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post #1 of 7 Old 06-16-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I have few questions here and hopefully someone can guide me.
I just realized that the distance between my pegs and my seat (shad) is too short and it hurt my knee during long ride. What are my options? Considering that I also need a handlebar raiser, replacing the seat for a higher one isn’t a good idea. What is the most common fix? Lowering the peg and shifter? If it is the case any product suggestion?
As for raising my handle bar, is there any that do not require to get longer cable and all the mod that come with it? It has to go up and toward the back of the back, any suggestions and why.
Now I am looking for pelican case for side luggage with caribou. What do you guys think about them or is there better option? Pros and cons
Thanks a lot
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-16-2019, 06:17 PM
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Yes there are peg lowering kits. Check the on forum vendors. Bar raisers, up and back about 1.5 inch without messing with the cables. The ones I got are for a GS but worked fine. Rox, Touratech, etc.
The google box at the top of the page will lead you to many threads about those subjects.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-16-2019, 06:20 PM
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I purchased a Peg lowering kit from adventure tech. Also installed gold wing pegs which further lowered the pegs about another 1/4” or thereabouts. This combination works well for me. I didn’t have to do anything special with the shifter other than rotate it a spline or two to get it where it worked best with the new leg location. Don’t have any first hand experience on you other questions. However, if you do a search on this site, you will find several threads that discuss this. Some have had luck running the cables behind the tree, and if I recall up to 2” might be okay anyway. Another option folks have had good results with is ATV bars. There are also a few discussions re: pelican too.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-16-2019, 06:25 PM
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Okay, maybe it was 1.5” on the bars without needing extensions. Was just going from perceived memory. I any event, risers and bars are discussed at length on previous posts with real experiences backing up the discussion. A lot of good reading in those posts
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-17-2019, 10:57 AM
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-18-2019, 02:50 AM
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Re risers: I've added 2 inch risers to both my 2014 and my 2018 1Ks. No extensions needed although a) you'll have to route brake, clutch lines and cables under the bars and b) the front brake line will have a very tight bend at full lock (to the right of I remember correctly) where it is bolted to the frame down in front. Hasn't affected my brake feel and I haven't worried about it since it's rare for me to be turning the bars that sharply.


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Feel free to give me a call. Knowing your personal measurements helps a lot. I have had this conversation a few hundred times and can point to our solutions and some from some other well respected vendors.

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