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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question Hi-way pegs for K1200GT Classic?

I've been riding my '04 K1200GT for about 8 months and 4,000 miles now. Mostly short trips, an hour or so at a time.

I'm interested in longer distance rides, maybe even endurance rallies, 1,000 miles in 24 hours, and wonder about improved comfort for extended riding. I've searched and read threads on this forum, and have added Suburban 2.7" bar-backs, and lowered peg mounting brackets, which seem to have solved my concerns for shoulder, arm, wrist fatigue, etc.

But I have found no wisdom regarding a means of stretching, extending rider's legs while riding. On other bikes I have routinely installed and used some sort of hi-way pegs, etc, to allow me an alternate riding position by staightening my legs out. This has provided relief from various aches and pains, and I believe to ride the GT long distances i t would be needed again.

Has anyone else addressed this need on a classic GT or RS?

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Has anyone else addressed this need on a classic GT or RS?

Ummmmmmm............no.

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You don't need them. I've done two SS1k's (only documented one of them, though) with stock GT seat, pegs, and bars. Also have a couple 850 mile days in there too.

Just move around, sit to one side, stand up once in a while, and extend the legs in front of you while circling the feet and ankles to encourage blood flow.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 4:50 pm
 
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Whenever I need to stretch my legs I just stand up on the pegs for a bit. Tends to stretch me out.

As far as mounting the highway pegs, I don't see a way of doing it without either running brackets all the way from the regular pegs forward, or cutting up the bodywork to attach pegs somewhere on the frame.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 6:21 pm
 
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Has anyone else addressed this need on a classic GT or RS?
You can order them via BMW, although they come with an LT attached!

Seriously though, check out Pirates website for a peg lowering kit and barback extenders.
Although, hit the gym and start doing back and ab exercises. Decent muscle strength and conditioning will help reduce the amount of fatige.

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