I joined the forum because I wanted to share this with whoever is interested. I've recently designed and manufactured my own highway pegs for my K1200S.
Some of you are wondering why. After five knee surgeries and buying every peg lowering kit made, I could no longer get my feet on the pegs for much more than an hour (if that). More than that, none of the typical v-twin cruisers appeal to me and the K1600 is no better than my K1200S for space. So I located a spot on the lower engine casing used in manufacturing when the engines are built on the assembly line and took it from there.
I've included pictures of the mounting bracket, the install location on the engine, the peg coming through the mesh and the final profile of the bike with the pegs as they appear on the bike. I managed to install them without having to cut any of the carbon fiber or farings. Two small holes were put in some mesh on my ilemberger belly pan.
For me, these pegs allow me to ride a bike with real power pain free.
Last edited by Ric_Holder on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
One thing to start off. What kind of belly pan do you have? If you have the stock plastic it will work but you'll need to make a hole. On the carbon ilmberger there is a mesh vent that is not in the OEM.
I wanted to let everyone know that the reason I posted the article on the highway pegs for my K 1200s was just to share with everyone what can be done when you set your mind to it.Not to try and sell this product if there is anyone out there that would like to do this i would be more than glad to help out in any way I could. Thanks Ric.
AWESOME idea! After my first season with my S1000RR I'm on here looking for peg lowering options as my winter project. I'm only 35 but I'm not gumby anymore and I'm also not a small man either! Sure my wife's yoga teacher could ride a sport bike all day but I'm not about to do yoga! Too bad we have to choose between exciting but uncomfortable sport bikes or boring Vtwins.
We have finally completed the project. The new parts shown in the first picture were added to brace the mounting brackets further against the engine casing by fitting around the round bar and bolting back into the upper tappings on the front the cylinders. These tapping holes are used to mount your motor to a stand should it ever need to be rebuilt.
Also, I decided to paint the pegs black in order to hide some of the contrast against the carbon fiber. Needless to say, we were happy with the results.
If anyone is interested in pursuing a similar project the machinest's who fabricated these parts based off my diagrams, measurments and models is Mike Neal at Active Powersports and Machine. His shop is in Gravenhurst, Ontario Canada and his phone number is 1 (705) 687-8112. What Mike has proposed is to build all of the under faring mounting hardware (backets, mounting plates, bolts and washers) which would allow the purchaser to determine how and where to extend the pegs from the mounting plates using a local machinist of their choosing. We feel that this is the easiest way to proceed as some people may want the pegs in a different location (i.e. shorter/longer legs) and there are a wide variety of belly pans on the market for these bikes (including stock) which may effect how the pegs transition out through the belly pan. The price he quoted is $1150 (Canadian) plus shipping.
Granted this is a great deal of money. My total investment (NOT including my time) to get the finished product that you see is $5000 and two winters of work on and off. I want to make it clear that Mike worked with me on this project and our past friendship and business relationship further reduced my costs. I feel that Mike's price is not unreasonable considering the time and effort that we both put into the project.
The choice is yours. Believe me, in my opinion, riding comfortably makes it worth every penny!
Thanks for showing interest in the post. Hope this helps anyone interested in undertaking this project on their own. If you have any other questions about how to transitions out and the pegs, please post it on the forum and I'll answer.
Super sweet idea. Never even thought that ride position was possible on a sport bike. I am 6'7" tall and ride an HP 1300. I love the look of the pegs, but legs really start to cramp after three hrs. If this comes into production I am so interested.
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