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Felt the PERFECT highway pegs today

Okay so I stopped by a dealership I hadn't been to before to get a part and... well.. you know... I had to spend another hour looking at all the bikes and stuff (It would be rude not to).

Anyway I sat on this older Electra Glide, mostly because it had a mustang seat on it with a backrest and I wanted to see what it felt like. Well it also had highway pegs... and they were PERFECT. They ended up just above and to the right of the rear brake pedal (and I mean just). So close that I could actually slide my boot down and press the rear brake without letting off the highways pegs.

That was neat, the fact that I could use the rear brake quickly in an emergency if I needed to. But more so than that they felt like they were in just the perfect position. The glider also had a similar seating position / foot position as my Vulcan so I think pegs in that position would fit well. I had tried pegs on other bikes and they just didn't feel as comfortable, and these were juuust right.

So long story short, anyone know of highway bars that are skinny enough to allow me to mount pegs right there? Anyone have pics of a setup like that? To recap, it'd place the pegs close enough I could reach the rear brake, while still being above and in front of the floorboards.

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I have mine set low so I can rest my heel on my floorbaord while im riding. I had them up higher but after a while it wasn't as comfortable. The bike you sat on with the foot pege right by the brake might be the Karyakyn pegs with longhorn offset mounts. the crash bars that I have are 1 1/4" and I want a set of kuryakyn pegs, very nice pegs!http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kuryakyn-798...item2eba9baa43[IMG][/IMG]

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Nice lookin bike!

Hey what luggage rack is that?

Anyway, yeah that's close, but your bars (and most I've seen) are still too far out to do what I was thinking of. These bars barely extended out past the floorboards, which is why I think it had such a perfect spot for me.

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Last yr I was talking about it on another thread and i'm thinking it's a Mutazu rack because another guy has one from Mutazu rack and he had to drill out the mount holes a little just like I did to get it to mount on the bike. I picked it up off ebay for $37 shipped. It's held up great and still looks great, here's the site if interested in one. Two things to instal this is you may have to drill the holes a little , and take off one of your bags and losen up the fender rail, it makes it a lot easier to in stall it and having two extra hands helps two. lol! http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?c...347&s=prod.php

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I achieved something pretty close position wise with the Kuryakyn Adjustable peg Mounts. They mount to your floorboards. I got 4" extenders and now the footrest is just about level with my brake pedal.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/929...ise-Peg-Mounts

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I achieved something pretty close position wise with the Kuryakyn Adjustable peg Mounts. They mount to your floorboards. I got 4" extenders and now the footrest is just about level with my brake pedal.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/929...ise-Peg-Mounts
Dale - Do you have any pics on how your highway pegs mounted to your floorboards? I'm not sure I understand how the 4" extenders worked out.

I would love to have highway pegs, but not sure I want the have engine guards just to mount the pegs. Would love to see a pick.

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I achieved something pretty close position wise with the Kuryakyn Adjustable peg Mounts. They mount to your floorboards. I got 4" extenders and now the footrest is just about level with my brake pedal.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/929...ise-Peg-Mounts
I've got those & they suit me nice. I think Roman wants them so that they don't stick so far outside of the boards?

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I've got those & they suit me nice. I think Roman wants them so that they don't stick so far outside of the boards?
This is an OLD thread. Likely someone was searching and dug it up. I already got some highway pegs! I mounted some basic pegs to a Kawasaki Fire and Steel highway bar. They are mounted in such a way that I have three positions. 1) Feet on the boards. 2) Heel on the boards, toes on the highway pegs (which is what I liked about the position of the one I talked about), and 3) feet all the way on the highway pegs.

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Re: Felt the PERFECT highway pegs today

Ups, sorry.
But I like what i found i'm going for it.
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