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    Highway Bars for R1150RT

    I would like to add highway bars to the bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Has anyone tried these?
    Highway Pegs "Elf Pegs" For Single Spark Engine
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1535
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRT02 View Post
    I would like to add highway bars to the bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Has anyone tried these?
    Highway Pegs "Elf Pegs" For Single Spark Engine
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1535
    I've tried the Elf pegs. Excellent product, fit & Finish. But they did not suit me well and I found myself to be in the same crouched/folded leg position.

    I might try the Eagle Hawk Talon pegs. But I am yet to get past the looks of those pegs. The Elf pegs looked very nice and when folded in, they just blend with the looks of the engine.
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    Prakash, how long is your inseam. Mine is 32", would I have to stretch my legs way out to reach the pegs when opened and when these are open are the spark plugs open to the elements?
    As you can see, I'm new to the BMW world.
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRT02 View Post
    I would like to add highway bars to the bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Has anyone tried these?
    Highway Pegs "Elf Pegs" For Single Spark Engine
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1535
    the elfs may look better but don't discount the hawks. unlike the elf's, the hawks take into account the cylinder off set. you also have more opdtions on length and position, top or bottom of cylinder head. look at www.hawksproducts.com I use them on my RT and have had no complaints with them. Good Luck
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    Now the Hawks are cool. What needs to be done to bolt them on?
    I like them.

    Well, I just found the answer to my question on their web site. I'll have to measure which size I need. They look like a great product.
    Last edited by DanRT02; 11-14-2008 at 01:14 AM. Reason: Found answer to question.
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    Here is a project that has highway pegs added to a 2000 R1100RT.
    http://www.cyclecranks.com/BMW_R1100RT.html
    I tried Elf pegs once and did not like them.
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    Nice job Rob, I will be ordering a set of the highway peg brackets and I like the idea of the four point attachment. I may cope that if you don't mind.
    Dan
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    I love my ELF pegs. I almost feel like I'm riding a Harley with my legs out in front of me as if I'm riding my recliner - and then I look down and see a fully-faired white BMW and I'm jolted out of the nightmare of riding a Harley and back into a happy Bavarian reality
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    I received the Hawk Pegs brackets and now I need to get the pegs.
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRT02 View Post
    Prakash, how long is your inseam. Mine is 32", would I have to stretch my legs way out to reach the pegs when opened and when these are open are the spark plugs open to the elements?
    As you can see, I'm new to the BMW world.
    Dan
    Sorry for the delayed reply. I am 5'8 with a 31" inseam. I do not think that you will have to stretch too much. I;d suggest you sit on another bike that has the Elf pegs to get the best idea.

    The spark plugs are closed from the element both when the pegs are closed / open.
    Prakash Krishnamurthy
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    I'm 5'-10" with a 30" inseam... love mine... do not have to stretch at all.
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    I have the Hawk brackets installed and I bought another set of the passenger foot plugs to use as highway pegs, they will go on today.
    Thanks for the suggestions and ideas.
    Dan
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