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How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« on: May 14, 2014, 03:12:05 pm »
As part of the large group of parts I found here in my hometown, I'm getting a set of KB highway pegs.  However, original owner never installed them and has lost the instructions.

Anybody know where I can download them, can send me a set, or just post up "Bolt them here" instructions?  Thanks, as it likely saves me some time guessing or matching bolts/thread patterns or getting creative.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 03:40:11 pm »
THis from memory.  I hope I'm about right.

Pull the bellypan and side fairings.
Remove the air director/deflectors that fit between engine and fairing side.
Replace lower radiator mount bolts with the aluminum piece with a stud sticking out.
Find the spot where the air director/deflectors interfere and drill a one inch hole so that they slide on over the aluminum parts and bolt up. 
Bolt the short, flat aluminum bar with two holes in it to the end of the silver aluminum part now sticking through the air directors.  Angle them down and forward at about 45*. 
Now bolt the appropriate peg (right of left. you can tell by the way they fold) to the remaining hole (low and forward) in the little bar and snug where they will fold up to the rear at about 45*.
Fold the pegs down and slip the fairing panel with the peg sticking out the rear lower vent (of the two lower vents that are side by side) to check fitment.  Adjust angles of parts as needed for clearance.  It's tight, but should fit through nicely.
WHen it fits, tighten everything again, replace all plastics, and enjoy.

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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 04:24:32 pm »
That is about what I remember also.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 04:43:31 pm »
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 04:57:03 pm »
Wait, I've got to replace my plastics?  Uh-oh, already sold/traded most the deflectors as I run Miss Swail, uh, um, err, "scantily clad"!  :)

Thanks, the PO is selling them put together as he was trying them out held against his (now sold) Connie, but I can get them apart and follow the instructions.  As always, this forum rocks!

I still have a few of the gaskets and the antler covers from the bulk part purchase and will also sell some of my extras soon.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 05:32:22 pm »
Well, since you don't have all that plastic you can send me the highway pegs fer my new machine.  My old KBs have been wrecked, wrecked, and re-wrecked.  Thank goodness for hammers.  :D

You should be able to walk up to your bike and walk away in ten minutes with these mounted though.  Just pull the lower radiator mount bolts and screw em in thar.   :beerchug:
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 06:14:27 pm »
Well, these are kinda purdy for an 86 that is showing her age.  All good on the inside, pulls like crazy up to faster than I should go.

One "justification" for the highway pegs is they are going to move to the resto project bike which will be fully faired and better looking when I'm done.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 01:42:45 am »
Lower radiator mount bolts?  The one in the side of the bottom of the engine?  The big bolt on the highway peg doesn't seem to match anything on the radiator down low, but will check again?
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 01:49:04 am »
Yes, they look like they ought to be lower engine mounts.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 03:14:41 am »
Are they 14mm bolts, only threaded the last 1/4 or so?  :D

Cause two of them are sitting on my work bench and some cool looking highway pegs are where they used to go.  about to take her for a test spin, I'll shoot a short "this is what I did for the install" video in the daylight tomorrow.

Left side was a bit tricky with radiator hose but yeah, didn't take that long since there weren't fairings to remove.  Thanks Guys!
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 02:09:54 am »
Shot a video walking around the bike after the install.  Hope the wind noise isn't too bad-today was actually the first non-Santa Anna day here in San Diego county and some progress is being made against the fires.

Here's the link to the video:
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 09:20:25 pm »
they look good Bur,I am trying to find out the difference btwn.those and the altitudely challenged ones.Mine look real good poking out of the fairing,but I can't reach them without acrobatics.  The Wizard (Jerry)
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 06:50:07 am »
they look good Bur,I am trying to find out the difference btwn.those and the altitudely challenged ones.Mine look real good poking out of the fairing,but I can't reach them without acrobatics.  The Wizard (Jerry)

I was wondering myself how these would work for shorter people. I am 5' 8" with a 29" inseam and it doesn't seem like I would be able to reach the ones from Murphs.
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 12:27:54 pm »
I just added Murph's highway pegs to murphs tip over bars, and they work great for the height challenged.
I am also 5'-8" with 29" inseam.

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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 11:41:27 pm »


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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2014, 10:25:55 am »
At one time (or still) there were kbs long legs went through slot in fairing and short legged you cut whole through mid fairing.Anyone with info,hhheeelllp. The Wizard
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2014, 11:11:41 am »
Yeah the ones from Murphs on the tipovers can be turned around to get em closer if need be also .
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2014, 12:58:28 pm »
At one time (or still) there were kbs long legs went through slot in fairing and short legged you cut whole through mid fairing.Anyone with info,hhheeelllp. The Wizard
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Re: How/where do I install KB Highway Pegs?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2014, 04:40:30 pm »
If I recall correctly Snarf's mounts required the straight through the fairing hole.  He's in fits and starts of production these days though.  Don't know if he's really back up again.

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