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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 7:20 pm Thread Starter
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Not sure what I did wrong but can't find my original post when I joined last week. So here it goes again. New to forum but have been riding for over 30+ years. I have my current (also first BMW) K1200GT for about four years now. Have been lurking and reading in the various forums for a couple of years but recently decided to try to retire full time now and want to fix up the 12GT for some long rides so I decided to register and see what I can do with my possible spare time. If you read my other introductory post thank you and any help you can provide in finding it would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 9:02 pm
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Looks like your post was deleted. You had questions regarding making your bike more comfortable for long runs. I see you have the side air foils on the fairing. That's a good start. I have an 09 13GT that I had to farkle to make it more rider friendly. Added front and rear heated Sargent seats, bar risers, lowering pegs, grip puppies and custom highway pegs.
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Thanks TF1200RT for the feedback, I am on the current waiting list for highway pegs. I am very happy with the areoflow wings and windshield, for now might change my mind after seat mods and addition of highway pegs. I am working with a local custom upholstery shop on getting seats redone with more of a RDL style, the shop is currently swamped with custom car and boat work but hopefully will get me in soon. I have thought about the lowering pegs but did not know if it would affect the cornering clearance, don't think it will as I no longer ride that hard to really worry about that. Being in Idaho I'm lucky enough to be close enough to module masters to be able to take my abs module in for repair to them and pick it up without any shipping worries, the abs module had been out for the last year , with occasional periods of working and then not working. I do have the matching top case just don't use unless on long trips or two up. Would be interested in your opinions on the highway pegs and lowered foot pegs, as I am 6'4" and about 225 you can see why I am interested in more leg room. I use the quad lock with the tank ring mount for my phone/GPS/tunes bluetoothed to a Seana20s.

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You will still want the airflow pieces after you get the seat. There is a fair amount of turbulence around the fairing without them.When Estrada Designs sends the lowering pegs, he also sends a write up for which lowering pegs to use. this is what he sent me:

"It will depend on the type of front lowering kit you get. There are 3 different types that I know of, Suburban, Verholen, and Wunderlich kits. I have done a modification on the Suburban kit for my pegs, I have not done it on a set of Verholen's, and if you get the Wunderlich set, you will not have to make a modification. I am attaching pics of each and also one of the modification to a set of the Suburbans. On the picture of the modification done to the Suburban bracket you will see a red and a white outline. The red outline shows how the material was taken away from my bracket, this really is not necessary since you will have to remove some material from the Suburban bracket anyway. The amount of material removed would be minimal for clearance at the point inside the red outline. The white outline show where you have to remove material in order for the mounting screw to clear. It is not a hard process and can be done with a handheld grinder".

You may have a hard time finding Suburban Machinery pegs. You may be able to find used ones; I bought the last new set from them 3 years ago . I'll attach the pictures also.
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Also, if you do use the lowering pegs, there is no adjustment for the foot brake lever (don't even try to adjust because it will cause drag on the rear caliper). What I did was to buy a spare foot brake lever on eBay and I had the machine shop at work heat it and they put a 1" bend in the pedal. Yes, you can heat it but you have to make sure you do it in one step as the metal may break if you do it too many times (that's why you buy the spare). You can see the bend on my first posted picture. It also has a Wunderlich foot extension on it.
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Also, if you do use the lowering pegs, there is no adjustment for the foot brake lever (don't even try to adjust because it will cause drag on the rear caliper). What I did was to buy a spare foot brake lever on eBay and I had the machine shop at work heat it and they put a 1" bend in the pedal. Yes, you can heat it but you have to make sure you do it in one step as the metal may break if you do it too many times (that's why you buy the spare). You can see the bend on my first posted picture. It also has a Wunderlich foot extension on it.
Thanks for the information on the brake pedal, I will keep this in mind if I go with the lowering pegs, there is a welding and fab shop across the highway from where I live so I do have easy access to getting the pedal arm reshaped.
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Nice bike and Welcome to the forum
Thanks!!!!!! Working on it !!!!!!! Wrenching is almost another form of therapy but not as good as wind therapy!!!!!!!
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