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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 4:45 pm Thread Starter
 
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K12RS Footpeg Lowering??

Purchased an 02 K12RS. Absolutely love the bike, but I would love to be able to lower the footpegs a few more inches. I do have them set as low as they can go.

Are there any lowering kits available? Any other suggestions?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 5:21 pm
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I highly recommend that you ride it frequently for a few months before changing the foot peg position. Give yourself a chance to get accustomed to them. You just might save some money.

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I have the lowering kit on my k12gt and thought that it was great until I started scraping the shift lever.

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I have the lowering kit on my k12gt and thought that it was great until I started scraping the shift lever.
The GT has ground clearance issues as it is in stock form and especially if your stock suspesion is well broken in.
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I just moved my foot pegs up after two years...so glad I did (I couldn't tell you why I waited so long other than it came that way and a lot of others had made the barback mod for some reason, so I didn't think they could be wrong, plus I'm lazy OK?)...I was scraping the pegs at very low speeds and it would throw my foot off the peg. First time it happened I almost sh#t myself. I took the bar backs off as well and now it seems to handle the way I thought it should have in the first place....not that it was terrible in the low position/bars back but, I would hesitate to really lean cause I was scared! I don't have much for chicken strips either so I wasn't holding back too much. Anyhow, if you move them down more than the low position just be prepared for foot peg sparks.

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Purchased an 02 K12RS. Absolutely love the bike, but I would love to be able to lower the footpegs a few more inches. I do have them set as low as they can go.

Are there any lowering kits available? Any other suggestions?

Thanks
I just got a 2001 K1200RS about 2 weeks ago and I feel your pain! I have a 34" inseam so even with the seat in the high position, it's just a bit too tight for comfort. As far as lowering the pegs is concerned, I've only heard bad things about the peg lowering kit as you sacrifice ground clearance and it positions the pegs further out by about 3/8" which makes you have to turn your toes in to hit the shift lever or the brakes. Not good. My dealer suggested bolting on a set of R1100S foot pegs, which add about an 1.5" of legroom without the other problems. Now I'm trying to locate a used set to try them out.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2008, 11:12 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated.

I think I'm going to keep them as is for a little while longer to see if I can get use to them.

I'm use to my K100 riding position and was hoping to have the best of both worlds.
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Footpeg Plates

You might like to try making up some plates as I did as shown on my post entitled " Footpeg forward plates" which is currently on page 4. The advantage of moving them forwards is that it reduces the cramping of your knees, without sacrificing ground clearance. N.G.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 11:41 am
 
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Even though my legs are cramped a bit...I prefer the seat in the low position. Lower center of gravity means more sporty.
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