FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Okay folks, they are on my 650. There may be some differences with the 1K. First let me mention what I don't like because I prefer to finish on a positive note.
The brackets machined from billet aluminum and are designed from a Honda ST1300 part. The shift side bracket is a direct copy and the the brake side is a mirror image. This probably saved a bit of money rather than going for a complete new program on a CNC machine. However, this makes the pegs stand farther out than they need to. The Honda has a spring under the peg that needs to be cleared. The Wee does not and a dedicated bracket set could mount the pegs closer in. The pegs also droop toward the ends very slightly. It really does not have a negative effect but it makes it obvious once more that the brackets were not designed for my bike. Also on that note, the stock spring does not quite contact the frame an the bracket. That will have no functional effect other than the pegs vibrating a bit more when the rider's feet are on the ground. Unlike it says in the ad, shift and brake levers do need to be adjusted. The shift lever has a lot of built in adjustment and can be dialed in nicely. The brake runs out of adjustment room before I can get it low enough to fit my usual style. I'll change my style to fit since it will take some non trivial work to change the linkage.
As far as installation goes, I bent the springs outward a bit just because I'm anal. The brake light needed to be adjusted or be on constantly. One flat washer on one side and one wavy washer on the other side of the stock peg was the combination I chose between ease of installation and solidity of connection. I did grind a little off the end of the brake adjusting rod to get the pedal as low as possible with the stock parts.
I'm going on 61 with 2 knee operations in my past and arthritis in my present. I'm at the point where I need to lift my left leg with my hand to cross my legs unless I choose to deal with the pain. Every morning I get up limping until I can get my joints warmed up. Now for the good part. The new brackets put my feet right where I want them, a little farther forward and lower. I can flatfoot the bike with my legs behind the pegs now. Before, the pegs were in the way. My knee joints are much closer to the right angle that they need. Other than getting used to lifting my foot before braking, the only difference I notice when riding is the additional comfort. Peg draggers and those on lowered bikes may have difficulty with cornering clearance but I didn't have a problem. If the pegs hit pavement in a corner, they will fold up just about as far as the stockers. The brackets are staying on.
Dedicated brackets to get the pegs closer in, get the spring seats and stops right plus eliminate the washers are the only improvements I can think of for the brackets themselves. A replacement brake rod would be a welcome addition.