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post #1 of 8 Old 09-01-2015, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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I installed Adventure Tech foot peg lowering kit with the shifter extension on my 2015 V Strom 650. What a difference the two components make in advancing rider comfort!

Much easier to ride longer distances with less knee fatigue. In setting the shifter extension I placed it the furthest out I could and it is too far forward for my size 11.5 boot. As it sits now, I'm guessing the extension would accommodate a size 14 boot. A great product, relative easy install and in the end, I'm staying in the saddle longer enjoying longer rides with each outing.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-21-2015, 11:19 PM
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I recently did the same upgrade but haven't had the chance to take a long ride to test it, I also installed thier 148mm lowering kit which made a huge difference in comfort reaching the ground, I'm looking forward to do a long test ride possibly to Arkansas very soon.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-22-2015, 01:07 AM
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The Vee 2 is a bit more cramped than V1. Installed Ricks awesome peg lowering kit and added the OEM tall seat. I can ride ALL DAY LONG now with my Airhawk R seat pad. Love this bike!

Current: '17 R1200GS Adventure, '16 DR650SE, '15 DR200S
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-22-2015, 04:35 PM
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Actually the kit is good for probably size 17 or so, I don't use the adjustment range much with my size 14's. I think it was one hole forward for me, lots more room for MX boots. I have mine adjusted for my big boots.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-24-2016, 10:40 PM
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I was thinking along these line ,but found that with my seat raised about 20-30mm and that handy gear change adjuster I'm set .

My big boot got caught under the gear change

The more I look around this little bike the more I think it was a very very good buy compared to my Tigers
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-25-2016, 10:14 AM
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Thanks all,

The gear shift relocation/extension to our foot peg and control lowering kit has been very well received by those having a hard time getting their boots under the shifter. However, it is a BIG change at about 1.375" forward minimum. I recommend anyone less than a size US 13 measure the needed and tolerable change forward before purchasing the gear shift relocation kit.

Variables include:

model of V-Strom, 650s have the pegs slightly further back on the stock mounting plates, the Vee2 is slightly more forward.

Arch of the boot. Different boots heals and arch construction center the boot differently on the peg.

After market pegs can be wider, which forces the boot back slightly as the leading edge of the heel rests against the rear edge of the peg.

At a US size 10, on a Vee2 the smaller of the two kits works great for me with boots, but is too much with sneakers. I compensate by moving my foot forward on the peg when wearing regular shoes. Not everybody is going to be comfortable with doing that. If you find it is too much we can send you a regular gear shift side foot peg lowering plate and refund the difference or you can get a refund for a retrofit kit. We are very easy to get along with regarding refunds. Happiness is guaranteed.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-25-2016, 10:55 AM
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I love mine, match it up with a set of GL1800 pegs and you have all day comfort.

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-31-2016, 08:50 PM
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After riding 500 miles total between yesterday and today I've decided that a lowering is next on the farkle list - my 34 inch inseam wasn't meant for the Vee's default layout.
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