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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 01:53 PM
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You are first in line, if I decide to sell them.
Put me 2nd in line if Lantesh changes his mind - I am definitely going to get a set because the standard pegs just aren't doing it for me.

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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 09:43 PM
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You are first in line, if I decide to sell them.
Sounds good. Just let me know.
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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 08:58 AM
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I have the floor boards as well and I love mine. I never use the heel shifter and wouldn't mind getting rid of it.
What I don't like is the passenger floor boards. When I'm walking my bike back into a parking space, they hit the back of my calves. The things we put up with for the misísus.

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post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 08:50 PM
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I like the floorboards OK - but I had to remove the heel shifter. That opened it up and made it comfortable. I was only using it to shift to neutral anyway.

I used to use the heel shifter on my Volusia all the time, but that was mostly because the toe shifter was too low and my toe barely slid under it. No such prob on the bird.
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 08:56 PM
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Go with the Kuryakyn Swingwings, they are more comfortable than the pegs. The wife likes the wider footprint. My America has boards but only because the pegs bothered my back slightly.
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 05:13 AM
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I've got the boards and wouldn't be without them. They allow me to change my feet position when I want to and I can take some weight off my butt when I see that I am about to hit a bump that can't be avoided. Not easy to do with the pegs. I did remove the heel lever as it was just getting in the way and I don't really see the point in them anyway. I tried the pegs on a demo model but couldn't get comfortable with the gear shift lever and preferred the sitting position with the boards, bit more up-right and more natural angles for hips and knees.

In the end though, to each his own...

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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 01:07 PM
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I'm interested in the floorboards - I'm finding I do a lot more long rides than short rides and start hunting for a more comfortable position, so put me 3rd in line to buy them off you. As for the toe shifter - it sits on a splined shaft. Removal of the single retaining screw allows you to remove the toe shifter and adjust it up or down one spline at a time. Mine was one cog too low and I had to kind of wiggle my toe out each time after an upshift. The floor boards have lots of travel - not as much as the pegs I don't think - but you can scrape and beyond quite a bit before you have to worry about lifting and pivoting the bike.


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post #18 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 10:40 PM
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Just hunting around for feedback on the heel shifter. I feel the same as most here. The heel shifter is in an odd position and hard to use. Rocking my foot up on my toes to heel shift is too awkward for me. I've seen other bikes where the heel shifter is way at the back of the floorboard. Looks easier to use, but I've never ridden one with that kind of setup.
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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 10:58 PM
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Early on I ditched the heel shifter. It was always where I wanted to put my foot!
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post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 12:33 AM
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I put a set of boards on my bike now so you can cross me off the list. I'm still trying to get used to them. I wish there was some adjustment. My knees are now higher up than before, which while expected is a bit worse than I thought it would be. I wish I could lower these things about an inch. I may have to have some custom mounting brackets made up at some point.
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