I just returned from a week's trip to NC, specifically Deals Gap, Stecoah, Robbinsville, etc., and I put about 2,500 miles on the odometer. This is what I ended up with on my right leg:
The bruising is mainly above the boot line on the side of the calf and also on some of the shin. You can also see some bruising on the ankle below the top of the boot. Why so much bruising you ask? Because of the damned right footpeg. For some reason only the right leg is affected. Apparently, I must be whacking the footpeg when I mount up. Normally, I have to help my leg up and through the saddle area with my right arm and then I fire myself over into the saddle fairly quickly. Because of the left tilt of the bike the right footpeg is higher off the ground than the left one - and it seems to stick out enough that my shin hits it hard on the way to the ground.
My question is: have any of you folks had a similar problem and, if so, what did you do to correct it - that is, were you able to find a workable solution to prevent injury?
Short of strapping on a baseball hitter's shin-guard I don't know what else I can do except move the peg back or forward of its current location (which is directly under the low part of the seat). I don't know if it's even possible to move the location of the pegs.