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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Does the Peg Lowering Kit Really Make a Difference?

Getting use to my new V1K. Man, this is one sweet ride.

Trying to get it broke in, but other things keep getting in the way of my riding.

I have noticed I feel cramped after about an hour or so. I will be getting around to getting some crash bars and highway pegs, but in the meantime I thought I'd lower the factory pegs.

Any pros or cons from people who have done the peg lowering would be appreciated.

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I lowered them on my 08' and felt it made a huge difference on a medium to long ride. I could ride short distances no problem before but starywd to cramp up.

As for negatives, if you lean it over far enough it is easier to drag your pegs in the turns.

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At 6'04" with a 36" inseam, it made a big difference for me.

I used these
http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Versys-650_c2.htm
As well as the flat foot and mirror extenders.

I also added a tapered shim (thicker in the front to level out the seat) under an airhawk.

Total change with the two mods is probably 2" and it made a huge difference in longer ride comfort.

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My 2012 was a little small in the cockpit for longer trips and I felt like my knees were in my chest. With the peg lowering kit and bar riser the cockpit now is larger than my KLR or at least the same size. I can roll for hours without a problem.

I'm 5'11" with a 31" inseam and hit the scales at 160 so you have something to go one.

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Sounds good. I will get a set. Thank you all for the input.
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You won't be disappointed. Best upgrade ever for me (6', 32" inseam, 230 lbs).

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If you can touch one toe on the ground now, yes, it will make a big difference.

The perfect knee angle is 90 degrees, not 45 degrees or less (eventual cramp city blues.) ymmv
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I guess after lowering the pegs, I will have to adjust the shifter and brake levers?
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I guess after lowering the pegs, I will have to adjust the shifter and brake levers?
Yes. Or, highly likely, rather.
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Does the Peg Lowering Kit Really Make a Difference?

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I guess after lowering the pegs, I will have to adjust the shifter and brake levers?

I lowered my pegs on my v650 and did not adjust the shifter or the brake pedal. Actually I found the angles much better. Don't know about v1000 but I would try it.



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Wait a minute...

OP is asking about a V1K, replies are from V650 owners... The ergos are quite different.
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Wait a minute...

OP is asking about a V1K, replies are from V650 owners... The ergos are quite different.
I saw that, and hopefully he will get a reply or two from the 1K owners.
However, regardless of the bike, if he feels cramped, lowering the pegs will lessen leg angle and provide more "room".

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...Any pros or cons from people who have done the peg lowering would be appreciated.

Thanks
I've had them on my '08 and '09, but didn't think the '15 would need them, due to the lower 'pegs from Kawi. Put them on, tho', and REALLY like them, as I tend to stand on the 'pegs a lot, and they add lots of room!

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