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Thread: Footpeg Rubbers for R1200 GS Adventure

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    HONDARIDER
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    Footpeg Rubbers for R1200 GS Adventure

    I don't know if anyone else has ever considered these, but after a week of 600+ mile days last year, the soles of my feet were completely numb. The numbness continued for nearly 2 months after I returned home. I was poking around the internet, looking for rubber inserts or covers for the pegs, but all I could find were aftermarket pegs. BMW does not sell rubber for the pegs on my 2009 GSA. Someone on a forum pointed to the 2009 Xcountry and said that the rubber covers would fit the GSA. I checked the microfiche, but the 2 bikes do not share common footpegs. I spoke to the parts guy at MAX BMW and he had not heard that the parts were interchangeable either. I decided to risk the $50 and take a shot. I ordered the following parts from the 2009 Xcountry.

    '46 71 7 696 748 Footrest rubber (x2)
    '46 71 7 696 948 Retainer bracket (x2)
    '07 11 9 902 745 Nylock nuts (x4)

    The parts came in and they fit PERFECTLY. There are little grooves in the rubber that exactly fit the teeth on the pegs. The bolts line up perfectly and the retainer secures the rubber to the peg. Installation takes about 90 seconds with a 10mm socket. I can't imagine why BMW doesn't cross-reference this part to the GSA, but it fits as if it was designed specifically for this bike. Time will tell if they make any real difference, but it was worth $50 to me to find out.
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    mrsoup
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    Cool

    Great information!

    Thanks for the post.

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    Registered User bobframe's Avatar
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    Foot Issues.

    When I was training for a cross country bicycle ride (3200 miles/44 days) I began experiencing "hot spots" on the balls of my feet once I rode over 70 miles. My solution was to replace my pedals with a model that had a much broader base. Problem immediately solved. My suggestion is to pay attention to how big a surface area you are distributing your weight...broader being better...at least with respect to avoiding hot spots.
    We don't take a trip...the trip takes us.

    2006 BMW R1200GS
    2008 BMW R1200RT

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