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 Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800

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PostSubject: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:57 pm

Another thread got me thinking about sore arse syndrom and one of the things that I used to do to help get rid of it on normal bikes that I couldn't do on the C800 because of the forward position of the floor boards & that was to stand up. So as I was browsing I had a urika moment. If you got some Highway pegs and mounted them on the frame in the normal position you could have them tucked away most of the time but when you are going on a longer run you could flip them out so that you could randomely stand up when you arse was suffering to let the blood flow again.

Might sound silly but I thought it was novel

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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:36 pm

You really could be on to something here crash

I don't think the pegs you have posted would actually work that well as you would probably not be able to mount them with the peg swinging out from the top. If they were mounted to swing from the bottom they would be in effect lowering the base of the bike by 1.5". You would also need to drill the clamp and frame to bolt it in place, so that when you stood up they did not spin due to the riders weight but securing them that way would be easy.

However what you are saying as an idea in principal is an extremely valid point and modification. I will look into the viability of this tomorrow, the mod really is good food for thought, nice one crash.


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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm

fair idear ill try that next time i need a stretch as i havent tryed that but should be able to stand up on my stock footpegs will give it a go tommorow when i go out
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:55 pm

Morgan I would find that very uncorfortable with the pegs being forward of your body,in princible I can see were CC is coming from,for he is probly thinking about mounting them further back,in order for you to be standing pretty sraight.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:13 pm

I think you definitely would need flip up pegs, you dont want them in the way when you go to put your foot down at lights etc. Great idea btw mate
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:22 pm

alfie92 all you lot have bikes with controls quite forward as standard i think (not sure ) but on my bike i would call the position of my footpegs more midway the angle of my bars might make it a bit wierd spoze it depends for how long you need to stand and how fast your going but your rite it may not be possible ill try it tommorow and see i think it'll kind of be more like sitting on petrol tank or with petrol tank between legs and bars being about crutch level used to be able to go along sitting on the tank/ stading no hands/ feet over the bars and so on but i had a cm125 honda and i was 17 and stupid but ill not be 17 again
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:21 am

My pegs are standard the only thing is they are not directly under my hips were I would want them to be if I were standing on them(pegs that is).This is only my opinion,as I say the idea from CC is a good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:48 pm

Alfie92 sorry forgot to say in first post but i agree totaly cc idear is a good one tryed it today my pegs are standard also but are a little less forward than yours i think not midway but sort of inbetween midway and forward can stand with legs strait but have to lean body forwards from waist and is only really possible at between 30 to 45 mph so no good if your on a long run and doing 70 odd tryed it at 70 and can only stand for about 2 seconds i did find that after a while my neck and the tops of my sholders need a brake as i dont have a screen so tryed putting my feet on the passenger pegs my bum on the edge of the rear seat and leaning forwards so that in more of a sports torra kind of possition worked a treet felt comfy and bike was stable i was doing between 80 and 90 so sumthing came out of trying things to round up cc idear is good and will be waiting eagerly to see how he does it (mount the pegs that is ) and may well follow suit as i suffer from bad nees and syatika oohh deer mount the pegs sounds just as bad or worse than wantig to see how he does it lloooll
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:31 pm

I glanced at this as an option today and the frame is in two sections I think, where it bolts together would make an ideal position for some swing back foot rests. Because of the design of the bike with the frame tucked in underneath they would need to be longer than standard foot rests when swung out but would be nearly invisible when tucked away. The position that they would be in if put where I suggest would be behind where your feet normally go down, so in theory if someone wanted to do something like this it would be a goer
I do like the idea of this as on a daily basis you would never know they were there but on the odd occasion when you would want them they would be there.
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PostSubject: Re: Highway pegs (possible alternative use) on Suzuki C800 & M800   Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:49 am

This is one of the things I've missed from my past bikes. The other thing is to be able to just put your feet back on them as a change of position for a while.

I think it's a great idea, how did you go, did anyone try it?
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