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post #1 of 25 Old 11-03-2018, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed peg lowering kit and Pivot Pegz

I installed the adventuretech.biz peg lowering kit today, and also installed Pivot Pevz MK3 today.
It was not that I felt all that cramped before, but wow, what a huge difference when I am on my pegs now. I feel so much more in control standing on my pegs mostly because of the lowering by one inch. It lowers my center of gravity noticeably. I like it. I also like the Pivot Pegz.
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post #2 of 25 Old 11-03-2018, 08:54 PM
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I've often pondered on pivot pegs but thought that they might feel insecure and unstable as normal pegs do not move.
How are you finding them? The Adventuretech footpeg lowering kit is great, keeping you more "in" than "on" the bike when standing, a more relaxed riding position, and an easier transition to standing as well.

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So far I really like the Pivot Pegz. And the lowering kit - no question - it really adds to stability when I need to stand on the pegs.
I went from the stock pegs and found them slippery when wet. I think the Pivot nature of the Pivot Pegz makes it a very easy transition from a narrow peg to a wide grippy peg.
So far so good.
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This is all great to hear as I just ordered the AT peg lowering kit on Friday night. Can't wait to get it installed.

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The installation of the peg lowering kit is actually quite easy. As for me, I had not yet familiarized myself with how to adjust my rear brake lever and gear shift lever up and down. When I installed the adventuretech peg lowering kit all up and down adjustments became easily apparent to me.
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post #6 of 25 Old 11-07-2018, 07:04 AM
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I too have never tried Pivot's. So what do they do that a properly articulating ankle can't do? (honest question)

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I'm interested in the same thing about the pivot pegs. 2VEEORNOT2v came over to my house to try my full arrow exhaust. We traded 2014 Vee2s and went for a ride. He had pivot pegs and my peg lowering kit on his bike and it was the first time I had experienced the pivot pegs. I noticed them when I got on the bike, but completely forgot them as I rode.

Still interested in the perceived benefits. It seems to me they can't move much or else you would bump into the controls.

I also noticed a difference in our brakes, one more immediate, one more progressive. Or one more effective and one more mushy. I'm not sure which. Still trying to figure that one out.

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I wanted to swap out my narrow OEM pegs for wider pegs with plenty of grip on my boots. Since I had no real experience with wider pegs, I was concerned that the platform would prevent an easy natural pivot of my foot. There are Fastway, Touratech, SW-Motech pegs among others that are wide but do not pivot. The Pivot Pegz idea seems to have solved that dilemma for me. I have really great grip and I am unaware of the pivot action as I ride.
So far, so good.
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So far I really like the Pivot Pegz. And the lowering kit - no question - it really adds to stability when I need to stand on the pegs.
So far so good.
That's where Pivot Pegz really shine.. Standing & riding offroad. Makes it a bit easier to get your boot under the shifter as well.. Had a set on a DRZ years ago and loved them.

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One of the best ergo upgrades is the lowering kit. I've only scraped the pegs once since doing so... no big deal.
What a difference in comfort. Now I'm thinking Pivot Pegz... hmmm.
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