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Moving Foot Position Up???

Ok, I've read countless posts about moving the foot-peg/foot position down an inch or so, but has anyone experimented with moving it up? I guess I'm one of the few who actually prefers a slightly more crouched position. I'm 6'2" so it's not a matter of not being able to reach the pegs comfortably or anything like that, I just like riding slightly tighter. I've looked all over for aftermarket brackets and not a single one mentions a higher position. For someone that has the lowering brackets; could I just turn them upside down? IDK, just thinking out loud.
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Size 12 shoes??

I wear size 12 shoes and roughly , my motorcycle boots a Euro 46, my pegs are lowered, I am 5'7" and I am dumbfounded as to how you can shift with your height, unless you have really small feet. For me it is a challenge even with lowered pegs, to up-shift, my linkage is set to maximum, anything higher and it would hit the stator cover.
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I doubt that you could adjust the rear brake and shifter to operate correctly. The Versys is deliberately designed to not be a crotch rocket. With respect, perhaps you should have bought a Ninja.

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I wear size 12 shoes and roughly , my motorcycle boots a Euro 46, my pegs are lowered, I am 5'7" and I am dumbfounded as to how you can shift with your height, unless you have really small feet. For me it is a challenge even with lowered pegs, to up-shift, my linkage is set to maximum, anything higher and it would hit the stator cover.
Haha, IDK, I have pretty loose ankles I suppose. We have just about the same foot size, I'm an 11.5-12 boot, depending on make.

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I doubt that you could adjust the rear brake and shifter to operate correctly. The Versys is deliberately designed to not be a crotch rocket. With respect, perhaps you should have bought a Ninja.
C'mon, 1-inch in the upward direction does not a crotch rocket make, and that's not at all what I'm going for. It's more of a cafe position if anything. Think in the lines of a 70s-80s xs-650. Legs just about straight on top with about a perfect 90 degree bend at the knee. A ninja puts your feet way back behind in a tuck.
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Mechanically possible. cut a rough shape on a cardboard and try confi and see if it works.

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I wear size 12 shoes and roughly , my motorcycle boots a Euro 46, my pegs are lowered, I am 5'7" and I am dumbfounded as to how you can shift with your height, unless you have really small feet. For me it is a challenge even with lowered pegs, to up-shift, my linkage is set to maximum, anything higher and it would hit the stator cover.
SOME of my riding boots are size 12, some 11.5, some 10.5 (some are MX boots, VERY stiff). For whatever reason - I have NO problems shifting while sitting OR standing, w/ or w/o using the clutch....

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SOME of my riding boots are size 12, some 11.5, some 10.5 (some are MX boots, VERY stiff). For whatever reason - I have NO problems shifting while sitting OR standing, w/ or w/o using the clutch....
I think you misunderstood what the OP wants to do. He wants the foot peg higher than factory, that would work if the shifter was like on many Harley's, so for me up-shifting would be impossible if my pegs were any higher, in fact I have speedy lowering pegs, as OEM height was too high for my comfort..
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