 2016 8:14 am

Comrade: I'd like to emphasize that any opinions should be taken with a grain of salt. This forum is very tame compared to how it used to be and as such has lost a little bit of the spice. In needs a little bit of heat just to keep it interesting. Indeed, my recollection is that if members such as Stupid Luke were still around the roasting would have been much more extensive. Now where were we with the Rim Tape and the Nakeds ...

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby LiferLance990 » Wed May 11, 2016 12:51 pm

I've done the same thing, but Fook ever taking a picture. haha
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby DougFir » Wed May 10, 2017 10:23 pm

My SD rear buddy pegs are going on my KTM 950 Adventures front crash bars as soon as I get around to welding on some tabs.

Need some thing on my Honda XR650R.

When I go on tough Dual Sport rides that kick my ass, my legs want to cramp up.

Especially when I run out of water.

To get out of the cramp I have to hold my leg forward and straight at the knee, with no support.

Hurts like a mo fo..

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby AGRO! » Wed May 10, 2017 11:12 pm

This is exactly why I sold my Super Duke! Pack of BASTARDS!! :lol:

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby RichUK » Thu May 11, 2017 9:26 am

You know what..., I really like the look of that frame being there & painted black.
I see no point in the foot pegs being on it, it looks like it might actually be more uncomfortable than the standard pegs. For some reason I think "cruiser pegs" only work on a cruiser which has a reclined seat and/or long bars.

So changing this thread slightly... would the rear peg hangers, when fitted where you have placed yours, actually provide protection in a similar way to how crash bungs would?

I'm tempted to whip mine off now, remove the foot pegs and paint'em black. 8)

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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby scamb66 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:50 am

Not everyone has the luxury of twisties everywhere they go and to have the ability to change your ride position goes a long way to reduce fatigue, even if it is for short periods.
It doesen't look that out of place and looks if would offer a bit of crash protection.
Good to see new ideas coming up for the 990, thought everything had been tried.
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Re: Passenger foot pegs to the front

Postby DribbleDuke » Sat May 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Looks great. Function wins this contest. I wonder if there are other parts from the bike that could be relocated to the throttle to create a cruise control function. I'm pretty sure that there are other parts in the world that have long stretches of uneventful road. I just got back from my closest MotoGP round, eighteen hundred miles, there was many an occasion that under my breath the words "my kingdom for a highway peg" was uttered. There was a cement company whose slogan was " find a need and fill it" and it looks like those words fit this situation to a T. There was also a backhoe company whose slogan was " your hole is our goal " put the two together and you come up with my thinking of bic's post. cept it would involve a bic cork.
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