View Single Post
Old 10-14-2012, 03:42 AM   #165
90% bluff
gsd4me's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oddometer: 7,484
Originally Posted by Dakar83 View Post
During the 2 days riding at the BMW Off Road course we spent most of the time standing on the pegs and even though the SWT pegs are wider than stock by the end of each day my feet were feeling a bit sore.

Maybe your boots aren`t quite up to snuff. I did a BMW course some years ago with Simon Pavey (name drop) and Wayne Clarke as instructors. The bikes were 650 Dakars and had the standard narrow foot pegs; I wore BMW road boots. After two days of standing on the pegs my legs were pretty sore as well, so when I got home I bought some strong adventure boots and fitted wider Fastway pegs to my 1100GS. With the lower Fastways and handlebar risers I could ride standing up for many kilometres if I needed to with no ill effects.

18 Months after the first course, I did the trail bike course on an Xchallenge. They had wider pegs as standard and with my stronger boots, I had no trouble standing on the pegs for the two day course. As soon as the bike got moving, we had to stand up and were yelled at if we weren`t.

A mate of mine uses Pivot Pegs with the centreing (is that a word?) spring removed and claims it is more comfortable.
David Hunn:
R100GS Ray Peake special.
gsd4me is offline   Reply With Quote