Lower foot pegs

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Lower foot pegs

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Has anyone tried the lower foot pegs for the R1200RT? I'm 6'3" and would love to have just a little more leg extension, but are they enough to make a difference? I don't do a lot of leaning over so I don't think that part (scraping the road) will affect me.
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Presumably you have got the highest seat?
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Yes the seat is set to the higher setting. 
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I have fitted them to my TC and to a previous '08. They certainly have made a difference for me and wouldn't like to be without them.


I'm not 6'3'' (can manage 6' at a stretch) but find the reduction in knee angle much more comfortable. IIRC they advertise that lean angle is not affected, hasn't been an issue for me. They also help in adopting a more sporty attitude ie leaning forward over the tank, when making progress through the twisties.


Not cheap but very well made and not difficult to fit although a little bit of a fiddle with the springs.


Got mine from Nippy Norman's. Not sure if NN is available over the other side of the pond.
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From memory, how easy this is depends on which model and what extras you have fitted.


Adjusting the quick-shifter and the brake lever may present a challenge...
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^
Easy enough on the '08 and '11 TC. Couldn't comment on the LC.
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I fitted the wunderlich ones to my 2015 LC  expensive and instructions poor. But excellent quality and improved comfort in the knee area
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I've had these on both RT's.  Would never have a bike without them.


http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Accessories.cfm?pn=30-300&pID=107
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mercator1 wrote: I've had these on both RT's.  Would never have a bike without them.


http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Accessories.cfm?pn=30-300&pID=107

maybe it's an American thing!


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daverj wrote: I fitted the wunderlich ones to my 2015 LC  expensive and instructions poor. But excellent quality and improved comfort in the knee area

Dave - do you have the quick-shifter (or whatever BMW call it!) fitted?
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mercator1 wrote: I've had these on both RT's.  Would never have a bike without them.


http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Accessories.cfm?pn=30-300&pID=107

These floor boards have really piqued my interest. I'm going to explore them a little more.
Thanks for the info. 
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Rwslater wrote:
These floor boards have really piqued my interest. I'm going to explore them a little more.
Thanks for the info.

see - definitely an American thing...


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richardbd wrote:
see - definitely an American thing...


;-)

Well over here, a guy can ride in pretty much any direction for 4-6 days and still be in the same country, so we tend to go for comfort and no leg cramps  :)) [size=78%] [/size]
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^
A real iron butt if you can ride for 4-6 days. 3 hours is about my limit before I need to straighten my knees a little.
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I have the quickshifter fitted to mine and it works perfectly just a case of adjusting the threaded bar to suit your new position.  That was the easiest of tasks
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