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post #1 of 5 Old 05-26-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering footpegs

I've read quite a few posts about this but, don't remember any discussions on having to readjust shifter or brake or changing the footpegs.
I've rode a vee with a lowering kit and the clet footpegs that felt good. But I mostly ride paved roads, are those clet pegs dangerous for paved riding?
And are you able to adjust shifter brake lever enough without modification with lowering kits?

And slightly, off topic I bought a pair of danner pronghorns that I really liked
but had to return because I couldn't fit them under shifter. Probably would with lowering kit or even adjustment of shift lever with factory pegs. But in the parking lot of basspro was frustrating and never thought about that.
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The brake side on the RichlandRick/AdventureTech kit has an extension that keeps the brake pedal at nearly the right height. The shifter side uses the stock element so requires #36 be removed and #27 be taken off #18 and rotated down one spline before everything is rejoined. The #29 is used for the fine adjustment to get the desired height. #34 and #37 are lock nuts that are loosened before the adjustment and tightened once satisfied. Beware of #37 as it has left handed threads required for #29 to draw parts together or apart when it is turned.

Fine adjustment on the brake side follows the stock setup.


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post #3 of 5 Old 05-27-2013, 10:32 AM
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I've had both the Motorcycle Larry peg lowering kit , and currently have the Adventure Tech/Richland Rich peg lowering kit.

The Adventure Teck kit, as Greywolf mentioned, is great in that it has extenders on the brake lever to let you set the position perfectly. I have a Touratech shift lever, that eliminates the stock linkage. I can still adjust it to have the lever where I want it. With the ML kit, you had to lower the brake lever to the maximum you could before activating the brake light all the time, and it was still just a little too high. Usable, but I wanted it just a hair lower. The shifter was easy to place exactly where you wanted it.

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thanks, just what I needed to know.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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The Honda Gold Wing 1800 pegs fit our mounts perfectly, and lower the footpeg about 3/4 ". I bought a pair on a gold wing rider forum, lot's of those guys replace them with floorboards, and will sell them at a very reasonable price. The rubber on the pair I bought was pretty warn, but I got replacements at the local Honda dealer for $10 each. They are also a little wider than stock footpegs, more comfortable for me, and I didn't have to adjust brake or shifter. I wear Icon Patrol boots when riding, big toe on those boots, no problem getting my toe under the shifter.
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