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post #1 of 6 Old 07-03-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Footpegs

The previous owner put some IMS footpegs on in place of the OE footpegs. I like how wide they are, but I don't like how aggressive they are. My foot never slips off, but I've noticed the teeth on the pegs are tearing up my boots.

What are the benefits of having these over the stockers? I don't want to go back, then find out I liked these better and would deal w/ the damage. Can someone who's gone from stock to these speak about their experience? To me, these seem overkill. I'm not riding in any mud or anything where I can justify needing these pegs, but maybe I'm missing something.

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I had an old Yamahaha with serrated pegs that ate up my boots as well. I think the rubber on the stock pegs "might" help isolate vibration a tiny amount?? Some guys have installed wide-azz Goldwing Pegs......I kinda like the idea, if taking multi-state rides on the slab.

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i recently switched to the IMS footpegs as well on my last saturday...i've only got two days of my normal riding/commuting and so far i do like them...the stock pegs were fine, but when wet my foot didn't feel "stuck" to the peg very well...and for standing up and riding, these pegs take the cake! i've been practicing my standing and riding and the IMS pegs make a huge difference, they feel a lot more stable and i can really "grip" the bike with my feet now...

i only have two complaints, but it's something i'll have to get used to as the benefits outweigh the cons IMO...one is that with the extra width, it makes the distance from the front of the peg to your shifter smaller, which makes it a tad more difficult to get your boot in there...and two, the pegs is "taller" as in the surface your foot is on is higher from the pivot point, which means you might have to adjust your shifter and brake linkage...

i installed RR's peg lowering kit at the same time, so i had to adjust it all anyways, but i will definitely keep them on...

oh and i really don't notice a difference in how much vibration i feel..it feels the same to me...

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i recently switched to the IMS footpegs as well on my last saturday...i've only got two days of my normal riding/commuting and so far i do like them...the stock pegs were fine, but when wet my foot didn't feel "stuck" to the peg very well...and for standing up and riding, these pegs take the cake! i've been practicing my standing and riding and the IMS pegs make a huge difference, they feel a lot more stable and i can really "grip" the bike with my feet now...

i only have two complaints, but it's something i'll have to get used to as the benefits outweigh the cons IMO...one is that with the extra width, it makes the distance from the front of the peg to your shifter smaller, which makes it a tad more difficult to get your boot in there...and two, the pegs is "taller" as in the surface your foot is on is higher from the pivot point, which means you might have to adjust your shifter and brake linkage...

i installed RR's peg lowering kit at the same time, so i had to adjust it all anyways, but i will definitely keep them on...

oh and i really don't notice a difference in how much vibration i feel..it feels the same to me...

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Great!! Thanks for the info. I don't really want my foot to slip when wet as I don't let the rain stop me.

Now I'm thinking I need to rig some kind of rubber block up that will take some of the weight when I stand, but not allow the teeth to dig in. I saw the SW Motech pegs have something like this.


See: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/5600/

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Well adding a rubber block will take some of your traction away.

My feet never slipped off, they just felt slippery when wet, as in I wouldn't want to stand on the pegs when it's wet or muddy.

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I will be putting some offroad pegs on before my Alaska trip but will probably take them off afterwards.I had some on before and did notice some more vibes..


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