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Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« on: August 14, 2012, 11:55:52 pm »
I'm about to place an order at Murphs and wanted to know if anyone has a set, and how do you like them?
I know Murph has the tip over bars but that's a little out of my budget right now, I plan to add some in the future.

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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 01:59:47 am »
I have them on my 2000. They were on the bike when purchased. If you do any long distance riding, especially on the slab you'll love them. The only issue I have is my calves touch the top of the lower air scoops. I am about 6ft tall. I have ridden this bike from Dallas to Salt Lake City (and back) and the ride was MUCH more pleasant than when I rode my '90 that did not have the highway pegs.
 
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 06:52:06 am »
Haven't looked at those . Will they go on the tipovers if you get them later ? Pegs make this a much more comfortable bike ,especially in the heat .
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 09:32:02 am »
Haven't looked at those . Will they go on the tipovers if you get them later ? Pegs make this a much more comfortable bike ,especially in the heat .
No the hwy-pegs and tip over bars use the same mounting location.  Its a one-or the other kinda thing.
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 09:45:08 am »
Haven't looked at those . Will they go on the tipovers if you get them later ? Pegs make this a much more comfortable bike ,especially in the heat .
Thanks for the info. so you're in Dallas I'm  in Houston maybe we could  meet somewhere in the middle simetime and have a cup of coffee.

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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 10:04:53 am »
Chris, do you make these or if not, how are they different from yours? It's funny, but I was just about to start a thread about this. I've been having a little "sore knee" problem and thought they might help.
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 10:28:36 am »
 Ron - look at Murph's Kneesaver peg lowerers for knee relief. you're on highway pegs a little, but on the regular pegs a lot - HTH, Steve
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 12:55:12 pm »
Chris, do you make these or if not, how are they different from yours? It's funny, but I was just about to start a thread about this. I've been having a little "sore knee" problem and thought they might help.
Thanks.
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I do make them and a version for the shorter folks.  I have just been swamped at work and have little time getting into my shop.
Not much difference at all between the two.  About the only difference is that my pegs have knurling on them to prevent foot slippage.
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 02:54:47 pm »
Thanks guys. A set of those are on the "winter" list along with the SPOOFAK install that's already sitting on the shelf. I knew I ought to keep my mouth shut a few months ago when someone asked me about the bent knee position and I confidently said I didn't have knee pains.  But wait...I was YOUNGER then. ;D
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 07:26:25 pm »
Willie im in Spring, Tx. also. I have the Murph type highway pegs if you care to see a set of them installed.
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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 08:01:44 pm »
First off let me send out a big Thank You to Murphs, great pricing that includes shipping, and shipping is astonishingly fast, I place an order Tuesday evening and the order was in my hands Friday afternoon.

The KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs came with all parts and hardware individually foam wrapped, and neatly placed in a large ziplock bag along with instructions that were spot on.

The entire process took me about an hour from start to finish, only road bump I had was trying to put all the O-rings on the foot pegs while trying to drink a beer :beerchug: (you need two hands for the O-ring install).
Once the side panels were re-installed I took the bike for a quick ride up the freeway, and man what a huge difference they make.(the twins now have air conditioning) :great:
My advice to anyone without some kind of highway pegs on their Connie is get some, you'll find comfort while riding you didn't know was possible on a sport touring bike, also I'd highly recommend that you install handle bar raisers, if you haven't already, because when you have you're feet on the highway pegs it forces you to set up straighter, and stock high bars may make for an awkward ride. 
In conclusion, if you're  like me short on cash and can't afford   the coveted tip over bars with highway pegs the KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs are an excellent, affordable, easy to install option you cant go wrong with.

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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 02:59:01 am »
First off let me send out a big Thank You to Murphs, great pricing that includes shipping, and shipping is astonishingly fast, I place an order Tuesday evening and the order was in my hands Friday afternoon.

The KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs came with all parts and hardware individually foam wrapped, and neatly placed in a large ziplock bag along with instructions that were spot on.

The entire process took me about an hour from start to finish, only road bump I had was trying to put all the O-rings on the foot pegs while trying to drink a beer :beerchug: (you need two hands for the O-ring install).
Once the side panels were re-installed I took the bike for a quick ride up the freeway, and man what a huge difference they make.(the twins now have air conditioning) :great:
My advice to anyone without some kind of highway pegs on their Connie is get some, you'll find comfort while riding you didn't know was possible on a sport touring bike, also I'd highly recommend that you install handle bar raisers, if you haven't already, because when you have you're feet on the highway pegs it forces you to set up straighter, and stock high bars may make for an awkward ride. 
In conclusion, if you're  like me short on cash and can't afford   the coveted tip over bars with highway pegs the KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs are an excellent, affordable, easy to install option you cant go wrong with.

Good review I was on the fence but I will have to get some. Has anyone had a tip over with these? and what happened? Thanks

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Re: Anyone have KB Foot Forward Highway Pegs
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 03:31:42 pm »
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It's one or the other on the front, with the front tip over bars you can get a set of pegs that mount to the tip over bars.
Eventually I'd like to put a full set on my bike, for faring and bag protection, however right now they just weren't in my budget
at $340+ $92 for the addon pegs was just more than I could really spend right now.
One thing I may do is order a set of rear only tip overs, but there again I'm not sure how well the KB Foot Forward pegs would protect the faring in case of drop, they weren't intended nor designed for that and I hope I'll never have to find out.
Bottom line is, if you want full tip over protection and the ability to have highway pegs, go with the full tip over bar set, as that is what they were designed for.
If you just want highway pegs for comfort, and are short on cash, keeping in mind that they weren't designed for drop protection, at $142 shipped from Murphs you can't go wrong.