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K1200LT forward foot rests

Can someone tell me what are the best forward footrests to buy and where to get them?
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post #2 of 26 Old Jan 20th, 2008, 3:55 pm
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Can someone tell me what are the best forward footrests to buy and where to get them?
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Well you have several options.. J-Pegs, Hiway Ottoman's, and Mic-O-Pegs and as I have 2 of the 3 on now and have used all 3 I feel the Mic-O-Pegs seem the most comfortable. There have been many threads you can search on for opinions, but the retractable and low forward position really do it for me.. Be advised that they are lower than the factory pegs so running twisties are not advised while on them, but you can raise back up, or get on the pegs where you need to be on twists very easily! www.ridingiswonderful.com is Jim Mick's site.. give them a look.

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JPEGS are the top ones for me. I've had them on all three of my LTs. You can get them from Raffy, he'll take good care of you.

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JPEGS are the top ones for me. I've had them on all three of my LTs. You can get them from Raffy, he'll take good care of you.

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I like the Mick-O-Pegs better. They retract all by themselves when you take your feet off to get into a good corner. I did have to chuckle a bit at the 2007 MOA where I saw a bike being fitted with Mick-O-Pegs that already had J-Pegs on it as well as Ottomans. Hope that guy doesn't fall asleep goin' down the highway!
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motogear4you site wouldn't work. Maybe server down or are they out of business?
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motogear4you site wouldn't work. Maybe server down or are they out of business?
I know he's not out of business, I tested the link before I posted it and it worked fine. There must be something wrong with his site. I'll let him know.

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I heard from Raffy. The www.motogear4you.com site is currently down as it is being moved to a new host server and getting some upgrades to the online shopping experience. It should be back up very soon, so just check back over the next day or so.

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Thanks David.

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We are moving to a nee host server and we will be upgrading to a new shopping cart with a new look.

Should be up and running in a couple of days.
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I have HAD .... Bob's pegs .... XL J pegs .... but the Highway Ottomans are the BEST fit for me having long legs.

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I have HAD .... Bob's pegs .... XL J pegs .... but the Highway Ottomans are the BEST fit for me having long legs.
Hey get with the program!!! We're trying to help Raffy sell some Jpegs here

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I have had the Ottomans and liked them except at speed, the wind blast trys to rip your legs apart. I now have MOP's and love them very natural postion. The only thing I don't like is that your pant cuffs can get caught on them as you put your leg down at a stop, but after you get used to them being there that is no longer a problem. Here is a pic at about 75mph.

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I've a pair of the foot boards that Darius sells that I will let go for $125. PM me if interested.

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For me, at 6'5" with a 36" inseam, XL jpegs work best. Had ottomans, have mic o pegs, jpegs are used much more than other

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I DID purchase my J-pegs from Raffy .... Does that count ?

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I have had the Ottomans and liked them except at speed, the wind blast trys to rip your legs apart. I now have MOP's and love them very natural postion. The only thing I don't like is that your pant cuffs can get caught on them as you put your leg down at a stop, but after you get used to them being there that is no longer a problem. Here is a pic at about 75mph.
Are they solid or do they move around when out?

How far are you off the road when on them?

Aren't you a little worried about road debris and such being that unprotected and that low to the road at 80 MPH?

How much of a lean can you do without getting off them?

Can you adjust the amount of drop?

I desperately want another riding position, I have J-Pegs, but not sure I like them. I had floorboards but too flimsy, and since they did not fold you break them.

Been looking at the Ilium (sp) floor boards as they fold.

Also saw Suburban Machine has peg lowers that fold.

Biggest thing I miss from the Harley. I do find the pegs OK for short 50-75 mile hops and have adjusted, but I do like the idea of the MOPS



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Here is another pic that shows another angle. Your heal is about 5" off the ground (depends on the size of your foot), no there is no adjustment and ya i guess if you ran over some debris it could hit your foot but after using these i doubt if that is a real problem and my feet slide back to the pegs quick and easy. When going into the twistys I just slide my foot back to the peg, it gets to be a natural thing i don't even think about now. The pegs do flex a bit which i thought I would not like but now really like that feature. When i am on the road and my feet on on the MOP's and I hit something that is abrupt the flex in the pegs cushions that and makes the ride even smoother. You don't stand on them so they don't move much. I don't take my feet off on a normal highway/freeway curve but in the twistys you want your feet on the pegs to weight them for handling. I think you can try them for a month if you don't like them Bob will give you your money back, just dont cut the covers for the guards. The postion is much like the riding postion of a saddled horse with your feet in the stirups. They are very comfortable for long slab rides.

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The Mick-o-Pegs web site has a short video clip that shows exactly how they work.

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+1 on the Highway Ottomans, have had the "other three" and these worked the best for me, nice to work with too! Pegs are like seats and windshields, you won't know until you get them on the bike if they are right. If I had to do it again, I'd have ridden some other bikes with the pegs installed before I bought.

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Here is another pic that shows another angle. They are very comfortable for long slab rides.
IMO, this picture is the IDEAL place for them .... The open road with NO TWISTIES !!

You can keep a leg up with the Highway Ottomans in all but the tightest twisties without worry of dragging a boot.
Those you risk mangling a leg if you are not carefull in the curves ....

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That is true, but IMHO if your in twistys with your feet on anything but the pegs your asking for trouble and that goes for Ottomans which these replaced.

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I like the discussion, good points all around.

I do like the pegs the most, I really do ! I have not put 4 or 500 miles on them yet just mostly 100-150 jumps.

In eagerness I jumped on the J-Pegs before I even had the bike!. I may need XL-J-Pegs.

What I find is the tip over wings are in my way on the j-pegs unless I am at the very end of the J-Pegs. And then I feel too spread out, and I really have not gained a lot of trust in putting weight on the very tip of the J-Pegs. I have just laid a leg out on the wing to get a little stretch every now and then, but that is at slower speeds, not a graceful move at 80 coming back off that wing to hit the peg again.

I think I am going to try the peg lowering brackets from Suburban.

It is the least obtrusive approach is probably my biggest reason, but also as I said, if I can stay on the pegs and be comfortable I prefer that. Then whats up front is even less important. I like the riding position on the pegs just need them a little lower and forward a bit.

AMAZING the cost of these different systems though.

Not slamming anyone, but man this stuff is salty.

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The only negative to the peg lowering kit is the scraping when you get a little aggressive. I took mine off after the first hundred miles and they stayed that way until after I put Ohlins on, they raised the bike up a good inch so and they don't let the bike compress in the corners. I thought I would try the pegs again and this time no scaping even when I get aggressive. I know I can make them scrape and when the Surburban's scrape they can lift the rear wheel off the ground (scary), if I feel the urge I can just hop on my 950 and cure it.

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