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I would like to put some highway pegs on my 03 K1200LT. Can someone help me with picking the best ones, and point me to where I can get the best deal?

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You've really only got two choices unless your going to go the RK Miller route... )Nothing wrong with that mind you... :wave )

JPegs
****-o-pegs

Check ebay and what not for any deals...
 

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I've got JPegs and use them on longish rides. They are a bit wide when attempting to put both feet up at once but do allow a good stretch for one leg and then the other for extended periods with my physiology. They have tha added advantage of folding away when they are not needed.
 

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I personally love the ****-o-pegs. I used to have standard J-pegs but I found they put you out of the "envelope" when stretching out and you get blasted by the wind at speed.
 

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I was in the same boat you are last year. I decided on the Jpeg's. They do offer some position options for long rides. I am only 5' 7" with a 30" inseam and it's not all that comfortable to have both legs out at the same time. You really gotta spread em!!

I find myself extending one leg at a time for comfort/stretching.

I often wish I would have tried the MOP instead and still would like to add them.
 

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I personally love the ****-o-pegs. I used to have standard J-pegs but I found they put you out of the "envelope" when stretching out and you get blasted by the wind at speed.
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I've had JPegs for years. Don't use them that much. I haven't added the MickOPegs (you can have both I am told by the MickOPeg guy I talked to.
If I didn't already have the JPegs, and knowing what I know now, I'd go for ****'s.

JPeg pluses: fold neatly out of the way when not in use.
JPeg minuses: riding position really isn't all that comfortable for me, I only use them when I get really tired of the normal riding position, and then don't seem to say with them that long.
At higher speeds the JPegs really foul the slip stream and make the ride noisey and cause buffeting. You can trim this out a little by playing with the wind deflectors, but with limited benefit. For this reason, I find I can't use JPegs at highway speeds.
If you tip over the bike with the JPegs extended (they don't retract automatically) you can damage your bike.
To extend JPegs you have to reach down with a hand, or kind of twist your leg to get your toe positioned to push them out with a foot. I find retracting them a little easier than extending them, but I sometimes forget to retract them which puts the bike at risk for tip over damage.

That said, the JPegs are a well engineered, quality product.

**** O Peg plusses (this is based on what other have written and my observations of the design, I do not have **** O Pegs):
Based on my experience sitting on bikes equipped with **** O Pegs, the riding position is comfortable and natural.
They fold up by themselves when not in use.
I've never heard of someone suffering damage to their bike caused by **** O Pegs during a tip over.
**** O Peg minuses: Funny lookin'.
 

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Previous owner of my bike took the plastic tip over covers off and put universal clamp-on pegs on the bars. If you don't mind them not being fancy, it's about a $30 solution.

 

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I bought some that attach directly to my LT crash bars (have to do some trimming of the plastic covers). It didn't say so when I ordered them, but when they came they were in a Kuryakyn wrapper. They're a bit too fancy looking for my taste. They also are not in a comfortable position for putting your feet on them; way too high. But I used them extensively last week on a 2000 mile trip by resting my calves on them. That worked well, and I was glad I had them.
 

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Previous owner of my bike took the plastic tip over covers off and put universal clamp-on pegs on the bars. If you don't mind them not being fancy, it's about a $30 solution.

Many folks have done something like that. Whenever I see that kind of setup, I recall what my crusty old Honda/BMW dealer said when he saw a similar setup I had put on one of my early Hondas. He said if you ever do a low side, your bike is going to spin around with that peg digging into the pavement. Heaven forbid you ever do a low side slide, but I like the idea of the bike sliding out ahead of me, not putting me into an eggbeater.

Non-retracting highway pegs bolted on the tipover wings/crash bars is something I wouldn't do. What that old guy made sense to me; anyone remember Eno of Mohawk Cycle Sales in Greenfield, Mass.?
 

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I think the pegs in the photo and in the sierra link above are the old Bob's Pegs, they are folding and the clamp is aluminum, I doubt they would even stay on. But a lot of bikes go down with crash/engine bars and external pegs without extra issues caused by them.
 

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Non-retracting highway pegs bolted on the tipover wings/crash bars is something I wouldn't do.
Mine do retract. Otherwise I wouldn't have purchased them.
 

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My bike came with what I've learned are ottoman's ... at first I didn't like them until I rode with them ... very comfy although I wouldn't use them except on a long trip on the highway

Maybe someone can give a link to these ... I haven't been able to find one ... of course I have no idea who makes them or if they are home made
 

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My bike came with what I've learned are ottoman's ... at first I didn't like them until I rode with them ... very comfy although I wouldn't use them except on a long trip on the highway

Maybe someone can give a link to these ... I haven't been able to find one ... of course I have no idea who makes them or if they are home made

Ottomans are not made anymore.

I used to have Ottomans, JPEGs, and **** O Pegs.

MOPS were my favorite.

the combination was incredible.

I think I may still have my Ottomans in the garage somewhere.
 

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MOP's are the best for my style of riding. Just ease up on the extension when you take a curve as they run pretty close to the asphalt.
 

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+1 for MOPs.
Saved my legs on a 17,000km trip... stretch one leg down at a time, or both at once... so easy to use. Just don't try cornering with them down, you'll scrape pretty quickly.
Worst part of installation is trimming the black tip-over cover.
Very occasionaly I find my pants leg gets caught on them a little, but that's just riding to work with loose pants over short boots.

Bike got slammed over on its side during the trip, I was able to just bend the MOP back and keep using it, until it was replaced during the repairs post-trip. The MOP itself didn't cause any further damage to the bike.

 

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CharlieVT said:
Many folks have done something like that. Whenever I see that kind of setup, I recall what my crusty old Honda/BMW dealer said when he saw a similar setup I had put on one of my early Hondas. He said if you ever do a low side, your bike is going to spin around with that peg digging into the pavement. Heaven forbid you ever do a low side slide, but I like the idea of the bike sliding out ahead of me, not putting me into an eggbeater.

Non-retracting highway pegs bolted on the tipover wings/crash bars is something I wouldn't do. What that old guy made sense to me; anyone remember Eno of Mohawk Cycle Sales in Greenfield, Mass.?
They do fold in, and once folded they really don't stick out much more than the bar itself. But that's a rare picture of them out. Since then I folded them in that's where they've stayed. I never use them. I'm really not into the "the gynecologist will be in to see you in a moment" position they put my legs in, and having my feet away from the brake and shifter just seems like a horrible idea to me.

So if anyone wants to trade me their covers for the pegs, they're yours. ;)
 

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I went a different direction. I bought some custom footboards. I figured that the footboards take the weight off of your knees, and give you the freedome to scoot your feet back and forth just a little bit. The highway pegs available for this bike are just too much of a compromise. While I have scraped the boards a few times in aggressive cornering, they do not significantly impair the performance of the bike, as some of the low hanging pegs do, and are much more comfortable that the 75 degree angle that the wide pegs split you into. Just my 2 cents.
 
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