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I just bought a 2009 Vulcan and I already started to add things to it. My wife hated the small foot pegs so I looked for oem and after market floorboards but was shocked at the price. I made my own for around 50 bucks. I went to metal supermarkets 18 dollars and bought 2 pieces of 1/4" aluminium plate 4 x 10" . I also bought a 1" square bar stock and cut 2 pieces 5 -1/4" long. I cut the corners with my chop saw ( a carbide blade will cut aluminium ) and then rounded off the corners with a file. I took the square stock and rounded the ends to fit into the stock brackets. I then placed the flat plate onto the bar stock and rotated it until it was horizontal. Mark the holes for the pin from the original peg and drill the hole. Take the pieces to a qualified aluminium welder he charged me 20 buck and make sure you mark on what side of the square stock to weld the plate on so that it lines up with the holes you drilled to keep the footboard level. I glued a piece of rubber on the top plate and blacked out the bottom. I don't know how to post pics but send me your email and I will send pics.
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I just bought a 2009 Vulcan and I already started to add things to it. My wife hated the small foot pegs so I looked for oem and after market floorboards but was shocked at the price. I made my own for around 50 bucks. I went to metal supermarkets 18 dollars and bought 2 pieces of 1/4" aluminium plate 4 x 10" . I also bought a 1" square bar stock and cut 2 pieces 5 -1/4" long. I cut the corners with my chop saw ( a carbide blade will cut aluminium ) and then rounded off the corners with a file. I took the square stock and rounded the ends to fit into the stock brackets. I then placed the flat plate onto the bar stock and rotated it until it was horizontal. Mark the holes for the pin from the original peg and drill the hole. Take the pieces to a qualified aluminium welder he charged me 20 buck and make sure you mark on what side of the square stock to weld the plate on so that it lines up with the holes you drilled to keep the footboard level. I glued a piece of rubber on the top plate and blacked out the bottom. I don't know how to post pics but send me your email and I will send pics.
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I just bought a 2009 Vulcan and I already started to add things to it. My wife hated the small foot pegs so I looked for oem and after market floorboards but was shocked at the price. I made my own for around 50 bucks. I went to metal supermarkets 18 dollars and bought 2 pieces of 1/4" aluminium plate 4 x 10" . I also bought a 1" square bar stock and cut 2 pieces 5 -1/4" long. I cut the corners with my chop saw ( a carbide blade will cut aluminium ) and then rounded off the corners with a file. I took the square stock and rounded the ends to fit into the stock brackets. I then placed the flat plate onto the bar stock and rotated it until it was horizontal. Mark the holes for the pin from the original peg and drill the hole. Take the pieces to a qualified aluminium welder he charged me 20 buck and make sure you mark on what side of the square stock to weld the plate on so that it lines up with the holes you drilled to keep the footboard level. I glued a piece of rubber on the top plate and blacked out the bottom. I don't know how to post pics but send me your email and I will send pics.
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I just bought a 2009 Vulcan and I already started to add things to it. My wife hated the small foot pegs so I looked for oem and after market floorboards but was shocked at the price. I made my own for around 50 bucks. I went to metal supermarkets 18 dollars and bought 2 pieces of 1/4" aluminium plate 4 x 10" . I also bought a 1" square bar stock and cut 2 pieces 5 -1/4" long. I cut the corners with my chop saw ( a carbide blade will cut aluminium ) and then rounded off the corners with a file. I took the square stock and rounded the ends to fit into the stock brackets. I then placed the flat plate onto the bar stock and rotated it until it was horizontal. Mark the holes for the pin from the original peg and drill the hole. Take the pieces to a qualified aluminium welder he charged me 20 buck and make sure you mark on what side of the square stock to weld the plate on so that it lines up with the holes you drilled to keep the footboard level. I glued a piece of rubber on the top plate and blacked out the bottom. I don't know how to post pics but send me your email and I will send pics.

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rather than do all the fab work I just bought a pair of the universal floorboards for 50 bucks and indexed them to level and drilled a hole thru the pegs and left the rubber on for more vibration deadening. My wife luvs them and we did a 3700 mile ride in may with no foot fatigue. Bison Mike 2009 Vulcan Classic dual pipes ( home mod ) bar bag and not much else other than floor boards and throttle rocker
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rather than do all the fab work I just bought a pair of the universal floorboards for 50 bucks and indexed them to level and drilled a hole thru the pegs and left the rubber on for more vibration deadening. My wife luvs them and we did a 3700 mile ride in may with no foot fatigue. Bison Mike 2009 Vulcan Classic dual pipes ( home mod ) bar bag and not much else other than floor boards and throttle rocker
Interested in your idea, could/would you post a pic or two. I was thinking of doing something like that for the passenger and driver pegs on my Custom.

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rather than do all the fab work I just bought a pair of the universal floorboards for 50 bucks and indexed them to level and drilled a hole thru the pegs and left the rubber on for more vibration deadening. My wife luvs them and we did a 3700 mile ride in may with no foot fatigue. Bison Mike 2009 Vulcan Classic dual pipes ( home mod ) bar bag and not much else other than floor boards and throttle rocker
got any pics and where did you get a set of universal floor boards for 50 dollars?

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I just ordered these for $45 with shipping for my 09 SE. I am just going to paint them black.

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actually I got them from JandP for 39.95 plus shipping. They state they are for Harleys but like any good do it yourselfer just look figure out difficulties and move on . The Harleys use a 1 inch round mont for their boards so this makes the boards work as i previously stated as the Kawi pegs with rubber is 1 inch Bison Mike. Also will post pics as soon as I can
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Hey Blakeh those are the same as mine. Hope they work out like mine did. Bison Mike
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