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06-13-2019 04:40 PM
Bc2
Like Your DIY Videos

[QUOTE=Wrenchie;363734]Congrats on a successful install. I'm sure you checked this already but just in case, test out the rear brake lamp switch to ensure it comes on when the pedal is pressed lightly and turns off when released. If it does not, you need to adjust the switch connected to the rear brake pedal.

Enjoy the cozy ride!

I Like your DIY videos along with Jonathan Long's. Keep up the great Work!!




Bc2
06-12-2019 07:10 PM
HoloQuest I've had my Moto Werks Lowering Pegs, and Brake Clevis for a while now. The Extra Clevis part is so you can lower your brake pedal the same distance as you are lowering your pegs. Other wise there is not enough adjustment range to lower the brake pedal to the point of not having to lift your foot to reach it. I also ground the end of the plunger that comes out of the rear master cylinder to get just a little more 'down' on my brake lever. I've got it right were I like it.

I did replace the huge hex bolt that looks like they came straight from the hardware store with stainless steal cap heads. I also used the soft side of Velcro on the top and side where my boot would touch it. It looks much better blacked out.

I liked the improvement so much I decided to treat myself to a new pair of Apex 4" riser clip ons to make the handle bars much more comfortable. I've got 44,000 miles on my Ninja 1000 in the last four years and I love this bike more and more...
06-12-2019 05:50 PM
trialsguy
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Originally Posted by Lag 4 View Post
Couple of questions
Ordered these blocks, haven't installed them yet,,.
1) Any concerns with the pegs hitting now that they are lower (I haven't had an issue previously)
2) I didn't get the brake light bolt, thought I read it wasn't necessary, will I need it?
3) They have a disclaimer on the weight capacity,,. Can you get away with standing on the peg to mount the bike?
I weigh 195LBs,,.
"The lowering foot pegs blocks are quite stout, so they can take up to 185 Lb load each; however, standing with your full body weight on one foot peg is not recommended. All installation hardware is included."
I lowered my foot pegs 2 years ago. I've not dragged a peg on the pavement yet. I even did an advanced riding class at the DCTC track in Minnesota [ https://www.ridezars.com/ ] and leaned my N1K to the edge of the tires, and did not scrape a peg.

I recall buying the brake light bolt and installing it (I think). I needed it to keep the brake pedal the same distance down from the footpeg. I wanted to keep the "angle" of my right foot in a comfortable place, and still be able to use the rear brake without really thinking about it. I recall that the brake bolt was relatively inexpensive, so you may want to buy it, in case you need it.

The weight capacity statement is to cover the manufacturer in case of liabilities. I'm not worried about the strength of my MotoWerk peg lowerers.
We are riding liter bikes. Liter bikes are not generally ridden by those who wish to live a risk free life. ;o)
BTW, according to the experts at Motorcycle Consumer News (US), on average, riding a motorcycle is 19 times more dangerous than driving a car.
06-10-2019 09:49 PM
Lag 4 Couple of questions
Ordered these blocks, haven't installed them yet,,.
1) Any concerns with the pegs hitting now that they are lower (I haven't had an issue previously)
2) I didn't get the brake light bolt, thought I read it wasn't necessary, will I need it?
3) They have a disclaimer on the weight capacity,,. Can you get away with standing on the peg to mount the bike?
I weigh 195LBs,,.
"The lowering foot pegs blocks are quite stout, so they can take up to 185 Lb load each; however, standing with your full body weight on one foot peg is not recommended. All installation hardware is included."
03-27-2019 08:58 PM
spectreman
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Originally Posted by Wrenchie View Post
Congrats on a successful install. I'm sure you checked this already but just in case, test out the rear brake lamp switch to ensure it comes on when the pedal is pressed lightly and turns off when released. If it does not, you need to adjust the switch connected to the rear brake pedal.

Enjoy the cozy ride!

W-
Yup, already done but thanks for the tip!
Lee
03-27-2019 08:54 PM
Wrenchie Congrats on a successful install. I'm sure you checked this already but just in case, test out the rear brake lamp switch to ensure it comes on when the pedal is pressed lightly and turns off when released. If it does not, you need to adjust the switch connected to the rear brake pedal.

Enjoy the cozy ride!

W-
03-26-2019 05:26 AM
spectreman
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Originally Posted by kenors View Post
Motowerks sells a replacement part that works better but I still ended up buying a thinner nut to get the adjustment to work.
I installed one the Motowerks brake adjustment pins and it does provide a bit more room, I'd guess 1/2" but even w/that, I'd still like to drop the brake pedal down another 1/2" or more so my foot isn't riding on or near the pedal.
03-26-2019 05:23 AM
spectreman
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Originally Posted by trialsguy View Post
Lee,

I went through the same process a couple of years ago when I did mine. I also put peg lowerers on my last bike, an '08 Versys 650. My 63 year old hip joints and knee joints really appreciate it.

I put Murph's bar risers on last Fall. Very comfy, but needs more testing, once the snow melts here.

Dave
Murph's was one of the first mods I did. Vast imrpovement for me. I think I got some of the original ones where there is a little pin that locks the angle in place. I would like the abilitity to rotate the grip a bit more but it's not that big an issue for me.
03-26-2019 05:20 AM
spectreman
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Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
You knwo that switch is adjustable. You dont even need tools to adjust it. I know this video is not of the correct bike but you are used to that! LOL

Plastic into plastic and it just twists. Like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5gT02TVCro
Nope, didn't know that- thanks for the tip.
03-25-2019 12:08 PM
kenors
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Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
You knwo that switch is adjustable. You dont even need tools to adjust it. I know this video is not of the correct bike but you are used to that! LOL

Plastic into plastic and it just twists. Like this:
Yep, and with it adjusted all the way to the bottom of it's range it was still too short. Ended up mangling the spring to make it activate the brake light right.
But I think we're talking about the saddle and locknut to adjust the brake lever height. PITA to adjust and, again, at the end of it's range, still left the brake pedal too high. Motowerks sells a replacement part that works better but I still ended up buying a thinner nut to get the adjustment to work.
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