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Offline The ice man

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Highway pegs 99 concours
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:39:27 pm »
 I am considering buying highway pegs. I noticed Murph's sells a highway peg kit. I also noticed in the tech pages there is an article about  highway pegs. I would like to hear comments from anyone has highway pegs? My knees ache and I need to stop and walk around every 30 minutes of riding. I hope that highway pegs would allow me to extent my legs and make  my ride  more comfortable? If I drop the bike at highway speeds could the highway pegs cause engine damage? 

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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 08:00:40 pm »
  I got Murphs' Knee savers long time ago and they took care of my knee discomfort.  :)
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  If you are looking for even a longer stretch you need some pegs out by the fairing vents.
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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 08:18:38 pm »
Hello,The Wizard here with Murphs peg lowerers available for sale with the larger Gold Wing pegs.PM me if interested.                                                                  The Wizard(match need with source,used parts)
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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 09:01:29 pm »
  I got Murphs' Knee savers long time ago and they took care of my knee discomfort.  :)
https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143


  If you are looking for even a longer stretch you need some pegs out by the fairing vents.
         
         I have looked at the knee savers from murph's. I wouldn't think they would help much, but I guess they do,because I have heard that they are a good thing to have. I would think highway pegs would be a better choice but I have not used either one so I don't really know. I would think if you are going to use highway pegs you would want to run with the lower fairings removed  so you would have room for your legs.

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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 09:57:51 am »
The knee savers make a lot of difference - worth a try.

You can use highway pegs without removing midfairings.
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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 10:13:41 am »
I am considering buying highway pegs. I noticed Murph's sells a highway peg kit. I also noticed in the tech pages there is an article about  highway pegs. I would like to hear comments from anyone has highway pegs? My knees ache and I need to stop and walk around every 30 minutes of riding. I hope that highway pegs would allow me to extent my legs and make  my ride  more comfortable? If I drop the bike at highway speeds could the highway pegs cause engine damage?
I installed the KB hwy pegs from Murphs kits on my '06 Connie and can recommend them. At 6 ft with a 33" inseam, they help a lot on longer rides.  Something tells me that "If I drop the bike at highway speeds..." engine damage from the highway pegs will be the least of my concerns!
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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 12:10:54 pm »
I've also installed the KB highway pegs on my 06, and they make it possible to do 600+ mile days with a minimum of discomfort.

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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 03:53:53 pm »
I've also installed the KB highway pegs on my 06, and they make it possible to do 600+ mile days with a minimum of discomfort.

     Tom Taylor COG#7173
     
       I can only go about  30 miles before my knees ache and I stop to walk a little. At this rate it would take forever to get 600 miles. Can you get your legs around the fairing ok? Is there a possibility that serious engine damage would result if you dropped the bike?

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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 06:43:34 pm »
I've also installed the KB highway pegs on my 06, and they make it possible to do 600+ mile days with a minimum of discomfort.

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       I can only go about  30 miles before my knees ache and I stop to walk a little. At this rate it would take forever to get 600 miles. Can you get your legs around the fairing ok? Is there a possibility that serious engine damage would result if you dropped the bike?
  Yep - no problem getting legs around the fairing.  I don't keep my legs on the hwy pegs for extended periods - especially when travelling at illegally high speeds, for aerodynamic reasons.  It is nice to have the option to stretch ones legs, however, and so I alternate pretty frequently from the regular pegs to the hwy pegs and even to the passenger pegs sometimes.  I've can go a couple of hundred miles easily, without feeling the need to stop due to leg fatigue.  I don't think there would be substantial damage to the engine due to the highway pegs were the bike to fall over.  The 'standoff bolt' and 'offset arm' are made of aluminum - they would probably snap or bend.  Hope that helps.
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Re: Highway pegs 99 concours
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 09:06:16 pm »
were able to adjust your brake peddle down enough. i would like my pedal to be level with the foot peg