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Big problem installing motowerk lowering footpeg kit

(edited) will try another mounting option, maybe I´m doing something wrong, sorry for the silly post

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Just follow instruction form Speedy and should not be a problem.

Post picture of your problem.
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Just follow instruction form Speedy and should not be a problem.

Post picture of your problem.
There are no directions included. If you want I can get a pic of my setup.

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ninogui,

I had problems with the installation of the peg lowering kit when I first tried it too. The mounting procedure is not very intuitive and instructions are needed. I found that if I went back to Speedy's website http://motowerk.com/lowerfootpegsblocks.asp and under product details for the lowering blocks, there is a link for installation instructions. Click on this hotlink. This is a pdf and if you print the pdf and follow it, the installation's very easy.

Best of luck. They work surprisingly well.
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ninogui,

I had problems with the installation of the peg lowering kit when I first tried it too. The mounting procedure is not very intuitive and instructions are needed. I found that if I went back to Speedy's website http://motowerk.com/lowerfootpegsblocks.asp and under product details for the lowering blocks, there is a link for installation instructions. Click on this hotlink. This is a pdf and if you print the pdf and follow it, the installation's very easy.

Best of luck. They work surprisingly well.
Follow what packmann has posted. You can get the instruction form website and should not have problem installing. Its easy and will take less than 30mints to get it done.
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Follow what packmann has posted. You can get the instruction form website and should not have problem installing. Its easy and will take less than 30mints to get it done.
Did not know they were on the site. I just winged it when I found out it came with no instructions.

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Did not know they were on the site. I just winged it when I found out it came with no instructions.
You are not the first, and i am not the last, its a learning process and thanks for been frank.

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Thks guys

This is one of the greatest feedback forums I ever been part of.

Even if I did edit the original msg cause I was a bit ashamed of the original text I wrote (complaining on the fitting), and in fact basically edited / wrote nothing, u people feedbacked.

So you deserve the truth! ahaha

What happened is that the installation of an alarm module as well as the 1000km service took pretty much all day long. So when he got to the lowering pegs both the mech guy and me where considerable tired (the head!).

So he showed me the piece and said "well this doesnt fit!" and grimmly laugh, the very particular way vehicle mechanics do when something someone else invented does not work lolol

In fact he was trying to fit the lowering block peg into the footpeg and not behind it (which is the right way) which of course is not the correct way. So I came home completely astonished over this.

Then from looking into speedy´s website incidentally I looked over the ER6 install instructions. From looking at picture 2 everything was clear! confess not as clear on the versys pics.
Maybe inserting the ER6 pic 2 into the versys instructions will help further with other people..

Anyway to cut a long story short.. I will have the wrench ready today to swing in a certain mechanic´s head hehehehhehe

thks for all the wish to help guys!

will be fitted today or during the weekend!

Also would be a great idea if Speedy could come up with a 2010 versys windshield bracket system? nobody else has invented it yet, right.. anyone second this?


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Thanks guys for assisting ninogui!
He contacted us yesterday and after looking at the photos he emailed us, it became obvious that his mechanic was trying to install the lowering foot peg block upside down without looking at the installation instructions.

By the way, all of the installation instructions can be accessed from the detail product pages or from the instructions link at the top of any page:
http://motowerk.com/instructions.aspx
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Thanks guys for assisting ninogui!
He contacted us yesterday and after looking at the photos he emailed us, it became obvious that his mechanic was trying to install the lowering foot peg block upside down without looking at the installation instructions.

By the way, all of the installation instructions can be accessed from the detail product pages or from the instructions link at the top of any page:
http://motowerk.com/instructions.aspx
Hi speedy.

Never had the change to Thank you for the good work done, so here it is personally from me: THANK YOU.
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If you need a taller windshield for the 2010 Versys check out California Scientific. They make one especially for the '10 and includes brackets.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Versysprod.html

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could come up with a 2010 versys windshield bracket system?
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If you need a taller windshield for the 2010 Versys check out California Scientific. They make one especially for the '10 and includes brackets.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Versysprod.html
Hi David

Being for 2010 with additional brackets means that you keep the 3 position angle choice ?

my givi is 21 cm higher than stock (and mounted in the higher position), my guess is I need some extra height, 7 or 8cm to clear the helmet. maybe the cal xl 28cm could fit the bill?

only prob I see is these bikes are not really made up for tall screens. starts to look like granny´s bike lololol
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only prob I see is these bikes are not really made up for tall screens. starts to look like granny´s bike lololol
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The CalSci 2010 V windscreens come in 3 or 4 different sizes, all on the same brackets that fit the 2010 stock holes. Suggest you call Mark at CalSci (he helped me a lot and was very friendly) and get a recommended height. If you have handguards, be prepared to grind out some of the windscreen to clear the handguards. I used a Dremel grinder. No problems.

I have several hundred miles on the CalSci windscreen now. Works great.
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Glad to see you got it done. I was surprised to read so many people had issues, but after you posted about trying to fit the peg inside the block it makes sense. If you look at the pics it becomes obvious and it's an easy 10 minute job.


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Glad to see you got it done. I was surprised to read so many people had issues, but after you posted about trying to fit the peg inside the block it makes sense. If you look at the pics it becomes obvious and it's an easy 10 minute job.


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correct! though much easier on the left side than on the right side (the footbrake)

Again, if you look at the ER6 instructions, it really becomes much easier (pic 2)

Speedy just insert that ER6 pic into the versys instructions, I´m sure will help future people!

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The CalSci 2010 V windscreens come in 3 or 4 different sizes, all on the same brackets that fit the 2010 stock holes. Suggest you call Mark at CalSci (he helped me a lot and was very friendly) and get a recommended height. If you have handguards, be prepared to grind out some of the windscreen to clear the handguards. I used a Dremel grinder. No problems.

I have several hundred miles on the CalSci windscreen now. Works great.
I wish they had a tainted (dark) windscreen. Transparent just looks so bad in black bike, again starting to look like granpa´s ride
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