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anybody break kneesavers?
« on: March 16, 2012, 02:34:17 am »
From time to time I think it would be nice to try murph's kneesavers, if only I had an opportunity to try them.
maybe if I could convince myself they're like insurance i'd get some.

so my question is, are they any less likely to break in a no speed fall than stock pegs?
err, not that i'm laying it down or anything  :-[

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 04:02:20 am »
  Just put a set on my bike.If the bike just tips over they fold up to the frame. Not likely to break off. 8)
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 10:19:22 am »
 there's a double articulation that allows them to fold up flat against the bike in event of a tip. I have received numerous reports of bikes tipping without any damage to the kneesaver or the bracket on the bike, which is the most likely piece to suffer in any tip with stock pegs. HTH, steve
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 02:04:02 pm »
When I saw the title, I wasn't thinking tip-over breaks, but breaking from overloading them.   ;D  My 275 lbs. + gear doesn't break them that way, either. 
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 02:08:27 pm »
yep. Less likely to break than the stock ones. Thinking of them as insurance is a hard sell IMO. But do what you need to do. Comfort versus miles. Connies go and go for a long time. You'll be riding her for years. The sooner you get them the more of them miles you can ride with a bigger smile and less pain.
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 04:27:40 pm »
well Sly, if you have a laydown that breaks both the peg and bracket like I did, you're already getting close to the cost of kneesavers. The comfort factor may factor in more as time marches on for sure. Looking at them I just can't SEE how much they'd help:
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/pegcompare.htm

Jon, I was thinking from the tip-over perspective, but good to know. I really haven't been at ease standing up on the bike after seeing how easily they break. Surely we'd have heard about it by now if it was a concern tho.

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 11:38:31 pm »
When I saw the title, I wasn't thinking tip-over breaks, but breaking from overloading them.   ;D  My 275 lbs. + gear doesn't break them that way, either.

Lose weight!  :-\.  No really now. No they shouldn't break under your load characteristics.    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   But in the event of any "tip over" or "crash" you always need to inspect the bracket as they are made from the cheapest crappe pot metal on the planet and if they do not break they most likely will crack and then they might not support you and your......load..... ;)
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 11:46:01 pm »
well Sly, if you have a laydown that breaks both the peg and bracket like I did, you're already getting close to the cost of kneesavers. The comfort factor may factor in more as time marches on for sure. Looking at them I just can't SEE how much they'd help:
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/pegcompare.htm

Those particular comparison shots were done comparing the KneeSavers to the GenMar peg lowering kit.  Not to the stock.  (I know, those pics are my bike!)  I realized after I sold the GenMars off that I should have done a three-way comparison.

The KneeSavers are a huge difference from the stock riding position.

Next time I'm at a rally and see someone with the GenMars, I'll try to borrow them and update the pics for Murph with a comparison of all three. 
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 11:54:38 pm »
Looking at them I just can't SEE how much they'd help:
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/pegcompare.htm



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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 12:19:51 am »
yep, sounds like I'll be putting them on my wishlist for sure.

Those particular comparison shots were done comparing the KneeSavers to the GenMar peg lowering kit.  Not to the stock.  (I know, those pics are my bike!)


funny, I was wondering if that was you when I posted that link. Yeah, I'm just trying to compare the position of the bracket and imagine where the stock pegs would be... needless to say I don't have the best imagination  ::)
Thanks!

on a somewhat unrelated note, was telling a fellow biker about this cycle ergo site, he'd never heard of it.
http://cycle-ergo.com/
pretty neat!

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 03:29:19 pm »
If you're thinking about breaking kneesavers by standing on them, fuggetabout it. they're made from solid steel. Steve
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 03:45:11 pm »
Maybe this can help your imagination. The stock pegs

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 03:47:55 pm »
The knee savers with the brake lever in the stock position

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 03:52:04 pm »
After lowering the brake lever

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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 03:19:38 pm »
I'm about 350lbs with gear (finally losing weight though, so hopefully will keep shrinking!  >:D) And have jumped, bounced, and even stood on these Kneesavers for miles on end. They are a truly fantastic product, and I'd highly recommend them.

My only complaint is that I scrape my boots more often!
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 03:32:59 pm »
Scrapes on your boots gives you "bragin" rights when bench racing :D
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Re: anybody break kneesavers?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 03:15:54 pm »
Scrapes on your boots gives you "bragin" rights when bench racing :D
I have big gobs of Shoe-Goo on my riding boots to handle the scrapes. 
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