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post #1 of 9 Old 02-13-2007, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Uly Pegs

ever on the quest for the perfect lowering pegs, I took a look at the the one's on the Buell Ulysses today. 'Nicely made and $20 bucks a piece so I thought I might give them a try. I'll spare you the exciting tail of me looking for the "C" clip on the dark floor of my 15F gargage ('never did find the damn thing, Ace Hardware to the rescue) but I did manage to take some measurements vs. the alternatives in my growing collection. First, let's start with stock. The stock peg as you might imagine sits about a half inch above the sifter and 4 1/2 inches back. The stock peg with the Motorcycle Larry bracket, on the other hand, drops it an inch from stock (which is good) but also narrows that distance to the shifter to 3" (not so good). As for the Uly peg it actually seems to lower it about the same as the Moto Larry, maybe a little more actually, but unlike the Moto Larry bracket it does not shift it any forward, the peg still sits in it's lowered state 4 1/2" back from the shifter. Net, net the Uly pegs gives you the drop you want without the forward shift, 'quite nice, particulary for the price. The only issues I can see is that it's a solid peg so you won't get the vibe dampening of the stock unit and it seems to be rotated slighty forward, say 5 to 10 degrees vs. sitting dead level. Personally, since leg room is what I'm after I can likely live with that, particulary if gives me a little more room to the controls. I haven't had a chance to ride with them yet (too cold and sloppy still) but once I do I'll let you know what I think and maybe snap a picture. In the mean time if you are looking to add a little leg room by lowering your pegs, the Uly units appear to offer a good and well priced alternative.
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-13-2007, 10:59 PM
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I'v rode mine a little since I did mine and there is a slight, almost imperceptable vibration in the footpegs, but nothing to really complain about IMHO. The trade off for more leg room is well worth it for me.
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-14-2007, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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'good to know. Since a number of the alternatives are solid pegs as well (fastaway, vario etc), I've got to
believe it's no worse. Personally, the bend in the knees is a much bigger deal than a minor increase in vibe to the foot- that's what I'm hoping anyway........
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-17-2007, 04:29 PM
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I installed mine today. Quick and easy.

They stick out maybe 1/2" farther and are tilted forward a bit. I like extra legroom and clearance for MX boots.

With a bit of work I bet you could bolt the rubber cushion from the stockers on the Uly pegs. Dremel time.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-19-2007, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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the weather lifted a bit and I was able to take the wee out with the new Uly pegs. All in all I think they work quite well. 'Similar drop to Moto-Larry, shifting a good deal easier due to the increased distance to the lever. I didn't notice any vibes but then again, this time of year I have snow-boots on my 4E feet so 'hard to say, certainly nothing to worry about. In terms of the forward tilt, I actually find that rather nice in that I tend to lean my foot forward anyway, now the peg just conforms better to what I always do. All in all one of the better upgrades I've done and very cost effective at $40. Take a look for your self, first stock, then stock w/moto-larry bracket, and then finally the Uly pegs:

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-19-2007, 05:21 PM
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Are you going to do anything with the brake pedal?
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-19-2007, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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most likely but I'm not apt to play with it until the temps
climb a bit, too damn cold for fine-tuning right now. The
gear shift should not be a problem and the most promissing idea I've seen on the brake side is to make a plate and lift the unit:

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-24-2007, 08:10 PM
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uly peg install

just mounted my uly pegs today, as others have found, the holes in the pegs are bigger, I did some diggin around the garage and found some thin wall spacers to bush out the difference in hole diameter. also added 1 stainless 5/16" washer to tighten up the peg abit. since it's still snowing here didn't have a chance to give a test, but sitting on the bike with one peg on and one stock I could really tell the difference in my knee angle. now I'm off to build a plate like Big T did, that should address the brake pedal issue.
I think for the price of these pegs and the little amount of fitment issues they are a good bargain. Just need to get some time on them to tell.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-11-2007, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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it warmed up to the point that I was able to put a few hundred miles on the new pegs-nice. I noticed the springs worked there way loose due to the width of the holes in the Uly pegs. Ace Hardware to the rescue, but again. For 65c
you can buy steel sleaves that fit inside the Uly peg mounts and hold the springs in place nicely. If you do this mod, a trip to special-nuts & bolts section of the local hardware will make the spring thing an easy (and cheep) fix.
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