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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2011, 7:46 pm Thread Starter
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New horn and peg lowering kit

Yesterday I installed a Stebel Nautilus horn and the Verholen peg lowering kit on my '08 K1200GT. Both took longer than I thought (naturally), but both work great. Thanks to the help one can find here.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2011, 9:40 pm
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Thanks for the post.

I'll be installing the same lowering pegs on my 07 K12GT soon. Can you share your installation experience/procedure/tricks/things you'd do differently?

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The kit instructions (mostly in German) do not mention the spring. In fact, there is not a hole for the end of the spring. If you are careful (and sweat and swear a lot), then you can get the spring in there when you insert the peg into the offset block. Other than that, I am still trying to figure out how to lower the brake lever; it feels about 1/2" high now.

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The kit instructions (mostly in German) do not mention the spring. In fact, there is not a hole for the end of the spring. If you are careful (and sweat and swear a lot), then you can get the spring in there when you insert the peg into the offset block. Other than that, I am still trying to figure out how to lower the brake lever; it feels about 1/2" high now.
The block seems designed so that the right angle of the spring matches the right angle of the block. Just "snag" the end of the spring around the corner of the block, then push the BMW peg holder into place so that the pin holes line up.

The hard part for me is getting the pins inserted through the lined-up holes. After a lot of frustration, a friend suggested that I put a little grease on the pins before trying to insert them. It worked like a charm! (Thanks - you know who you are!)

Another problem I have with the the Verholen extenders is the tight tolerances. The head of their pin wants to rub on the hex bolt that lets you adjust the angle of the extended peg. I finally solved it by flattening one edge of the pin head with a grinder. Looking down from the top, the head looks like a "D" rather than an "O". By lining up the flat side of the "D" with the hex bolt, the pin goes in easily.

There is no way to adjust the brake pedal height on the K1200GT or K1300GT, sorry. Only the gear shift lever is adjustable.

One of these days, I might try a brake lever extender. It won't lower the brake pedal height (I suppose it raises it slightly), but the brake lever sticks out farther with it installed. See:

http://www.pirateslair.net/brakeX800.jpg
http://pirateslair.net/PegGTlow.htm
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2011, 6:03 am
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I just took the wunderlich lowering kits off of my 2010 RT.
They were very comfortable but I just got sick of grinding the peg studs in corners when being playful.
Ive done 5000ks on this bike and the studs are 2/3rds gone.
The kits not only lower the pegs but move them outboard as well which reduces lean angle even more.
The wunderlich kits also had the same fiddly issue with the return spring.

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