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Question J-pegs for GT

Just looking at the pics, there doesn't seem to be a place to add J-pegs or something similar on the GT. For LD riders this is a real comfort. Can J-pegs or similar be added to the GT?

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"REAL" sport-tourers and highway pegs don't mix. Sorry. (Like taking a shower with a raincoat.) You'll have to stick with a luxury tourer if this is an issue.
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I like the J-Pegs on my LT; but find nearly as much relief hooking my heels onto the passenger pegs for a few miles. Works great on the LT & GS- haven't tried on GT; but, suspect it works great, as long as you're not two-up!
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"REAL" sport-tourers and highway pegs don't mix. Sorry. (Like taking a shower with a raincoat.) You'll have to stick with a luxury tourer if this is an issue.
That may be true and I agree. Nevertheless, 1000 mile days require the rider (especially me) to stretch, and move around on the bike while riding. I personally would like to have a long distance sports/touirng bike that weighs in at around 600+ pounds, instead of 800+ pounds. Also, I would like to have one with a dependable final drive. The nice thing about J-PEGs, is that they retract and you can become a fighter pilot when you want to , but can also become a couch potato when you need to be.

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Hi Dick! Take a look at www.sampson-sporttouring.com. They have pegs for the ST1300 and FJR 1300 that look like they require some modifications to attach (it looks like from the diagram that they actually drill through the ferring and attach them to the frame) but considering the types of bikes these are, it doesn't look like it would be that difficult to modify them to fit a GT. It might be worth giving these guys a call. Ron
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That may be true and I agree. Nevertheless, 1000 mile days require the rider (especially me) to stretch, and move around on the bike while riding. I personally would like to have a long distance sports/touirng bike that weighs in at around 600+ pounds, instead of 800+ pounds. Also, I would like to have one with a dependable final drive. The nice thing about J-PEGs, is that they retract and you can become a fighter pilot when you want to , but can also become a couch potato when you need to be.
I recently did 750 miles on the LT in about 13+ hours. Not trying for any record but got bottled up in the Atlanta, GA mess, and stopped fairly often. This is my high miles day on the LT or any bike. It has never happened to me before but aroud 600 miles my thighs started to ache. A dull ache, akin to a headache if that makes any sense. I don't have Jpegs on the LT, always thought they were ridiculous. Extending my legs, albeit into the wind, felt like heaven, every now and then. So much for my opinion of Jpegs. And while I agree with Joe, at my age comfort important and my GT is a reasonably good substitute for my LT, but am a bit wary to do 1000 or even 500 mile days just yet. Awaiting new seat; Cee Bailey windscreen much better than stock. Getting JPegs for the LT ASAP and I don't care if they look ridiculous, JPegs would go on the GT in a heartbeat.

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"REAL" sport-tourers and highway pegs don't mix. Sorry. (Like taking a shower with a raincoat.) You'll have to stick with a luxury tourer if this is an issue.
If the LT can be ridden like a "real" sport bike, then a GT owner can put whatever the heck he wants to on his bike: Jpegs, Mick-o-Pegs, Highway Ottomans, landing lights, 12m ham radio antenna, espresso machine...

A shower with a raincoat is like socks on a chicken, but highway pegs on any bike where the rider needs them is "enabling".

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If the LT can be ridden like a "real" sport bike, then a GT owner can put whatever the heck he wants to on his bike: Jpegs, Mick-o-Pegs, Highway Ottomans, landing lights, 12m ham radio antenna, espresso machine...

A shower with a raincoat is like socks on a chicken, but highway pegs on any bike where the rider needs them is "enabling".
Joe, just being Joe, now that he has a GT and has abandoned his LT comrades!

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Joe, just being Joe, now that he has a GT and has abandoned his LT comrades!
and he knows I'm kidding.

Once the LT is SOLD and gone completely he won't even be speaking to us mere mortals.

Hmmmmmm.....

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and he knows I'm kidding.

Once the LT is SOLD and gone completely he won't even be speaking to us mere mortals.

Hmmmmmm.....
I will ALWAYS be an LT owner at heart. And one never knows what to expect outta "the mess" when the '08 LT shows up on the showroom floor.
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I will ALWAYS be an LT owner at heart. And one never knows what to expect outta "the mess" when the '08 LT shows up on the showroom floor.
We appreciate that Joe, but as happy as you are -- so far -- with the '06 GT do you really see yourself going back to an LT... or will you have 2 bikes again?

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We appreciate that Joe, but as happy as you are -- so far -- with the '06 GT do you really see yourself going back to an LT... or will you have 2 bikes again?
My LT is paid off as of today. Yippee! And when it sells, I will put that money on the GT and refinance. It is my goal to pay it off as quickly as possible. In 2008, I will be prepared, once again, to sign on the dotted line for a GSA. But who knows. If the next LT is all that, I might trade the GT for it. Options! Ya gotta love em!
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Hi Dick...
I'm with you. I am a sport bike rider but also find highway pegs useful for IBA type riding. But I hasten to add that they never do much good unless you have a backrest to go with them. It is a very uncompromising position to stretch your legs out without any back support. I have ridden a ST1300 with highway pegs and a backrest and that worked great on IBA runs. However, this GT does not lend itself to highway pegs in any way as far as I can see. As was suggested above, you can use the passenger pegs for a position change and that works pretty good, too. And the ergonomics of this GT are really well done, IMHO. When winter comes, I may send the seat out to Russell. If you really want the secret to long distance comfort... they give you what you need.
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I'm with you. I am a sport bike rider but also find highway pegs useful for IBA type riding. But I hasten to add that they never do much good unless you have a backrest to go with them. It is a very uncompromising position to stretch your legs out without any back support. I have ridden a ST1300 with highway pegs and a backrest and that worked great on IBA runs. However, this GT does not lend itself to highway pegs in any way as far as I can see. As was suggested above, you can use the passenger pegs for a position change and that works pretty good, too. And the ergonomics of this GT are really well done, IMHO. When winter comes, I may send the seat out to Russell. If you really want the secret to long distance comfort... they give you what you need.
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Yep, I agree with you there. I have a Backup backrest, J-pegs and a Rick Mayer saddle on my LT. 1,546 miles in 22 hours is the most I done on it at one time and not one complaint about comfort. Now, if it just had a toilet.

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Greetings From Perry, Doc!

I don't know if you have ridden the new GT, but it has a much more aggressive riding position than the LT. Footpegs are back and high. Handlebars are low and forward.

I personally don't see how a "highway" peg would work with this sporting position as the rider is somewhat crotched forward.

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Exclamation Better Solution on FJR

Not that it changes the situation on the GT, but there are highway pegs available for the FJR that bolt on the existing frame, require no drilling or modification of the fairing, retract (fold up, actually) when not in use, and are reasonably priced:

http://p083.ezboard.com/ffjr1300owne...icID=828.topic

I installed them with an extender, and have used them frequently. The ability to radically change foot position is something I miss on the GT.

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