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post #1 of 11 Old 03-02-2016, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone done front pegs for highway riding ..

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Ive got a Tengai and im looking at (if its viable ) doing forward pegs for highway riding as im not a small fella 6'4.... and after a while the legs need to be put straight every now and then from the standard position ....
so im just putting it out there if anyone has thought of it or done it ...

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mate and the rest of his group did it for an ADVX ride across OZ last July (I helped make them)-worked good but first thing to hit the ground if you fall off in the ruff stuff. Mounted off the top of the bash plate approximately
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Great .... im soley black top .... not a great fan of gravel rash or taking paint off the bike ....had a good look where i can do it on mine was thinking of fold up pegs ...

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Have you got any pics at all ...csmiffy ?

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No not my bike-I'll have a chat to my friend and see if he has any-he doesn't run them anymore but they were cumfy on the long trips. He used old spare foot pegs on the ends so there was something to fold back if you came off.
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I have some highway pegs that came as part of my Happy Trails guards setup.

I like them. I'm your height and while I don't take marathon road trips, it's nice sometimes to put the old legs out straight at least for awhile.

Not a farkle I use every day, but I'm glad they're there when I need to reposition the legs for awhile. I certainly don't see any drawback to them.



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Hi all ...
Ive got a Tengai and im looking at (if its viable ) doing forward pegs for highway riding as im not a small fella 6'4.... and after a while the legs need to be put straight every now and then from the standard position ....
so im just putting it out there if anyone has thought of it or done it ...

Clint .... land down under ...
Tengai91,
If you are building you own, have a look at these, EG-3,EG-4, KLR650 Engine Guard, Highway Peg

For the life of me, I can't figure out WHY they would used a SQUARE foot peg! ???
They are welded to a 'replacement' front engine mount. When you fall down, they kinda' act as an engine guard.
A wood block and 14 pound/6kg hammer will re-level them! On the bike.

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Find a buddy with a welder. Get beer and then check out this page:
gman's Custom Highway Pegs for the KLR650

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I just finished installing my new EG 4 lower bar with pegs and the PD upper bar. I believe they look great, perform well, and come in at a fair price! Pegs fold in and out...
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