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post #1 of 18 Old Aug 8th, 2014, 9:01 am Thread Starter
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Inexpensive DIY Highway Pegs

Not wanting to spend few hundred bucks on Highway pegs I started looking around the garage at old rear pegs off my Hondas. Then I looked at where I could mount them on the bike so my feet would touch them. I Looked at the lower rear tip over bar mounting bolt & it looked like the right place. I took one of the Honda pegs I had & bolted it in place. My foot touched fine but the old peg looked like crap so off to search for a cheap flip up universal peg. I found a set on E-Bay for $19.00 shipped to my door. Now I had to figure out how to mount them. Lucky for me I keep old unused pieces of metal from other projects.

So I took this 6 inch long 1/4 inch thick predrilled piece to make my brackets.
I did have to drill out the holes larger.



I marked up the brackets & cut them out.



After a little primer & black pant they were done. I just had to wait for the pegs to come in.



With the brackets attached to the pegs it was time to put them on the bike





I removed the lower mounting bolt (it was just treaded into the motor, no nut on backside) & replaced it with a longer bolt & nut/lock washer on the back for safety. Adjusted the angle of the peg so I could use my foot to unfold & refold it back up.
For less then $25 & about 1 1/2 hours work I now have highway pegs.

Here is the finished product.




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post #2 of 18 Old Aug 8th, 2014, 11:45 am
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Nice job. Creative good feeling accomplishment also.

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Nice Job Stevie! Thanks for sharning. Please provide eBay link for the peds you bought.
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Nice Job Stevie! Thanks for sharning. Please provide eBay link for the peds you bought.
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Wow Stevie...looking good.

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Wow Stevie...looking good.
Thanks Bones

BTW how have you been doing? Hope you & Rhonda are well.

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Looks good Steve. I'll bet that Ebay will sell out soon! I've got till the 13th ( delivery date) to make the brackets.

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Steve, could you post a close-up of the bolt that you replaced with the bracket attached? It looks like my bolt is long enough to easily add the 1/4" stock bracket. It just won't have a nut at the back. Is that the only reason you went with a longer bolt?

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Steve, could you post a close-up of the bolt that you replaced with the bracket attached? It looks like my bolt is long enough to easily add the 1/4" stock bracket. It just won't have a nut at the back. Is that the only reason you went with a longer bolt?
The bolt was threaded in about an inch so it would have been long enough to put on the 1/4 inch thick bracket. I just wanted the extra added safety of a nut with lock washer on the back side.

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Thanks Steve.. New bolts sounds like a good idea.

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Thanks Steve.. New bolts sounds like a good idea.
I used 5/16 bolts as there are just a little smaller then the hole. This was you do not mess up the threads in the engine block if you ever what to completely remove the pegs & brackets.

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I used 5/16 bolts as there are just a little smaller then the hole. This was you do not mess up the threads in the engine block if you ever what to completely remove the pegs & brackets.
By not using the same size bolt, just longer, isn't there the possibility of scoring the threads? Seems like it would be more secure. Not that there will be much stress on it.

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By not using the same size bolt, just longer, isn't there the possibility of scoring the threads? Seems like it would be more secure. Not that there will be much stress on it.
Yes you could use the same diameter bolt that is longer but there is no a lot of room on the back side for a nut. Besides I already had the other bolts & once tightened up it will not move around.

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Well after going for a ride with the new pegs I found out I needed to "tweak" them a little. They were too far forward & not out wide enough to reach my legs around the lower fairing to get a good foot hold on them. After measuring how far I needed to move them outward I took some 1 inch square stock & cut out a spacer for each side.





I then took a washer and ground down the side till it fit into the space to keep the bolt centered. I used JB Weld to hold it in Place.



Now the pegs are far enough back & wide enough that both feet are fully on the pegs. I can also lay my ankles over them to straighten out my legs.





Close up of left side bracket




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Great job! They look nice!
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Just thinking to myself (wonder if he did that procedure on the LT he used to own)...???
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Just thinking to myself (wonder if he did that procedure on the LT he used to own)...???
Nope I did not have any hi way pegs on my old LT

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Re: Inexpensive DIY Highway Pegs

Great mod.

I think this will be the 1st item to try for my new K1600. Pegs ordered.

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