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|Subject: Driver foot peg extension mod question Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 am|| |
So I have been riding my new to me 2006 Honda Silverwing around my property which is rather extensive down here in Texas and I’ve noticed that my legs get tired of having to hug the straight floorboard even though I’m just on the bike for less than an hour.
My legs and feet want to spread out a little bit.
I’ve noticed that there are extended foot pegs available for regular motorcycles which allow the rider to widen his leg stance on the bike to ride more comfortably.
Is there any kind of foot peg extension that I could use on my silver wing?
If so a picture would be nice maybe a model number, source and price.
On cursory examination there does not appear to be any kind of attachment point to allow an aftermarket foot extension to be mounted, but if I just had an extra 6 inches on either side where my feet are currently resting I know that I will be much more comfortable.
Has anyone ever had this issue?
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|Subject: Re: Driver foot peg extension mod question Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:53 am|| |
I don't know of any mod for this so might have to have some made for you. If you have a look under the rubber matting on the floorboards you'll see a fairly substantial bolt head which fastens the floor board to the frame, maybe that would be a good mounting point?
Of course, widening your leg position would expose your feet to the slipstream. Could be draughty.
Touring Scooter Rider
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|Subject: Re: Driver foot peg extension mod question Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:26 am|| |
Remove the buttrest. Just take out the two small bolts under the seat and slide the buttrest forward -- it has two metal prongs, like skis, that fit into tracks in the seat. Sometimes you have to punch the buttrest a few times from the rear to jar it loose.
Sans buttrest, you can stretch out your legs like you're in a recliner (assuming you're not 6'10" tall ... I'm 6'1").
I ended up getting a Corbin seat for extra legroom and comfort. They will customize where the buttrest is positioned.
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|Subject: Re: Driver foot peg extension mod question Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:36 pm|| |
I can't imagine wanting to have wider footpegs.
I rarely ride with my feet on the straight, lower, flat part of the footboard, though: it feels a bit insecure, like I'm perched on the bike, and cramped. (I am about 6' 1".) Instead, I usually have my feet well forward and against the upward sloping part. I tend to have my heels about 1/2" to 1" back along the flat part, rather than my feet completely flat against the upward sloping bit of the footboards. This sort of wedges me between the footboards and backrest and gives me a comfortable ankle angle.
I've ridden all day like that in comfort (perhaps just occasionally splaying my toes outward, or moving my feet back to the flat lower part, for a few minutes for a change).
When I first had the 'Wing, I thought I'd need to move the backrest backwards, or remove it altogether, but soon became used to it (or settled into the foot position described above) and now find it, and its relationship to the front part of the footboards, very comfortable.
I suggest you try sticking with it as standard for a bit longer before committing to mods, and try different foot and sitting positions. You might find that you, too, settle into it.
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|Subject: Re: Driver foot peg extension mod question Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:35 pm|| |
Remember----HighWay pegs that stick out can ground easy....and up set the whole bike. I suggest ride your SilverWing 5-10,000 miles, then make any changes. They can be fairly comfortable when you are used to them and in shape.