RT Footpeg Lowering Kit
I have a 2000 R1100RT and was curious if anyone has had experience with driver's footpeg lowering kit installs and if the benefits outweigh the costs and installation hassles. On long trips I get soreness in my knees that I'm trying to alleviate. Any feedback is appreciated including recommended brands.... issues to consider, etc..
Ilium footboards are great. They lower your foot position and give you many ways to move yoiur foot around. I had the same knee problems. They are very expensive but in time you will feel they are worth it. Also, try raising your seat a little or riding on a pad. A&S BMW sell them on the net or you can buy them direct.
Some type of cruising pegs would also help to give you another position to alternate to. Good Luck.
Takes it all
I have a 2000 R1100RT with lowered pegs, highway pegs, handlebar adjusters, and modified seat. I like them all. I will tell you after GILLETTE if they work. I also wear a back support.
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I have heard the boards are great but are in the way when you are trying to place your feet on the ground, which is already difficult for people less than 6 feet tall.
Last edited by RJM2096; 06-19-2008 at 01:01 PM.
Surbaban Machinery lowering kit
I put these on my 2000 RT for two reasons. 1. I couldn't get my toe under the shift lever. 2. My hips would seize up occasionally with the regular pegs.
I've been very happy with the extended leg room. They cost $172 at A&S Motorcycles. Installing the first took me about 40 minutes. The second about 10. (learning curve and all that) It helps to have a third hand available to install the springs.
I've been happy with them, my gimpy knees don't give me any pain so far.
I have the very similar footpeg lowers on my Rockster. It was actually no hassle at all to install it and everything on me feels better. I have yet to scrape them.