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Lowering Peg Kit - Problem Long Legs!!

I have a honda Hornet 919 2007 model and my feet go beyond the half of the fuel tank. With a tennis shoes I am quite comfortable but with a alpine star boots which has a low bottom part my feet go above the curve of the tank. I'm 6ft 2" with long legs . Is there a peg lowering kit?

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I have a honda Hornet 919 2007 model and my feet go beyond the half of the fuel tank. With a tennis shoes I am quite comfortable but with a alpine star boots which has a low bottom part my feet go above the curve of the tank. I'm 6ft 2" with long legs . Is there a peg lowering kit?
if you lower the pegs you loose a lot of cornering clearance... i am 6'3 and i got big feet i drag the toes of my shoes in hard corners.. if the pegs were lower i personally think it would be dangerous



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There is footpegs that you can buy that will give you more legroom but unfortunately they don't move the shifter or rear brake lever down which I think would be quite a problem.


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if you lower the pegs you loose a lot of cornering clearance... i am 6'3 and i got big feet i drag the toes of my shoes in hard corners.. if the pegs were lower i personally think it would be dangerous
If you are dragging your toes, that is most likely a problem with your form and not a result of the 919's footpeg position. Remember to ride on the balls of your feet (especially the inside foot when cornering).

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post #4 of 31 Old 10-03-2008, 05:22 PM
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cant be that bad, of course i dont ride with riding boots....... i just installed sato rearsets and they raise them up higher than stock and i am still pretty comfortable with them, my legs fit right into the tank curve, a slight cramp but nothing unbearable

im 6'4"

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i definately wouldnt go any lower, like stated, on stock peg hight i have dragged my toes in tight turns (taught me to keep them up though haha)

i would hate for them to be any lower it sounds just dangerous

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So...lowering the pegs would be like taking a corner on a 20 inch bike to the side that the pedal is down on. Not that I've done that or anything. Pedal drags, back tire slides out, you eat the pavement, go home crying? Something to that effect?

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So...lowering the pegs would be like taking a corner on a 20 inch bike to the side that the pedal is down on. Not that I've done that or anything. Pedal drags, back tire slides out, you eat the pavement, go home crying? Something to that effect?
nope never happened to me either



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I have a honda Hornet 919 2007 model and my feet go beyond the half of the fuel tank. With a tennis shoes I am quite comfortable but with a alpine star boots which has a low bottom part my feet go above the curve of the tank. I'm 6ft 2" with long legs . Is there a peg lowering kit?
You mean your shins(lower half of your leg), not your feet, right?

Possibly a diff rearset that pushed your footpegs back might help give you more legroom.

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I got to ride another member's 919 Saturday and he had lower bars on it. It tilted me slightly forward and dropped the position of my legs just a bit. Only downside was it also tilted my feet down and my size 13s were dragging in the corners.

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solution: low bars, rearsets, and cut your toes off!

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solution: low bars, rearsets, and cut your toes off!

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How about one of those corbin seats? Instead of lowering your feet you raise your butt. Comfort and practical? Go with the renthal ultra lows they'll help either way.

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How about one of those corbin seats? Instead of lowering your feet you raise your butt. Comfort and practical? Go with the renthal ultra lows they'll help either way.
I agree, if you bought a seat with a higher position, or had one tailored for you, it would stretch you out some more. Great Idea.

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Or you could switch bikes to a nerdy V-Strom.

I kind of like my pal's Ulysseys. Is that how you spell that?

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Hi...First time poster and just purchased a new 919 last week. Being 6'3" I knew there were going to be some ergo issues but I was prepared. With the help of my mig welder, grinder and misc. parts collected over the years, I fabricated my own footpegs. They are about 1" lower and really help relieve the cramped feeling.http://www.whaccessories.com/FootPegLoweringKit.htm also has a similar kit but be prepared to pay dearly, looks like excellent quality and the option of adjusting the pegs forward or backwards....good luck in your quest, hope this helps.
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welcome.. do they still fold up when you grind them in the corners??



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Yes, and the cornering clearance is enough for my style of riding.

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Yes, and the cornering clearance is enough for my style of riding.
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I purchased alpinestars boots which have low heels and am getting used to them. I appreciate for the various replies! Thanks! If I don;t get used to them I try to lower them just a little bit (AN INCH MAYBE) .My worries are the gearshift and brake

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You could start by removing the rubber from your pegs. That's what I did until I got rearsets. I am 6'2'" and had the same issues. Everything helps, redoing the seat, new bars and rearsets.

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Try a set of Buell footpegs, you have to do a little modification to get the to fit but they give an extra inch of leg room and still fold up if you get to low. I drag my toes if I forget proper technique, but I haven't been aggressive enough to drag the peg. You will have to adjust the shifter for the lower peg, the brake doesn't seem to be as big a deal.

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Try a set of Buell footpegs, you have to do a little modification to get the to fit but they give an extra inch of leg room and still fold up if you get to low. I drag my toes if I forget proper technique, but I haven't been aggressive enough to drag the peg. You will have to adjust the shifter for the lower peg, the brake doesn't seem to be as big a deal.
If you could post some pics I would appreciate it. A little extra leg room would be nice.

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I was thinking of getting those. Does the shift linkage interfere with the Buell pegs? Let's see some pics.

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Sorry it took so long I have been kind of busy and today was so beautiful I ahd to go for a ride with my daughter and son. The peg on the shifter side has to be ground where the shifter hits to allow for a lower position, I tried to take a picture of where I ground but it was to hard to see.
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i tried the buell parts on my 919.. but it started shaking ... lost 30 horsepower.. and pee'd oil everywhere.. changed them back to stock honda... everythings good again..



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i tried the buell parts on my 919.. but it started shaking ... lost 30 horsepower.. and pee'd oil everywhere.. changed them back to stock honda... everythings good again..
that's harsh. funny, but harsh.

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The peg on the shifter side has to be ground where the shifter hits to allow for a lower position, I tried to take a picture of where I ground but it was to hard to see.
Thanks for the pics. I am probably going to try this. Where exactly did you have to grind? Was is on the front of the peg so that when the shifter rotates down on a downshift it doesn't hit? Thanks.

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Yeah, you have to grind the front to accomodate the shifter clearance. You will also have to grind off a little to get them to fit into the peg mounts and cut the feelers down (your preference).

I bought them online at Surdyke Harley Davidson and it cost me about $30 shipped, good luck I think you will like the extra room I sure do.

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