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post #1 of 8 Old 05-29-2009, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Homemade highway bars?

Has anyone ever made any highway pegs for the V-Strom? My wife is getting on to me for buying so many farkles and I could sure use some where to put my feet on long rides besides the normal position.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-29-2009, 11:02 AM
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Are you looking at attempting to make your own?

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Are you looking at attempting to make your own?
I meant pegs instead of bars. Yes, I would like to make something instead of pay $90.00 just for something to rest my feet on. I will probably buy the Givi guards at Sport Tour for $137 and just need something to mount to them.

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They are already there mounted on the bike. Use the rear footpegs. Reach back with your toes, kick the pegs down, boot toes on the footpegs. Really nice when you have to ride long distances on highways.

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I think you'll need a mounting point, crash bars or skid plate. I bought this set up from Happy Trails for $50, it mounts to the skid plate. I have an SW Motech plate, not the the plate that this set up is designed for, it works OK, the Motech plate is rubber monted so the pegs aren't as solid feeling as I like. I have pics of a guy who custom made some pegs that mounted to the crash bars, very sturdy looking. If I can figure out how to post the pics I will. The passenger pegs also are a nice alternate position, as stated before.

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I think you'll need a mounting point, crash bars or skid plate. I bought this set up from Happy Trails for $50, it mounts to the skid plate. I have an SW Motech plate, not the the plate that this set up is designed for, it works OK, the Motech plate is rubber monted so the pegs aren't as solid feeling as I like. I have pics of a guy who custom made some pegs that mounted to the crash bars, very sturdy looking. If I can figure out how to post the pics I will. The passenger pegs also are a nice alternate position, as stated before.

http://www.happy-trail.com/Departmen...om-DL-650.aspx
For $50 the HT ones are really nice. Mine are mounted on the amoto skid plate and are in the perfect place for my legs, just out far enough to stretch out without worrying about falling off.

As a bonus they don't seem to detract from cornering clearance even in the out position. I kept up with a R1 on a twisty road, rider does make a big difference here, and left them out to see if they would drag. Never touched them and had definitely used all of my tire from sidewall to sidewall.

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I meant pegs instead of bars. Yes, I would like to make something instead of pay $90.00 just for something to rest my feet on. I will probably buy the Givi guards at Sport Tour for $137 and just need something to mount to them.
Mount these to the bars, you can drill and tap them thru the crash bars if you want. They do slid a little bit but it doesn't really bother me, and when i get some time i will drill them

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I used some black pipe cut to 34" and 4 u-bolt clamps on my givi crash bars. Use the u-bolts where the givi crash bars meet behind the front tire to attach the pipe.

I then used some traction tape on the pipe to keep my feet from sliding and then put some cane tips on the ends of the pipe to keep people from hurting themselves on my bike.

I have used this for at least 5K miles and the only problem is a little vibration from 5-6K rpms. I cut the pipe to 34" so I could still fit the bike through a 36" door opening. The only thing I am not sure about is what the pipe will do in a crash or laydown. I am guessing if I lay the bike over, it will bend the crash bars since it has more leverage. I have yet to test this concept yet though.

I though about making a notch just out from the mount point in the pipe so if I do lay it over, the pipe breaks away.

I can take pictures if needed.

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