Intalled foot peg lowering adapters Niiiiiiiice

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  1. highway star

    highway star New Member

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    This is a pic. of the adapter installed on the right side. It blends in with the other aluminum pieces on the bike, hardly noticeable. These are made by "busylittleshop", he's on vfr discussion. Anyway, they are a breeze to install, I did install new cotter pins. I did not adjust rear brake lever, just don't use it that much. I did have to adjust the gear lever about 2 notches down. The pegs are now 1 1/2 inches lower and it feels GREAT. Anyone over 6 feet tall should try them out, I'm 6'4" and it also changed my riding posture to more upright, back tension is less noticeable. Oh yeah, side stand does touch on the left adapter's bottom when in the up position, I see no harm in it. Also, took off the indicators, still gives same lean angle now. Ooooo the comfort!

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    Cool mod, I did see something like this on twistedthrottle but they were kinda universal and not as nicely finished. I'm short at 5'7" and I'm considering.
     
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    I fear the repercussions of this question, but what's your inseam? I'm 6'2", but I got relatively stubby legs with only a 31-32" inseam. I know guys that are 5'10" and have longer legs than me.
     
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    They look great. I think being 5'6 I probably wouldn't be able to reach my pegs if installed-JMO
     
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    Yowie Kazowie! Those are seriously good lookin'; they match the bike beautifully. That might be just what the doctor ordered for my 6' 2" achy-backed self.

    How did you find them? Does Busylittleshop have a website or did you PM him?
     
  6. highway star

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    Pliskin, my inseam is 34-36 depending on pants. I actually got these adapters from stoshmonster, bls makes them, bls has a thread on vfr discussion, lots of feedback, very informative, check it out!
     
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    I did this same mod a few months ago and to be honest I didn't feel that much of a difference. I'm 6'2" and after about an hour on my VFR my legs cramp up and I have to stop and rest. I was hoping this was a fix all for my problem but guess not :(
     
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    lower pegs



    HOW ABOUT AN EMAIL ADDRESS for whoever we can order these from?
     
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    I am 6'1". My knees are toast (from riding dirt bikes all my life). When I bough my VFR, I did a quick test ride and everything seemed good. My range of motion is limited and I knew I'd never be able to sit on a full on sportbike. I thought the more relaxed position on the VFR would be better. I rode it home (about an hours worth) I was in terrible pain. I was worried I would have to sell it.

    I got the BLS lowering blocks and it made all the difference in the world for me.
     
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    I am 6'2" and 34 in legs so was considering these as well. Also looking at the MFW Vario Footpeg which are much pricier and you can only use their pegs but there adjustable. Has anyone tried both?
     
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    This link will take you to an old thread on VFRD that has a lot of information about the BLS footpeg lowering blocks.
    Peg Lowering Blocks
    I don't think much has changed.
    If the link is against the site rules, my apologies.
     
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    Charles: Thanks for the info!
     
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    E-mail addy for BLS = netters2@comcast.net

    Some other info:

    PEG BLOCKS continue to be available... the price + USPS flat rate
    priority shipping are as follows... as soon as I receive Pay Pal
    payment the shipping starts... my account netters2@comcast.net


    USA Peg Blocks $85.00 + Priority Shipping $5.50 = $90.50

    Canada Peg Blocks $85.00 + Priority Shipping $12.00 = $97.00

    Europe Peg Blocks $85.00 + Priority Shipping $14.00 = $99.00

    Australia Peg Blocks $85.00 + Priority Shipping $16.95 = $101.95
     
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    I'm 6'2" with a 32 or 33 inch inseam and bad knees from years of basketball and ice hockey abuse. Stock peg position was a bit tight and uncomfortable after 20 minutes or so. Installed Larry's peg lowering blocks and that 1 1/2" makes a big difference to me. Once I put heli bars on I'll be able to tell whether the vfr is going to work for these old bones. I have a funny feeling even if it's not perfect, I won't give up ths bike... It's too much fun to ride!
     
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    Highway Star: THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this thread! I got mine installed this week; they make a world of difference for me. Back pain from scrunching over is entirely gone. For all of the reasons I love my VFR, I was seriously beginning to wonder if we would have to part ways just because I couldn't be comfortable on it for more than an hour's ride. These have saved the day.

    To mitigate the contact between the side stand and the adapter I put on a 1/2 inch diameter vinyl bump pad from Home Depot ($3 for a card of 20 pieces).

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    nice. I lowered the pegs on my DR650 1.5" and it made a world of difference. I will have to give this some serious consideration on the VFR.
     
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    Money sent and thank you.
     
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    thanks fro help with pegs and bars

    thanks for all lthe help with finding drop down pegs and rizers for the bars, this has not gone invane. A. Lincoln ( what he would have said if he road a MC, he was like 6-5)
     
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    I ordered one too for my 02 vfr. I can't wait.


     
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    I'm 6'-1" and would be interested in lowering my pegs too. Also would be nice to try the lower seat position in colder weather to get down behind the screen more.
    But I'm surprised no one has discussed ground clearance. I love getting the bike well over in twisties - anyone having issues with scraping pegs with the lowered pegs?

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