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Foot Boards vs. Foot Pegs

Old 09-30-2006, 01:23 PM
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Default Foot Boards vs. Foot Pegs

in looking at several bkes, i have noticed the larger cruisers using footboards alot - i have never ridden one with them. they seem comfortable sitting in the showrooms though.

any preferences out there for pegs? any pros and cons of the footboards?

only drawback i can see is maybe turning - do they drag as you lean?

also, i kept hitting the heel shift with my foot on one bike - seems like i could inadvertently hit it when riding if i move my foot back.

so, lemme here your opinions!
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:18 PM
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if you lean that much you are probbly draging pipes too, but mine are on springs and fold up some, I like Floor boards myself I have forward controls and long legs so no cramping for me.

But an engine guard with pegs for those long hwy rides help stretch your legs too.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:22 PM
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at one time I said I would never have a motorcyle with wind screen or anything not absolutely necessary to the performance of the bike such as floorboards. Today I ride a Road King with windshield and floorboards and would not switch back. My floor boards do fold up abit in case of dragging or dropping bike. I love them as they give me room to move my feet around on long rides. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:24 PM
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I admit it. I make tight turns sometimes and scrape my floorboards. I have also scraped pegs on my past bikes that I have owned also. If you don't want to scrape then slow down. Oh, and welcome to the site.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:06 PM
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I agree with harrigancan. I too also own a Road King. I moved up from a 1200 Sportster 3 years ago, and would never go back. Floor boards give you lots of room to move your feet around, and as far as scraping them, I think I've only had that happen twice. The heel shifter took a little while to get used to, and I've never hit it by accident. (you have to physically lift your heel up to make a shift) Even if you did hit it, you'd just be upshifting (a much better proposition than accidentally downshifting ) Welcome, and happy shopping.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:05 AM
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I like the foot pegs for a nice "stretch" during a ride.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. Ltely, I have had opportunity to ride the Suzuki C50 - a friend left for out of state work and I am "Cycle sittin"! What a friend!
I like the foot boards now that I have used them some. I think either way would work with me though - pegs as well.
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