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The Thrill of Victory...and The Agony

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  1. Driwetapisnezz
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    of Defeat.

    The good news is - I got my new peg mounts on.

    See photos here:

    s278.photobucket.com

    The bad news is I noticed one side wasn't set up quite the same. When I went to adjust it to match the other side, I stripped the hell out of one of the allen head bolts. So now I need to figure out how to get that allen head out, and get a new bolt from Kuryakin.

    I'm still pissed - the ad says "bolts directly to your stock floorboards". What it doesn't say is "you have to drill the crap out of your floorboards". The instructions also say to remove your floorboards. Do they have any freaking idea what a pain in the ass that is???

    Observations: The job took me about 2.5 hours. I'm sure those with an ounce of mechanical skill could do it faster.Took the bike out for about a 10-mile jaunt. Around town (when I'm shifting a lot) I can do a "modified biker bad-ass" position where I rest my heels on the stock floorboard and the balls of my feet on the highway peg. Of course, on the highway, I can assume "full bad-ass" position. I did notice my legs are catching more wind using these pegs - which means Buck's lowers just moved up a notch on the priority list. I may also look at HD lowers - I believe they are about 1/2 the price. I also noticed that my arms seem to be more extended - perhaps the new leg position is causing me to lean back a little bit?

    My daughter is going to Homecoming tonight. I may have a cocktail or 7...

  2. SdeweinFL
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    DDB, If it is any consolation, I guarantee you it would have taken me ten times longer, and 5 trips to the hardware store for replacement parts.

    I hope your daughter is wearing the regulation bhurqua to the prom?

  3. Driwetapisnezz
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    No but we are helping drive a group of kids there and her date (a very, very nice young man) and I have had "the talk" and Mr. Glock is never, ever far away (and he knows it)

    I thought of imposing the "bhurqua rule" but that would have required the release of nuclear weapons and cost millions of lives.

  4. 9Sdarz
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    Removal of the screw is not hard at all just buy a screw extractor, of the appropriate size. Drill a hole in the center of the bolt and then insert the extractor and back it out you should be good.

  5. chaser38
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    Yeah, what he said.

    I installed Bucks Lowers last weekend and low and behold..... they work! It was easy to install, but I stripped the screw on the mount and had to buy an extractor. So, I drilled the screw out, but then I remembered it was on the other side, so screwed that up completely. Ended up just taping some cardboard on in the shape of Buck's Lowers. No one even notices, in fact, they seem to just ignore me all together...

    Let's get together and bolt some new stuff on our bikes! My place or yours???

  6. JuzdSdewe
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    Bolting on chrome party........I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad ya got the feetie extenders on. So, is it actually comfy with yer feet up on 'em?

    (again, I was REALLY looking at that for a mod, but it didnt look that comfy to me at the time).

  7. Driwetapisnezz
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    Bolting on chrome party........I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad ya got the feetie extenders on. So, is it actually comfy with yer feet up on 'em? (again, I was REALLY looking at that for a mod, but it didnt look that comfy to me at the time).
    Howdy Steve, Chazer, et al:

    We definitely need to do a get together "hoodiehoo" whether we hang chrome, or just hang, it'll be a blast.

    At very first - the comfort was not quite there - but a contributor is that until I get that one bolt drilled out and replaced (Kuryakin said they mailed me some replacements today) I can't adjust the pegs.

    That said, since I first posted on results I got in about a 125-mile jaunt on Sunday. I realy like the "heel on the floorboard, ball of foot on the peg/mount" postion as it gives easy access to the shifter on the left - especially helpful on winding, hilly highways or around town when you are shiting all the time. Even at just 5'10" my legs are stretched out a number of inches doing that and I've found it also helps with seat comfort. I've had the chance now to ride for extended (25 minutes or more) periods with my feet fully up on the pegs and with my "biker boots" on it feels terrific. Again, I noticed it in my butt (lack of tension, soreness) too.

    Not sure I really love the look - but they ARE functional and heavily chromed.

  8. Renfielt
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    You must be a hard act to follow around town.

    (sorry, couldn't resist)

  9. tki
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    The one thing to remember about the bolts are that Yamaha uses some fairly heavy "Lock Tight" goop and some of the original bolts are hard to get out and leaves a lot of that stuff in the threads. Before installing anything try and use a thread tap to ream the threads of all that stuff. Another thing is a lot of bolts used by some of these places are made in Spain and are not exactly to spec and can be a PIA to get on and off. Be careful with the "Easeout" if you drill the bolt and if that is a soft Spanish blot you will have to go slow and may wind up using some heat!

    Did you use any Lock Tight on the threads? Heat may be necessary!

  10. Pabbj
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    If you get a big enough ez out you can lock into the hex head even though it is stripped you shouldnt have to drill if the head is not broken off.
    Pabbj

  11. TSdar
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    of Defeat. I'm still pissed - the ad says "bolts directly to your stock floorboards". What it doesn't say is "you have to drill the crap out of your floorboards". The instructions also say to remove your floorboards. Do they have any freaking idea what a pain in the ass that is???
    I'm thinking of getting the Cruise Peg Mounts and have a question. Do you think I could drill the holes to attach the mounts without removing the floorboards Keep in mind my mechanical abilities are minimal

    Tony

  12. Driwetapisnezz
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    Absolutely - I didn't remove my floorboards cuz it appeared to be such a FLAMING PITA!.

    And, I don't own multiple c-clamps either. I actually used one pair of vice grips to clamp the mounts to the top side of the floorboards - then used a Sharpie to mark the hole locations and then went to town.

    Truth in advertising - I did have to ream a few of the holes in the floorboards where my marks / first try holes didn't end up lining up perfectly with the mount holes. BUT - I'm pleased with the final result and didn't have to undo the shift and rear brake linkages like I would have had to to pull the floorboards all the way off.

  13. OsRop
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    I'm thinking of getting the Cruise Peg Mounts and have a question. Do you think I could drill the holes to attach the mounts without removing the floorboards Keep in mind my mechanical abilities are minimalTony
    If you have engine guards then you may want to think of getting Kuryakyn Cruise Boards (7901) , they're the best comfort mod. I made (imho), mounted on the bars they give you the option of positioning to your own body specs and comfort. I use them either with my feet fully placed on them or with heel on the bike board and front of the feet on the cruise board. They also look great, a bit like the bike has got wings. They also have a little heel rest. You can check my picture of them here:
    s436.photobucket.com

  14. TSdar
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    Absolutely - I didn't remove my floorboards cuz it appeared to be such a FLAMING PITA!
    Thanks for the reply

  15. TSdar
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    If you have engine guards then you may want to think of getting Kuryakyn Cruise Boards (7901) , they're the best comfort mod. I made (imho), mounted on the bars they give you the option of positioning to your own body specs and comfort.
    Thanks for the suggestion

  16. Driwetapisnezz
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    Nice bike!

    But it looks kinda slow...that's right - its BLACK.

    TSdar - what's the best color?

  17. chaser38
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    But it looks kinda slow...that's right - its BLACK.

    That's because it's resting after it lapped you!

  18. yajpirt246
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    especially helpful on winding, hilly highways or around town when you are shiting all the time.
    sooo...I'm not even sure how to take a shot at that...I just can't stop laughing, good times

  19. TSdar
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    TSdar - what's the best color?
    Always ahead, when you ride the faster red

  20. OsRop
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    Riding any other color then BLACK? then you'll only see us from the BACK!

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