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Highway pegs? what is your favorite?

I know I may be asking a question that is purely subjective but I'd like to know what works for you guys. I'm 6'3" with a 34" inseam. I'm looking for a comfortable position while cruising down the road.
BMW factory types? Mick-O-pegs? or other???
the previous owner mounted a regular set of pegs on mine sticking straight out from the tip over wing(yes it looks cheesey!) that feels too high and is not comfortable at all. any help would be great Thanks!
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Mick-O Pegs is what I finally went with. I'm 6'1", 32"inseam.
Tried but never bought the j-pegs. Too "spread eagle" for me.
I actually don't use the Mick's too often but it is a nice change of pace.

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Doug,
Thank you for your reply. I'm kinda leaning that way for that same reason.
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Highway pegs

Don't know of any BMW factory options for forward placed highway pegs.

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Generic pegs attached to the tip overwings like you have. Riding position probably not too good, and funny lookin too.

J-pegs (I have 'em) - offer the cleanest installation IMO. Come in two sizes for shorter or longer legs. Riding position is okay for me but not great. Use them only on long trips when I really need a change of position.

Mick o Pegs. - Never tried them, but from reading posts it seems these offer the most comfortable riding position for many folks.

Ottomans - Not sure how many people have them, the right choice for some folks I'm sure. Funny looking IMO, but when form follows function it is a thing of beauty.

others?
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I have the XL-jpegs and really lik'em. I also have a 37" inseam so the reach is no problem. I have not tried any of the others so I cannot say any good or bad about them.

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I'm not sure what ottomans are but when I had the Victory Vegas the most comfortable position for me was to put my foot over the foot peg(forward controls) and rest my ankle/calf on it.

I do like the J-pegs for the most form fitting look.

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Mick-O Pegs is what I finally went with. I'm 6'1", 32"inseam.
Tried but never bought the j-pegs. Too "spread eagle" for me.
I actually don't use the Mick's too often but it is a nice change of pace.
I have the XL J-Pegs. I believe that J-Pegs are most effictive/comfortable when used with a backrest. Ask to sit on someone's bike at a rally if so equipped. You will be amazed. Also some like 'em better used one at a time. Less gyno........

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Backup Backrest/J peg combo

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I have the XL J-Pegs. I believe that J-Pegs are most effictive/comfortable when used with a backrest. Ask to sit on someone's bike at a rally if so equipped. You will be amazed. Also some like 'em better used one at a time. Less gyno........
Yup, I agree that the riding position of J pegs is enhanced with a backrest.

One thing I do note when riding with both feet on the J pegs is a significant change in the slipstream. More turbulence. This can be adjusted to some extent by trimming the windshield height and the winglet angles, but even with those adjustments the ride is noiser.
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I'm not sure what ottomans are but when I had the Victory Vegas the most comfortable position for me was to put my foot over the foot peg(forward controls) and rest my ankle/calf on it.

I do like the J-pegs for the most form fitting look.
Click click for the Highway Ottomans pics, reviews, and info.

I gott'em and love 'em. Had j-pegs - weren't bad, butt had trouble resting my ankle on 'em without them folding back. Ottomans are double articulated, and can be made stationary in one location, or allowed to move backward or forward in a horizontal plane --- making for an easy foot/ankle rest, or a pedal point (backrest encouraged, as others have said).
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Articulated is a fancy word down here!
I do like to rest my foot over them so the J-peg might not be any better than what I have. I think I'll wait to see some of the Ottomans in person before I decide. They look like a quality product.

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You and I are about the same in size. I am 6'04" with a 34" inseam. I run with the XL J-pegs and used them for about a year. Wasn't totally happy because they didn't have the heal rest, so my lower legs got tired quickly. They do not lock in the outward position so you can't really rest your ankles on them, cause they will fold up on you. They are better than nothing for long distance just to give your legs a chance to stretch. I had Mick-O-Pegs installed at the last CCR and love them, but they take a little (not much) getting used to because they are very flexible and do not feel as stable as they really are. Actually this makes them better for absorbing vibration and road bumps etc. With the combination I can move my legs all over the place and actually don't get as tired, so running fill up to fill up is no problem at all. The back rest is necessary for any forward position, but not so much with the Mick-O-Pegs.

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foot pegs

Installed j pegs,miserable.ankle rubs against tip over bar,legs spread so far apart that hip joint starts to ache in a very short time.some one suggested to rest one leg at a time,that helps.mine are gathering dust on the shelf
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These are what I installed, just no good weather to try them.
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Had Ottomans and like them at speeds under 70mph over that and the pressure of the wind makes me feel like i am giving birth. I have MOP's now and have used them on two trips and love them. They take a bit to get used to them as the flex a bit and your feet are close to the ground but once you get used to that they are great. The small amount of flex actually aides in comfort, no jolts coming through the pegs when traveling over rough pavement almost a feeling of floating.

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