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The standard is mid reach as factory default. I replaced the pegs with floorboards. Happy as can be.
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The standard is mid reach as factory default. I replaced the pegs with floorboards. Happy as can be.
Marine, what floorboards did you use. I think that's gonna be my first mod.

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the Kuryakyn floorboards (4357) using the Kuryakyn splined adaptors (8813) they're a few posts in here. Just search keyword floorboards. I cannot paste a link on mobile now. Don't use what manufacturer says on their website for the spline adapter. Read the posts easy as pie.
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boots get stuck between foot peg and shifter

Hey guys, just went out for my first ride last night, it was kinda scary at first (trying to remember what I learned in MSF course ~7 years ago) but it quickly became fun

One issue I noticed while riding is that my boots either get stuck between the foot peg and the shifter, or I have trouble getting my foot under the shifter to shift up. This is probably partly due to the fact that I'm not use to shifting, but I feel like the gap is actually a bit too narrow (at least for the boots I have). I believe the foot pegs are set up with the regular mid-reach position, is there anyway I can increase the gap between the foot peg and the shifter? or should i just get a pair of boots with thinner/flatter toe so it will fit between peg and shifter?

thanks in advance! Can't wait to go out and ride again tomorrow night!

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If you adjust the shift rod it will help.
Start loosening the lock nuts then you can turn the rod to adjust where the shifter sits.


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If you can see the little silver nuts in this picture if you back them off you can then turn the whole rod.


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If you can see the little silver nuts in this picture if you back them off you can then turn the whole rod.


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FYI...one nut is lefthand thread and the other is righthand....that is how the rod adjusts...turn one way it gets shorter...the other it gets longer.....

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I just order the reduced and extended reach rods, figured for $20 lets play around see if I like either one better than the standard.

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If you adjust the shift rod it will help.
Start loosening the lock nuts then you can turn the rod to adjust where the shifter sits.


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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try tonight.

Does anyone know if I can use the reduced-reach shift rod with the foot peg at mid-reach position? I'm just shy of 5'7, and I think the recommended height for mid-reach start from 5'7"...should I go with the reduced-reach setup? anyone on here is about 5'7 and can share which -reach they like better?

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