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Built a pair of highway pegs

Just finished building a pair of highway pegs for the Versy. I can send you photos via e-mail.

I used 1/4" x 1" flat steel stock for the brackets, bent to fit, bolted to the top engine mount on either side, and to the black fairing mount [both sides]. Powder coated flat black,,, my total cost was about $40 including the pegs [used]. They came out nice, and makes a big difference in "butt" comfort on a long ride.

I still have the aluminium "pattern" that I used to make the bends, free to anyone that wants it.

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Is there a way you can post the pics here??
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Is there a way you can post the pics here??
I would if I could,,, but this damn computer is way smarter than I am. Can't figure out how to do it.

Send me an "owl" and I'll shoot you the photos [3].

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Yep, stole my idea. Thanks. Bye the way, 1/4" won't hold up. You need at least 5/16".

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=highway+pegs

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Don't give this jackass any more pointers.

I'll probably get banned but so what...

Yea Trent... I called you a jackass!
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Here is my version. They are sturdy. I wouldn't stand on them but they get the job done if you want to stretch your legs out. They are not mounted at the bottom at all.


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"Stole your idea"?

[QUOTE=dallasdon;170994]Yep, stole my idea. Thanks. Bye the way, 1/4" won't hold up. You need at least 5/16".

Stole your idea? No,,, I never saw your "idea". I sat beside the bike and looked to see what would work. I figured it out on my own, all by myself.

The highway pegs I built are different than yours. And since they bolt to the engine mount and the bottom thing, 1/4" works perfectly well. One could jump up and down on them and they won't flex.

Send me an e-mail [[email protected]] and I'll send you the photos so that you can see that I didn't "steal" your idea. Nor do I have any interest in selling these. I made one pair for my bike only and if anyone wants [free] the "template" that I made they have only to ask.

Suggest you consider make inquiries before making unfounded accusations on a public forum.
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It looks like I jumped to conclusions here and I apologize for my misgivings.

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It looks like I jumped to conclusions here and I apologize for my misgivings.

I have no dog in this fight BUT I think you MAY have. I had made up something that looks similar to both of these. Prior to adding my SW engine guards.

Now the Guard that I was selling was based on the one previously available on this forum. But was changed enough to avoid any conflicts. Or so I have been told.

Lots of good thinkers here and on most forums!

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Nor do I have any interest in selling these.
Great job on the build. If you change your mind on selling them please contact me.

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Alexander Graham Bell was not the only inventor of the telephone.

He beat Elisha Gray to the patent office.
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Kenr74,

the place where you mounted the peg, is where I mounted my 'one piece big rubber' slider. So, that's where I step to stretch my legs during long riding. But I have to admit, the one you guys made looks more relaxing to the legs, as no need to up the legs so high.. May will try to do the same one day, if I manage to fing suitable material..

Cheers.

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