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SW-Motech engine guard FOOTPEGS

Does anyone out there have footpegs on their SW-Motech crash bars? I'm thinking of installing them as I am planning to ride long distance this summer, trying to find ways to make it easier on my legs.

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Does anyone out there have footpegs on their SW-Motech crash bars? I'm thinking of installing them as I am planning to ride long distance this summer, trying to find ways to make it easier on my legs.

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Nothing fancy, about $20 on Ebay. Cb
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I made these and described the process someplace here.
They're woking well for me, though those $20 e-bay units
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Nothing fancy, about $20 on Ebay. Cb

I need to find some cheap ones in black. Seems silly for me to spend time and money blacking out my bike then put shiny pegs on it. I haven't had any luck yet. So far the cheapest I can find is about $160


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I dont have foot pegs but I do tend to bump into the engine guards with my boot when using the rear brake :P
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I dont have foot pegs but I do tend to bump into the engine guards with my boot when using the rear brake :P
It happens to me too during the first few rides after installation, but somehow I've "trained" my right foot so that my toes do not bump it anymore. Ok, maybe just much more infrequent now.
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I bought some knock-off ebay rear pegs and mounted them out on my Happy Trails crash bars... they match the oem passenger pegs, and fold up when I don't need them.
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Doesn't seem like that would add much "stretch out" room, does it?
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bikemaster engine guard footpegs installed with adjustments

Here's my pair of cheapy engine guard footpegs... will try it out tomorrow on the highway. I had to be creative as they were quite loose as I believe they were designed for 1"-1 1/4" bars. I used the plastic "paddings" that came with the engine guard intended for the U bolts. At the time of the engine guard install, I did not realize that they were included so I used electric tape instead for the U bolts... error became a blessing because when I first installed these pegs I needed to fill the gap so they will stay in place.
Unfortunately, even with the added "padding" around the bars, though they were tightened to the fullest, there was still play which would be dangerous if it were to occur on the highway.
To stop this, I installed metal O clamps used for plumbing and I positioned them and tightened them so that they butted against the pegs preventing them from movement.
The proof will be be in the pudding when I test ride them tomorrow and I will post an update.
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Doesn't seem like that would add much "stretch out" room, does it?
I can move them up and down the bar. I have a 29 inch inseam so It works ok for me.

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Here's my pair of cheapy engine guard footpegs... will try it out tomorrow on the highway. I had to be creative as they were quite loose as I believe they were designed for 1"-1 1/4" bars. I used the plastic "paddings" that came with the engine guard intended for the U bolts. At the time of the engine guard install, I did not realize that they were included so I used electric tape instead for the U bolts... error became a blessing because when I first installed these pegs I needed to fill the gap so they will stay in place.
Unfortunately, even with the added "padding" around the bars, though they were tightened to the fullest, there was still play which would be dangerous if it were to occur on the highway.
To stop this, I installed metal O clamps used for plumbing and I positioned them and tightened them so that they butted against the pegs preventing them from movement.
The proof will be be in the pudding when I test ride them tomorrow and I will post an update.
I rode to work today, put my feet on them while on the interstate, the position itself was fine, relieved some pressure on the back due to being pushed back against the rear seat providing support. However, it was buzzing like crazy... felt like my feet were on a foot massager, not in a good way.

I will try to put some rubber between the bars and the pegs... hopefully, it'll take care at lease some of the vibration.
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I have the ones from Twisted Throttle on mine. Only use them for a brief stretch every now and then.

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I have the ones from Twisted Throttle on mine. Only use them for a brief stretch every now and then.
Can you post some pix? THanks!
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Can you post some pix? THanks!
Don't have any pictures that show them off, but this is what I bought.

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