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    Sufferin Boothead
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    2017 RT Footpeg lowering kit

    Does anyone have any recommendations or preferences for footpeg lowering kits for my RT? (knees are getting sore riding and I hear they makes a big difference) I am impressed with the KD (knight design) description but also many have used Wunderlich and Suburban Machinery. Your thoughts....

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    Suburban gets my money every time. I like that they look stock. Have them on my '17 RT
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    I really like my Ilium Works Sport Boards. A tad pricey, but lotsa room to move the feet around. HTH

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    +1 on the Ilium SportBoards. I've used them in about 90,000 miles of riding:

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    Suburban gets my vote, had them since new on my 2018, did require a new brake petal from Ilium to match. Shift lever adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    +1 on the Ilium SportBoards. I've used them in about 90,000 miles of riding:

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    The SportsBoards are comfortable but I found they dragged during aggressive cornering. They pivot so I never hit hard but it was disconcerting and I removed them. I might also add that I had lowered my RT so a stock suspension might not be a problem.
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    I went with the Knight Design foot pegs because they only decrease ground clearance by about 3/8 of an inch while lowering your feet by quite a bit. The Suburban Machinery option uses the stock foot pegs so it not only about a 1 for 1 different in ground clearance, but it also moves the pegs out a bit which, when leaning, is a further reduction in ground clearance.

    Lowering the foot pegs made a big difference on my trip to the Rally in Montana earlier this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltabravo View Post
    I really like my Ilium Works Sport Boards. A tad pricey, but lotsa room to move the feet around. HTH
    Love my sport boards. As far as dragging in the corners, my big wide feet dragged worse when I had the stock pegs. As they say, though, your mileage may vary. Having had a knee replacement about 12 years ago, before they got the hardware right, keeping my knee overly bent caused way too much pain and problems. It's amazing how much difference a little more room can make.

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    Sounds like the Ilium sport boards may be the best solution for me since they look like an easy install that can be transferred to other RT wetheads in the future. Shift extension would be ordered the same time. Does anyone have an actual photo of what they look like on their bike? They look like they have a rather strange angle from the company photo. Thanks

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    I tried to upload a photo, but apparently the computer isn't in the mood for that today. So, they do look a little odd, but they don't feel odd, and you can't see them when you're riding.

    I have a friend who had a highly customized Harley. I rode my Harley from TN to FL to visit. We went out for a ride, and after about 20 minutes he was squirming around on his seat, first one cheek then the other. I offered him the use of my sheepskin, which at that time was in my tour-pack.
    "Oh, I couldn't do that," he said, "besides, it'd have to be black." I guess he envisioned a white sheepskin.
    "It is black" I replied, and pulled it out.
    "I just think that would look weird." he said.
    I thought about that for a moment, and asked "You got eyeballs in your butt? You can't see it when you're sitting on it."

    I never did get him to try it. Something must have clicked recently, however, as he's currently looking at a 2012 K1600GT.

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