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Offline Rick505

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Lowering Foot Pegs
« on: November 18, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »
I've been wanting to lower my rider footpegs for some time now.  I've been leaning toward the Knight Designs kit but guess I'm so cheap frugal and I really don't want to eliminate the rubber cover so I can't make myself complete the purchase.  Recently I stumbled across some site while searching for alternatives and discovered an ultra-distance rider who fabricated a set of lowering blocks which made me think of alternatives.  Having a 3-D printer and KNOWING PLASTIC WILL NEVER BE STRONG ENOUGH (someone will certainly state the obvious) I decided to try my hand at mocking up some sort of "hanger" to lower the existing pegs.  They could even be shorter and still work fine I believe.

Although I had to reprint a couple of times to get the length and holes placed correctly this seems to work.  Knowing me I'll more than likely not really proceed with casting in metal or even having them created by a fabricating shop ($$$$ again) still fun to see what I came up with.  I may try and submit the "plans" to a couple of online fabrication shops to see the prices quoted just for Grins.  Just me playing really.  Oh, and in case anyone is interested I tried an aftermarket "off-road" set of pegs I had fitted to my Suzuki DL-650 V-Strom and they fit the Trophy fine.  So perhaps I will expand my search for others and stop wasting time with this.  Nah! :110:




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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 04:49:02 PM »
You say that you're "frugal" but you have a 3-D printer.  ???

btw, I have the Knight Design pegs and love them.  No problems with slipping or anything in all types of weather.
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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 05:44:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
You say that you're "frugal" but you have a 3-D printer.  ???

btw, I have the Knight Design pegs and love them.  No problems with slipping or anything in all types of weather.

+1 on the KD pegs... Love 'em...

I love to save a buck, and have fabricated a lot of stuff, Givi bag mounts, R.A.M ball mounts, etc., but sometimes... it's just better to cough up the bucks...

Last BWM I had, I was trying to save a buck on bags.  Guys on the forum said, "So... you bought a BMW ... and NOW you are trying to 'save money'?????"
Point taken..  :062:
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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 10:02:49 PM »
Well, it was $180 delivered with an extra roll of PLA plastic filament.  I think about half my initial service on the TTSE :114: and it keeps me out of the bars.  I like to think designing stuff is slowing down the deterioration of my brain cells.  I may just look out for factory Honda Goldwing pegs when they are replaced with "Floorboards" and heel-toe shifters.  If cheap enough will be worth a try and might be yet another source of a part.

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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 02:06:25 PM »
Keep us all informed.
I am most interested in lowering the rear pegs. The long legged lady needs more space on the back...
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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 05:38:50 PM »
I'm sure he'll get more use out of the 3d printer than just footpeg hangers.
Besides 3d printers are not as expensive as some might think and personally like his idea of using the OEM pegs. Just sayin' :169:

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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 07:59:56 PM »
I am interested in the DWG of this item.
Can somebody send it to me, so i can tray to print them locally?
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Re: Lowering Foot Pegs
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 08:55:38 PM »
Very nice!  I like seeing people get creative.  I also love the Knight pegs (found mine used so less expensive), but do wish they had the rubber padding.  Wondering if a fella (or lady) could remove the rubber from the stockers, grind them 'thinner' and lower them that way?  Just a thought.  I do have my stock pegs in the shed...
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