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New Highway Peg Design
« on: October 30, 2010, 01:41:18 pm »


More photos here:
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Ronnie Agostini provided me a set of his new highway pegs for testing and evaluation, and I put them on my bike this week and have been riding with them.

I'm pretty impressed with them. While they don't let you totally stretch out your leg, they do let you change the bend in your knee and get a different position. They also blend into the design of the bike very well, although I would prefer to see them powder coated black so they matched the bike a bit better.

They mount using the stock four holes for the footpegs and slip behind the existing OEM peg brackets. Ronnie provided the additional hardware for using the two rear holes (one of them on my bike wasn't drilled at the factory) for additional support as well as a tap for the holes that aren't threaded. The only part that is a bit tricky on the installation is that you have to unscrew the shifter linkage rod and put it through the hole in the left side brace and then thread it back on. The right side hard brake line also had to be pushed inboard just a few millimeters as well. Other than that, installation was fairly straightforward.

These were originally designed for a 08/09 bike, and on the 2010 there is an additional inch or so forward of them that would allow the pegs to be extended further forward. I believe Ronnie is going to make another set for the 2010/2011 bikes that will take advantage of this extra bit of room.

I put the pegs down and tried to get them to scrape to make sure they would auto-retract properly in the event they touch down, but so far, I have not been able to get the bike over far enough to make contact. I'm pretty certain they will retract if they ever touch down, and I think the stock foot pegs may actually make contact first since the highway pegs are higher up on the bike. Normally, you wouldn't ride a twisty section of road with them down, but I figured I should test this scenario out anyway. The pegs themselves have a spring loaded detent in them that keeps them in held in the up or down position, and they can easily be flipped up or down with your foot without taking your eyes off the road.

They may not look like they offer a lot of forward leg extension, but I did about 200 miles with them on yesterday, and I can tell you that they do offer relief when you use them. Especially for us old guys over 50.  Being able to reduce the bend in your knee really helps. You also can stretch your leg full out and rest your calf on the peg, though the peg is not very comfortable when it pushes on the back of your calf/ankle muscle, but it works for short periods to allow you to get a full stretch. If you added a small piece of hard foam to the front of the peg, you could probably ride like this for longer periods.

I believe Ronnie is going to ask about $285 or so for these once he has them ready to sell. You can contact him at (417) 725-2432 or ragsag[AT]mowisp.net  This is his wife's email address, so it may take a while to get a response via email, so be patient. (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol)

« Last Edit: October 30, 2010, 02:25:26 pm by Fred H »
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 02:25:21 pm »
Very interesting.  What size shoes do you wear Fred?  I have big feet.  My toes hit the plastics on a GL1800 and I'm wondering if my toes will hit these in a normal riding position.

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 02:25:59 pm »
I think my boots are 9 1/2.
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 02:38:21 pm »
I think my boots are 9 1/2.

Geez, that's like little girl feet!  My toes are gonna stick about 2" further out than yours.  I wear a 13 EEEE. 

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 07:56:20 am »
I think my boots are 9 1/2.

Geez, that's like little girl feet!  My toes are gonna stick about 2" further out than yours.  I wear a 13 EEEE.


That's funny!  ;D  Yeah I wear size 12 myself. They look like your toes may hit the fairing. But maybe it's an optical illusion. Fred, is there room for your toes or legs to aim out past the fairing. I do that with highway pegs a lot. Just straighten my legs out and let my calf rest on them for a good stretch.
 Also I'm wondering if they may not look better in a dark color like maybe charcoal to match the motor better. It would make them blend in better. I think they stand out a little too much in that color.

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 01:21:47 pm »
Actually, my concern is my toes hitting the hiway pegs when I shift or brake. 

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 01:38:46 pm »
Actually, my concern is my toes hitting the hiway pegs when I shift or brake.

My little girlie feet fit them just fine.  ;D

If you want, I can go out and measure the distance from the stock peg to the highway pegs.

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 01:56:25 pm »
You can see one of my little girlie toes in the corner of the second photo.  :D



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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 06:24:36 pm »
Actually the second set of photo's look better yet. They don't look like they would be a problem!

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 06:56:03 pm »
I measured my boot from the instep to the tip.  8 inches.  If this is a prototype, can he make them longer?  I'll probably be hitting them at some point.

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2010, 02:14:56 am »
Looks good..I also wanted to post,the spell check is nice too...blanton
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2010, 01:27:25 pm »
Looks like a nice design overall.

If you could use 3rd party offset pegs, you could allow for more customizing.  But that's just my two cents.


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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2010, 01:42:56 pm »
I think these might fit the bill.  And I just told my wife I didn't want any more farkles, except for cruise control!

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2010, 01:03:51 pm »
There's where you messed up right there!  Never NEVER EVER ever EVAH say you are done with farkles!  It just gets you in trouble....DAMHIK!  Just like I NEVER say I'll be home by.... because for whatever reason this bike ALWAYS gets me turned around on my way home!  :-[ ;)  Which is EXACTLY why I am going to invest in a set of these IF they are offered in black!  If not, I'll have to see if/where I can get them powder coated!

I think these might fit the bill.  And I just told my wife I didn't want any more farkles, except for cruise control!

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 10:55:56 pm »
Ronnie made a new version for the 2010 bike and moved them forward about an inch, since the 2010 has a bit more forward room than the 08/09 did. He also powder coated them black. I did a test fit today on my bike and they fit real well and look even nicer in black. I posted some new photos to the gallery.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/highwaypegs



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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 11:20:13 pm »
Ronnie made a new version for the 2010 bike and moved them forward about an inch, since the 2010 has a bit more forward room than the 08/09 did. He also powder coated them black. I did a test fit today on my bike and they fit real well and look even nicer in black. I posted some new photos to the gallery.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/highwaypegs




 Those look nice in black Fred, how about the comfort? Have you used them on a long ride yet?

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2010, 12:08:46 am »
Yes, I've done a couple long rides with them now, and they work well and offer you an alternative foot position. I initially thought they might not let me stretch out enough, but after using them a while, I perfectly happy with them.
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 05:27:38 pm »
Ronnie made a new version for the 2010 bike and moved them forward about an inch, since the 2010 has a bit more forward room than the 08/09 did. He also powder coated them black. I did a test fit today on my bike and they fit real well and look even nicer in black. I posted some new photos to the gallery.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/highwaypegs






By the way, I'd like to mention that I'm real impressed with the overall craftsmanship of this product. It really is first rate, and they look even better in black.
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 06:19:46 pm »
Very nice design, at 6'2", I'll be interested in a set of these.  Not a bad price considering the time to design them.
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011, 07:05:42 pm »
Hey Fred!!  Any word on if these things are in production yet???

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011, 08:18:41 pm »
black looks great would also like to know if these are available yet ?

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011, 08:49:08 pm »
black looks great would also like to know if these are available yet ?

Ronnie has been selling them for quite a while now. If you want a set, contact him. I believe I put his contact info somewhere in this thread.
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011, 10:06:10 pm »
I have a set and they are OUTSTANDING, highly recommended.  :)

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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011, 12:53:19 am »
Tj, If you would you give me the contact information on how to get a set of these hwy. pegs
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Re: New Highway Peg Design
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 11:09:02 am »
Tj, If you would you give me the contact information on how to get a set of these hwy. pegs
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Go to the very first post in this thread. All the contact info for Ronnie is at the bottom of that post.
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