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Motowerk Front Peg Lowering Blocks

Installed them today. Made MUCH more of a difference than a thought they would. And somehow, they made the stock seat more comfortable. I rode for about an hour and I had much less discomfort from the seat than usual.

Great product!! I'd definitely recommend them to the long legged riders in here. (I'm 6'3" with a 33" inseam.)
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Got 'em, love 'em, recommend them as well. Top quality stuff.
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Got 'em, love 'em, recommend them as well. Top quality stuff.
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Agreed. They make a world of difference. Especially for the lower back in my case.


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Yeah, much better ergonomically, for the hips, knees, back, seat, and handlebar reach as well... I feel more part of the bike, and not cramped up on it.
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This is something I am considering as the first thing to get sore on long rides is my knees, not my seat. Hoping someone who has these will post some detailed/close up pictures?. In particular In particular I am wondering how they will effect the brake and shift leaver placement.
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For the stock Versys, Speedy's peg lowering blocks, flatfoot and mirror extenders are like parachutes to skydivers, not required but highly recommended IMHO.
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Hey twowheels where are you located, I'm in Amherst? Cheers,

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I have them, and I like them. Their easy to install, and You need to adjust the brake and gear pedal a bit. But thats a piece of cake. Done in 20 minutes. I can recomend em! Even got a Christmas card with my order.


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This is something I am considering as the first thing to get sore on long rides is my knees, not my seat. Hoping someone who has these will post some detailed/close up pictures?. In particular In particular I am wondering how they will effect the brake and shift leaver placement.

Didn't have to make any adjustments on the brake or shifter when i did mine..


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and note the stock peg goes on the outside of the block, don't try to force one inside the other.

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I'm 6'3" and the MotoWerk lowering pegs made a nice comfort difference for me, too. I had to make some adjustments to the shifter and rear brake lever. The shifter is easy to adjust. The brake lever took a little more time for me. I bought the MotoWerk adjustable break lever nut as well and it helped get the brake lever a little bit lower to support the lower pegs. However, I don't think the aftermarket break lever nut is 100% necessary.
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can anybody tell me if the pegs on the Versys1000 have the same mount as the 650?

many thanks in advance !!
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can anybody tell me if the pegs on the Versys1000 have the same mount as the 650?

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Yes they are.

See this link - http://www.versys1000.com/index.php/...2370.msg146141

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Yes, I swapped mine over from the 650

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I'm a short arse and the lowering blocks made my bike more comfortable
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Minor easy adjustment to shifter, none to brake lever (for me), in fact, the brake lever is now in a better ergonomic position.

Major adjustment for my knees, hips etc. Add Seat Concepts, slight tilt to handlebar and I have the perfect set up for 6' 3" and 34" inseam.

And, oh yeah, mirror extenders to view more than my shoulders... and Grip Buddies and Givi screen and Tuono mirrors...
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I think these are a great product but at the same time are not necessarily of benefit to everyone. I think for someone with long legs they would be a great addition, or for someone who spends a half day or more at a time in the saddle, but for the average all round rider with a 32inch inseam or less, I don't think they offer that much of an advantage.

I bought a set of the lowering pegs last year after reading great reviews on this site. I liked them for long trips on the highway where I was on the bike for several hours at a time, but I actually prefer the stock location for every day commuting and sportier riding. Have since removed these but may keep them to reinstall again before a long trip. In hindsight I would not have spent the money on these given my average size (5'11"/32in inseam, 170lb).

If you get sore legs on a long ride it is most often due to poor blood circulation in your legs. Shaking your legs, stopping and walking around, or just improving your general fitness level with walking can help a whole lot.

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