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post #1 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger peg removal??

Stupid question
I am planning a couple of long trips this year. I rarely take a passenger
and never on a touring trip.
Is there any reason that I should not just remove the passenger pegs??
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:38 AM
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On a long ride I sometimes use them as reverse highway pegs. Especially using one at a time completely changes your stance. Great second bike you have in the BIG ONE by the way.
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:40 AM
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You could also mount a gas can in that area for longer travel.
There are mounts made commercially.
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:41 AM
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A few years ago I was riding solo on Utah's hwy 12. Being dusk, light and temps were fading fast. 15 miles from the town behind me and about that same distance from the next town, no other cars in sight when I see a person standing on the road a ways in front of looks like a teen girl, but when I get closer I can see it is a mature but shapely woman.

She was hiking with a friend and got separated and since she had neither a key to the car nor a coat, she was in a bit of a fix.
"Would you tell the police in the next town of my situation?" she asked. I said I would, but replied, 'why don't you just jump on the bike with me and I'll give her a ride into town?'

She quickly agreed and climbed aboard, saying that she had never ridden a motorcycle before. I gave her a ride to town and she insisted on paying for my hotel.
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:48 AM
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.................well, c'mon .....what happened then ???? Tell us !
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:53 AM
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Once on another bike, it tipped over. After picking it back up, the foot peg was broken off. Rode it home using the passenger peg to rest my foot on until I needed to use the rear brake. It felt weird but was better than my foot hanging in the wind.
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 10:55 AM
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I remember reading something on here about removing (and misplacing) the passenger pegs and having trouble mounting some side racks for cases later on.
I know many Givi side case racks mount near them so if you do take them off, keep them somewhere safe for re-install if needed.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 11:04 AM
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My givi racks mount to the bracket, so no inclination to remove them.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 11:09 AM
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Mine were off for 20K miles. Never missed them. New girlfriend likes to ride and the pegs are back on. I preferred it without the pegs. But I like the new GF more.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-10-2017, 11:32 AM
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On our last years trip out west we (2 bikes) had some tire problems and it then came in handy to have the passenger pegs while one bike needed attention. Normally there is nobody riding with me, but you never know, so they stay on the bike.
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