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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 2012 Vegas 8 Ball. The foot pegs are too far forward ( for comfort ) for my bad back. I need to move them back at least 2 or 3 inches, and then go to a foot board too. Since I am new to Vic's, I don't know a lot about what is available in OEM parts or aftermarket. To get any decent long distance rides in I have to get this changed. Any help is gratly appreciated. Thanks

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buywitchdoctors.com has rearward relocation kit available but the description says it only moves them back 1.25 inches: http://buywitchdoctors.com/c/339/vic...ywitchdoctors/

There is an OEM kit available to switch over from pegs to floorboards. You might want to check with Honda East Toledo who offers 20% off OEM parts: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=1036

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I have the witchdoctors rearward 1.25" foot controls. I'm 5'8" and it made a noticeble difference. I feel like I have more control and ergonomics are better.
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I have a 2003 Vegas, and recently moved my pegs back around 2 - 3 inches using footpeg mounts from a 2010 Vegas Low....I got them off this forum. (They were OEM Victory parts).
Easy swap and I can't believe the difference in control and comfort...
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buywitchdoctors.com has rearward relocation kit available but the description says it only moves them back 1.25 inches: http://buywitchdoctors.com/c/339/vic...ywitchdoctors/

There is an OEM kit available to switch over from pegs to floorboards. You might want to check with Honda East Toledo who offers 20% off OEM parts: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=1036

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Thanks for your help, I checked out the link.

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I have the witchdoctors rearward 1.25" foot controls. I'm 5'8" and it made a noticeble difference. I feel like I have more control and ergonomics are better.
Thanks for the tip. I am same height, so it would seem the cheapest and quickest way to to move pegs back.
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I have a 2003 Vegas, and recently moved my pegs back around 2 - 3 inches using footpeg mounts from a 2010 Vegas Low....I got them off this forum. (They were OEM Victory parts).
Easy swap and I can't believe the difference in control and comfort...
Please clarify "I got them off this forum". The idea to do the fix? Where to buy parts? Do you know part numbers? Where did you get the parts? At what cost/

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Please clarify "I got them off this forum". The idea to do the fix? Where to buy parts? Do you know part numbers? Where did you get the parts? At what cost/

Thanks, kingpin1951 2012 Vegas 8 Ball, Totally stock so far

OK...so I originally posed the question of 'moving the pegs back' on the forum. I wanted to know if it could be done, and if the parts were available and that I could make it happen. I also e mailed Polaris and was given the name of a major parts Dealer in the US. I called the Dealer...very helpful, said it would be an easy fix and that the footrest brackets off a 2010 Vegas Low should work OK. (The Dealer name and phone # is on my notepad at work, but if you need it let me know and I'll post it for you)
Co-incidentally, a couple of days later a guy on the forum sent me a response...he had purchased the very same brackets (OEM) to do the same fix, but never got round to it. I bought the kit from him for $120 or so. Arrived still in the OEM packaging.
The swap was easy. I painted the new brackets first, to match the frame. Small mod needed to the brake pedal, but easily fixed with a file and a vise. Took around 2 hours (including messing around with the pedal). Brake lines worked out fine, no mods needed.
The outcome? No kidding, it's transformed the bike...especially the low speed control. I feel as though I'm further forward towards the bars, and the overall effect gives confidence and precision. I say this after 30 years of riding on trail, street and sport bikes, so the feet forward thing was really alien to me. I was at the point of selling the bike, but not now. The only complaint I had has been sorted! Hope this helps...it's definitely worth the effort.

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OK...so I originally posed the question of 'moving the pegs back' on the forum. I wanted to know if it could be done, and if the parts were available and that I could make it happen. I also e mailed Polaris and was given the name of a major parts Dealer in the US. I called the Dealer...very helpful, said it would be an easy fix and that the footrest brackets off a 2010 Vegas Low should work OK. (The Dealer name and phone # is on my notepad at work, but if you need it let me know and I'll post it for you)
Co-incidentally, a couple of days later a guy on the forum sent me a response...he had purchased the very same brackets (OEM) to do the same fix, but never got round to it. I bought the kit from him for $120 or so. Arrived still in the OEM packaging.
The swap was easy. I painted the new brackets first, to match the frame. Small mod needed to the brake pedal, but easily fixed with a file and a vise. Took around 2 hours (including messing around with the pedal). Brake lines worked out fine, no mods needed.
The outcome? No kidding, it's transformed the bike...especially the low speed control. I feel as though I'm further forward towards the bars, and the overall effect gives confidence and precision. I say this after 30 years of riding on trail, street and sport bikes, so the feet forward thing was really alien to me. I was at the point of selling the bike, but not now. The only complaint I had has been sorted! Hope this helps...it's definitely worth the effort.
Vegaslad, man, that is what I call detail. I do appreciate the effort you made in your reply. I don't really need the name of the dealer( unless they were extraordinarily helpful and their prices were dirt cheap ), but I would like the part or parts, number(s). This fix is exactly what I need. My reaction to the bike has been almost identical to yours. Like the V-Rod I was forced to sell, I was beginning to think my 8 Ball would follow as well. Also, any other help or tips you have for making the repair will be appreciated. I am not a mechanic, and normally attempt only the simplist of repairs. Tools I got ( never found a reason yet NOT to buy a tool ). But, any special tools needed?

Thanks again!
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No problem...
For the parts, I would use a reputable Vic Dealer. You need a pair of front footpeg mounting brackets for a 2010 Vegas Low. The parts are vacuum sealed on a cardboard backing, and contains the left and right brackets, and the shortened gearshift rod. I would firstly check on the offset to the rear - if you look on Google for 2010 Vegas Low (or on a Victory website) it talks about the Vegas Low as having the pegs set further back - see
http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...s-ar78923.html
and the review quotes "For 2010, the seat of the new Vegas has been lowered with 1.4 inches and it is now found at 25.2 inches from the ground, just like on the Vegas 8-Ball. On both models, the footpegs have been brought 2.25 inches closer to the rider, while the Vegas gets 2-inch pull-back handlebars. Given these changes, we’re expecting a rather comfortable riding position and can’t wait to actually get on one." If you see the Low from the side, and note the location of the footpeg, then compare it to your peg location, the Low peg should appear to be set further back - I would check the difference before you order.I found that the swapping was easy. On the left side, I disconnected the gear shift rod and then flicked off the clip holding the footpeg retaining pin. I pushed the pin out then the footrest and just lifted it away. I undid the mounting bracket with from the frame (2 allen head bolts) and then reversed the process to refit the new assembly.
Right side is similar, but I needed to undo the brake assembly and the master cylinder. I backed off the hydraulic line very slightly at the banjo bolt...just enough to swivel the banjo, then nipped it tight again. I left the master cylinder and pipes all connected.
The brake pedal is the biggest hassle. I needed good snap ring pliers to remove the pedal from the old lever, then I reduced the width of the lever to allow fitment on to the new mounting bracket (or get the pedal from the 2010 Low - just a suggestion).
When I re-assembled the right hand piece, I remembered to leave 1/4" free play before the pedal puts pressure on the master cylinder.

Sounds complicated - but it's not. I'm just giving advice as to how I made my swap, so please take this as advice only...your own repairs and outcomes are of course at your own discretion!
PM me if you need more info...happy to help if I can.

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