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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2008, 1:35 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question Highway pegs

I'm sure this has come up before, but there must be someone out there like me (over fifty) who would like to attach some type of highway peg to a K1200RS. Took my 1998 from Seattle to San Francisco the long way and experienced a lot of knee pain riding 250 miles/day. Any ideas or available products?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2008, 4:50 pm
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I would think you need a more laid back seating position than the RS offers to take advantage of highway pegs. Never seen nor heard of them for the RS/GT.

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I had the same problems on my '97, I'm also over 50. I lowered the original pegs by 3/4" just by fitting the pegs from later bikes (2001 I think). These come straight out and don't have the 'up crank'. You just buy the pegs which aren't too expensive and swap over the springs, rubbers and feelers. Sometimes before a long trip in good weather I also raise the seat to its highest position.

These don't eliminate the leg cramp entirely, but now I've learned to do rider excercises - stretch legs out, wiggle feet, stand on pegs - that sort of thing. You do need frequent stops if you are fast cruising - for me about an hour or gas stop. I've done 2 hours in one stretch and it wasn't fun.

The RS isn't as comfortable as a cruiser bike, but then it can get you places a lot faster with more fun provided you can keep up the concentration without fatigue.



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2008, 11:22 am
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I have seen highway pegs on a gen. 2 GT. The owner said they were very comfortable, but added that the fiberglass work to blend them into the bodywork was going to cost him a bundle.

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