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Offline Brett0769

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« on: August 29, 2008, 05:54:00 pm »
I know some of you guys have peg lowerers of some sort, what do you have and how good are they? My knees get achey after about 2.5 hours.  
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 02:41:00 am »
Great for knee pain relief. However you will be scraping pegs!  I have the gen mars. Some use the GL pegs and murphs lowers.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)      
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 09:33:00 am »
Another alternative is a taller saddle, like a Russell.  That way you don't lose any ground clearance.      If you have short legs, it may not be an ideal solution, but anybody with an inseam of 31 or more should be able to handle it pretty easily.    The saddle is narrower at the front, so learning to slide forward in the saddle at stops makes things a lot more manageable.    The bonus is that the saddle is a huge improvement over stock for LD comfort.  

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 11:35:00 am »
 
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 Another alternative is a taller saddle, like a Russell.  That way you don't lose any ground clearance.  
   That might be the way to go, more expensive no doubt but I like the ground clearance. I like the fact that scraping pegs is a relative rarity now and want to keep it that way. My inseam is 30.5"-ish so sounds like a 50/50. I'll start lookin'. Thanks for the advice guys and anybody else with pearls for this swine, please do toss them. :)  
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 05:15:00 pm »
  Murph's sells lowers known as "Kneesavers". Does that sound like your solution?       And lin, the kneesavers don't drag like the genmars do - the peg bottoms are in the same location as the stock pegs, so there's no loss of ground clearance, although they do drop your feet 1.5"    Shleper of the 7th gear unit and performance exhaust cam sprockets.       My bike - "SHOODABEN" - 1109cc's of what an 04 concours "shoodaben"!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 12:47:00 am »
I have the "Knee savers", with no problems.  But then I'm not a peg drager anyway.  You will have to adjust the shifter and the rear brake to make up for the new toe positions.  Actualy worked better for the shifter and my big feet though.    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 04:29:00 pm »
Brett - just my two cents - I bought a set of gen-mars right after I got the bike, they worked but to be honest Murph's knee savers and the GL pegs work waaaay better...More than likely you'll need to adjust the shift lever and the rear brake pedal, but it's no big deal.  

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 11:19:00 am »
I put a set of the Knee-Savers on my bike at a tech day last year. I have a few pics of the before and after at the following links.    The first one is a measurement of the hight of the pegs from the ground and the top of the peg.    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog1374/630522324/    The next one measured from the ground and the bottom of the peg.    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog1374/629659427/in/photostream/    The next two are after the Knee-Savers were installed. And just like the first two, from the top and bottom of the new peg and the ground.    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog1374/629659675/in/photostream/    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog1374/629659857/in/photostream/    And then, like others have said, you gotta adjust the shifter and brake pedal. After some trial and error, I got the shifter moved, but I can't get the brake pedal low enough, but I am used to it now and is no big deal.  
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 08:29:00 pm »
I just installed Murph Knee savers...I like em lots... :)  Had a good chuckle this AM...drug my foot for the first time...thought it was nuthin to brag about cuz it took a set of lowered pegs to do it...  

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 10:56:00 pm »
A different option would be highway pegs. Allow you to stretch out gives the knees a lot of relief.     I did the highway pegs because it allows my wife to stretch out, when riding two up. I move my feet forward to the pegs and she moves her feet forward to my pegs. Works on the freeway. Have not taught her to shift from that position yet. I dont think she can reach the shift lever. -- With genmar lowers installed she could not reach the front pegs. So for me no lowers and use of highway pegs is how I stretch out.     Would not help 2.5 hours of twisties.      2003 Concours  COG #6953  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 12:54:00 pm »
Would not help 2.5 hours of twisties.    What, you can't do twistys in the "Harley" position?    I vote again for the "knee savers" with gl1800 pegs from Murph's. Also have highway pegs on tip bars from Murph    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 01:28:00 pm »
Jerry there is a nut you can remove to get a bit more adjustment out of the rear brake lever.  Look close at the adjustment and you will figure out what nut I mean.    I have old style genmar.  I hardly ever drag pegs and I am not that slow.  I think the kneesavers would be better though.  I also just got a Russel seat.  It feels way more higher.  I went from flat footing easy to tip toe at stops because of the seat cut and hight.  I am 6' and 34 inseam.  It IS weird to get use to scooting forward when its time to stop and sitting stopped is not comfortable as it was with stock.  Still not sure I like it but it is better when riding and that may be what counts..  Between the peg lowers and the higher seat though my knees got relief.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 06:18:00 pm »
 What, you can't do twistys in the Harley" position? "    All IMO of course. The harley position is great for the knees, but I think harder on the butt and back. The arch in my back gets old, and shifts my center of gravity so its straight up and down over my spine versus slightly forward. For the butt, I find a strict equestrian riding position shifts the COG and really helps the back and butt, but is the hardest on the knees.     This is definitly why knee savers is a better option. Allows the proper riding position with some knee relief. -- However this was not the best two up option for the wife. Her knee's hurt worse on the Connie than mine. So it was the option for me. And an alternative depending on your needs.    When running the twisties with highway pegs in the down position, you need to be careful which set of pegs you end of dragging. Be there, done that.    2003 Concours  COG #6953  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 08:57:00 am »
I had the Knee savers and GL Pegs, Scrapped too often and was wearing down the outside of my boot soles.  I removed the knee savers and drilled the pegs to take the Connie pin.  The GL pegs are more comfortable and fold up completely obviating the broken peg mount problem "if" you have a CDA.  ;) Don't ask how I know.  I also have a Russell Saddle which is almost 2" taller than stock.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2008, 10:03:00 am »
I've found that being proactive with Advil before & during long days in the saddle goes a long way to reduce the aches & pains.    --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director, AMA, MSF RC  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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