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Apr 18th 2016, 07:51 AM   #16
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
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Originally Posted by sunofnun
uhhh.... huh?


kind of a bad idea on a dirt bike.. maybe a harley but they already drag in the corners.. lol
It depends on the bike - this is an extremely common mod on a DR650. Probably not necessary on a true dirt bike, but again, it'll depend on the design of the bike and what you're comfortable with.

Stock peg position is 2" higher than the actual peg mounting point. This is puzzling, considering the bike is too tall for short people, but the peg mounting makes it difficult for tall people to fit it, either...


For anyone over 6', this not only makes reaching the bars while standing difficult, it also makes it really awkward to get any leverage with your feet while highway riding, so you end up squeezing the tank excessively or strong-arming the bars to hold on at 60+mph.

Several different ways to lower...
Entirely new peg mounts:


Lowering link to simply drop the stock pegs down slightly:
Apr 18th 2016, 08:39 AM   #17
DGA
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  Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by TRAIL BOSS
All you tall guys... I'm the same height standing or sitting on my bikes!
Fucking-A. 32" inseam tends to correlate well with a lot of sport bike seat heights.
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Apr 18th 2016, 08:54 AM   #18
 
  Apr 2016
  Poulsbo, The dry side

  2012 WR250R
Being 6' with a 30" in seam sucks, I'll be buying some bar risers...


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Apr 18th 2016, 09:46 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
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  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Originally Posted by TRAIL BOSS
All you tall guys... I'm the same height standing or sitting on my bikes!
Unless your legs are straight when seated, how can you possibly be the same height standing as seated?
Apr 18th 2016, 09:48 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  renton aka the dirty south

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Originally Posted by wooden
It depends on the bike - this is an extremely common mod on a DR650.
That is the weirdest setup for pegs I've ever seen (the stock setup on that DR)
It totally makes sense in your case.. kind of like leveling the playing field.

The rest of us with a more common setup are trying to get the pegs (and subsequent controls) up as much as possible.

Ripping off brake levers (or worse smashing the through your case) or snapping shifters is pretty common place offroad. Bars are much easier to manipulate in terms of ergos.. seat mods can help a lot as well, whether your tall or short.

I guess if your only dual sporting and sticking to fire roads or doubletrack it wouldn't be bad.. but if your truely trying to dial your ergos so you can get serious with singletrack, lowering anything (suspension and lowering links included) are a bad idea.
Apr 18th 2016, 09:49 AM   #21
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  renton aka the dirty south

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Originally Posted by PeteN95
Unless your legs are straight when seated, how can you possibly be the same height standing as seated?
he's 5'4"


Apr 18th 2016, 10:49 AM   #22
 
  Jan 2016
  Monroe

  Dirty
I thought about lowering my pegs on my dr650.

There were several times that my boots drug as it was....no thanks.
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Apr 18th 2016, 12:55 PM   #23
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

  Kawasaki, KTM
Thanks for the pointer, Pete. Just placed an order for 2" risers for the orange bike.
Apr 18th 2016, 12:58 PM   #24
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  Jan 2016
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  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
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Originally Posted by koorbloh
I thought about lowering my pegs on my dr650.

There were several times that my boots drug as it was....no thanks.
I feel like that would only be a problem when you're running the ridiculously soft stock suspension... I can't imagine hitting my boots on anything with lowered pegs that I wouldn't have hit with the regular pegs anyway. Then again, I'm a novice dirt rider at best...
Apr 18th 2016, 07:36 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by wooden
I feel like that would only be a problem when you're running the ridiculously soft stock suspension... I can't imagine hitting my boots on anything with lowered pegs that I wouldn't have hit with the regular pegs anyway. Then again, I'm a novice dirt rider at best...
When landing from a good sized jump it is very possible!







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Apr 19th 2016, 07:24 AM   #26
 
  Jan 2016
  Monroe

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Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
I feel like that would only be a problem when you're running the ridiculously soft stock suspension... I can't imagine hitting my boots on anything with lowered pegs that I wouldn't have hit with the regular pegs anyway. Then again, I'm a novice dirt rider at best...
ruts, logs, jumps, ditches, fucking sage brush, etc...

I'm not saying that you would, but I'm saying I did drag my boots in places, and I'm glad they weren't lower to the ground.
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