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Offline Ramone

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Two questions
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:23:21 am »
Hi all thanks for being here, I bought a 2006 Concours late in the summer, got a few small rides in and loved the bike.
The pegs do seem a little high for me, down a bit would be just great, is it just a kit i order to lower them ? Where do i order from ?
My other question is highway pegs, do they make these for our bikes ? again where to order them, and are they easy to install ?
Oh one more if i could, I have been looking at Tom-tom rider and the Gamin Zumo, the latest models, are these just a preference ? Or is there a a better model than the other.
Thanks in advance for all your wisdom and experience
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 02:37:38 am »
Lower pegs and Highway pegs are available through www.murphskits.com  He supports COG and his service is very good.

Search for "Knee Savers" and Highway Pegs...

The GPS question is up to your preference...those two are probably the most prevalent...I, personally, prefer the Garmin...

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Re: Two questions
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 03:38:36 am »
   Got the knee savers a long time ago. REALLY makes a difference!!! :)


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Re: Two questions
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 04:46:49 am »
Damn, that is expensive for a pair of repurposed goldwing pegs.

   Got the knee savers a long time ago. REALLY makes a difference!!! :)


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Re: Two questions
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 08:06:51 am »
Damn, that is expensive for a pair of repurposed goldwing pegs.

   Got the knee savers a long time ago. REALLY makes a difference!!! :)


                 https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143&osCsid=9qKhNwX746yyKuAtJg0
If it was just GW pegs, you might have a point.
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 01:23:37 pm »
Damn, that is expensive for a pair of repurposed goldwing pegs.

   Got the knee savers a long time ago. REALLY makes a difference!!! :) The foot pegs also really help!!


                 https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143&osCsid=9qKhNwX746yyKuAtJg0

 Got mine from Murphs' 'many ' yrs ago and well worth the $$  after getting cramps on a long ride. Really made a difference in comfort. :great:
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 03:03:03 am by Mettler1 »
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 01:43:20 pm »
Had the Murph's lowering kit on my 2000 and it helped a lot with long legs. You will also need to adjust the brake light switch afterwards,  but it's not difficult. Also check the rubber pads on the pegs for fastener tightness. I didn't, had one loose and lost it. Just one bolt (I think), so give it a quick "tighten" and you'll be good to go.  You might wait around and  find a used set on the forum, but they're worth the money.
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 02:08:45 pm »
I put highway pegs on tip over bars.

I have had the knee savers for a couple of years.  I should get around to putting them on...


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Re: Two questions
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 02:55:11 am »
I put highway pegs on tip over bars.

I have had the knee savers for a couple of years.  I should get around to putting them on...




I have long legs, about a 36 inch inseam, and I did the the highway pegs on tip-over bars thing also, works good for me.  I dropped the footpegs with a GenMar kit shortly after I got the b ike back in 2005.  I am happy with them.

http://www.1tail.com/GenMar/Foot_Pegs/Kawasaki_Concours_GenMar_Footpeg_Lowering_Brackets_-_K204/702353/
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 11:26:35 pm »
See if you can find the knee savers second hand. I had them, I'm 6'3" and was hoping for the world. They lasted about a week. Save yourself some coin becuase you can sell them for what you paid if you buy them pre-owned.
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 02:29:34 pm »
just an FYI.  The footpeg lowering kit that includes   the NEW Goldwing pegs is the one you want. Reusing the stock Concours pegs is not as good of an option because the stock footpegs are really thick and will drag on the ground. YOu want the very thin GW pegs. ( I owned both types and broke the aluminum adapters- the steel adapters with the GW pegs are better for several reasons)

I canot locate the forward footpeg kit that did not require crash bars and did not require cutting a hole in the faring. His name was John (i forget) from Florida
This is the kit you want for the foward pegs
https://www.ebay.com/i/382572955023?chn=ps

« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 02:36:12 pm by Daytona_Mike »
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 02:46:00 pm »
just an FYI.  The footpeg lowering kit that includes   the NEW Goldwing pegs is the one you want. Reusing the stock Concours pegs is not as good of an option because the stock footpegs are really thick and will drag on the ground. YOu want the very thin GW pegs. ( I owned both types and broke the aluminum adapters- the steel adapters with the GW pegs are better for several reasons)

I canot locate the forward footpeg kit that did not require crash bars and did not require cutting a hole in the faring. His name was John (i forget) from Florida
This is the kit you want for the foward pegs
https://www.ebay.com/i/382572955023?chn=ps


  You're talking about the Murph's Kneesavers. The ones that use the stock pegs ad make the rider pidgeon toed are the Genmars.  Steve


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Re: Two questions
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 03:07:12 pm »
Yes Steve.. That is correct.. the Genmars would not let me get my big feet get underneath the shift lever.
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Re: Two questions
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 02:16:49 am »
GPS:  I have the Tom tom Rider 400, an earlier model, and it does it's job quite well,
until it rains, then the touch screen mskes the GPS go wonky.  A piece of plastic wrap
stops the issue, but I don't think it should be necessary on a weather resistant GPS.

Not sure how the 550 handles wet... might want to look into it.
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