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    Highway pegs!
    on: Feb 04, 2018, 02.59 pm
    Feb 04, 2018, 02.59 pm
    Yes I have them on my CT.  :001: :001:

    I am a firm believer in all the comfort I can get on my bike. Having dislocated my left knee a couple of years back, along with my propensity to ride long distances, I find being cramped on a bike extremely uncomfortable and at great cost to my knees.

    The solution!? A higher seat, lowered foot-pegs, highway pegs, bar risers, crampbuster, cruise control, tall windscreen and on and on and on.

    Personally, I strongly feel that if you haven't tried something your opinion is really not worth much so guys knocking highway pegs on a touring/adventure bike...steer clear! :015: :015: :015:

    My Ilium pegs started life on my K1600 but now look like there were purpose built for the CT. Add DCT and I really have no need for the footpegs whatsoever...when touring and chewing up the high miles!

    Pictures are worth a 1000 words so here goes. I did make some slight modicications and if you are thinking of doing this for your CT and need some guidance, do let me know.   
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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2018, 08.25 pm
    Feb 06, 2018, 08.25 pm
    Horses for courses my good man, horses for courses.
    Its your bike and its your money, you do want you need and want.
    If any one tells you otherwise, tell them to go start up their own bike and ride off or words to that effect.  :745:  :028: :031:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2018, 08.45 pm
    Feb 06, 2018, 08.45 pm
    If they keep you riding do whatever it takes  :152:

    I do have a question though....... in the first picture they appear to be positioned very flat (horizontal) but is there some sort of spring loaded swivel built into the footrest itself so that it easily moves to compensate for whatever angle your foot is wanting to be at?

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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09.11 pm
    Feb 06, 2018, 09.11 pm
    Agree with what’s been said, your bike, your money, your choice.


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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2018, 07.47 am
    Feb 08, 2018, 07.47 am
    I go so many folks sending me PMs in the last couple of days asking for details so I have decided to put up all the info I have here.

    The brand in the picture is Ilium and the exact ones on my CT are actually for the OEM Crash Bars on the BMW K1600GTL. You have the link here http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Accessories.cfm?pn=26-400AA&pID=123

    They are relatively pricey but my thinking is what's the alternative...some physio sessions? No thank you. The build quality and luxurious feel is awesome, and they actually prevent vibrations from coming through the feet so that's gotta count for something.

    *Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
    I do have a question though....... in the first picture they appear to be positioned very flat (horizontal) but is there some sort of spring loaded swivel built into the footrest itself so that it easily moves to compensate for whatever angle your foot is wanting to be at?

    Yes they do have some sort of viscous bearing that allows movement so that they swivel to whatever angle your foot's in.

    To mount them, you would have to do some minor drilling but nothing that a CT riding man or lady can't do on her own. :018:
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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2018, 08.47 pm
    Feb 09, 2018, 08.47 pm
    I'd love these!! I have the Givi crashbars though so not sure they would fit.
    I lowered my pegs slightly which helped with comfort, but would be great to be able to change foot position on long spins. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2018, 12.26 pm
    Feb 10, 2018, 12.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mcgrath [+]
    I'd love these!! I have the Givi crashbars though so not sure they would fit.

    Can you share a picture?
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    Re: Highway pegs!
    Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2018, 06.01 pm
    Feb 10, 2018, 06.01 pm
    *Originally Posted by fotodadi [+]
    Can you share a picture?
    Don't have an actual pic but its this one: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/givi-tn1110-crash-bars-engine-guards-for-honda-vfr1200x-16