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I want to lower the footrests on my 955 to make the riding position more comforatble

Has anyone fitted Touratech footrests? How much lower are they? How do you find them?

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I called them yesterday (the US distributor), no news, still waiting for them to come in from Germany. Maybe you guys in Europe have better availability?
BTW, my dealer had a new Tiger in yesterday. Sat on it. Still familiar comfy riding position. Judging by the looks (less rake, 17'' front wheel, less ground clearance, lighter) - a wonderfully handling roadbike. No personality whatsoever. And two-up touring only for smaller-sized people. I'm so glad I hurried and got my 06...
 

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Fellows:

I have fitted footrests for a "Buell Ulysses" to my Tiger. They are approx. 1.5" lower than stock. Works perfectly for me, and they only cost $40.00 per pair from a HD / Buell dealer. Arrived in 7 days. I had to do a little grinding on them to make them fit (they are aluminum). Pretty nice pegs, about 2" wide front to back, and 4 1/2" side to side. They pivot up just like the stock ones. I'd post a photo if I knew how!

You fellows might do a forum search for "Buell Footpegs", I saw a thread about it before I went that way.

Bob

PS: Pegs for the "Buell XB12 Lightning" also work, but are narrower.



[ This message was edited by: Fatbob on 2006-12-22 01:00 ]
 

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This is a repost from an earlier item:
Ever since I got my '05 Tiger a year ago, I have not been satisfied with the ergonomics of the footpegs. I am tall, 6'5", with long legs and found I needed to rotate the shift lever down to obtain a more comfortable shift location. When I did this, I found that my boot rested at an angle on the front edge of the footpeg, rather than the top of the peg. I began to look around for an alternative and saw the post about the use of the Buell footpegs, but felt that lowering the footpeg would not solve the problem. I looked at other Triumph models and felt that the Thruxton was the best bet as the peg was angled down and the mounting was very similar. I purchased a set of Thruxton footpegs ($62/each) from my local Triumph dealer and with a little re-engineering (enlarge the bolt hole, add a dob of weld to the end tang with carefull filing) mounted the pegs. I really like the result. The riding position is more natural, I have a little more room between the footpeg and the shift lever for my boot and I have a bit more leg room. They are also a bit narrower than the stock peg which helps when moving the bike around when seated on it.

I have placed links to the before and after pictures below.

Tiger shift w/ Thruxton peg

Tiger shift w/ stock peg

Tiger brake w/ Thruxton peg

Tiger brake w/ stock peg
 

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thanks for all the replys on this
I posted earlier this year asking if anyone had lowered the rests and had several very interesting replies - one had used the Buel rests, one a custom rest from germany and one the Touratech ones.

The Touratech rests look the best option for me but before I spend hard earned cash on them I wanted to know how much lower they are. The pictures on the website seem to show that they are lower and further forward which is also a good thing for me. I wondered if anyone was using them who could make useful comment? BTW Touratech say they are not any lower - which does not seem to be the case from the photoes

John
 

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Bob, thanks for the tip! I cancelled the Touartech order (been waiting since september...) and ordered a pair of Buell Ulyssis pegs from the local dealer. $19 a piece!
Beforehand I googled Uly and one site had zoomed in pics of the footpegs. about 1.5'' lower/forward from the mount, while Tiger's stock pegs are flush w/ mount. They don't look as heavy duty MX pegs, but hey, they are available, cheaper and will do the job!

thanks again,

jaak
 
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