Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Bad luck
Ok guys, here's my take on the SM footpeg relocators. They are really nicely made, and if you look closely they can actually be installed in 2 orientations - the intended way gives a forward and downwards offset, the other way gives the forward offset with less downwards. That said, there is a trade-off (as always), and for me that was a bit annoying, but this is the summary. 1. With stock suspension and fully laden 2-up I severely damaged the right side one on some west coast of Tassie corners, much also to the disgust of my HD riding mate who copped all the stones and aluminium when he was following behind. Wilbers fixed that. 2. Adjust the gear linkage height to make that correct in relation to the new footpeg height, but the problem then is the distance from peg to boot is a bit short, so a new gear chage technique is required. Not a big deal though, just need to get used to it. 3. Brake pedal height - I cut the knurled boot pedal part off and lowered it on the lever part then re-welded it. But I didn't like the feel of the pedal being closer to my boot, OK for some but I just didn't like it. The brake pedal needs to be made loger for me. When the standard brake pedal height needs to be restored I made a specer piece for on top of the knurled part and it fixes with a bolt down through the knurled section. The only other comment I would make is that with the relocators in place there feels to be less space when footing to stop - it all just feels a little congested to me. Personal opinion only, not intended to be a put down of the product in any way, as they are a solution to some of the ergonomic discomforts some experience.
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