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05-02-2018 10:43 AM
DPelletier
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Originally Posted by Candubrain View Post
Just got an email back from KD. They don't recommend their 1-1/2" drop peg for off road......here's their reply

These lowered pegs are made from 7075 hard aluminum, they are not designed for hitting hard objects.
We do understand that each riderís style is different and if you riding off road and not punishing the footpegs then they are fine.
These pegs will break, not bend if they encounter a hard surface. Thatís the nature of 7075 aluminum and we canít work around it.
Thanks, yeah; I agree with Paul....I'd consider this a non-issue though I use the lesser drop KD pegs which are perfect for me ergonomically. As far as the aluminum goes, it's the same with brake and shifter pedals both of which see more impacts and are made from aluminum on all offroad racing bikes.

I've ridden both my KLR's offroad on reasonably challenging single track for a couple of years now with the KD pegs and despite hitting them on rocks, roots and other objects numerous times; they are still intact.

Cheers,
Dave
05-01-2018 09:21 PM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by Candubrain View Post
Just got an email back from KD. They don't recommend their 1-1/2" drop peg for off road......here's their reply

These lowered pegs are made from 7075 hard aluminum, they are not designed for hitting hard objects.
We do understand that each riderís style is different and if you riding off road and not punishing the footpegs then they are fine.
These pegs will break, not bend if they encounter a hard surface. Thatís the nature of 7075 aluminum and we canít work around it.
Brian,
If you will actually purchase the KD pegs and use them, I think that you will agree with Dave Pelletier.
Their Statement is a Non-Issue. Too many "legal-beagles" in this modern society!

There is a joke about riding a crow-bar to town, with-out bending it.
05-01-2018 08:13 PM
Candubrain
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Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
That's what I have on both bikes; works perfect for me.

Cheers,
Dave
Just got an email back from KD. They don't recommend their 1-1/2" drop peg for off road......here's their reply

These lowered pegs are made from 7075 hard aluminum, they are not designed for hitting hard objects.
We do understand that each riderís style is different and if you riding off road and not punishing the footpegs then they are fine.
These pegs will break, not bend if they encounter a hard surface. Thatís the nature of 7075 aluminum and we canít work around it.
05-01-2018 08:11 PM
Candubrain
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Originally Posted by Hvymax View Post
JNS pegs are the shizz for size 13's
I got 13's using the Sidi Adventure Rain boots, just not working for me. Fine for cruising down the road, no good while standing on the pegs.
05-01-2018 10:18 AM
Hvymax JNS pegs are the shizz for size 13's
05-01-2018 09:42 AM
DPelletier
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Originally Posted by Candubrain View Post

Leaning to Knight Design foot pegs & stock brackets
That's what I have on both bikes; works perfect for me.

Cheers,
Dave
05-01-2018 09:41 AM
DPelletier
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Originally Posted by Bluehighways View Post
Yea, I have a real concern with the extended Shift Lever on my bike. It's the distinct possibility that not if, but when (one of these times) it lays down on the Left Side, there will be bent Shift Lever and a hole in the Stator Cover as well.
I bought +1 IMS extended levers for both bikes, installed one of them and didn't like how far the lever now stuck out (past the factory relief on the side cover). It was actually hard to find a stock length aftermarket lever; IIRC I finally went with a Moose unit.

Dave
04-30-2018 10:46 PM
Bluehighways
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Originally Posted by Candubrain View Post
My similar set up but with Pivot Pegs just didn't work. I have the shift lever and brake pedal modified by the welders at work, but I'm still not comfortable. Works great on the Hiway, but standing up.....no Leaning to Knight Design foot pegs & stock brackets
Yea, I have a real concern with the extended Shift Lever on my bike. It's the distinct possibility that not if, but when (one of these times) it lays down on the Left Side, there will be bent Shift Lever and a hole in the Stator Cover as well.
04-30-2018 08:40 PM
Candubrain
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Originally Posted by Bluehighways View Post
Moving the Pegs Back and Down with the JNS set-up along with a longer Shift Lever fits my Size 12 Feet perfectly. Both for the Foot Brake and the Shift Lever. All that and without loosing any vertical ground clearance.
My similar set up but with Pivot Pegs just didn't work. I have the shift lever and brake pedal modified by the welders at work, but I'm still not comfortable. Works great on the Hiway, but standing up.....no

Leaning to Knight Design foot pegs & stock brackets
04-30-2018 09:36 AM
DPelletier Yes the drop pegs/relocation brackets help with increased peg-to-shifter difference and the drop helps with the rear brake pedal height but IMO the stock pegs are too high and too far forward for optimal offroad ergonomics.

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.

OR


- 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


Cheers,
Dave
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