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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Buddy is 5'8" and as he says "holding his own", and wondering if the pegs that mount on the floor boards are more short man friendly than the highway bar mounted ones?????? Anyone know???? TIA

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If he has a XR I suggest looking at these
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/462...-Cruise-Mounts

I really like the tour-tech cruise mounts. The are on a angle that is really comfortable and that has a natural feel. Completely adjustable. They come in 2 lengths, 4 inch and 6 inch arms.
I do not like the one's that connect to the bottom of the floorboard because they interfere with the lean angle
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I would suggest he look at what dirtdobber did to make his own pair. It may save him some $$ and they would be guaranteed to fit.

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I would not buy the KewlMetal Highway Brackets for the pegs. They don't supply the bolts to install them on the Highway bar (I am assuming that you don't have the round bar). The holes in the bracket are a larger diameter than the bolts that you have to find on your own. So after all the trouble you go to to find the bolts to install their bracket it is very loose. Oh and by the way if you email them for any help don't get too excited for a reply. I am still waiting for their reply. If you want them to be the way they should be you will need either a bushing (that I can't seem to find anywhere) or have a bolt with a shoulder made so the bracket isn't loose. I will probable end up throwing mine away, and buying the Vic OEM brackets. Unless I hear from KewlMetal and they resolve this problem it will be the last thing I buy from them

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I would not buy the KewlMetal Highway Brackets for the pegs. They don't supply the bolts to install them on the Highway bar (I am assuming that you don't have the round bar). The holes in the bracket are a larger diameter than the bolts that you have to find on your own. So after all the trouble you go to to find the bolts to install their bracket it is very loose. Oh and by the way if you email them for any help don't get too excited for a reply. I am still waiting for their reply. If you want them to be the way they should be you will need either a bushing (that I can't seem to find anywhere)

Have you tired a roll pin. You will need to use a grinder to cut them down they are very hard but thin. The bolt is a 3/8 inch 16 thread.

or have a bolt with a shoulder made so the bracket isn't loose.

Use a flat washer and lock washer together. It will give ya better support.

I will probable end up throwing mine away, and buying the Vic OEM brackets. Unless I hear from KewlMetal and they resolve this problem it will be the last thing I buy from them
I did this:


Very simple to make and you can tailor fit them to you.
I am sending mine to be chromed next week.
Just a thought

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I did this:


Very simple to make and you can tailor fit them to you.
I am sending mine to be chromed next week.
Just a thought

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Thank you for your information. I can see where that would work. I guess my point is when you order something from a CUSTOM maker that is made to fit your bike it should work when you take it from the package. We would crucify Victory if they made a poor excuse for a so called to fit part for their bike. We shouldn't Let KewlMetal off with building a item that isn't suited for the purpose they advertised it to be. I appreciate your help, and I will look into making it work. I would still like to find a sleeve for the mounting holes if possible. All three of the holes in the bracket are the same diameter. That should have been obvious to manufacture that it wasn't correct.

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I agree with ya completely. It should fit. I am noticing the last several days there has been several products not coming with hardware. At the prices that we are being charged now ya would think they would.

This is 1 of the reasons I make a lot of my own stuff.

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Wesdalton,
Find a piece of tubing (soft metal or rubber) the your bolts will fit through. Cut off a small section (3/16 - 1/4"), put in onto your bolts and screw them in. The tubing should act like a grommet or shank and fill the gap between the bolt/tubing and the holes in the mounts. If you use rubber it should also reduce/eliminate vibration.

Always go with the cheap fix first; if you works and isn't obvious you save having to toss out parts -- nobody likes to throw mney away!

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I read on another forum that someone ordered the AZ Victory bag bars and they came in without hardware. That person got enough support that AZ Victory is sending him hardware now and including it in with the bars on delivery. Sometimes all it takes to fix the little problems is a little noise.

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I added the floorboard mounted pegs to my XR, and took them off after 5 minutes. They really crowded my feet and took away the advantage of having large spacious boards. Of course, my size 13's may have something to do with that!! JMHO, your mileage may vary.

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ammo_umb,

Thanks for the idea, I have tried the soft metal tube with no luck. I am going to go to Lowes to see if I can find some rubber tubing. that will work

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