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Old 07-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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footpegs for GSW: SW Motech, Fastway, Pivot Pegz?

So I rode a bunch of gravel standing up this past weekend on my 2014 GSW, and my feet were killing me with the stock pegs: way too narrow, not enough platform to distribute the standing weight. On my 05 GS, I added Fastway Evo F3 pegs, and liked them a lot. I'm thinking about the same, but also looking at some other options.

On the SW Motech, I like the removable rubber pads for in-town and highway riding. Is this a gimmick or a good option? Any other pros and cons on these?

Some folks like the pivot pegz. I don't get it -- how do they pivot? Is there a video or something that demonstrates the advantages of these?

What say the inmates on this crucial farkling decision?
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have the Black Dog Cycle Works pegs and I love them. They are wider and longer than just about any of the others so they are more comfortable and stable. They have great traction, come in silver or black, and are very comfortable. I ordered one of the first pairs available and have been very happy with my choice. They also have bottle openers machined into the bottom. Check them out, I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Just test rode my bike after a 6 months of being pushed aside for other projects. And used my swmotech for the very first time with bar risers. wow, what a difference. With the lower setting used, the bike was alot of fun while standing for more precise control.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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Pivot Pegs

I love these things! Wide foot pad w/teeth that hold my boot in place. The pivoting action is super for shifting and braking sitting or standing on the pegs. VERY comfortable and easy on the feet.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #5
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Foot Pegs

I put Touratech pegs on my 14 GSW and they are fantastic. They are very comfortable both sitting and standing. The pegs are very well made out of stainless steel and fit perfectly. These pegs and bar risers are the two best farkles to date, really made the bike more comfortable for longer rides. Touraech makes them in standard and .8" lower versions, I am 5' 10" and went with the standard height pegs.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:06 AM   #6
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Curious why you didn't mention the BMW pegs.
I couldn't be more pleased with these little doodads.

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Old 07-03-2014, 08:22 AM   #7
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I went with the the Pivot Pegz for some reason. I love them. I didn't think comfort from your pegs would be a real thing but it is. Your controls are more usable and you feel more attached to the bike.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:29 AM   #8
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i went with the the pivot pegz for some reason. I love them. I didn't think comfort from your pegs would be a real thing but it is. Your controls are more usable and you feel more attached to the bike.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:52 AM   #9
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The 'cheap' Fastway pegs are a screaming deal. Nothing gimmicky or fragile, they even look more oem than even the bmw option and the different length set-screws/spikes let you choose how aggressive to make them. I'm using the longer screws and my boots stick in place like glue. I am curious what it would be like to try some of the billet options that stick out further, but for 2-3x the cost, I'm not that curious.
You've already got rubber on the soles of your boots, unless you're worried about tearing up your flip-flops, those rubber covers are totally a gimmick.

Not the best picture from when I was installing my skidplate.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:08 AM   #10
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Be aware that some of the adjustable pegs (SW-M and BMW) will position your feet further out by 1/2 inch or more each side.

Some people are bothered by this (incl. yours truly), some are not.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #11
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I have these and they are awesome.

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Curious why you didn't mention the BMW pegs.
I couldn't be more pleased with these little doodads.

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #12
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I had the Fastways on my last GS - much better than stock. If you want some vibration isolation take the rubber insert from stock pegs - buy extra set and put two in each of the Fastways - they fit right in and stay - when you go off road just pop them out.
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The 'cheap' Fastway pegs are a screaming deal. Nothing gimmicky or fragile, they even look more oem than even the bmw option and the different length set-screws/spikes let you choose how aggressive to make them. I'm using the longer screws and my boots stick in place like glue. I am curious what it would be like to try some of the billet options that stick out further, but for 2-3x the cost, I'm not that curious.
You've already got rubber on the soles of your boots, unless you're worried about tearing up your flip-flops, those rubber covers are totally a gimmick.

Not the best picture from when I was installing my skidplate.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:12 AM   #13
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Agreed. A really nice piece of kit!

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Curious why you didn't mention the BMW pegs.
I couldn't be more pleased with these little doodads.

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Old 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM   #14
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I put Touratech pegs on my 14 GSW and they are fantastic. They are very comfortable both sitting and standing. The pegs are very well made out of stainless steel and fit perfectly. These pegs and bar risers are the two best farkles to date, really made the bike more comfortable for longer rides. Touraech makes them in standard and .8" lower versions, I am 5' 10" and went with the standard height pegs.
Ditto the above experience except that I went with the lower version and am glad I did. I had Pivot pegs on a KLR a while back and those are great but they don't make them in a lower version.

Be careful of the lower pegs that move your feet out, I don't think that would be a good situation for several reasons. No issue there with the TT lower pegs.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #15
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I have the Fastway Evolution Air. They are not the biggest, and that's a good thing.
I've seen pegs on other bikes that look like snow shoes. I'm not part of the bigger is better fan club.
But there are several in the middle size.
I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone installs these on a GS
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