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post #1 of 10 Old 04-22-2019, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Highway pegs or bar with Givi crash bar

Any good highway bar's or pegs that will work on a 650 with a Givi crash bar? I have searched the net and can't find anything. I would prefer a crash bar as I have tied several pegs but they just don't seem to stay put.

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I have these on my Givi Crash bars:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ci4YmIU

They are comfortable and I have used them on longer rides or in the highway. However, the clamping mechanism chews up the paint pretty good and if you don’t tighten them like crazy they will “roll” down once you put weight on them. I’ll try putting a cut-up piece of steel reinforced rubber tubing under the clamps next to see if this helps anything.
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I have these on my Givi Crash bars:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ci4YmIU

They are comfortable and I have used them on longer rides or in the highway. However, the clamping mechanism chews up the paint pretty good and if you don’t tighten them like crazy they will “roll” down once you put weight on them. I’ll try putting a cut-up piece of steel reinforced rubber tubing under the clamps next to see if this helps anything.
Any chance of you posing on the bike with a foot up on these to show the actual effect of using them?

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I have these on my Givi Crash bars:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ci4YmIU

They are comfortable and I have used them on longer rides or in the highway. However, the clamping mechanism chews up the paint pretty good and if you don’t tighten them like crazy they will “roll” down once you put weight on them. I’ll try putting a cut-up piece of steel reinforced rubber tubing under the clamps next to see if this helps anything.
Thanks so much for your response, I tried foot pegs just like those but I could never get them to stay put. I will try rubber tubing to see if that helps. Tks again.
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I use those pegs, but mount them a little higher and rest the back of my leg on them like a recliner chair. That way you're not putting as much torque on them to spin them. Works ok for me.
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Any chance of you posing on the bike with a foot up on these to show the actual effect of using them?
Happy to do it but am away on family vacation, meaning without the bike. Will try to take a picture later this week.
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Any chance of you posing on the bike with a foot up on these to show the actual effect of using them.
Ok Josh, you asked for it so here we go, some pictures of yours truly using the highway pegs in as natural a seating position I could muster without actually going down the road. Hope it helps, and please excuse the lack of actual motorcycle gear for this purpose.

Keep in mind I am only 5’6” with a 29” inseam so while this works great for me it might be a different story for a taller person.

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I have these on my Givi Crash bars:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ci4YmIU

They are comfortable and I have used them on longer rides or in the highway. However, the clamping mechanism chews up the paint pretty good and if you don’t tighten them like crazy they will “roll” down once you put weight on them. I’ll try putting a cut-up piece of steel reinforced rubber tubing under the clamps next to see if this helps anything.
I have the same pegs mounted lower. Ditto on the clamp, needs to be really really tight and it will scratch up your bars some, but who cares! They're "crash" bars
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This is what I have mounted on my OEM crash bars, I used 2 U clamps and 2 high strength hose clamps to mount directly under and onto my front crash bar section. I'll argue that there is a better system out there, I'll try to upload a pic if I can.

https://www.happy-trail.com/find-you...l650-1000.html

Or go with these, be sure to ensure you have the correct diameter bars for mounting.

https://www.happy-trail.com/find-you...ghway-peg.html
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This is what I have mounted on my OEM crash bars, I used 2 U clamps and 2 high strength hose clamps to mount directly under and onto my front crash bar section. I'll argue that there is a better system out there, I'll try to upload a pic if I can.

https://www.happy-trail.com/find-you...l650-1000.html

Or go with these, be sure to ensure you have the correct diameter bars for mounting.

https://www.happy-trail.com/find-you...ghway-peg.html
Looks like a good product. Picture of your installation would be nice if you get around to it. Thanks
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