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Has anybody used the Rivco Driver Boards?? Likes - Dislikes - Personal Opinioins........... Thinking of getting a pair, but just wanted to get some other rider's input. Thanks in advance. :cool:
 

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On 2007-02-20 15:09, PriorityOne wrote:
Has anybody used the Rivco Driver Boards?? Likes - Dislikes - Personal Opinioins........... Thinking of getting a pair, but just wanted to get some other rider's input. Thanks in advance. :cool:
I've got the original design Rivco floorboards, which are not inclined toward the rear but are essentially flat. I like them a lot but eventually they changed the design to angle them downwards supposedly to help with comfort.

I also have the passenger floorboards with forward extension. I use these solo too since I can place my foot rearward on the forward part of the passenger floorboard as one more location for a foot rest. Also, you can stretch out during a long ride by standing on the passenger floorboards........or even ride the back seat solo just to freak out a few onlookers...... :wink:
 

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On 2007-02-20 15:09, PriorityOne wrote:
Has anybody used the Rivco Driver Boards?? Likes - Dislikes - Personal Opinioins........... Thinking of getting a pair, but just wanted to get some other rider's input. Thanks in advance. :cool:
I also have the flat original ones Ugarte mentioned. The newer slanted ones are more like people are used to if they've had other cruisers but whether they're actually better depends on your preferences.

One question you want to ask (and maybe somebody can answer) is if the new slanted ones accomodate toe-shifting with thick-soled riding boots very well. Triumph's slanted boards (at least the ones I tried on a demo bike) did not, making heel shifting almost mandatory. If you hate heel shifting that's something you need to find out.
 

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I've a set of the originals installed too, I find them very comfy. Only probs are:

1. The rubber grips have fallen off a few times (but the replacement ones from Rivco are holding much longer)

2. They are wearing through at the edge from too much fun on the mountains !
 

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Quote: "One question you want to ask (and maybe somebody can answer) is if the new slanted ones accomodate toe-shifting with thick-soled riding boots very well. Triumph's slanted boards (at least the ones I tried on a demo bike) did not, making heel shifting almost mandatory. If you hate heel shifting that's something you need to find out."

That's a great question sbljr. I had not thought about that, and I do wear thick soled boots. I did not want to change out the stock shift and/or brake levers, so that's why I liked the Rivco boards. Can anybody answer that one? :cool:
 

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Priority, I am using the slanted driver boards from Rivco and find them excellent. There are no problems with getting chunky boots under the lever as the (new) Rivco boards were only cantered upward at the front by 10 degrees and the gear lever is also adjustable. If in doubt, you could always fit the Rivco heel & toe gear lever which is now available.

Maybe it's just me but it seems the Rivco boards give the bike bike a tad more ground clearance as well. davo
 

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Thanks Dave. That's comforting news. I did go ahead and order the new boards, so will let everyone know how things work out. :cool:
 

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I've fitted the driver boards and the new heal-toe shifter. This shifter is extremely adjustable so I guess if you still want to toe shift you can.

The boards are great and make long distances much more bearable as I found the original pegs hurt my feet after a while. I think this is because of the seating position which places more weight on the pegs than the more "conventional" reward placed pegs.

Totally satisfied.
 

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On 2007-03-08 23:28, cockneyusa wrote:
I've fitted the driver boards and the new heal-toe shifter. This shifter is extremely adjustable so I guess if you still want to toe shift you can.
Are you talking about the new slanted Rivcos? A demo I rode with the Triumph slanted boards made it clear those would require considerable adjustment of the front shifter to ever work well with my boots. Though it's possible to do, adjusting the shifter up a whole lot higher than the stock position will result in a loss of leverage and much stiffer shifting. Hopefully the new Rivcos (like the flatter ones that preceded) still allow good boot clearance without doing "extreme" adjustments to shift linkage.
 

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These boards are brand new so I guess they are slanted. It's the heal/toe shifter thats really adjustable. It comes in two parts (front and back) with multiple joining holes so you can set them the way you like them.
 

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I have lots of Rivco goodies on my RIII but I have to say I was very dissappointed with the heel-toe shifter. I have the Rivco boards but for the life of me I could not fit the shifter so it did not clang into the support bracket. The thing must weigh about 40 lbs too! Ended up taking it off and it still sits in my garage intil I figure out what to do. A phone call to Rivco is still pending. Their customer service has been great and they even sent me hats and shirts for plugging their stuff in "Cruising Rider" mag when they featured my RIII. If anyone wants it PM me for a great deal. I am going to stick with the toe shift only and I think the boards are very comfy (I have the old style).
 

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Rivco has a retrofit kit for the heel-toe shifter to take the slop out so it doesn't hit the rail. I have the slanted driver boards and really like them.
 
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