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Offline Amdonim

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Murph's kneesavers
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:47:04 am »
So unfortunately, on my way home from work, I got a little optimistic and love tapped a curb with my right peg/foot. Pretty much ruined my shoes, and worse, it sheered my foot peg straight off the bike. I was considering getting some kneesavers as a sort of silver lining. I just want to make sure it'll bolt up with the damage I have. The place it snapped are the two pieces on which the peg swivels. I'm guessing the new pegs include the bracket that bolts to the frame, so I'm hoping I should be all set.

P.S. While I'm at it, what do you guys think of the kneesavers? Is it a quality product? Does it have a big effect on lean clearance?
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 07:07:42 am by Mudbrain »

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Re: Murph's kneesavers
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:45:52 am »
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Re: Murph's kneesavers
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 12:17:44 pm »
  Murphs' sell brackets and Knee saver separate.

  http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_91_87&products_id=184

  Knee savers come with foot pegs and lowering gizmo. I've had them now for 2 yrs. REALLY help the knees!

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143
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Re: Murph's kneesavers
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 12:43:39 pm »
The place it snapped are the two pieces on which the peg swivels. I'm guessing the new pegs include the bracket that bolts to the frame, so I'm hoping I should be all set.

P.S. While I'm at it, what do you guys think of the kneesavers? Is it a quality product? Does it have a big effect on lean clearance?
You'll need a new bracket as well.  But as Mettler1 said, Murph has you covered.

Kneesavers are excellent.  I've had them since Murph was beta-testing.  The comparison pics on his site between the Gen-Mars and the Kneesavers are of my bike.  I've noticed no effect on lean clearance.  My toes drag before the pegs touch down, but my one foot droops lower due to an injury.  The thinner GL1800 pegs make up for the difference in clearance.  Mine have been on the bike for about 50k now.
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Re: Murph's kneesavers
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 12:53:31 pm »
The kneesavers are designed to fold up if the hit the ground on a hard lean or a tipover. There's 2 articulation points, so they'll fold right up along the frame mounted bracket on a tipover. Hopefully, busted frame mounts are a thing of the past - Steve
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