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Old 08-24-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Tiger Highway Pegs

I wanted a pair of highway pegs that would fold completely out of the way during off-roading.


First, the pegs themselves. Oury Mountain Bike grips on a section of 7/8" bicycle seat post, with a hinge.


The locking button, made from a piece of steel wire and a brass button soldered on. Button was turned on my lathe.


Spring-loaded locking button installed on peg, just like a tent pole.


The peg installed in the bracket. Note the two holes in the bracket, allowing a stowed position (shown here), and a deployed position.


Both pegs installed, showing the two positions.


And the whole thing installed...




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Old 08-24-2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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So, if i bring the Tiger over and buy you many many beverages...
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:30 PM   #3
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Stretch,

As usual, pretty cool. Also, I couldn't help noticing... tell my about your Avons. I ran them on my VTX and loved them. What models do you run, and how do they handle on/off road. My stock tires are really great on the asphalt, passable on dirt.

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Old 08-24-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Nicely done Stretch. hard to fine good farkles for Tigers. I'll take one for my Steamer. I noticed the FF smiley button. Are you a brother of the flames? A fellow smoke eater?
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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Tama's, the Avons are Distanzia's. They're okay, but like every other tire that tries to do everything, it can excel at nothing. They're fine on dry roads, but aren't too impressive in rain. I'll be going with TKC-80's in another thousand miles or so. At least then I can have more control off-road. I don't drag my knees in twisties, so that's a trade-off I'm willing to make.

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Old 08-24-2007, 02:37 PM   #6
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I got one up on ya. 22 years here. I think I'll be getting some TKC 80s for mine as well. The tires that I currently have, Pirelli M80, are worn bad with some cupping and have a strange thump feel to them. Maybe like a real bad flat spot. New rubber is defiantly on the list.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:52 PM   #7
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So, if i bring the Tiger over and buy you many many beverages...
Sounds like a deal. Especially if you let me crash at your place once you're back in Cyprus!



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The tires that I currently have, Pirelli M80, are worn bad with some cupping and have a strange thump feel to them. Maybe like a real bad flat spot.
It might be a separated belt. I've seen car tires do that anyway...
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Sounds like a deal. Especially if you let me crash at your place once you're back in Cyprus!


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I ventured all the way over from Orange Crush just to give you a thumbs up on that build. I love the ingenuity and function of it.

I had to cut and extend my crash bars an inch just to make my highway pegs more comfortable.

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I wanted a pair of highway pegs that would fold completely out of the way during off-roading.


First, the pegs themselves. Oury Mountain Bike grips on a section of 7/8" bicycle seat post, with a hinge.


The locking button, made from a piece of steel wire and a brass button soldered on. Button was turned on my lathe.


Spring-loaded locking button installed on peg, just like a tent pole.


The peg installed in the bracket. Note the two holes in the bracket, allowing a stowed position (shown here), and a deployed position.


Both pegs installed, showing the two positions.


And the whole thing installed...




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