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Old 06-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #4756
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all i have to say about footpegs and shifters is.....
PIVOT PEGS
i love these things...
I ordered a pair once, after 6 weeks of waiting on back order and no info on when they were planning on shipping them I told them to suck an egg and went with SW-motech convertibles.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #4757
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I ordered a pair once, after 6 weeks of waiting on back order and no info on when they were planning on shipping them I told them to suck an egg and went with SW-motech convertibles.
odd...i have ordered 3 pair..all from different retailers..and always received then quick. just orderded another pair today actually, from amazon...hopefully my luck will hold out.
they really are great when riding while standing...especially when climbing hills...and my ankles get stiff when riding with regular pegs..the pivots let me move them about...
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #4758
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odd...i have ordered 3 pair..all from different retailers..and always received then quick. just orderded another pair today actually, from amazon...hopefully my luck will hold out.
they really are great when riding while standing...especially when climbing hills...and my ankles get stiff when riding with regular pegs..the pivots let me move them about...
Who knows? Maybe I will try again, they do look intriguing...
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:06 PM   #4759
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I cut about 5" off the top of this Zero Gravity windscreen. Huge improvement. Before it was like a funnel channeling all the wind and bugs right into my face. I can now open my visor and enjoy clean air.

As delivered they're junk to a 6'-3" rider.

Thanks for the info, I'm 6'2" and I was thinking about ordering the one called a double bubble but I really want to find out more about them before ordering.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #4760
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I see a lot of people extending the shift lever, but what I really want to do is move the pegs rearwards by about 2".

I have some ideas on how to do that myself, but I'm curious if there's a bolt on kit available out there already.
Just did that EXACT thing Thurs. night..... then took a quick 1,100mi ride into W.Virginia, just walked back in the door. 1-1/4" lower and 2" back, in combination with a set of pivot pegs I've beem running for a year now. HUGE difference standing up!!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:50 AM   #4761
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Just did that EXACT thing Thurs. night..... then took a quick 1,100mi ride into W.Virginia, just walked back in the door. 1-1/4" lower and 2" back, in combination with a set of pivot pegs I've beem running for a year now. HUGE difference standing up!!!
Can you get sime pics of your lowered pegs?


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Old 06-17-2013, 07:07 AM   #4762
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I'll get some uploaded.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:36 AM   #4763
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I'll get some uploaded.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #4764
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I see a lot of people extending the shift lever, but what I really want to do is move the pegs rearwards by about 2".

I have some ideas on how to do that myself, but I'm curious if there's a bolt on kit available out there already.
I'm guessing the lack of responses means no one knows of a supplier who makes rear sets for the KLR?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #4765
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I'll take some more pics 2mro.... these are just quickies the night I welded them up (not complete and rushed, I was thrashing for the next days ride). The ride>>> a 1,100mi quick rip this past weekend down into and through out a nice bit of West Virginia, so I have my thoughts pretty well formed on this mod now.

I'll be doing a full write up and review over on KLRWorld and then copying it over here. As this IS the JV Footpeg Mod as originally done by him on that site . I just changed it up a bit to suit my style.



I started to grind the welds for a cleaner look, then said to myself... nope leave it for strength. I did clean up the spatter later tho.



A mock up before welding the boxes...



Right side modded left stock.


More pics when I take 'em with on bike and side by side to stock views.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #4766
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Guy by the name of CraigES on KLR650Forum.com was making and selling some with 1" drop and 1" rearset for $35. Nice looking work. I believe he was building them on a CNC mill. Search for "Lowering the pegs" last post Dec 2012'
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #4767
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I'll take some more pics 2mro.... these are just quickies the night I welded them up (not complete and rushed, I was thrashing for the next days ride). The ride>>> a 1,100mi quick rip this past weekend down into and through out a nice bit of West Virginia, so I have my thoughts pretty well formed on this mod now.

I'll be doing a full write up and review over on KLRWorld and then copying it over here. As this IS the JV Footpeg Mod as originally done by him on that site . I just changed it up a bit to suit my style.



I started to grind the welds for a cleaner look, then said to myself... nope leave it for strength. I did clean up the spatter later tho.




Right side modded left stock.
[URL="http://jettnjims.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-stuff/18551935_N9j2nD#!i=2581757347&k=wP7pP2x"]

More pics when I take 'em with on bike and side by side to stock views.
That's perfect, and that's what I'm going to have to do. Thanks for the pics, if you can post some more that would be great.

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Guy by the name of CraigES on KLR650Forum.com was making and selling some with 1" drop and 1" rearset for $35. Nice looking work. I believe he was building them on a CNC mill. Search for "Lowering the pegs" last post Dec 2012'
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Yes, I've seen them, and others like them. I think guys like that do the drop because it allows them to use a flat plate and still avoid the swingarm pivot.

I don't want a drop though, I wouldn't want the peg mounts below the frame.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:14 AM   #4768
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Yes, I've seen them, and others like them. I think guys like that do the drop because it allows them to use a flat plate and still avoid the swingarm pivot.

I don't want a drop though, I wouldn't want the peg mounts below the frame.
Exactly... JV's mod keeps them up outta the rocks and off the hwy when your railing!
I am going to build another with another 1/2" of rearset, but the 1-1/4" drop is enough. Actually I could go with less drop (reason explained when I do the full review), it's the rearset that I'm after.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:08 AM   #4769
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Been working on my bike while waiting on parts and machine shop......

A while ago I went into the wiring harness to eliminate all the wires that weren't necessary. ... I wanted to change the location voltage regulator so I opened up the harness again... I added in a fuse panel from eastern beaver. The panel has 6 switched and 2 hot...


I added in a relay for my switched circuit. ..


Now if I can just get my motor done...

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #4770
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Nice work wparkinson,Ive follow your KLR on the other sites and you do some good stuff,and ride it hard!
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