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post #1 of 37 Old 08-15-2019, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Foot pegs???

I am interested in Tusk Billet or IMS Pro Series. If you know of something else in the $60-80 range that you like please tell me about them.?? Thanks!
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post #2 of 37 Old 08-15-2019, 08:32 PM
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You might check the price of Moose Racing 1/2" Rear Set foot pegs available from Parts Unlimited. The 'centered' build of the others may cramp your boot toe space TOO much to achieve normal up-shifting.

I've also read good things about the Knight Design, Down & Back off-set pegs.

Also the JNS Engineering, Down & Back footpeg Brackets.

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post #3 of 37 Old 08-15-2019, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a happy trails extended shifter
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post #4 of 37 Old 08-16-2019, 09:29 AM
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my footpeg post;


the stock pegs are garbage and I heartily recommend replacing them BUT the stock peg brackets are too far forward and too tall and most aftermarket pegs exacerbate the issue by being wider and taller yet.....this leads to a hearty aftermarket for longer shift levers (which stick out farther and have an additional risk of case damage)
There are several ways of addressing this ergo issue, you can use the pegs of your choice plus;

- 1) plate style drop peg brackets. some are straight down, some are on an angle to position the pegs back. Cheap but they reduce ground clearance and are now the new lowest point - not good when trying to skid the bike over a log etc. ....they also cover the linkage bolt http://www.ebay.ca/itm/KLR-650-Foot-...5VFcei&vxp=mtr

- 2) you can modify the stock peg mounts by cutting and rewelding them in the proper position. Cheap and works great as long as you have the equipment, skills and time

- 3) You can use the JNS peg relocation brackets. Only downside I see is that you now need to remove the brackets to pull the linkage bolt. ...they are more $$ than the other two options. http://www.jnsengineering.com/produc...ring-brackets/ NOTE: I have heard that the drop on the JNSís is too much for some peopleís set up.

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- you can use the Knight Designs drop pegs. I have them on both my KLR and love them. Hi quality billet pegs, light and strong. Not real cheap though. About KD Foot Pegs


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Thanks Dave, I already bought the Happy Trails long shifter so I will see how that goes. Just need to make a choice on pegs at this point. If I find that I need to do something else I will deal with that at that time. I would venture to say I will be at least 2 to 1 driving on pavement over dirt, but I hope it is more even than that!
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post #6 of 37 Old 08-17-2019, 10:35 PM
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I think if I were going to install lowered pegs, I would first replace the thin light duty stock nuts inside the mounting brackets for the pegs. They are already prone to strip and with the extra leverage and lower ground clearance of lowered pegs are even more likely to strip out.
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I have no desire to lower my pegs at this time? I want to get rid of the crappy stock ones
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post #8 of 37 Old 08-21-2019, 06:35 PM
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I am interested in Tusk Billet or IMS Pro Series. If you know of something else in the $60-80 range that you like please tell me about them.?? Thanks!
I bought a pair of Krator type pegs off Ebay for about $20 and I love them. Yes they are made in China but so is almost everything. These same pegs are sold by a bunch of sellers for between $11 -$150 dollars but don't be fooled they all come from from the same factory. They are made of cast aluminum and have good footing and the foot bed is 3"x 2" and they came with pins and springs. If you're tempted to go with the expensive brand name just pinch yourself and remember you have a KLR not a BMW.
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post #9 of 37 Old 08-21-2019, 06:38 PM
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Check out the IMS Adventure II's. If you run a center stand I would suggest beefing up the rear brake side.
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I have no desire to lower my pegs at this time? I want to get rid of the crappy stock ones
you might once you install wider and taller aftermarket pegs! ;-)

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