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Motowerk Highway Peg Mounts

Worth it? And what pegs did you use?
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Everything I got from them has been an excellent value.
Well thought out & made to last.
I use a light weight fold up peg from JP industries.
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Hell Yea they are worth it......https://www.ebay.com/p/Rivco-Product...8645859&chn=ps


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Guess Im sold. Orders placed.
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Revco pegs and SW Motech crash bars, new design by Speedy for SW Motech crash bars ( Note I mounted my highway bars inside which is opposite of Speedy instructions, due to the fact that those highway bars are that important to me, I wanted to protect them)







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These are must haves for highway travel IMHO. The only issue I had was that the right side on my V1k was a bit close to the engine for my liking, so I ground down the back plate to give the engine more wiggle room to ensure no contact is made.

Once you get them, you will be able to stretch out a cramp, ride more comfortable and much longer with no worries.

PS - Be sure to Loc-Tite Blue your bolts!
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These are must haves for highway travel IMHO. The only issue I had was that the right side on my V1k was a bit close to the engine for my liking, so I ground down the back plate to give the engine more wiggle room to ensure no contact is made.

Once you get them, you will be able to stretch out a cramp, ride more comfortable and much longer with no worries.

PS - Be sure to Loc-Tite Blue your bolts!
Thanks for the tip!
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No matter who makes them (I made my own after seeing some pics) they are certainly nice for longer rides.
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No matter who makes them (I made my own after seeing some pics) they are certainly nice for longer rides.
Maybe you could of made me some cheaper haha
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Maybe you could of made me some cheaper haha
I make a lot of my own "stuff", just something I like doing and being retired I have lots of time.
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I like a good DIY solution myself also but didnt mind buying the Motowerk highway peg mounts as Mr. Speedy makes such great specific stuff for the Versys.Lowernig kit is excellent.That said,the best DIY solution I found was to use a couple of left side alloy bicycle cranks,cheap to get used and easy to modify and nice metal to work with.Still gotta spend some money on the actual pegs....
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Got my mounts in, just waiting on the pegs. Agonized of course over being perfectly symmetrical.
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Awesome. As hard as you try, perfect symmetry is not likely in my experience. Mine are close, but not perfect. The bars are a tad different. As soon as I realized this, I fit them to the comfort of my legs. Actually have my left a tad closer than my right. I prefer that small offset a bit on the road comfortwise. Then again, human legs are different lengths; probably a wash.

FWIW, I took some 40-grit sandpaper on the inside of the bar mounts to give a bit more traction against the bar finish. Remember Loc-Tite.

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A little late to chime in, but I'm totally sold on my MotoWerks mounts and Rivco pegs. Makes the ride so much more comfortable. I'm even springing for a Utopia backrest, as the highway pegs tend to make me lean back a bit.
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Ya I like mine, getting used to the foot position haha

Tell me more about this backrest.
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Tell me more about this backrest.
I've been using a Utopia backrest on my other bike for years. Utopia came highly recommended to me, and I've been very pleased with it. The main advantage is the backrest does not come with an unsightly bracket. It attaches to a post that inserts right through the seat. They've just started making them for the Versys. See the pics below. The only negative I see is no room for a passenger. Although the Utopia backrest has an option called QO (quick out). $225 plus shipping (plus the QO).
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I like a good DIY solution myself also but didnt mind buying the Motowerk highway peg mounts as Mr. Speedy makes such great specific stuff for the Versys.Lowernig kit is excellent.That said,the best DIY solution I found was to use a couple of left side alloy bicycle cranks,cheap to get used and easy to modify and nice metal to work with.Still gotta spend some money on the actual pegs....
Love DIY! I've spent lots of money on Speedy's great products, but if the bike cranks work well, Id like to give them a shot to save some bucks (retired and cheap). What lengths did you use? Can you shoot some more pictures from both sides where I can see where you have them mounted?
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Mine are Motowerk,I just took the paint off.This is what Im talking about,right length and everything.Crank the bike pedal off. Lightweight Alloy,nice stuff.Go to a bike shop used bin.Still might do it,see if it works okay.No locking pin like Speedys,hes very thorough!
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