Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
Highway pegs on a KRS?
Sir, step away from the motorcycle. Step away from the motorcycle now!
Ditto for the peg lowering. All it will do is screw up the ergos (forget tweaking the shifter enough for the new position, and good luck dialing in the brake pedal) and, as was pointed out, drag the pegs in a hard turn. Bad. Very Bad.
FWIW, I'm 6'1", with 36" inseam, and just finished a 900 mile weekend on my '03 K1200RS - 400 going and 400 coming back, with another 100 in between. The riding position is fine on the slabs or back roads. I have two recurring gripes: 1) I wish the seat wasn't quite as slick as it is (I keep sliding forward), and 2) keeping the throttle twisted eventually annoys my wrist. At least I have cruise control, and use it to give my hand a break and to generally loosen my wrist up. Otherwise, the riding position works quite well.
If you have plastic QD's, replace them ASAP. Stained magnesium is bad enough but have you ever seen it burn? What do you think road flares use to get so bright? Replace the QD's.
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled