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Foot Pegs Exactly at wrong place

Does anyone else notice a problem with the location of the foot pegs? I love the bike, but whenever I come to a red light and stop my knees seem to always be exactly "on" the footpegs.

I would like to have the foot pegs either 2-3 inches further back or nearer to the front so my legs would not try to be where the footpegs are located.

Anyone else feel this way? Can I get foot peg locators to shift them either back or front?
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Ankle biters for sure! With a 30 inch inseam I am constantly bruising the inside of my leg just above my ankles. Small part of the reason the V is for sale!!
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I can't say I ever really noticed, but then I have a 36 inch inseam. That may be the difference.
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I do most of my riding with my feet on the pegs... :P

Maybe try lowering them?

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I absolutely agree. I don't ride as often as many people here but everytime I ride the footpegs are the only thing I dislike.
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Does anyone else notice a problem with the location of the foot pegs? I love the bike, but whenever I come to a red light and stop my knees seem to always be exactly "on" the footpegs.

I would like to have the foot pegs either 2-3 inches further back or nearer to the front so my legs would not try to be where the footpegs are located.

Anyone else feel this way? Can I get foot peg locators to shift them either back or front?
Are you "new" to the V ?

I went from a KLR to the V and the first few hundred mile, I kepted banging my feet on the peg, and then, nothing ... Cured !!

Maybe the same will happen to you !

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I do most of my riding with my feet on the pegs... :P

Maybe try lowering them?
Yes, have considered getting Speedy's Lowering blocks and installing them in the reverse order. It appears this would shift the pegs down and FORWARD some. Regular installation would shift them down and BACK some.

Anyone have Speedy's lowering pegs installed and measured the shift towards the back from the original foot peg locations?

EDIT:

Revisited Speedy's site and the info states the pegs are shifted straight down... 1.3 inches. I guess I have my answer.

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I have speedys lowering peg blocks with the Concours 14 foot pegs when i come up to a stop the pegs fold upwards when they come in contact with the back of my calves. Where as the stock pegs hit my calves.I'll send a photo of the pegs.


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First 2-3 thousand miles, I noticed it. But now after 30k miles its not an issue. And its still the best bike I've ever had all-round.

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Agreed with the Guys. Did felt awkward at first but got used to it after a while.
Sure would be the same for you. Also, Speedy's motowerk pegs is a good mod.
Adding some height on the seat can also give your that extra comfort on the leg angle.

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To me (59 30 inseam) the pegs are in exactly the right place for riding. If they were moved to make it more comfortable to put my feet on the ground, they wouldnt be in exactly the right place for riding
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I had the same issue before I lowered the bike with Speedy's kit. I also lowered the footpegs and it's been great ever since.

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Does anyone else notice a problem with the location of the foot pegs? I love the bike, but whenever I come to a red light and stop my knees seem to always be exactly "on" the footpegs.

I would like to have the foot pegs either 2-3 inches further back or nearer to the front so my legs would not try to be where the footpegs are located.

Anyone else feel this way? Can I get foot peg locators to shift them either back or front?
With the bike on the sidestand, I measure one peg at 11inches and the other at 15inches off the ground! At just over 6' tall myself, my knees are 17(bottom of knee)-22inches(top of knee) from the ground. If your knees are less than 11 to 15 inches from the ground then, yes, the bike is too big for you.

Sliding up to the tank can you not kick your legs out in front of the pegs when you stop? Found it much more comfortable doing it this way myself.

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32" inseam and never a problem. I usually only put one foot down because the other is on the brake. It is a little hilly where I ride.
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I'm with the rest - noticed it right off, but after over a year and 13k miles I can't say I notice it at all anymore. I think your mind will adjust and compensate.

Give a bit of time and it'll all work out.
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I never had an issue until I switched to the off road pegs. I have a 30" inseam. Not much can be done....I'll live with it.
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Went out again last night and did not notice the problem as much. I find if I concentrate on placing my legs BEHIND the pegs, it seems much more comfortable and I don't hit the inside of my legs on the pegs.

I suppose that "getting used to it" can work as I still am new to the bike, less than 1000 miles. Thank you to everyone for your comments. I'll give it several more weeks of riding and stopping doing it this way. If I decide to lower the pegs as been suggested, I'll let you know how much different it is once I lower them.

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