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Howdy all: Just finished a 800 mile trip to/from the UP of Michigan. Had lots of fun. But man do my hips hurt after about 2 hours in the saddle (Sargent). I finally broke in the Sargent and I butt is very happy. I moved to the Vee because of the ergonomics and upright sitting position, but the leg position as these 44-year old hips screaming for mercy.

Any suggestions from those who have experienced similar pains?
 

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Oh to have 44 year old hips once again.

Heck, to have original equipment on both sides again would be wonderful!

That being said, think of "MotorcycleLarry" and his footpeg lowering adaptors!

Here's a link: http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/dl1000fp.aspx
 

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Very sorry to hear that. I am saving up my allowance for a Sargent seat to hopefully address just that complaint (49yo hips are no better) and some aching male parts, too.

Note, I think lower pegs might not help. I sense the problem is the legs hanging over the sides of the seat and thus prying the leg away from the hip socket. Lower pegs migh exaggerate the effect. I rest my legs on my frame sliders for some temporary relief. I am thinking highway pegs might be useful.

Please post solution if anyone finds it.
 

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Very sorry to hear that. I am saving up my allowance for a Sargent seat to hopefully address just that complaint (49yo hips are no better) and some aching male parts, too.

Note, I think lower pegs might not help. I sense the problem is the legs hanging over the sides of the seat and thus prying the leg away from the hip socket. Lower pegs migh exaggerate the effect. I rest my legs on my frame sliders for some temporary relief. I am thinking highway pegs might be useful.

Please post solution if anyone finds it.
I am thinking highway pegs too, but I have no idea how to mount them. I have read MANY MANY threads on pegs. Seems twisted throttle has some for my SW-Motech crashbars BUT fro the life of me I can't see where you would mount them AND get your feet TO THEM. The lowest part of the crashbar would put your feet almost at a 70 degree angle from vertical. I am going to put my bike on the centerstand and "practice" how how this may work.

PS: If anyone has a Vee with fold-away pegs in a user-friendly location (I am not a contortionist) I would love to see them.
 

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There's an interesting picture in this thread about four replies down (by johnofchar):

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=111576421696&startid=3

I can't for the life of me get oriented with respect to the picture, but their position looks pretty good, I think. Some kind of pegs on Hepco Becker bars.
 

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Where are you feeling your hip pain?

When I was riding my first motorcycle last fall (an '86 Honda Shadow 500), I found my knees to be somewhat elevated, kind of like when you have to sit in a kid's chair. That caused cramping in the muscles just under my jeans pockets (probably the illiacus or psoas major based on these pics: Wikipedia Hip Muscle Page). I get the same to a lesser degree riding the smaller of our dirt bikes.

For me, the solution was definitely a higher riding position that allowed my knees to drop. So if you are experiencing pain in the anterior areas of your hips, I would guess lowered pegs would help.

Mike
 

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Hiway pegs

I have the Givi caseguards and have bodged a pair of cheap flip-out footpegs on the bars. They "sort of work", but do place my feet very high, so I probably look like a jockey, but it affords a little relief. I can also rest my legs on the pegs for a couple of miles, with my feet stuck out ahead......(not very stable, but on the slab - acceptable)although the pegs dig in a little, so it's not that comfortable - just provides a change of knee-angle.
What is really needed is a drop tube which hangs the pegs down about 5 or 6 inches form the gaurds and I haven't been able to fughre out how to do that yet. I've even thought of bicycle handle bars strapped on with radiator clamps to the bars, so it's getting desperate!
 
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