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post #1 of 66 Old 03-15-2017, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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OK,

Tell me what you want and I'll see what I can do.

The challenges that I can see are distance to the pegs (range of rider's leg length)

Height (most of the crash bar mounting points are quite high)

Rotation at the mounting point (simple U-bolts may not be enough to prevent rotation on the crash bar).

Thoughts?

Edit: Why would these not work? The could be mounted on the lower crash bar tube. They would be adjustable for leg length simply by choosing where (fore and aft) on the bar they are mounted. Since the force from your leg is pressing forward there would be less tendency for the mount to rotate. When not in use they can be swiveled back out of the way. These and similar are available for ~$80.

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post #2 of 66 Old 03-15-2017, 08:36 PM
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DaveinNC has a good concept.
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Between Dave's initial concept and Rick's engineering genius, we may finally have what many are looking for.
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I've been looking for a set that will clamp onto stock 2012 adventure crash bars, I think they're like 22mm in diameter. Daves are fine if you have long legs but I'm liking what Rick has. Last I messaged Rick, he wasn't making any??

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Rick, highway pegs are high on my list of wanted accessories. Anything you can add to the mix would be welcome here for sure.
Do you have a link to that picture of the pegs that you posted?
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I tried a set from Amazon similar to what Rick posted, I never could get them to stay tight and not rotate when in use. They ended up in my junk drawer.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ad...e+highway+pegs



I now have a homemade set similar to DaveinNC's, but they are a bit of a reach for my inseam.



I would be very interested in a set that could be mounted on my Givi engine guards and not have that rotation issue.
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I have a 33" inseam so mine were out front and perfect placement. Multiple variations of what I did could be fabricated to accommodate different inseams and seat configurations. The first set up was just a quickie with little thought put into them. I just needed something top work. The second set up was the cat's meow. Jimz owns the bike now along with the highway pegs, maybe if he reads this he will post up some images. I have some photos of the fabrication and final set up I will try to find and post. They worked great for me.
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OK,

Tell me what you want and I'll see what I can do.

The challenges that I can see are distance to the pegs (range of rider's leg length)

Hight (most of the crash bar mounting points are quite high)

Rotation at the mounting point (simple U-bolts may not be enough to prevent rotation on the crash bar).

Thoughts?

Edit: Why would these not work? The could be mounted on the lower crash bar tube. They would be adjustable for leg length simply by choosing where (fore and aft) on the bar they are mounted. Since the force from your leg is pressing forward there would be less tendency for the mount to rotate. When not in use they can be swiveled back out of the way. These and similar are available for ~$80.

These don't work and put too much weight on the crash bars. I tried this, then sold them on Ebay. They rotate and or crack the bars.

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1976 XLCH Iron Head (Leaker)
1978 ZIR TC (AKA Smoky) Rated "R" not for kids under 17 (Seized by father)
1976 CB 750 (AKA trouble)
1976 MT 250 Elsinore (My favorite, rode the country on a 2 stroke)
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Here is the thread from the second gen of my peg set up.

Highway pegs, part two..
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We had these on our 650's and transferred them to he V2.

Allows you to stretch your leg out or put your foot onto the peg.



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