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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Wotcha All,

My other half is a skinny 6 footer -bless her, and has a bit of trouble with her left kneee on extended journeys. She likens it to the feeling you get when "you've been crouching too long". Has anyone worked out a reliable way of dropping the pillion footpegs by an inch or two? -I was thinking of getting 4 blocks machined up to drop the peg struts with extended bolts. -Would this be ok, or would there be too much risk of snapping the mounting bolts?

XB12R by the way....

Any ideas welcomed (apart from chopping her off at the knee....)

Cheers in advance, Si.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:35 pm 
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You're obviously not suited for each other. I'd be prepared to give her a good home ;)

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:53 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
You're obviously not suited for each other. I'd be prepared to give her a good home ;)


I'll help getting the kitten out................

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:24 pm 
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How old is your XB12R?

I have a feeling that later bikes had longer pillion peg brackets, but of course I may be completely wrong!!!

If that is the case try to get some later ones as lots of folks take them off to tidy up the lines at the rear of the bike......


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:49 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
You're obviously not suited for each other. I'd be prepared to give her a good home ;)


Thought you may have had sommat to say..... :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:54 pm 
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thecoldplace wrote:
How old is your XB12R?

I have a feeling that later bikes had longer pillion peg brackets, but of course I may be completely wrong!!!

If that is the case try to get some later ones as lots of folks take them off to tidy up the lines at the rear of the bike......


Thanks for the reply, Its an 05/06 (on 06 plate) and I think they are quite long for a "sports" bike anyway.
Anyone else comment on the newer 'Bolts? Are they longer?

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Here's a thought - if the front ( rider ) pegs can be made to fit to the passenger mount point then why not fit Lightning rider pegs, they have a 1 inch drop built in. That's the cheapest option if you can get them to fit, have a look here.

OR

a Uly's passenger pegs have also have a 1 inch drop built in, look here, they may fit, if you know anybody that has a Uly then you could ask to borrow one to see if it will fit, but this is a more expensive option.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Orrrrrrrr just get a Uly ;) At 6 foot with lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng legs I can vouch for the comfort on the back :D

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Strap a beanbag to the seat, that will have the desired effect of raising her bum (ahem) by a good number of inches thus relieving the crouch :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Buy a pair of roller blades or skates and let the good lady rest her feet on the road. How cool would that be for her to stand up as you approached a pub and she could swoop straight to the bar. ................Mines a pint of HSB please

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:16 pm 
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sportster_mann wrote:
Here's a thought - if the front ( rider ) pegs can be made to fit to the passenger mount point then why not fit Lightning rider pegs, they have a 1 inch drop built in. That's the cheapest option if you can get them to fit, have a look here.

OR

a Uly's passenger pegs have also have a 1 inch drop built in, look here, they may fit, if you know anybody that has a Uly then you could ask to borrow one to see if it will fit, but this is a more expensive option.


Nice one, Cheers, That's gotta be worth looking into further. I'd be likely to look at the Uly option so that they would stay folded back while not in use. Thanks S-Mann!

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:18 pm 
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http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/m ... 1237392808

something like this :idea:

whichway?

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:23 pm 
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whichway? wrote:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142838/441155.html?1237392808

something like this :idea:

whichway?


Another cool idea. Cheers Guys.

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Why doesn't Mrs Anvil stretch her legs by extending one at a time whilst holding on tight?

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Hiya Pash,
She does occasionally which slows the onset, but once its started, it's really difficult to fend off. I'd rather not have her flapping her legs around while moving, and if its something as simple as getting some new pegs.....

:yup:

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