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Old 05-07-2008, 06:15 AM   #61
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Re: A little more leg room

I'm lovin' my pegs! It's nice that they are moved forward/down.....last thing I'd wanna' do is move them farther back.

The shortened shifter requires more pressure than I originally thought. I expected it to be easier when warmed up, and moving. It's still fine, and actually makes it feel ....what's the word......positive, precise? But, at first, it does feel weird/different. My knees are loving it!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:15 AM   #62
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Re: A little more leg room

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I am 6' 2" tall, and even though my knees fit within the cutout's on the sides of the gas tank, I felt I would like to have a little less bend in my legs. I had tried raising the seat up, but it made my knees barely fit within the cutouts on the sides of the gas tank, and I did not like how much higher on the bike I sat.

So I discovered that you can rotate the footpeg mounts (items 6-7) in the picture around 180 degrees, which lowers the foot pegs 1 1/2", while also moving them forward about 1", and this has made a big improvement for me as in my riding position and comfort, as the top of my thighs were almost parallel to the ground when I was sitting on the bike, and now their at about a 10 degrees angle down.

I went out riding in some twisties yesterday and a pretty good clip, and the pegs did not touch, but I am going to take it out today on some tighter corners and see what happens, but so far so good, and as of right now, I won't be changing it back.

When you rotate the peg mount, you will also have to remove the pivot pin (item 11) for the foot peg, and rotate the foot peg back around 180 degrees also, so the the rubber is back on top.

I am definitely going to try this. I tried to increase room by removing the rubber pad and weight. Some increase in room but the rise on the end of the peg made it a bit difficult to just put your foot on the peg. I had to consciously think of moving it in. I may try grinding some of that rise off to make it more flat. Has anyone had success in doing that before I go ahead?

My new boots have great grip so I won't be missing the rubber. No noticeable increase in vibrations thru the foot without them either....but then, it is a Bandit.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:51 AM   #63
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Buell XB Lightning footpegs installed on '08 Bandit this past week. Lowers a little over an inch and slightly more rearset. Fits my size 12 feet perfectly, and heel guard on Yoshimura prevents contact with the midpipe.
Now, if I could just figure out how to get Buell pegs without going near a harley dealer.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:08 AM   #64
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Re: A little more leg room

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I'm lovin' my pegs! It's nice that they are moved forward/down.....last thing I'd wanna' do is move them farther back.

The shortened shifter requires more pressure than I originally thought. I expected it to be easier when warmed up, and moving. It's still fine, and actually makes it feel ....what's the word......positive, precise? But, at first, it does feel weird/different. My knees are loving it!
After a few thousand sMiles, you will be just fine with the shifting. Just preload when shifting. I cut mine about 1 inch back after rotating the footpegs. Felt the difference in my knees first few blocks leaving town about 5 thousand mile back.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:22 PM   #65
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Re: A little more leg room

El Bandito,

I know you started this thread about 18 months ago. Just wanted to say thanks. I just lowered my pegs this afternoon and that small adjustment is going to pay off big. I don't yet feel a need to adjust my shifter. The shifter and left side peg, while closer to each other, are now about equal height so the angle I need isn't so extreme to upshift.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:10 PM   #66
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Re: A little more leg room

I know I'm bringing up an old thread, sorry. What exactly are you moving 180 degrees? I'm kinda new to all the mods and I'm just not seeing it. The whole mount or just the peg? I have a Bandit 600 but it should be the same. Thanks
I just found it, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. This is a great site, lots of stuff to learn.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #67
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Sherry,
Welcome. The process requires turning the bracket upside down, removing the footpeg and rotating it also so the rubberside it back on top. Not a hard job at all. Then you will need to adjust your brake pedal linkage and shift linkage to get them where you feel comfortable with. With my size 12 feet, I ended up cutting about 1" off the foot shifter, drilling a hole, threading it and putting a bolt with a nut backup. Then grinding it smooth.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:25 AM   #68
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Re: A little more leg room

Hi. I know this is an old thread but seemed an appropriate place for the question. I was thinking about buying these adjustable pegs on ebay in order to avoid the shifter adjustment when flipping the stock pegs. Wondered if anyone had tried them or something similar and how they worked.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Suzuki...14a31b&vxp=mtr



1 Pair (2 pcs)
- Turns your stock footrests (rearsets) into adjustable footrests
- Inexpensive option compared to aftermarket adjustable rearsets
- When mounted on the motorcycle adjustments can be made in seconds
- Place more weight towards the front or rear of the bike based on positioning
- Shorten or lengthen your leg room based on positioning
- Provides extra grip over stock footpegs
- Retains your stock folding footpeg mechanism
- Allows for 12 different mounting positions (moves in a 360 degree circular motion)
- Based on rider and motorcycle, not all positions are optimal
- Interlocking teeth design to ensure secure positioning
- This Model is 25mm extension
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #69
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Re: A little more leg room

Looks pretty neat. I would wonder about the strength of the unit for the amount of standing I do on rough roads or just to give the rear end a rest.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #70
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Re: A little more leg room

Looks like a great idea, would like to hear thoughts on them after the install.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #71
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Re: A little more leg room

Looks pretty nice , actually looks stronger than some of the shaved and modded buell pegs a lot of people run with no issues .
Knee pain is really limiting my riding right now , having a partial knee replacement in June hopefully after recovery , I'll sure hope to be able to ride in comfort again . I would hate to have to do something horrid like trade the Bandit in on a cruiser !!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #72
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Re: A little more leg room

I asked a friend who is a machinist and motorcycle mechanic. He though they were probably not robust (to put it politely), the lack of any rubber was an issue, and that the right peg could unscrew when stood on. He tends to be right most of the time, so I'm going to pass on them and look for another design.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #73
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Re: A little more leg room

In the video, there appear to be pins to ensure they don't rotate when tightened. Would be good to get MetrickMetals opinion.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #74
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Re: A little more leg room

I just found these on E-Bay.
Several different lengths available.
https://www.ebay.com/i/291680385977?chn=ps&dispItem=1
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