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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 09:11 AM
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Was it hard adjusting the clutch and brake after installing the lowering blocks for the pegs? I've had the lowering blocks for two years and haven't put them on.

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Was it hard adjusting the clutch and brake after installing the lowering blocks for the pegs? I've had the lowering blocks for two years and haven't put them on.

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You don't adjust the clutch... but the gear shifter was very easy to adjust, took less than 3 minutes and I know absolutely nothing about mechanical do-ja-ma-thingys and thing-a-ma-jigs.

I didn't even need to adjust the brake pedal.


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You don't adjust the clutch... but the gear shifter was very easy to adjust, took less than 3 minutes and I know absolutely nothing about mechanical do-ja-ma-thingys and thing-a-ma-jigs.

I didn't even need to adjust the brake pedal.
Same here: shift lever is a simple adjustment, and my rear brake pedal needed no adjustment.
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I meant gear shifter. Thanks for the info fellas.

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Could someone supply s link to Speedy's kit. I am wanting to try this out myself before trading my V for a bigger bike. I'm 6' 2" with 34 inch inseam and my knees get crampy within 20 minutes time.

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Nevermind. Didn't realize Speedy is Motowerks.

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Could someone supply s link to Speedy's kit. I am wanting to try this out myself before trading my V for a bigger bike. I'm 6' 2" with 34 inch inseam and my knees get crampy within 20 minutes time.

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Nevermind. Didn't realize Speedy is Motowerks.
we are in the same boat lol, i find myself sitting on the passenger seat or standing alot when im riding solo, i think adding some padding to the seat could help you as well if the peg lowering doesnt work by its self

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we are in the same boat lol, i find myself sitting on the passenger seat or standing alot when im riding solo, i think adding some padding to the seat could help you as well if the peg lowering doesnt work by its self
I did look at it and I don't think it's gonna add enough to make me comfortable. I used the moto ergo site to estimate where the lowering blocks would put my feet. I only gain a degree or 2 in knees and hips.

I've used the same ergo site to "test fit" other bikes. Believe it or not, the HD 1200 Custom has the most room compared to other bikes stock.

I did see highway pegs for the V. Anyone use those for highway travel? Do they make the ride more comfortable? I'd rather keep the V than trade it off with negative equity.

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Some values from the Moto Ergo Site based on 6' 2" and 34" inseam.

Stock: Hip Angle = 88* Knee Angle = 75*
MotoWerk Lowering Block at 1.25" down (1.3" per website): Hip Angle = 92* (+4*) Knee Angle = 80* (+5*)
MotoWerk Hiway Pegs at 17" forward and 2" up per website: Hip Angle = 73* (-15*) Knee Angle = 101* (+26*)

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I bolted them up last weekend and they felt good immediately. I'm 6' tall, 34" inseam. The stock height was totally fine for average saddle time, but this will take some stress off when logging many hours in the saddle. I had my meniscus removed and that knee has never been the same since. I'm close to 56 years old and the joints aren't what they used to be. See pic of my leg angle with Speedy Lowering Pegs.
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If I can get the seat raised by an inch in addition to the lowering blocks, the bike may be good enough for longer trips.
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Do you notice if it splays the pegs wider? Are you able to adjust the shifter and brake to make it feel natural?

Have you noticed any loss of ground clearance in the corners?

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I have scraped the peg feelers sometimes, but only just and it was on a track. And my bike is lowered as well.
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If I can get the seat raised by an inch in addition to the lowering blocks, the bike may be good enough for longer trips.
My experiences (on an '08 and '09) are that the peg-lowering in conjunction w/ raising the front of my seats by 9/16" made all the difference in the world for my knees (32" inseam), but NOT nearly as necessary on my '15 which has the 'pegs a bit lower (and forward...?) from Kawi. I DID raise the '15s seat front, AND installed the lowering blocks I pulled off my '09, however. LOTS of room now.

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My experiences (on an '08 and '09) are that the peg-lowering in conjunction w/ raising the front of my seats by 9/16" made all the difference in the world for my knees (32" inseam), but NOT nearly as necessary on my '15 which has the 'pegs a bit lower (and forward...?) from Kawi. I DID raise the '15s seat front, AND installed the lowering blocks I pulled off my '09, however. LOTS of room now.
Well, I may give the blocks a try then. Thx!
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I put speedy blocks on my 2010 and rode it like that for 5 years. It went from sports bike type bend to way more comfy.
Purchased a 2015 in November and even though the new pegs are lower, I took the lowering blocks off my old bike just in case. After a week's trial I decided to fit the blocks on my new bike. What a difference. All day comfy knees now. Best $50 I've spent
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And it put the brake pedal in a better position for me. The original position ment I had to push the pedal down a long way to work. Now I hardly need any pressure at all
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My experiences (on an '08 and '09) are that the peg-lowering in conjunction w/ raising the front of my seats by 9/16" made all the difference in the world for my knees (32" inseam), but NOT nearly as necessary on my '15 which has the 'pegs a bit lower (and forward...?) from Kawi. I DID raise the '15s seat front, AND installed the lowering blocks I pulled off my '09, however. LOTS of room now.
How do I raise the front of the seat? Does it involve raising the ear of the gas tank? Would be nice not having the boys smashed against the gas tank.

I think this coming payday, I'm going to get the lowering blocks and mirror extenders. I would like to hold onto this bike if I can; however, if the mods don't work out, I'll be back on a cruiser this summer.

However, when you look like I do on this bike, a bigger bike seems to be the better option.
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If I can get the seat raised by an inch in addition to the lowering blocks, the bike may be good enough for longer trips.
I'm 6'2" with long legs. I did the BMW 1150RT seat mod which raises the seat height about an inch and makes it so much more butt-friendly. Peg lowering blocks have been ordered which should complete the transformation.

ProGrip 714 grips have been an improvement for hand comfort as well.
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...However, when you look like I do on this bike, a bigger bike seems to be the better option.
You look pretty good on there to ME...!


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You look pretty good on there to ME...!

Thanks.

I might go sit on a new 650 LT model. One thing I really regret when I got this bike was not getting something with storage. I hate backpacks. The 650 LT might be the bike I am looking for. However, that Vulcan 650 S looks pretty damn good, too.

If I am going to get a liter+ bike, it will have to be a cruiser. Sportbike insurance will sky rocket.

Anywho, I will try the lowering blocks and see about raising the seat some. If that works out, I'll keep the bike and save for luggage. Too bad Kaw doesn't sell the side luggage for the 2011 model anymore. I can still get the top case; but the side luggage isn't available.
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They're the same boxes as the Givi V35 and you can get bracket as well from Givi or SW Motech (Twisted Throttle) so they bolt right on.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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