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Verholen Peg Lowering Kit on K1300GT

I ordered the peg lowering kit from Pirate's Lair. Was a little concerned about compatibility as there was a note on the site that a minor mod would have to be done.

Here is one of the units:



Here is the mount point with the peg removed. Note the hole for the spring.



Here is the peg with the new unit (note the lack of a hole).



So I drilled a hole in each unit.



This is where I ran into an issue. Note in the next picture, that the pin will not go in the hole as the bolt is in the way.



So, I disassembled the unit, pushed the pin in to secure the foot peg, and reinstalled the bolt.

Here are the original and modified peg locations.



Definitely an improvement in legroom (I'm 6'3" with a 35" inseam). Now I need to adjust the shift lever.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 10:47 pm
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Interesting . . .

I put mine on the other way around, so that the pegs were moved down and forwards instead of down and backwards like yours. You might try switching the peg extenders from left side to right side and try it that way.

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You mean like this?

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Yep, that's how I had mine, as it minimized knee bend. I suppose whatever is most comfortable for you is what counts.

BTW, I also had the clearance issues with the spring tab and the peg pin. I ground one edge off the peg pin (so the top was D-shaped), but never bothered to drill the spring pin hole. For that price, you think they'd have those details sorted already . . .

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Reversed the direction of the pegs. Much better. I feel like the guy that ran the wrong way with the football and scored for the opponent.

I had to adjust the shifter down a notch. This was simple. All you have to do is remove the bolt on the shift linkage that goes into the engine case, then rotate the assembly one notch. Worked like a charm.

One question. Any way to adjust the rear brake pedal? Not as big a problem as the shifter but it should be adjusted down slightly.
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I had to adjust the shifter down a notch. This was simple. All you have to do is remove the bolt on the shift linkage that goes into the engine case, then rotate the assembly one notch. Worked like a charm.
Or you could loosen up the two locknuts on the vertical shifter rod, then spin the rod to adjust the shifter to any height you want.

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One question. Any way to adjust the rear brake pedal? Not as big a problem as the shifter but it should be adjusted down slightly.
Unfortunately, there's no easy way to adjust the brake pedal. They do make an aluminum pad that expands the surface area of the brake pedal, but it doesn't really change the height much.

Honestly, I've never adjusted either of mine. I've run tens of thousands of miles with peg extenders, then without, then with again. It can take a good long ride, but I find that I adjust to the changes pretty easily.

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I'm happy with the shifter adjustment. The brake pedal is a nice to have, but I forgot about it today riding to and from the office.

I do notice a difference with the lower pegs. I'm getting the handle bar extender installed later this week.
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