|09-14-2008, 08:54 PM||#1|
Joined: May 2004
Location: Irvine, Calif.
BMW F800GS Ergos and Adjustments-- Fastway Footpegs & Touratech bar risers, etc
The new 800GS fit me fine seated, but I was a little bent over when standing. The bars were also a bit close to the pegs even when rotated forward so I felt a bit cramped. (For reference I’m 6 ft. tall)
First mod was to raise the bars by adding TT 20 mm risers. These helped some, but they also moved the bars back a bit due to the fork angle.
Next change was to lower the footpegs by switching to Fastway pegs. These provide a nice wide platform and can be mounted in the standard (high) or “Lo-Boy” orientation by flipping the mount collar/sleeve. I was able to use the F5 kit sold by PromotoBillet for the GS models thru ‘06. The spacers included in the kit weren’t necessary, but I did have to use some extra shim washers (left over from another bike) to adjust the position of the camber stop screw (“FKMS bolt”) to level the pegs. The only “conflict” was that the left peg contacts the sidestand when the peg is collapsed and the sidestand is raised. In a crash this could damage or break the upper nub where the springs are hooked.
The fastway pegs are 17 mm wider than the stockers and the F5 cleats are much grippier. In the Lo-Boy position the peg platform is lowered by ~18 mm relative to the OEM peg w/o the rubber cushion. This and the 20 mm risers give ~1.5” more standing room. The Low-Boy position also moves the peg center back about ?? mm.
mo betta now!
the big picture (i.e., more gratuitous bike porn): side view
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