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    2012 r1200gs spike footpegs?

    I'm thinking I would like to replace the standard thin pegs with a pair of wider spike pegs on the GS for the trip to Ak.

    Looking for recommendations on brands to look for, pitfalls [ if any ] of doing so, and where I might find them on the net [ links would be appreciated ]. I not spike pegs, maybe just a wider peg for better comfort when standing on them?

    Do the members like them, dislike them, and opinions from seasoned members welcome.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I replaced my stock pegs with a set of Pivot Pegz https://www.pivotpegz.net last year prior to riding the trans Wisconsin adventure trail. They are easy to install, comfortable while standing or sitting and a big upgrade over the stock pegs. I was concerned that they would chew up the work boots that I normally wear while riding but the boots are holding up well and the grip on the pegs is excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    I replaced my stock pegs with a set of Pivot Pegz https://www.pivotpegz.net last year prior to riding the trans Wisconsin adventure trail. They are easy to install, comfortable while standing or sitting and a big upgrade over the stock pegs. I was concerned that they would chew up the work boots that I normally wear while riding but the boots are holding up well and the grip on the pegs is excellent.


    I was concerned they'd chew up my normal footwear as well, good to know someone who has them and reports that's not the case.

    Thanks
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    Just ordered them with the toppers for the trip to Ak. in 6 weeks. I think the foot fatigue factor will be much less riding on these vs. the stock pegs.

    Thanks for the suggestion
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    I replaced my stock pegs with a set of Pivot Pegz https://www.pivotpegz.net last year prior to riding the trans Wisconsin adventure trail. They are easy to install, comfortable while standing or sitting and a big upgrade over the stock pegs. I was concerned that they would chew up the work boots that I normally wear while riding but the boots are holding up well and the grip on the pegs is excellent.
    What's your impression about having to take them apart and regrease them and use a new nut from their kit each time? How often do you plan on regreasing the O ring? Etc?
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    Good, I think you will like them! Definitely way more comfortable while standing than the narrow stock pegs. The toppers are a nice solution. For the work boots that Iíve been wearing for riding, I figured I would wear them out faster from normal use than any wear and tear from the Pivot Pegz.

    I was surprised to read the instructions about the rebuild kits when I got my pegs. The vast majority of my riding miles are on road, and my impression was that rebuilding the pegs was based on off road time. Your post prompted me to carefully re-read the instructions. Going forward I think Iíll check the torque on the lock nuts before long trips at a minimum and probably buy a service kit and renew the o-rings and lock nut about every other year when I do a major service on my GS. It makes sense to me that the o-rings could wear and that water and dirt infiltration could cause issues with the moving parts of the pegs. I am not sure why they say to use a new lock nut each time. I donít think I spend enough time off road to put a ton of wear on them, but I also donít want to chance a pegs breaking while Iím standing on it at speed.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this? I would also be interested to learn more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    Good, I think you will like them! Definitely way more comfortable while standing than the narrow stock pegs. The toppers are a nice solution. For the work boots that I’ve been wearing for riding, I figured I would wear them out faster from normal use than any wear and tear from the Pivot Pegz.

    I was surprised to read the instructions about the rebuild kits when I got my pegs. The vast majority of my riding miles are on road, and my impression was that rebuilding the pegs was based on off road time. Your post prompted me to carefully re-read the instructions. Going forward I think I’ll check the torque on the lock nuts before long trips at a minimum and probably buy a service kit and renew the o-rings and lock nut about every other year when I do a major service on my GS. It makes sense to me that the o-rings could wear and that water and dirt infiltration could cause issues with the moving parts of the pegs. I am not sure why they say to use a new lock nut each time. I don’t think I spend enough time off road to put a ton of wear on them, but I also don’t want to chance a pegs breaking while I’m standing on it at speed.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this? I would also be interested to learn more.
    I read a review by one guy who said he had 40K on the pegs and hadn't touched them, and they were still moving as new. Then today on advrider forum, with the same question asked, a guy from Aussie land [ who called me mate ] stated he had over 80K on them and hadn't touched them/regreased etc and they were still working as expected, no issues.

    One of the Dakar riders who's made 3 such ralley's on the pegs stated they've held up for 10K on those runs just fine with about the worst conditions you could put them through. The more I read about these long distance riders and that dakar riders experiences, I'm not going to worry about the pegs on an 8K trip to Ak. where 3K is on dirt roads and of that 700 miles could be some of the nastiest crap to run through [ mud, dust, etc ].

    Like you, whenever I have the bike serviced at 12K intervals by my mechanic, I'll have him break them loose and regrease, replace O rings as he deems necessary. I just got confirmation they have shipped from Aussie land, should have them in about 6 days. I leave in 6 weeks and that gives me some time to take them off road on the dry dirt roads in Az. getting used to them as well as some time on the pegs in the loose stuff.

    Like you, I'll hardly ever take this bike off main roads once I get back. Bike has to go in for tires and another 12K service by end of year after running 8K up and back to the arctic circle, and I'll have them looked at then.

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    Pivot pegz have been installed with the toppers. I instantly liked them over the thin stock pegs on my 2012 1200GS. They head for Ak. in 3 weeks, will report on how they work out in the wet and mud [ should we encounter that ] with the toppers on. I can always take them off and have serious bite on the boots while standing.
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