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Old 05-28-2015, 03:09 PM   #8911
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #8912
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:19 PM   #8913
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Quick couple of things, I'm 5'10 and come from enduro riding, I'd like an upright position that allows easy transition from sitting to standing and a position that isn't too cramped when sitting.

I am going to get a high-seat put on the bike before pickup, and am considering the lowered Pivot Pegs. Any thoughts on this? Which Pivot Pegs do you guys recommend running? If switching to Pivot Pegs, should I pop on some Touratech gear/brake levers, or are the stock ones OK?
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:24 PM   #8914
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Quick couple of things, I'm 5'10 and come from enduro riding, I'd like an upright position that allows easy transition from sitting to standing and a position that isn't too cramped when sitting.

I am going to get a high-seat put on the bike before pickup, and am considering the lowered Pivot Pegs. Any thoughts on this? Which Pivot Pegs do you guys recommend running? If switching to Pivot Pegs, should I pop on some Touratech gear/brake levers, or are the stock ones OK?

I helped my son install the Pivot Pegz Mark 3 on his 2013 Sertao. Took no time but we had to install them with the spacer thing reversed to lower the pegs a few mm.

We didn't get the rubber toppers and they would be too high to comfortably mesh with the stock shifter.

Scroll up in this forum somewhere and you'll see my pics.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:34 PM   #8915
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Quick couple of things, I'm 5'10 and come from enduro riding, I'd like an upright position that allows easy transition from sitting to standing and a position that isn't too cramped when sitting.

I am going to get a high-seat put on the bike before pickup, and am considering the lowered Pivot Pegs. Any thoughts on this? Which Pivot Pegs do you guys recommend running? If switching to Pivot Pegs, should I pop on some Touratech gear/brake levers, or are the stock ones OK?
To get the most out of the pivotz and the Sertao for that matter you need to move the pegs back as per the TT Kit or Aquatic's Kit

Aquatic's kit can lower the pegs better to suit your height
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:36 PM   #8916
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What's on everybody's odometer right now?



I'm at about 4,500 miles on my '12. 3,700 of those are mine, in the one year I've owned the bike so far.


16,521 miles (26,588 km) in just under 23 months. All mine.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #8917
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To get the most out of the pivotz and the Sertao for that matter you need to move the pegs back as per the TT Kit or Aquatic's Kit

Aquatic's kit can lower the pegs better to suit your height
5mm lower. Not that much.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:15 PM   #8918
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5mm lower. Not that much.
Ah yes but coupled with the lowering of the pivots it will make a reasonable difference, moving the pegs back is the big one
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:17 PM   #8919
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Ah yes but coupled with the lowering of the pivots it will make a reasonable difference, moving the pegs back is the big one


Its the offset rearwards that is life changing
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:36 PM   #8920
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I have 8,500 miles on my 13 since Feb 2014...all mine. Still love it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:43 AM   #8921
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~6,500 miles on my 14.
Leaving next Sunday to add another 8-9 k.
Force is the beer cold?

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The Beer is always cold in Montana my friend!
Can you PM me your route/Itinerary?
That'll give me an idea what day to take off work, and where to meet you.
I'm assuming you will be coming over Skalkaho pass(hwy 38) from the East. If so , I'll meet you on top and we can ride down and into town to hit the Brewery.
Holler if you need me to resend my cell number.
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 AM   #8922
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moving the pegs back is the big one
What effect does moving the pegs rearwards have? For me the Tao is a little cramped with the stock seat (I'm about 6 feet tall) but with my AirHawk seat it's comfortable.
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Old Yesterday, 05:16 AM   #8923
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What effect does moving the pegs rearwards have? For me the Tao is a little cramped with the stock seat (I'm about 6 feet tall) but with my AirHawk seat it's comfortable.
The pegs are forward of the swing arm pivot so every time you launch up onto the pegs you load up the front end, take a look at any dirt or enduro bike. In addition the pegs are so far forward when you go to stand you fall backwards

It is surprising perhaps but moving them back is also more comfortable when sitting, the std peg location is such that the Dakar is the only machine I ever had leg cramps, there is no room for the legs, no longer the case with them back as per the relocation kits

When you talk to pro's who know the Dakar/Sertao the message is clear, move the bars forward and the pegs back, adjust height of each to suit rider
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 AM   #8924
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The dealer is doing a price of $10,990 on road, nothing more to pay . . . which seems pretty good? It's the runout deal and he's going to chuck in a few accessories. I tried to haggle down towards 10K neat ride away, but he wouldn't budge on that.
Forgot to say earlier...if it's not too late get the dealer to chuck in an entry to the Safari and come ride some of my area. I'll even swap bikes with you for a bit, so you can feel what some of the mods like pegs, levers, and KYB forks feel like. I might even have Renthal bars on by then too.
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