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post #1 of 15 Old 12-21-2009, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Those funky foot pegs

I hated the foot pegs from the day I bought my KLR, so, I tried Suzuki DR 650 foot pegs as recommended at this site:
oops, I can't post urls to other sites yet.

And a pic of the right one installed is in my photo file.

there is enough play, but not too much in the fit to not worry about the springs, gravity works just fine.

They're cheap too! $16.50 a pair. And they suit me just fine.

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-21-2009, 05:28 AM
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Welcome sarthurk,

Many riders are happy with your choice of pegs. This is something I need to do before June.

Have you heard of the NorCal Tech Daze in Scott Valley CA? It is scheduled for June 3-5 2010 and will be a 'should not miss' event.

KLRforum.com
http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=7269 and/or the links on my signature.

There are many riders coming from WA and OR.

Enjoy KLRforum and hope to see you at NorCal Tech Daze.

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I'm just not fussy enough! I've never had a problem with the stock rests.

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I'm just not fussy enough! I've never had a problem with the stock rests.
It's not that you're fussy, but because you haven't been spoiled.. The aftermarket pegs are wide, your feet don't wander around on them, and when they're wet, the stock pegs are like greased ice, where the aftermarket pegs are the same, wet or dry..

I had my foot come off a stock peg because of riding in the rain.. Never again..
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Im with papper on this one i got mine from D2 moto i think around 24 clams.

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Yeah, Ard. Do yourself a 20 dollar favor man. Seriously, it makes a big difference, not only in the wet, but it also has a wider base. Mine were 20ish too. Oh, and they tear the hell out of anything but boots, so I don't get lazy.

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Yeah, Ard. Do yourself a 20 dollar favor man. Seriously, it makes a big difference, not only in the wet, but it also has a wider base. Mine were 20ish too. Oh, and they tear the hell out of anything but boots, so I don't get lazy.

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It will usually amount to more than a "$20" favor. Next thing you know after installing those wider pegs....you can no longer shift comfortably in your boots that you took a year to break in. Now you have to buy a longer shifter and tinker with it to make shifting comfortable again. Do yourself a favor and buy OEM DR650 narrow pegs for about $10 more a pair.

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Gotta disagree, homey. Took me about ten minutes to adjust. I've ridden a lot of bikes and get used to the differences. Wasn't an issue.




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Gotta disagree, homey. Took me about ten minutes to adjust. I've ridden a lot of bikes and get used to the differences. Wasn't an issue.
I am trying to follow this thread. Who is 'homey' that you disagree with?

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It will usually amount to more than a "$20" favor. Next thing you know after installing those wider pegs....you can no longer shift comfortably in your boots that you took a year to break in. Now you have to buy a longer shifter and tinker with it to make shifting comfortable again. Do yourself a favor and buy OEM DR650 narrow pegs for about $10 more a pair.
Actually the wide DR pegs have a half inch more room than the stock pegs and narrow DR pegs. Check out the photos in this thread.
http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php...t,dr+pegs.html
The narrow DR pegs which I have set at the same location as the stock pegs.
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