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Old 04-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Pivot Pegs, Fastway, Surburban Machinery?

Hi everyone. Trying to decide between the above pegs to replace the stock ones. My goal is to lower the front pegs. All the above will do that by 1 1/4". My dilemma, My dealer doesn't stock any of them. And will not order with out being paid first. So I have no idea except pics. Can those who have purchased please post your experience? The good and the bad. Also, does anyone discount these pegs. Internet prices that I have found are full retail. So is my dealer. Thanks for your input. Tom
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I got pivot pegz and really like them, doesn't feel like the are lower but I guess they are a touch lower.
Wonderful stable platform and I like the pivot for shifting ease.

my thread on the topic with some install pics
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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I don't know about the others, but I have been very happy with my Fastway pegs. They went on easily and are comfortable/secure to stand on. I can't imagine riding without them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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basically I think you will find anything is better than stock if you plan on standing up at all

If the goal is to just lower they sell kits for that do they not?
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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basically I think you will find anything is better than stock if you plan on standing up at all

If the goal is to just lower they sell kits for that do they not?
Wider is good also. At least that's what the wife says. The stock pegs are really narrow, even for my 8 1/2 boot. Tom
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:24 PM   #6
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I got pivot pegz and really like them, doesn't feel like the are lower but I guess they are a touch lower.
Wonderful stable platform and I like the pivot for shifting ease.

my thread on the topic with some install pics
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351601
Got this reply from Adventure's Workshop.

" If you have a standard GS and not the GS adventure then these pegs will be about 1 1/4" lower then the stock setup". Hope's he right. Tom
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #7
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+1 on the Fastways, overall great pegs


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I don't know about the others, but I have been very happy with my Fastway pegs. They went on easily and are comfortable/secure to stand on. I can't imagine riding without them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #8
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I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my new Husaberg. I tried the Pivot Pegz because of all the good feedback here.

I like them a lot. For a tall guy like me, being able to operate the rear brake very subtlely is just amazing. The Pivot Pegz make this possible. Not so much with the Fastways. The Hammerhead Designs shifter also helps with adjustable shifter height. (they make a GS fitment too)

I will likely replace the Fastways with Pivot Pegz on the GS.

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Old 04-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my new Husaberg. I tried the Pivot Pegz because of all the good feedback here.

I like them a lot. For a tall guy like me, being able to operate the rear brake very subtlely is just amazing. The Pivot Pegz make this possible. Not so much with the Fastways. The Hammerhead Designs shifter also helps with adjustable shifter height. (they make a GS fitment too)

I will likely replace the Fastways with Pivot Pegz on the GS.
I'll buy the fastways from ya if you'd like.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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IMHO the Fastways are the best for width and lowering.

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Old 04-28-2009, 08:36 PM   #11
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I have size 13 feet and use a Tall HD boot. Switching to Pivot Pegz made a world of difference for shifting, breaking and standing up on my 1150. I don't think they are quite as wide a platform as the Fastways but the pivot action sure helped my big feet not feel so akward.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my new Husaberg. I tried the Pivot Pegz because of all the good feedback here.

I like them a lot. For a tall guy like me, being able to operate the rear brake very subtlely is just amazing. The Pivot Pegz make this possible. Not so much with the Fastways. The Hammerhead Designs shifter also helps with adjustable shifter height. (they make a GS fitment too)

I will likely replace the Fastways with Pivot Pegz on the GS.
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I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my KTM. I really like the Fastways better due to the platform always being in the same location and stabile. I have since removed the pivot pegz from my KTM and am running the Fastways F6 on my KTM (spiked). The other thing I did not like about the pivot pegs was how easily they pack with mud and snow vs. the fastways. Having the center camber on which it pivots makes the pivot pegs pack up easier.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:42 PM   #13
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all those flat pegs beat the stockers,,but,,,

If they don't swivel, you are missing a real treat!
I put PowrPegs on my GS, and wish they were still available for the KLR. Swivel is the ONLY way to go! the only current choice is PivotPegz, and tho they are spendy, they are much more comfortable than solid flat pegs. If you stand for 20 to 30 miles at a go, you WILL notice a difference at the end of the day. Much less tension in your calf muscles. No charlie horses, and when you wake up in the morning, you won't feel like someone beat your lower legs with a golf club. trust me on this one,, buy the swivels!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:16 PM   #14
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Go the Pivotpegz, they're made in Tasmania!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:23 PM   #15
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I have the Pivotpegs and they are great!!
What's great about them is the fact that as you use your shifter and rear brake, your foot does NOT rotate up onto the sharp edge of the peg. MUCH more comfortable than non pivoting types.
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