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    lowering pegs for wethead

    Got any recommend for lowering peg kit?
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    Registered User lirider's Avatar
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    I've got a set from Suburban Machinery:

    https://www.suburban-machinery.com/R1200RT.html

    I didn't need to lower my shifter to the point that I also needed their extended turnbuckle but as they say YMMV.
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    lower pegs

    ++1 on the Suburban units. Also lowered shift enough with stock linkage
    '16 RT in Marino Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopz View Post
    Mine was the Suburban Machinery kit...
    Ditto -- on both my 2015 and 2017 "wet head" R1200RTWs. I do not know if it is "the best."

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    I have the Knight Design on my 2016 RTW. They are the 1 3/8th in drop SideTrax 161710A-1113 http://www.knightdesignllc.com/Produ...Foot-Pegs.html

    I find that they have helped my knees/hips and have never scraped with them, but I shift/lean my body alot to the inside of turns.

    Here's my YouTube video of the install and adjustment of the shift rod, but nothing has been done to the foot brake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITIoJJgutKY&t=21s

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    I have the knight design on my 15RT, did not lower shift or brake levers.

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    I saw this a ways back, http://www.grenacdesigns.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by texrt1 View Post
    ++1 on the Suburban units.
    +1.
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    sidestand access?

    For those of you with Suburban Machinery kits... did you have any problem putting the sidestand down afterwards?

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    I'm not sure that it makes it any more difficult to put the stand down or not. You do have to pay attention on the RT, at least for me, even after 2 1/2 years of riding it, I still occasionally hit the shifter with my boot instead of the side stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post
    For those of you with Suburban Machinery kits... did you have any problem putting the sidestand down afterwards? Cap
    No.
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    '17 R1200RT, '15 R1200RT, '67 R60/2, '69 R60US, '55 R67/3, '49 R24

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    No.
    I just swapped the peg lowering kit from my R1150RT to my new R1200RTW. The good news is that they fit fine. But the tang on the sidestand is only a quarter-inch forward of the footpeg. For me, that is gonna be a problem.

    Fortunately, the stock shifter turnbuckle has enough travel to work for me. On the other side, the rear brake pedal is too high and will be a problem.

    Ilium Works sells a replacement brake pedal... While I was shopping for that, I noticed that Ilium also sells their foot boards, and I wondered how they accommodated the sidestand. And I noticed that they also sell a sidestand foot enlarger, having a separate tang on it. So, I bought that too, and I am hoping that will solve the problem of getting the sidestand deployed. We'll see.


    Cap

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    I have been hovering on the edge of buying the suburban kit. I could really use a little more leg room.

    Cap has been discussing exactly my concerns. And, in common with LI rider, I have a tendency to hit the shifter when deploying the side stand, (big feet) but I suppose I could simply be even more careful there.

    Also, I don't want to have to reposition my foot every time I want to use the rear brake. Seems like a safety issue. Please let us know how the Ilium brake pedal works out in solving this.

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    Well now I've gone to the Ilium site to look at the brake pedal and find that since I last visited they've come out with a Sport Floorboard Kit that fits the 2014+ RTW. As with all Ilium products it's stratospherically pricey, but appears to be well designed and well made.



    Decisions, decisions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stebe View Post
    Sport Floorboard Kit
    The whole notion of a "sport" floorboard makes me chuckle.

    But, that's what I was talking about: the sport floorboard masks the side stand tang completely -- and so I think that Ilium solved the problem by putting another tang on their expanded side stand foot. This should be accessible behind the footpeg (or floorboard) rather than in front of it. That's what I'm hoping, anyway. I have it on order, and I will post a pic when I get it installed.

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