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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Justin K. View Post
Welcome To The Madhouse.

Slow maneuvers in first? You're a better man than I am.
The previous post about assembling your pegs on the vertical crash bar is sound advice.

We're waiting to hear your thoughts on batteries, oil, tires and SiriusXM.
LOL...I have read a lot of the info on the forums on the topics you mention forgot to mention oil, tires, gas additives ...

I did have them mounted on the vertical bar...but the clocking of the mount placed the arm just a tad lower than the horizontal bar...alternative would have been to have the arm waaay above the horizontal arm...not acceptable...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and wishes...I just ordered the upgrade to the Ergo III's...

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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 04:36 PM
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I'm 6'4" tall and have a long inseam myself. I'd suggest you take good look at the Mic-o-pegs. IMHO They really are worth every penny. Model KA would problem suit you best.
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Originally Posted by Brent2003gl1800 View Post
Hi Everyone,

...I have been enjoying all the great info on the forums. I bought my 2003 1800 about 2 months ago and have been doing early morning parking lot practice per Ride Like A Pro and DJFire along with others. This morning I was feeling pretty good and decided to do slow maneuvers in 1st gear instead of second. Well, I got too slow and dropped the bike. Only damage is to the left side highway peg...broke the arm. No other damage and was able to get it back up per the info I have learned on this forum...kind of embarrassing but I don't think anyone saw since it was early. I think the bike has the first gen Ergo pegs. I had been thinking of buying the short arms because I have a 36 inch inseam...but now am thinking of a new set.

I have been through all the info on the forum regarding highway pegs and there is a ton of info....just wanted to get some quick thoughts and introduce myself...Brent
I used to go to monthly practice sessions of the local County Motorcycle squad. I have yet to go to one where I didn't see a few bikes dropped in practice. Since they are masters of slow speed riding, and they still occasionally drop their bikes, I wouldn't feel bad at all about dropping one in practice. I applaud you for doing the practice that will increase your slow riding skills. Keep it up!
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Originally Posted by Brent2003gl1800 View Post
Thanks ...I am thinking of upgrading to Ergo III Cruise Mounts...any thoughts on the quality and if they work as good as they look?
A friend of mine has them and likes them. If you stick with the Ergo II mounts, don't get the 4" bars - they have another option called "Mini Bars" ( I have this and I like them in conjunction with my Switchblade highway pegs.. I'm 6'2" and 34" inseam.

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Originally Posted by William Anzik View Post
A friend of mine has them and likes them. If you stick with the Ergo II mounts, don't get the 4" bars - they have another option called "Mini Bars" ( I have this and I like them in conjunction with my Switchblade highway pegs.. I'm 6'2" and 34" inseam.

I have a set of these with no scratch marks I just took off and replaced with my 4" arms. I am 5'9" and was just able to use them with my legs locked out straight and every ride my right knee would start burning all last the switch was just made back to the 4" arms which allow me to slightly bend my legs a bit and so far no knee aching. I will sell them for $25 plus shipping and they are small so shipping should not be too expensive anywhere in the US. I can take pictures for anyone interested.

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Rookie, I dropped mine twice in the first week. I have the Ergo lll's, happy with them and out of the way when you don't need them.
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You are doing good. I dropped mine one time in the garage back in 08. I Just washed it and lost my footing on the slippery concrete moving it.
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I laid mine down fairly softly 3 times now and not once was I alone. It's not even a big deal anymore. At least I had help to pick it up. The crash bars work well!

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Dropped what?

Welcome Brent,

One of the first rules is.

If no one saw it, it didn't happen!

I got stopped by LEO one time and he asked me if I knew how fast I was going.

I said "No, I was just keeping up with traffic."

He said, "you were doing 70 in a 55 zone."

I said, "OK. "

I had been going 115 just before he got me.

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Rayjoe, too funny!

Just curious guys, what adapter do you buy to mount Ergo II's on the vertical bar?


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