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    Cam
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    Question k1200LT highway pegs

    Already have 6000 miles on my "new" 2001 K1200LT and I can't get enough. Been on two long trips of 1100 and 2000 miles and I really need an alternate place for my footsies. Heard of J pegs and some other alternative but have not been able to see them in person. The J pegs look ackward in the pictures I've seen and the price is absurd...any suggestions, comments, or insults???
    Cam.

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    J-pegs

    I've got them on my K1200LTC and like them very well. Functional, retractable and look great on a BMW. Price is high, but what isn't expensive on a beemer. I looked around a lot before my purchase and did not find anything that looked as good as the J-pegs. Others were cheaper but looked more harley like in design. Just my $.02

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    davel
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    Lightbulb

    Never used the J-pegs, I bought the Bob BMW highway pegs. On the LT because of its shape, the wide tank and the tip over wings the highway pegs cause your legs to be splayed very far apart, which is not very comfortable especially without a backrest. I highly recommed sitting on a LT that has a pair installed before you buy.

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    Gary99
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    Cool

    Expensive as they are, in my opinion the Jpegs are worth the money. The bike is wide, as you know, and nothing is going to change that. They also look like they belong on the bike, instead of being some clutzy add on. You just have to use them one leg at a time. I use a combination of the Jpegs, Surburban peg lowering kit, and Airhawk (to get slight elevation without going to the high seat setting), and am comfortable enough to ride as long as you want to ride.

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    Cam
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    Thanks. What are suburban peg lowering kit and Airhawk?
    Cam.

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    Gary99
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    Cam, the Surburbans are a simple kit to move the foot pegs down and forward an inch or so. Sounds like a slight move, but makes a significant difference in knee comfort by helping to straighten out the joint. The Airhawk is an inflatable seat cushion, and I use it to help straighten out the hip joint some. I have a 30 inch inseam, and can't really afford to go to the high seat setting to do this. The combo of the two make a big difference for me.

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    Cruisin' the Rockies! JetDoc's Avatar
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    LT Highway Pegs

    A guy on one of the other forums I follow (www.K1200LT.net) is developing something he calls the "Highway Ottoman" for the LT.

    This is a different concept than highway pegs, in that his gadget has padded, adjustable leg supports rather than foot pegs. From the pics I've seen, they look kind of awkward, but I've read some very positive comments from people on the site who've tested them.

    If you're not impressed with the J-pegs, you might want to give the highway ottoman a try.

    JetDoc
    Western Nevada
    2004 K1200LTC (Schwarzer Geist)
    2004 Suzuki DL-1000 V-strom
    2002 Suzuki Volusia (Hers)

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    Addicted to curves azgman's Avatar
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    Mick-o-pegs is also developing something for the LT they swing down under the crash bars so they aren't as wide as J-pegs.

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    Long Haul Rider
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    I purchased a 2000 K1200LT (my first BMW) with those highway pegs already on it. I found them to be very uncomfortable and they did not retract well and stay in place. I took them off.
    Gary

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    eljeffe
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    J-Pegs from www.ccmotorcycles.com

    Also, you can read all things k1200lt at www.bmwlt.net

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