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PostSubject: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeMon May 28, 2012 8:51 pm

anyone find out where I can get foot rests yet? I just made a trip to Canada and I could really use a set
and the light bar that Dennis B made was really great !thank you Dennis!
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 5:27 am


"yet"

So you would like us to browse the Inet for you Question

Surely if you can make it to Canada you could get to the keyboard!

Oh - Dennis left us!
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 5:28 am

PS - I'm not a morning person!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:53 am

well Mr Doug I have been searching the net with my key board and have even been asking shops if they could help me out . , I had a fall shattering my left hand, (have to wear brace)and have had several broken bones in both feet/ knee NOT from riding., that is why I have a silverwing automatic, since clutch hand is shot.,thus search for highway pegs....... ant any rate I like my s/wing
sorry that I have extremely long legs but my boyfriend doesn't seem to mind.
at any rate it would be very nice if someone on this site would have been kind enough to help.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:53 am

ps OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:58 am

This thread describes Dennis's efforts to make mounts for footrests:

https://www.silverwing600.com/t1708-bolt-on-foot-peg-brackets-for-the-silverwing-are-coming-along

Send him an e-mail and see if he got any further with it.

P.S. I Googled footrests honda silverwing and this thread appeared. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 8:06 am

http://www.silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?tid=1148

Expensive, probably cheaper to have your legs shortened!

Have you removed the buttrest? Legs wouldn't be exposed to the elements.

Just off to give Waspie his 'anti-sarcasm' pill.

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 8:08 am

thanks Mike,
I bought the light bar from Dennis and it is great, on an earlier email from
Doug he states dennis has left., but I had asked him when I purchased the light bar and he had not made them yet.
thank YOU so much if you do find any thing please forward to me thanks
Jan
I have been searching since I bought last year and now have 6,000 + miles on her so yep I ride
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 10:02 am

If you take a look at my album, you will see I do have highway pegs.
https://www.silverwing600.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-dspevack/Collage-6-footpegs-pic_827.htm
However these are adapted by cutting into the plastic and clamping them to the frame.
The clamps are kuryakyn, and then you need the arms and finally the pegs.
I have since switched my pegs for running boards.

I will be happy to sell you my switchblade pegs, which also have heel rests, and the arms for them for $150 including shipping.

You will have to purchase the clamps and get them mounted yourself.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 1:17 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:

Just off to give Waspie his 'anti-sarcasm' pill.

Waste of time, they don't work on us ex-Navy types!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 1:21 pm

Winger61 wrote:
tarmacburner2 wrote:

Just off to give Waspie his 'anti-sarcasm' pill.

Waste of time, they don't work on us ex-Navy types!! Laughing

Agree, total waste of a pill!

The swing of a lantern and the smell of the sea be all I need!

(That or a clicky bed and a flight deck to sun bathe on). WAFU's for ever. And the 'F' ain't a rude word! - Yet! Wink Well it could be - but there again - cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 1:57 pm

WAFU = Weapons And Fuel Users, or Wet And Flipping Useless, refers to a member of the Fleet Air Arm if I'm correct. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 2:54 pm

We Are Flaming Unique.

As we in the FAA prefer!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm

GEEEZZZZZZ
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 3:28 pm

Meldrew wrote:
WAFU = Weapons And Fuel Users, or Wet And Flipping Useless, refers to a member of the Fleet Air Arm if I'm correct. Smile
Quick, give that man one of Tarmac's pills!! Laughing


Waspie wrote:
We Are Flaming Unique.

As we in the FAA prefer!!! Laughing

Never a truer word spoken, young sir!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 4:50 pm

give me a pill well I am not a young man I sir am a woman.
and I was looking for answers to a question. I surely did not intend to offend anyone !!!
I am a woman that had to give up riding a clutch due to ALOT of broken bones BUT I still work even though I am in pain and THUS the reason for an automatic that I would like to have foot rests on so I can stretch out some damaged legs! now if I offended any one I am truley sorry BUt JUST WANTED SOME HELP>
THANKS!!!!!!!!
and yes I am pissed,.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 6:25 pm

Sorry mama looks like this thread has gone off "chasing rabbits". Wish I could answer your question but have only had my Wing a couple of days! Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 6:32 pm

You can buy foot rest from a Piaggio mp3 dealer. they will fit and give you more room to stretch your legs.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 6:52 pm

tinman wrote:
You can buy foot rest from a Piaggio mp3 dealer. they will fit and give you more room to stretch your legs.
Finely someone gives this woman an answer to the question she politely asked in her introduction on Jan 02 and again hear with this post. Thank you tinman for getting this thread back on track. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:05 pm

scooter mama wrote:
give me a pill well I am not a young man I sir am a woman.
and I was looking for answers to a question. I surely did not intend to offend anyone !!!
I am a woman that had to give up riding a clutch due to ALOT of broken bones BUT I still work even though I am in pain and THUS the reason for an automatic that I would like to have foot rests on so I can stretch out some damaged legs! now if I offended any one I am truley sorry BUt JUST WANTED SOME HELP>
THANKS!!!!!!!!
and yes I am pissed,.

Sorry, but this seems to be about average on how many of these forum members greet new comers. I hope you find what you are looking for.

If you do find a solution, I would be interested in your findings as my legs are a little too long too, but I tolerate it because my Silverwing is my in town motorcycle and for long rides I use my Goldwing.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:08 pm

I just went looking on Tinman's suggestion. Good work Tinman. This looks like something serviceable to me.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:09 pm

I found this picture at the following link.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:21 pm

This link shows the clamps that you need for any peg or cruiseboard:
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/304/Ergo-To-Ergo-II-Update

This page shows some of the many pegs and cruiseboards that can be used with the mounting system.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3748/Ergo-II-Cruise-Mounts-for-GL1800

The peg system from the vespa site looks a little crude to me, and I would guess that they are being screwed in to something stronger than we have on the wing at that location, given that I see foot pedals in some of those pics.

However, that system is probably going to be cheaper than the kuryakyn method, and a lot less work. Also with the kuryakyn system, you will need more than just a mechanic. You will need someone who is used to doing custom work, and you will pay for it. Regular mechanics look at how efficiently they can do a job so they can charge you what the book says they should charge while doing the work faster than the alloted time. Custom work takes what it takes timewise, and you will only be charged for the time spent but the hourly rate is usually higher.


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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:26 pm

If you bother to follow the link Larry posted you will see that the footpegs in the pictures are not generally available but made to order through a member of ModernVespa and are specifically for the Piaggio MP3.

He made two batches when he had guaranteed orders for the number he specified to the membership.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:28 pm

I found this homemade set on the Burgman site:

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:29 pm

Yea, but it gives a person a visual idea of what to look for. And a starting point to find something that works. Gives me an idea, at least.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

One possible problem with the footpegs Tinman has posted is that the brackets would be screwed / bolted to plastic. The weight of a foot pressed hard on the peg may cause the bracket to be levered and break unless the mounting position can be reinforced. Just a thought and someone with practical experience will no doubt be able to confirm or dismiss this thinking.

I am now eligible for the 'larryinseattle award' for posting without using sarcasm (yeah right... save one of those pills for me Waspie)

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 7:46 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
One possible problem with the footpegs Tinman has posted is that the brackets would be screwed / bolted to plastic. The weight of a foot pressed hard on the peg may cause the bracket to be levered and break unless the mounting position can be reinforced. Just a thought and someone with practical experience will no doubt be able to confirm or dismiss this thinking.

I am now eligible for the 'larryinseattle award' for posting without using sarcasm (yeah right... save one of those pills for me Waspie)

Cheers,

Good point on the backing of that bracket.

Since I have not had the plastic off that area of the bike, I am not sure about the location of a frame part there....but I would aim for that and perhaps put a cross brace in to accommodate the bolt.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 8:14 pm

THANK YOU GENTLEMEN I am going to research these great responses this weekend.
I am overwhelmed and I am sorry for getting angry, truly not me.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 8:20 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
One possible problem with the footpegs Tinman has posted is that the brackets would be screwed / bolted to plastic. The weight of a foot pressed hard on the peg may cause the bracket to be levered and break unless the mounting position can be reinforced.

That is exactly what I was referring to in this post:
dspevack wrote:
I would guess that they are being screwed in to something stronger than we have on the wing at that location, given that I see foot pedals in some of those pics.

In fact DennisB's attempt to add footpegs hinged on attaching to the frame inside beneath the bike and then running metal over the plastic where the feet go and out to pegs, thereby spreading all the stress over the plastic area. He abandoned that idea for the same reason. It does not provide enough strength.

You will also see in my album a picture of another set of installed foot pegs done by a gentleman from Tennessee named Joe Wolfe. He welded extensions from the frame of the bike and made holes in the plastic for them to come out thru.

The difference between his and my installations, is that his is welded but not adjustable in any way while mine has a clamp and commercial mounting system which allows me to use short or long kuryakyn arms, rotate those arms to the best position for me, and choose from a variety of highway pegs and cruiseboards.

I can state categorically that these are the only two methods that will work because they are the only two which attach to the actual frame of the bike.

I've been customizing Silverwings for a long time. I've seen virtually every mod out there and even invented a few, so I might actually know what I am talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 8:38 pm

dspevack wrote:
tarmacburner2 wrote:
One possible problem with the footpegs Tinman has posted is that the brackets would be screwed / bolted to plastic. The weight of a foot pressed hard on the peg may cause the bracket to be levered and break unless the mounting position can be reinforced.

That is exactly what I was referring to in this post:
dspevack wrote:
I would guess that they are being screwed in to something stronger than we have on the wing at that location, given that I see foot pedals in some of those pics.

I've been customizing Silverwings for a long time. I've seen virtually every mod out there and even invented a few, so I might actually know what I am talking about.

I believe you have and are.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeTue May 29, 2012 9:50 pm

I have seen these foot pegs on a Piaggio 500 mp3 that was for sale on kijiji Toronto . the seller was 6ft 4" and he got them from the dealer.On the Swing under the floor mat ,I recalled 2 bolts holding the plastic ,a 1/8"flat bar could be installed and shaped to to give it more stability. Something to think about.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 9:31 am

I created "highway pegs" that put the bulk of the incurred stress on the frame of the swing. pics are in my album. I used 1/2 inch round stock and a few parts from the hardware store. The hardest part was bending the rod. I used a plumbers torch to heat the rod. Everything else was drilling except for welding the lower pegs. I'm happy to provide additional info.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 9:56 am

I am checking those out now.... nice work!

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 9:58 am

Two different places for your feet. How do you feel about them now? What would you do differently now?

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 10:50 am

After a 1000 miles or so on the pegs, all I will do is sand, prime, and paint them. I would not do anything differently. Amazing what a difference a few inches makes especially when lifting my feet from a stop. The visible portion of the pegs can be removed in about 5 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 10:54 am

oh, total cost was < $20.00
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 11:13 am

Darkeswinger wrote:
I created "highway pegs" that put the bulk of the incurred stress on the frame of the swing.
Yes, securing to the frame is the key to any peg install.
What were your total hrs on the project?

Dan
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 11:35 am

Darkeswinger wrote:
After a 1000 miles or so on the pegs, all I will do is sand, prime, and paint them. I would not do anything differently. Amazing what a difference a few inches makes especially when lifting my feet from a stop. The visible portion of the pegs can be removed in about 5 minutes.

Thats great as they aren't the most attractive, so you can remove them and then install them for any long rides planned.

Not bashing your project, just that is how I would use those on my bike. If you sell yours, take that off and send it to me.... I will pay the shipping and give your original investment back.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 1:24 pm

Total hours on the project were 6, plus a few trips to ACE Hardware. Most of the time was spent fitting the pegs and plastic after each bend, or adjustment, to make sure that they would clear the plastic, and provide the correct length for me.

I agree that they are not attractive at all, and that's part of the reason I made them detachable, but they are so very comfortable, I've not painted them yet.

If I ever sell them, they will be available on this site.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 3:53 pm

Just out of interest, I always ride FF with my legs in the feet forward position and not with my feet down flat on the floor mats like I see some scooter riders doing. Apart from the occasional stretching of one leg at a time from behind the wind deflectors, it's very comfortable and I'm 5'11".

So is it feet down, feet forward, or just the taller riders wanting to stretch out more that highway pegs appeal to?



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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 9:39 pm

I'm only 5'6 and I find the ability to stretch out, and change position valuable. I rather like that my Silverwing is a rolling couch, as much as a GW, and I like to lean back into my corbin backrest and put my feet up and relax while I ride.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeWed May 30, 2012 10:06 pm

I am like Dan, I have a Corbin and a backrest and love to lean back. I would enjoy a set of foot pegs that I could completely spread out on.

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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeThu May 31, 2012 9:31 am

I have some arthritis and lower back stuff, so being able to move my feet around, even on a short trip is a welcome treat.

I wear Bohn Armor pants under kevlar slider jeans, Steel toe boots, Bohn Armor upper body protection under a heavy leather jacket.

Even with removing the stock butt pad and installing a custom back rest, I need the extra leg room.

One other thing I did discover, (thanks John Grinsel), having the highway pegs allows me to sit in a more aggressive riding position for the curvy parts of the road, adding to my riding fun.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeThu May 31, 2012 9:07 pm

bigbird wrote:
If you think they look ugly, just powdercoat the bars to match your tupperware and put some Kuryakyn pegs on the bars.

They would be great around town, but on the highway I think the wind blast on the lower legs would be intolerable after awhile.

I fitted wind deflectors to get out of the wind, certainly don't need to fit pegs. (There again I'm only 5.7" so I'm not cramped in the foot forward position (the 'oo' isn't a typo for 'ee' btw!))

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 01, 2012 11:48 am

bigbird wrote:
If you think they look ugly, just powdercoat the bars to match your tupperware and put some Kuryakyn pegs on the bars.

They would be great around town, but on the highway I think the wind blast on the lower legs would be intolerable after awhile.

I agree with the wind on the legs being a nuisance, but on the Goldwing, it is refreshing to stretch the legs out for 5 or 10 minutes on a long stretch of highway. It helps with the circulation to the legs.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 01, 2012 12:05 pm

I also find that having the pegs keeps my catheter tube from getting kinked.


Just between us guys on the forum... My wife likes the pegs because with my body in an overall straighter position, the Viagra seems to kick in faster since blood flow is not impeded.

So in a way, the pegs have saved my marriage, and saved me from embarrassing wetness.
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PostSubject: Re: FOOT RESTS??????   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 01, 2012 12:14 pm

[quote="Darkeswinger"]I also find that having the pegs keeps my catheter tube from getting kinked.


Just between us guys on the forum... My wife likes the pegs because with my body in an overall straighter position, the Viagra seems to kick in faster since blood flow is not impeded.

So in a way, the pegs have saved my marriage, and saved me from embarrassing wetness.[/quote]

I was wondering why my plumbing worked better after a long ride on the Goldwing. I need to get the pegs on my scooter right away.

Perhaps my thinking would clear up and I could find a way to save the world too.
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PostSubject: Feet Forward / Enjoy the Ride   FOOT RESTS?????? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 01, 2012 12:51 pm

Meldrew wrote:
Just out of interest, I always ride FF with my legs in the feet forward position and not with my feet down flat on the floor mats like I see some scooter riders doing. Apart from the occasional stretching of one leg at a time from behind the wind deflectors, it's very comfortable and I'm 5'11".

So is it feet down, feet forward, or just the taller riders wanting to stretch out more that highway pegs appeal to?

Feet down is the 'Full Toilet' position.

Feet Forward / Enjoy the Ride

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