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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2008, 10:18 am Thread Starter
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GT Footpeg Lowering Kits - Suburban Machinery vs. Verholen

I am thinking about installing a footpeg lowering kit to add comfort for those longer rides. I realize that I would be trading off cornering lean angle to install one.

There seems to be two different models for the K1200GT: Suburban Machinery and Verholen (Pirate's Lair). From the outside, they seem very similar.

Do you have one? Which one is best?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2008, 10:28 am
 
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I've had Suburban lowering kits on my LT, RT and now GT. Well made, Suburban good to deal with. Pegs are not adjustable. Don't know much about Verholen pegs except they are slightly adjustable and are quite a bit more pricey.

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I was going to get the peg lowering kit and then opted not to. I got used to the riding position. More importantly during hard riding my boots have scraped a few times. (I'm not any kind of daredevil either). I'm not sure how good it would be to have my feet even lower.
Look through the for sale stuff, I've seen used ones listed.
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I have the Suburban Machinery bar risers and peg lowering kit. Added significant comfort, and I have not dragged them once.
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I put the Verholen peg extenders on the first day I had the GT. With those and the seat in the high position, there was more leg room than on my LT. Rode 20K miles that way, but I got t the point where I could easily scrape the pegs on a normal left/right turn at an intersection. Took them off and have put 40K+ miles on since with no problems.

I agree that you should look in the classifieds for a nice used set first.

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Perhaps someone else can confirm as my bike is in transit as i write, but Im pretty sure the rear brake lever isnt adjustable so you may end up having to raise your foot up every time you want to use the rear. A bit like riding a Harley maybe?

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There's some adjustment in the threaded brake lever rod, but honestly it wasn't a problem. The distances really aren't all that great here.

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I actually have both....the Suburbans are for the passenger.

Quality I would say are the same, although the Burb's use a plain style bolt versus the Torx type.

scraping/dragging....hey if you're getting that low maybe you need a little more warning with a lower peg.

On the brake side more than the height difference (not even noticable) I found I did have to make a adjsutement (on both shifter and brake) for the lateral change. The bracket to lower the pegs also moves them outboard (not sure of the measurement) . This requires a pigeon toe'd angle of your foot to make normal contact.

That being said I don't even notice it now and actually it gives my foot more room being straight forward on those cruising rides rather than angled outward so not to rest on the shifter or brake.
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I actually have a brand new set (rider and passenger) that I was going to mount on my 09 K13GT, but havent done it yet...if it sits here much longer...I might just throw them up for sale if someone is interested...
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Perhaps someone else can confirm as my bike is in transit as i write, but Im pretty sure the rear brake lever isnt adjustable so you may end up having to raise your foot up every time you want to use the rear. A bit like riding a Harley maybe?
I added the brake lever extension from pirateslair and it seemed to help. I also got the shifter extension from Pirate, but not sure it is needed because of adjustability of lever. Also, it will scuff the heck out of your boots;

Here's link to brake extension:

http://pirateslair.net/PegGTlow.htm
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