Shifter Peg Adjustment on R3 Classic for my toe

gsmitty

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SO I have my new R3 Classic in Jet Black/Sunset Red- oh she's a beaut!

Anyways, I have 12" clod-hoppers and hope to adjust the peg up enough to get my toe under.

Anyone else adjust? and are you happy?

Contemplating going with pegs

Thanks
g-smitty
 

Sidecar Flip

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gsmitty said:
SO I have my new R3 Classic in Jet Black/Sunset Red- oh she's a beaut!

Anyways, I have 12" clod-hoppers and hope to adjust the peg up enough to get my toe under.

Anyone else adjust? and are you happy?

Contemplating going with pegs

Thanks
g-smitty
Why on earth would you get the Classic with floorboards and then go back to pegs? Personally, I like the floorboards. Just got back from a 700+ mile weekend trip and being able to put my booted feet in different places was nice.

My other bike is a Bonnie, so no heel and toe shifter and I wasn't sure I'd like the H & T shifter on the Classic, but I've grown comfortable with it. You can't shift it fast but it works for me. I considered cutting the rear section (heel) off and then adjusting the toe end upward to clear my steel toe'd boots when I got the bike but again, I've grown comfortable with it where it is and it will stay that way.

I like the black and red (remids me of a Thunderbird) but mine is red and cream
 

Pig9r

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Good choice in colors gsmitty. I have never felt the need to put my foot under the shifter though. Isn't the reason for the heel/toe to stomp on the heel portion to up-shift and stomp of the toe portion to down-shift or have I been riding my wrong for the last 5000 miles?
 

travelguy

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now that's good timing. just installed 450 worth of floorboards on the blue chick magnet and smitty wants pegs. could have done an even swap. well smitty i have some pegs and all the stuff needed to do the swap.
tg
 

gsmitty

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I only had the R3C 2 days so we'll see. I did adjust the toe peg up some to allow my big a$$ foot to move around.

Something new to get used to.

This bike rocks!

G-smitty
 

raymond braswell

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Floorboards

Now I am totally confused. Rode 2000 miles two weeks ago with pegs and was convinced I would be much more comfortable with floorboards. Now someone is swithching from floorboards to pegs!? Don't want to spend the cash if it is not wise. Please advise.
 

vonbonds

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Raymond...this qualifies as different strokes for different folks. What works for one doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you. See if you can find a Rocket rider with floor boards near you so you two can swap for a bit to see how it feels.
 

raymond braswell

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Floorboards

I guess another question before I try to find someone to switch with is how easy are they to switch out. I think I would prefer pegs in town but floorboards on long trips. Is that too complicated?
 

coyote569

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Keep the boards!

It does take a little getting used to, but I really like the boards, and heel shifting becomes second nature after a while. I really don't like the idea of my toe being between a shifter peg and the board.
 

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