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PostSubject: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 00:16

Hi everyone.

I'd really appreciate some feedback from anyone who uses highway pegs on their Swing for long distance driving. I've been taking longer and longer rides, and I find that being able to stretch out my legs helps to relieve the pressure on my lower back. But I'm too tall to stretch them out completely on the foot rests, especially since I got the backrest (which is great). I thought that highway pegs might solve the problem, but don't have a clue on whether they work on a Swing, since it looks like all plastice where they would go. Question

Any thoughts, pics, directions, advice, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 00:31

Emeskay wrote:
Hi everyone.

I'd really appreciate some feedback from anyone who uses highway pegs on their Swing for long distance driving. I've been taking longer and longer rides, and I find that being able to stretch out my legs helps to relieve the pressure on my lower back. But I'm too tall to stretch them out completely on the foot rests, especially since I got the backrest (which is great). I thought that highway pegs might solve the problem, but don't have a clue on whether they work on a Swing, since it looks like all plastice where they would go. Question

Any thoughts, pics, directions, advice, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Smile


Mandy

Check out the "silverwing.org" site. TRANSAM86 (Eddie) has installed pegs on his 07.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 00:39

So have I. do a search on that site you will find a good bit of info, or check the link in my sig.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 01:36

dspevack wrote:
So have I. do a search on that site you will find a good bit of info, or check the link in my sig.

I've checked out your site before, but I couldn't remember whose it was. That was what made me start thinking about the pegs. Are you happy with yours?
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 01:40

thomphoto wrote:
Check out the "silverwing.org" site. TRANSAM86 (Eddie) has installed pegs on his 07.

I couldn't find his user name on the silverwing.org site. Do you have the url?
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 01:53

Yes I am.
on .org you can do a search on transam86 and all his posts come right up. don't know why you were having a problem with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 02:06

Emeskay wrote:
thomphoto wrote:
Check out the "silverwing.org" site. TRANSAM86 (Eddie) has installed pegs on his 07.

I couldn't find his user name on the silverwing.org site. Do you have the url?

You will probably have to register and sign in to do a search.
I had no problem finding Eddie's posts about his pegs. Also, Dan, I had forgotten that you also have pegs installed.

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 02:37

No offense taken. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 04:25

[quote="thomphoto
You will probably have to register and sign in to do a search.
I had no problem finding Eddie's posts about his pegs. Also, Dan, I had forgotten that you also have pegs installed.[/quote]

I am registered. And I did a search for his user name. Am I hopeless? Sigh. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 04:27

Dan,

I'm sorry that I didn't remember it was your swing, although I certainly remembered the scooter! Do you like your pegs?


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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 04:33

Dan,

Also, I looked through the silverwing.org site, and I couldn't find a listing for where you got your pegs. Maybe I'm missing it, but could you send it to me, please?

Thanks,

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 05:43

On my sig thread, farther down, there are some pics you can blow up of pages in the Kuryakyn catalog, which is where my orignal pegs came from.
Keep in mind that I upgraded my pegs to cruiseboards for even more comfort, also from the same place.
Installing pegs is a Frankenstein job, as the bike is not designed for them.
You should look for Eddies instructions and info on how he did it, (he installed a different style than I did) and either be prepared to muddle thru learning as you go, or going to your mechanic in advance, with as much info printed out from your computer in hand as you can, and discuss the installation with him to the point where he is comfortable doing it and he knows what he is getting into (more or less) Here's some linx to play with.
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http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/image_show.pl?img=%2fmwf%2fattach%2f7%2f7007%2fFootpegsTitled.JPG

http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/image_show.pl?img=%2fmwf%2fattach%2f4%2f11004%2fKM_0704_GoldWing_Pgs20-33_Page_12.rsz.jpg

http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/image_show.pl?img=%2fmwf%2fattach%2f4%2f11004%2fKM_0711_Pegs_Pgs101-123_Page_02.rsz.jpg


http://www.kuryakyn.com/index.cfm/go/Home.Products/catID/18/scID/46

http://www.kuryakyn.com/index.cfm/go/Home.ProductDetail/IMID/488

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 21:47

Dan, you rock! Thank you for sending me all the information.

dspevack wrote:
Installing pegs is a Frankenstein job, as the bike is not designed for them.

Does that mean I might be creating a monster? Smile

I was guessing that it would be difficult to put in pegs, and now I'm sure of it. I agree with you, by the way, that boards would be more comfortable, and as long as I'm bothering...

I have to consider whether I can do it myself. I have all the tools, but I'll have to take a good look at my Swing and see where I want them. I'm thinking that the most comfortable place would be in front of the upper part of the foot rest Highway Pegs Highwa14

because that's where i stick my feet now, and I'd like to stretch them out further. I have to check and see if there's any metal underneath there to attach something to.

What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 22:04

I think you should take a closer look at the links I sent.
Notice that they are mounted to the frame in one place, and then have
offsets. I believe you have a choice of 2 different offsets and the offset
arms are teethed, so you can rotate it to a point that is higher or lower, closer or farther away from you and lock the teeth in place.

Also, the initial design is to clamp onto a frame made of a thicker metal tubing then the Silverwing has, so if you weld, its not a problem, and you can avoid clamping. But if you clamp you need to take that into account.
In order to prevent the mount from rotating on the tubing, my guy drilled a single small hole thru the tubing and put in a thin pin. It does the job, but also if the bike goes down the pin breaks instead of twisting the frame.
If you do this, keep in mind your personal weight, because thats how much the strenght of the pin needs to withstand. Presumably the bike is heavier than you are. Smile There are some more pics on my thread. Look closely at them.

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeTue 28 Jul 2009, 22:06

That is the best location and there is a small diameter tube that terminates close to the joint there between the skirt (lower piece) and the lower extensions of the front cover. You will have to cut a hole in the upper part of the skirt to accomodate the mounting bracket.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeWed 29 Jul 2009, 03:32

Thanks, guys. I'm going to have to do some serious thinking about this. I don't have the kind of equipment you need to weld, and there aren't any really good technicians for this sort of stuff anywhere near me. In any case, it sounds like a winter project, because I don't want to stop riding long enough to do this kind of thing when the weather is good.

I really appreciate your input, and I will be taking another, closer look at the info you provided. This requires a bit of creativity. I need to take a look at how the foot rest areas are constructed. I'm beginning to think about some metal bending, but don't know about the supports. Maybe after I give it some more thought, I'll shoot a line to DennisB.

Thanks again,

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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeWed 29 Jul 2009, 13:20

Emeskay,

Here are a few links for the "Blingmeister" on the Silverwing.org site. I don't think any o fthese are the same as the ones that Dan posted earlier. If you get them, tell us how you like them.

http://www.silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=27841;hl=pegs

http://www.silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=27889;hl=pegs

http://www.silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=27415;hl=pegs
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PostSubject: Re: Highway Pegs   Highway Pegs I_icon_minitimeWed 29 Jul 2009, 23:39

JeffR wrote:
Here are a few links for the "Blingmeister" on the Silverwing.org site.

Thanks Jeff! The links look really helpful. :Not Worthy:
I'm going to take my time on these, because I want to get them right. study I like Dan's floor board idea, that sounds even better than just pegs. That's one of the mods on my husband's RT.

I will definitely let you know what happens.

Mandy
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