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    Quote Originally Posted by glenb View Post
    Does anyone know if the Ilium Engine Guards are in the way for any maintenance procedures?
    I just put a set on my '17. No interference and fairly easy installation for the front. I have front only.

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    I installed them myself as well. There was a lot of plastic to remove and a pretty tight fit getting it all back on. If I had it to do over I'd have paid the 100 bucks labor. No obstruction problems with the routine maintenance I've had done.

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    Just brought home a new 2018 RT and looking for engine guards and hwy pegs. Really like the Ilum Works setup but can't find pictures of the rider on the bike with feet on the hwy pegs. It appears that the pegs are located too far forward for my 32" inseam.
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    Pegs

    Quote Originally Posted by HWYHOUND View Post
    Just brought home a new 2018 RT and looking for engine guards and hwy pegs. Really like the Ilum Works setup but can't find pictures of the rider on the bike with feet on the hwy pegs. It appears that the pegs are located too far forward for my 32" inseam.
    I have a 30" Inseam. I added some cheap foot pegs to the bars just to see if they would work. I use them sparingly. They are a bit of a stretch for me. I may end up with a set of Mik O pegs.

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    Illium

    I bought a '17 RT new this year. Put Illium engine guards on it.

    I will not be putting highway pegs on. On a boxer, it's very hard to make pegs that really do much good. Also saw friend go down when his highway peg dug into the pavement on a hard turn and lifted his wheel off the ground. That was not a fun afternoon! I've not found them to be that comfortable. If a bee flies up your pants leg, you'll rue the day!

    Just put on Illium bar-backs. They really help. I have a Sargent seat. It favors sitting back in the seat rather than at the front of it. Now I can sit back into it without crouching forward to reach the bars. This morning, I drove from Chicago to St. Louis. One stop for gas and a sandwich. Much easier than before. Heading to Potosi to hit some curves tomorrow. I think these bar-backs will be just fine for that too.

    Lower pegs are OK for riding straight but don't feel right in turns for me. Also too easy to scrape boots.

    If you still have the stock windscreen, an Aeroflow "Tall" will do wonders.

    Since I got the Illium Bar-Backs, I'm going to have to move my V-1 readout. It's just below the right side mirror and completely hidden from view now. The view through the mirrors is unaffected by the bar-backs. I like them even if they look a little strange.

    I regret not getting black engine guards. Sigh.


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    Highway pegs

    I've had the bars and pegs on since new. They're a little higher than I would like but work as advertised! Never have scraped highway but have been on foot peg feelers a few times! Check out www.thebootscoop.com when you get highway pegs. Little.thing works great for some air to the boys!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWYHOUND View Post
    Just brought home a new 2018 RT and looking for engine guards and hwy pegs. Really like the Ilum Works setup but can't find pictures of the rider on the bike with feet on the hwy pegs. It appears that the pegs are located too far forward for my 32" inseam.

    I have a set on my 2016RT, a 30" inseam & have no reach issues.

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    As soon as I tried the pegs I thought they were too high and too far forward. But after using them on some trips - the reach was just enough to stretch the muscles and extend my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davagail View Post
    I've had the bars and pegs on since new. They're a little higher than I would like but work as advertised! Never have scraped highway but have been on foot peg feelers a few times! Check out www.thebootscoop.com when you get highway pegs. Little.thing works great for some air to the boys!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by bobsguns View Post
    I have a set on my 2016RT, a 30" inseam & have no reach issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtwiz View Post
    I bought a '17 RT new this year. Put Illium engine guards on it.

    I will not be putting highway pegs on. On a boxer, it's very hard to make pegs that really do much good. Also saw friend go down when his highway peg dug into the pavement on a hard turn and lifted his wheel off the ground. That was not a fun afternoon! I've not found them to be that comfortable. If a bee flies up your pants leg, you'll rue the day!

    Just put on Illium bar-backs. They really help. I have a Sargent seat. It favors sitting back in the seat rather than at the front of it. Now I can sit back into it without crouching forward to reach the bars. This morning, I drove from Chicago to St. Louis. One stop for gas and a sandwich. Much easier than before. Heading to Potosi to hit some curves tomorrow. I think these bar-backs will be just fine for that too.

    Lower pegs are OK for riding straight but don't feel right in turns for me. Also too easy to scrape boots.

    If you still have the stock windscreen, an Aeroflow "Tall" will do wonders.

    Since I got the Illium Bar-Backs, I'm going to have to move my V-1 readout. It's just below the right side mirror and completely hidden from view now. The view through the mirrors is unaffected by the bar-backs. I like them even if they look a little strange.

    I regret not getting black engine guards. Sigh.


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    As soon as I tried the pegs I thought they were too high and too far forward. But after using them on some trips - the reach was just enough to stretch the muscles and extend my day.
    Thanks for all the info! I will be placing my order in the near future. I'm hoping they offer some sort of "Black Friday" deal, maybe free shipping?
    My main issue is with my knees. Years of riding off road with 3" suspension and 30+ years of standing on concrete floors has taken a toll. I just require the option to straighten out my legs periodically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWYHOUND View Post
    Just brought home a new 2018 RT and looking for engine guards and hwy pegs. Really like the Ilum Works setup but can't find pictures of the rider on the bike with feet on the hwy pegs. It appears that the pegs are located too far forward for my 32" inseam.
    I have them and to be honest I only use them one leg at a time....It just feels more comfortable to me to use them that way. I have the Jpegs on my LT and I use them the same way

    30" inseam here
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    Quote Originally Posted by franknitti View Post
    I have them and to be honest I only use them one leg at a time....It just feels more comfortable to me to use them that way.
    Same for me.
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    I just had the BMW LED's installed on the Ilium bars, I also don't have an issue with reach with the highway pegs.bme lights 2.JPG

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    Just an FYI, these engine guard and light brackets have been posted on Craigslist here in the OC for about 2 weeks or so. no affiliation on my part.

    https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...121011986.html



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