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post #11 of 17 Old 08-27-2019, 02:02 PM
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I don't think it matters much. Since you're making your own highway pegs, you can customize how they mount and where. You can adapt them to whatever skid plate you like, or modify the skid plate to fit pegs, or some of both.

I didn't have much trouble adapting the Happy Trails bar to my Enduro Guardian skid plate. All I had to do was drill one extra hole in the peg bar, so that there were 2 holes that lined up with existing holes in the skid plate. Then used fender washers (because the holes in the skid plate were pretty big), bolts, and nuts to mount bar to plate. Can post a photo if that's not clear.

Drilling your own mounting holes in whatever skid plate you have is particularly easy when it's aluminum. I believe the Givi skid plate is aluminum, and pretty thin at that, so probably the easiest to modify.
I had good luck mounting the happy trails bar to the existing holes in my aluminum enduro guardian skid plate, but the beefiness of the boxed bar ended up hitting the front mudguard on the slightest bumps so I removed it. I couldn't find a position that wouldn't contact the guard, do you have this issue or did you mount it differently so it doesn't contact it?
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-28-2019, 10:12 AM
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We have similar skid plates, but different-generation Vees. I have my peg bar mounted about where yours is, but there's plenty of clearance with the fender. No contact even with the forks fully compressed.

Must just be a difference in geometry between the two models. I guess the skid plate sits farther forward on your 2014 (?) than on my 2007.

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I use the Happy Trails with an extra set of OEM pegs fitted to the end. It's worked well so far.

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The problem with these bars is that they are very strong. If you go down, one end will dig in, and the bar will twist your skid plate.
The Enduro Guardian footpegs solved this problem by making the pivot point very close to the skid plate and the flip up footpeg part as long as possible (so it could still fold up without contacting anything). That way, if you go down they fold up and can't dig into the ground or hit anything when they fold up.

I've dropped my bike several times with the EG skid plate and footpegs and never had any problem with either.

The part that accommodates your foot is probably less than half of the length that folds up.
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I have Adventure designs highway pegs mounted to my R1200GS's crash bars and they are really nice. Lots of adjustability to get them to fit where you want them and they are non-slip. They also have a little storage area where you could roll u a few dollars and stash for an emergency.

I mounted mine so that I can put the soles of my feet on the pegs with my knees still slightly bent or I can rest my achilles on them with my legs extended straight out.

They are expensive new at $189 so I waited until a nice used set came up f/s and got them for substancially less.
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The Enduro Guardian footpegs solved this problem by making the pivot point very close to the skid plate and the flip up footpeg part as long as possible (so it could still fold up without contacting anything). That way, if you go down they fold up and can't dig into the ground or hit anything when they fold up.

I've dropped my bike several times with the EG skid plate and footpegs and never had any problem with either.

The part that accommodates your foot is probably less than half of the length that folds up.
See that design makes sense. I wanted a set of EG pegs, but they were no longer available when I ordered my skid plate. I think the EG guy was on his way out of business or something.

I've thought about somehow adding a hinge to my Happy Trails pegs, in the location described, so that they'll just fold up if I go dirt-surfing again. However I haven't figured a way to do it without making a total mess of them.

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After 5 years of trying to find low profile, sturdy, inexpensive solution to highway pegs for my '12 650 Adventure....I found it. Rivco Products PEGSBK Motorcycle Isolation Pegs ($58 on Amazon). I used the existing bracket holes on my skid plate (sorry, can't remember the brand) and they have the ability to adjust to many angles for proper alignment. I did not want to bolt anything to my engine guard. This is a sturdy and comfortable solution. They flip up and down.
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