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post #1 of 15 Old Apr 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm Thread Starter
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Question 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Greetings- Does anyone have the Knight Design lowering foot pegs installed ?

KD BMW R1200RT, R1200RTW Foot Pegs

Are you happy with them , Quality seems good ? Price is better than other types. But cheep isn’t always a good thing.

I had IliumWorks on my previous 2012 RT that got totaled. I am in the process of getting this one dialed in , so I ride all day in comfort. I need a little more leg room.
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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

KD BMW R1200RT, R1200RTW Foot Pegs
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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Correction, I had the Suburban Machinery one on my 2012.

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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

FWIW...

I installed the Wunderlich lowered footpegs on my '16 RT. They were expensive then and probably more so now. Their version uses the stock foot pegs. The kit works by installing an adapter on the bike's footpeg bracket and then reinstalling the OEM footpeg to the bracket. The kit not only lowers the pegs, but moves them forward as well.

The kit includes an adapter plate to relocate the rear brake master cylinder; no adjustment was needed for me on that. I did adjust the gear pedal a bit, however.

I have been through the Dragon and several other roads similar to it and have not scrapped the pegs once.

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FWIW...

I installed the Wunderlich lowered footpegs on my '16 RT. They were expensive then and probably more so now. Their version uses the stock foot pegs. The kit works by installing an adapter on the bike's footpeg bracket and then reinstalling the OEM footpeg to the bracket. The kit not only lowers the pegs, but moves them forward as well.

The kit includes an adapter plate to relocate the rear brake master cylinder; no adjustment was needed for me on that. I did adjust the gear pedal a bit, however.

I have been through the Dragon and several other roads similar to it and have not scrapped the pegs once.

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I have these on order as well just waiting for them to arrive. I also chose the Wunderlich Bar Risers which I think look a lot neater from what's on offer.
The reason Wunderlich gear is expensive is they carry German engineering certification. This gives peace of mind they have been independently tested and approved.
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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Hello,
I have the Knight Design pegs on my bike and the install video is below.

This was one of the first upgrades, along with a seat, for my '16 RT. (I'm on my 3rd aftermarket seat, Sargent, Laam, now RDL)
I'm 6'2" and 34 inseam and these 2 really helped my knees.

I also have Ilium bar risers with an AeroFlow Tall windscreen and AeroWings that really have dialed in this bike for comfort.
The most recent change really solved every aspect of comfortable all day riding for me...the Russell Day Long seat...


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Hello,
I have the Knight Design pegs on my bike and the install video is below.

This was one of the first upgrades, along with a seat, for my '16 RT. (I'm on my 3rd aftermarket seat, Sargent, Laam, now RDL)
I'm 6'2" and 34 inseam and these 2 really helped my knees.
Did you make any similar adjustments on the right side/rear brake lever??

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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

For the RH side I didn't make any adjustment. The linkage for the brake is not really adjustable for engagement height, just small movements.

An alternate, albeit somewhat pricey, is the Ilium adjustable brake lever. http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorc...30-600&pID=121

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The reason Wunderlich gear is expensive is they carry German engineering certification. This gives peace of mind they have been independently tested and approved.
Actually, in my mind and experience, their quality-control is absolute shit.

It took me over 2 hours to get the right-side bracket installed. The reason is because the holes in the bracket were slightly off from the footpeg bracket. Their instructions are also somewhat difficult to follow because instead of using technical drawings to illustrate their point, they use small, full-color pictures which can muddle things. By comparison, it took about 15 minutes to install the bracket for the left side.

Their microflooters are complete shit, no two ways about it.

I have also installed their mirror adapters and Flash mirrors. The adapters come with a lot of parts with no instructions on what you're supposed to do, but eventually figure out. The mirrors are supposed to be adjustable in and out, but the fittings are so tight that you will think that you misread the description and think that they are fixed in place.

Their prices had dramatically increased in the past few months. Interestingly enough, it is MUCH less expensive to buy their stuff in the EU, but the US distributor seemingly doubles the price, or at least charges way more than exchange rates/shipping would suggest.
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For the RH side I didn't make any adjustment. The linkage for the brake is not really adjustable for engagement height, just small movements.

An alternate, albeit somewhat pricey, is the Ilium adjustable brake lever. http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorc...30-600&pID=121
I recommend Ilium's excellent brake lever. Overpriced, but worth it to me.

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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Am I the only guy who has wondered for years why motorcycle manufacturers don't produce bikes, esp. in the BMW price range, that have some degree of adjustment in the bars, pegs, levers, seat angle, etc. built-in, to allow for better ergonomic setup? It would be unthinkable, for example, to buy a 5-series car and not be able to adjust the steering wheel and seat positions to suit the individual.
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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

I use Suburban.


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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Got 'em. Love 'em. But had to replace the brake lever to be comfortable, and it was NOT cheap.

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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

My first modification on the new Wethead was to install the Suburban Machinery Peg Lowering kit.

I rescued mine from the sale of the '05 RT. I was nervous that the '05 set would not fit or something... but, it was about a 20 minute job- to make the installation. No issues- the physical was the same.

Yes, then a bit of fiddly work to adjust the Shift Lever. No- it was not hard, but then I learned how on the '05. You do spend some time on your back on the garage floor... The Brake lever does not adjustment but it will take you about 2 minutes to get used to the position of the brake lever. But then again... the '05 was just the same so maybe my foot was already trained to the location.

I like the Suburban kit...

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Re: 1200RTW lowering foot pegs

Just order the .wunderlich kit that comes with the brake relocation. Last thing I want is to worry about the quality of the product.

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