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post #1 of 23 Old 05-13-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Passenger foot pegs

I recently replaced my Givi E21's with E36NJ's (side bags). My wife took a ride with me the other day and complained of the passenger pegs not being accessible, getting on the bike or not having enough room while riding.

When we got back home, I took a look and she's right. The bags are in the way of the passenger pegs. There's very little room for adjusting positions and I can see how difficult it is to contort the foot to mount up.

I looked on line at twistedthrottle and found a set of adjustable passenger pegs but I haven't found much else.

Does anyone have the same problem and if so, what has been your solution?

PICS would be great if you have them.

It would seen to me that if you use the MFW Vario pegs they would just position the passengers' foot even closer to the riders foot and possibly cause another issue.

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post #2 of 23 Old 05-13-2010, 07:09 PM
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I have the same bags (E-36's) and my wife doesn't like the peg to bag clearance at all. She won't ride on the bike hardly at all. Do the 21's give you a lot more room? I may downsize my bags, I also looked at the MFW pegs, but I would want both sets to match-it would be cheaper to buy the Givi 21's. Cheers--BB

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Yes indeed, the 21's do provide more leg room but they're capacity isn't what you need for a 2 up ride for a week. They're ok for just one rider but two people would need to be very creative packers.

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I got the e41's on mine and had my first pasanger the other day and she said the same sort of thing. You can get heal on the pegs but its not realy right idea. And looking at it ya the pegs seam to far back or the bags to far forward.
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I know it's not real helpful after the fact, but the SW-Motech racks, from what I've read, place the luggage farther towards the rear a significant enough amount so as to afford the passenger a lot more room. Ditto the top-case mounts. I believe HB is the same (further back).

It seems like Givi was really only ever planning on us having short, skinny passengers, if any at all.
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My S.O. complained too so I moved the pegs to new locations further forward, lower, and closer together. Also, if you measure carefully and correctly you will find that that stock pegs are not symetrically located. I used some pegs from another bike and had to make mounting brackets. I'll try to post pics later.

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I would like to see pics of your E36's installed in relationship to the pegs. Maybe a pic of your SO's foot in the her preferred riding position.

I've had 45 litre cases installed and they did not interfere with my wifes long legs and big feet!

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A fellow Strommer made extenstions. I got all the parts to do the same thing. I acquired the parts but didn't made the peg extensions.
It's a great, simple, idea.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=49240
Only difference with his design would be to use 2 brackets(welded together to stiffen up the bracket) and eliminate the cross brace. His setup is just beautiful.




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Has anyone on here ever bought the MFW pegs? They look sharp, but I'd like to see how they look on a bike with saddlebags. Cheers--BB

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post #10 of 23 Old 05-15-2010, 12:52 PM
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I bought them. I bought the wrong ones. Absolutely call before you order.
They are pricey. I'm thinking it was $175-$200.


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