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Hi,

Ordered the Pat Walsh engine guard/skid/oil cooler guard for my DL650.

I want to get some highway pegs to mount on them. Anyone have a recommendation?

I'd like them to be all black, fold-in as much as possible, and have good grip.

I'll likely just go check the BMW and Harley Dealerships to see what they have in stock and will mount.

Checked Cyclegear yesterday and they had some cheapies that would prolly work just fine for only $7.. but they looked pretty cheesy. Was hoping to find something a little better.
 

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Try mcenterprisesusa.com . Therir stuff is still made in the USA. I just installed their alligator style pegs. Looks a little bit flashy because they are shiny metallic chromed, but they seem sturdy. Going to take them on a test drive right now. Will let you know. They do fold up.
 

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Made my own Guard/Pegs

Hey skiphunt !

This may not answer your question so well but it may make you think in getting your tools out and fabricate something to your liking.

I made my own set of engine guard/highway pegs using some thick wall tubing, BMX stunt pegs and home made mounting plates.

The pegs are great, I can now burn a full tank between stops, (When I have to) without my back or behind feeling too stiff. I must have my feet up there around 25% of the time spent on highways.

They kinda look factory as I tried to duplicate the style of the passenger pegs mounts.

I dropped the bike once, while stoped, and the only thing touching the ground were the stock pegs and the highway pegs. Zero damage.

I have good pictures of them but I don't know how to show them to you, as I am much better with a welder than with a computer. If you or another biker Dude, could take a minute to explain to me how to add the pictures to a text, I would do it.

BikerDude

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L*F*A said:
These aren't exactly what you're looking for, but I just mounted a set on my Pat Walsh bars and they feel great! I would've prefered a powder coat over chrome, but I'm not looking at 'em when I'm riding. :D Only $20.
A big plus of those bad boys is also that they're disposable. I'd say given what you spent the $$ on those engine guards for, putting fancy schmancy expensive pegs on them is asking for it. Hell, if you're planning to go off pavement at all I'd consider just duct-taping a broomstick on there and declaring it highway pegs.
 

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Re: Made my own Guard/Pegs

Pierre Fortin said:
I have good pictures of them but I don't know how to show them to you, as I am much better with a welder than with a computer. If you or another biker Dude, could take a minute to explain to me how to add the pictures to a text, I would do it.

BikerDude
I am very much interested in your solution!

First you need to upload the pics to a server. Find a host who stores your pics for free.
Than look at here. That is a nice write-up from Heavy (scroll down) on how to post a pic.
 

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I just picked up a cheap pair from the local Suzuki shop that they sell for the crusers. Cost around $12. They fold back and are a metal frame with a round rubber cover. They look and work just fine.

Anyone else with highway pegs notice that they seem to vibrate much more than the stock pegs? Everything is tight, but they almost put my feet to sleep after a few miles.

Mike
 

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Re: Made my own Guard/Pegs

Pierre Fortin said:
I made my own set of engine guard/highway pegs using some thick wall tubing, BMX stunt pegs and home made mounting plates.
They kinda look factory as I tried to duplicate the style of the passenger pegs mounts.
I have good pictures of them but I don't know how to show them to you, as I am much better with a welder than with a computer. If you or another biker Dude, could take a minute to explain to me how to add the pictures to a text, I would do it.

BikerDude
I found somethig for you on how to post pics here. :wink:
 

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Pierre Fortin said:
Thank You Balazs

You should be able to see my guards/ Pegs at this address.

http://upload.pbase.com/edit_gallery/pierrefortin/inbox

I might fabricate a few more sets for other local riders.

Pierre
Nice, clean job! Congrats Pierre!

Can you post a pic where you (or somebody) sit on the bike while feet on the highway pegs? Just for getting an idea of its position?
Also how about the scrapping when leaning? Did you count with it when designed? If so how?

Sorry for so many questions but I am also interested to build one.
 

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Highway pegs

One piece of advice on using highway pegs. DO NOT apply much force on the pegs. I speak from experience as I have done this. The tabs where the pegs attach will bend. I might look into some highway pegs that will attach to the bars instead of the tabs. I really enjoy the pegs for highway riding and highly recommend using them. If anyone has attached some pegs to the bars and has some pointers, please let us know.
 
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