what is your final review on these pegs ! I`m concerned with the durability . Are they still as strong ?
Any rattles ?
Any negative feedback would be appreciated. The cost to import to canada is very high
Thanks for your reply
I've had J-Pegs on my bike for 70-80K miles.
Deployment: they can be deployed with the tip of a toe or by reaching down with a hand. Either way is a little bit of a stretch, but it's okay.
Retraction I always did with the heel of my boot.
Remember to retract them before stopping; there have been reports that things don't go well if they are deployed and you drop the bike.
Rugged: no rattles, plenty strong. No noticeable flexing when using the J-pegs to push yourself back in the seat.
Esthetics: they tuck out of the way unobtrusively when retracted.
Comfort: The position is a little high, which is why lots of folks opt for the Mick O Pegs. I am 5'10" and have the standard J-Pegs. I found that when using the J-Pegs I'd push back in the seat and lean back against my BackUp back rest, sort of slouching as in a recliner. It provided a nice change on long rides, but isn't the most natural riding position.
Durability and maintenance: J-Pegs are a rugged design but will collect road grime. I only cleaned them every 12K or so when I had the bike apart for 12K BMW "Inspection". I ride lots of dirt and gravel roads, my bike gets as dirty as any; while the J-Peg spring and ball assembly got plenty dirty they never became resistant to deployment. (Unlike the side stand which I find will bind up and need greasing more frequently).
I tested a set of Mick O Pegs: I found the riding position a little more relaxed. Reportedly the MickOPegs are very strong but they did flex under load when pushing against them.
And while I am in favor of "form follows function", I thought the MickOPegs looked funny.
That said, the combo of J-Pegs and MickOPegs is probably the best of both worlds for the long distance rider looking to stretch out. I never did it, but it is possible to add the MickOPegs to previously installed J-Pegs.