Honda Africa Twin Forum banner

1 - 20 of 39 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi Chaps,

I have been out on the bike for its first reasonable trip yesterday. I left Bolton at 10ish and headed up to the lake district for the day and managed to get 250ish miles in.

The bike was spot on apart from a couple of things.

My Arse was not in a good place when I got home, seat was a little on the firm side but I am sure it will soften up with more use - this is more of an observation than a criticism.

The standard foot pegs are far too small both in width and length. Has anyone fitted Pivot Pegs to their bike and could you confirm that they are longer as well as wider.

Cheers all

Simon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Cheers Aussie Twin,

Thanks for the photo and they look 'just the job'.......I have just ordered a set from Rugged Roads.

All the best

Simon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Do you have any comparison (opinion) with the pivot and the ones from Touratech?

Between the two, which one to go?
This is only an Aussie opinion, but Touratech parts here a insanely expensive and no better made than any other after-market accessories.

The pivot pegz are angled up significantly at the outer edge, feel weird if you've never had them and need regular rebuilds if you spend a lot of time standing up - the rebuild kits are $30 AUD from memory. I'm yet to do a rebuild on ones fitted to previous ADV bikes, but about a year of enduro-type riding every weekend is usual per rebuild. Neglect this maintenance and the shaft gets worn causing the pegs to droop below horizontal at the tips; uncomfortable and not fixable.

I find they don't chew out boot soles so quickly and are kind to my ankles. It also gives you room to get under the gear shifter once all its upward adjustment is used to get a size 46 MX boot under the shifter :laugh:

Hope this helps
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
All,

Have found them to be a great improvement over the OEM pegs. I tend to move around a lot on the bike and find that the larger platform is very good. Can also get heaps of leverage when standing and first time out with them I was getting the bike to turn easily on my inside leg. A days riding and they are just there. No issue on the black stuff. One other Aussie also has them and I believe he adjusted the height of his gear change lever to suit. I've not changed anything but then I have small feet.

These are Pivot Pegz part number PP-62MK3 (Aussie Made :) ) and cost AUD239 delivered in Australia. I have no comparison view to the Touratechs.

They will cut your boots up...the points are sharp and they are made of Stainless Steel...but you can get slip on covers that will protect your boots when you don't need the bite, you would have to buy these as well if you wanted.The maintenance kit is easy to get and having looked at the instructions wouldn't take long. These pegs took 15 mins to fit (most of this was looking for the split pin I dropped)!

I'd recommend them even if your not planning that much off road, they give you that much more confidence when standing and the increased leverage is great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
384 Posts
All,

Have found them to be a great improvement over the OEM pegs. I tend to move around a lot on the bike and find that the larger platform is very good. Can also get heaps of leverage when standing and first time out with them I was getting the bike to turn easily on my inside leg. A days riding and they are just there. No issue on the black stuff. One other Aussie also has them and I believe he adjusted the height of his gear change lever to suit. I've not changed anything but then I have small feet.

These are Pivot Pegz part number PP-62MK3 (Aussie Made :) ) and cost AUD239 delivered in Australia. I have no comparison view to the Touratechs.

They will cut your boots up...the points are sharp and they are made of Stainless Steel...but you can get slip on covers that will protect your boots when you don't need the bite, you would have to buy these as well if you wanted.The maintenance kit is easy to get and having looked at the instructions wouldn't take long. These pegs took 15 mins to fit (most of this was looking for the split pin I dropped)!

I'd recommend them even if your not planning that much off road, they give you that much more confidence when standing and the increased leverage is great.
Do you not find these touch down a lot on the blacktop I was looking at lowering pegs but just cant see how I could do that as my boots are often picked up off the pegs when they run along the road surface going into a corner. These are a lot further out from the bike you would think they would make that much worse than the stock peg.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Are you suggesting that the pegs might scrap with the bike leaned over whilst cornering? If this is the case I don't think that that possible...given the height of the bike and the 250mm ground clearance. And given the tyre profile, you would be well out of contact patch to achieve what is suggested.

The pegs don't seem to get in the way whilst cornering on the dirt, when I put my foot down. Yes they extend out 40mm more than the OEMs but if you triangulate from your hip to foot back to the centre line of the bike, I think there is plenty of clearance.

Let me know if you think I'm wrong or have misunderstood your post.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
159 Posts
My Arse was not in a good place when I got home, seat was a little on the firm side but I am sure it will soften up with more use - this is more of an observation than a criticism.

The standard foot pegs are far too small both in width and length. Has anyone fitted Pivot Pegs to their bike and could you confirm that they are longer as well as wider.

Cheers all

Simon
I recently took my bike for the first tour trip total 1800kmin 4 days, all on road. Not a big trip, but the seat does get uncomfortable after 500km day, so I dropped by an accessories store and picked up a Air Hawk 2.

I also picked up some Pivot from RR as the ORM pegs are just too small to be comfortable.
As others said, they are tilted in towards the bike, it's weird at first, but you get used to it very quickly. And they get very comfortable very quickly as well.

I had no idea there is a rebuild kit. Good thing I checked this thread! Hope RR stocks them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
384 Posts
Are you suggesting that the pegs might scrap with the bike leaned over whilst cornering? If this is the case I don't think that that possible...given the height of the bike and the 250mm ground clearance. And given the tyre profile, you would be well out of contact patch to achieve what is suggested.

The pegs don't seem to get in the way whilst cornering on the dirt, when I put my foot down. Yes they extend out 40mm more than the OEMs but if you triangulate from your hip to foot back to the centre line of the bike, I think there is plenty of clearance.

Let me know if you think I'm wrong or have misunderstood your post.
Yep thats what I am saying the stock pegs are scraping all the time or your boot is lifted off the peg as that happens (boot wider than the stock peg). You can do that on both stock tyres and the Motoz Adventure tires and no you dont get to the edge of the tire. The front has a few mm on both the stock and Adv tire that never gets used and the stock back will run to the edge but the Adv tire will not. There is still plenty of grip on the back but the front end pushes a bit at high lean and wont follow your line. I understand on dirt its harder to get that angle of lean without a berm to run in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Hi SkipD

On tar, agree with what you say about the front tire and contact patch but I'm all out of tread on the rear and no where need getting the peg down - I'm on the OEMs tires. And that's both the OEM pegs and the PPs. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

Can't image getting the peg anywhere near the ground on the dirt unless you were riding the bike like a motocross rider would... and that's beyond me:(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Hi SkipD

On tar, agree with what you say about the front tire and contact patch but I'm all out of tread on the rear and no where need getting the peg down - I'm on the OEMs tires. And that's both the OEM pegs and the PPs. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

Can't image getting the peg anywhere near the ground on the dirt unless you were riding the bike like a motocross rider would... and that's beyond me:(
When the pegs will scrape isn't on flat roads or regular corners, it's on uphill switchbacks and hairpins etc. Many have a raising center bump or just crowned in the center. These are my favorite type of corners and although the pivot pegs look nice, I don't think they'll suit any real mountain asphalt carving.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
384 Posts
Hi SkipD

On tar, agree with what you say about the front tire and contact patch but I'm all out of tread on the rear and no where need getting the peg down - I'm on the OEMs tires. And that's both the OEM pegs and the PPs. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

Can't image getting the peg anywhere near the ground on the dirt unless you were riding the bike like a motocross rider would... and that's beyond me:(
I cant see myself ever getting a peg down in dirt either but just a quick blat around the local roads here or Brisbane and my boots and the stock pegs have road rash all over them any time there is a tightening corner going up or down the hills. Maybe I need to wind on a lot more rear pre-load.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
379 Posts
I've been cornering like a madman on my AT and have yet to scrape any hard parts, foot pegs included. Am about to put on the Pivotpegz because the stock pegs suck for standing, will let you guys know if they touch down. Not expecting any issues because they never scraped on my F650GS Dakar and that was quite a bit lower than the AT...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Hi Chaps,

I have been out on the bike for its first reasonable trip yesterday. I left Bolton at 10ish and headed up to the lake district for the day and managed to get 250ish miles in.

The bike was spot on apart from a couple of things.

My Arse was not in a good place when I got home, seat was a little on the firm side but I am sure it will soften up with more use - this is more of an observation than a criticism.

The standard foot pegs are far too small both in width and length. Has anyone fitted Pivot Pegs to their bike and could you confirm that they are longer as well as wider.

Cheers all

Simon
quick question...

Pivot pegs are of course, great, as are fastway!!

just wondering if there's an alternative option...for example "AT uses same attachment fitment as XR650L or crf450, etc...?

OR an option like these in the pic below... I replaced stock KLR pegs with these about 8 years ago and they are still going strong and work great!
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
I don't know if any other Honda pegs will fit but they have had a habit of fitting crappy footrests on their bikes so not sure it would help, I guess you would have to get some off one of the competition bikes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
I'm interested in this topic as I don't want pivot pegs and the Touratech ones I've ordered are taking forever so looking for an alternative. So is that right dehmlow I should be looking at the same ones as a Xr 650 pegs
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
I'm interested in this topic as I don't want pivot pegs and the Touratech ones I've ordered are taking forever so looking for an alternative. So is that right dehmlow I should be looking at the same ones as a Xr 650 pegs
No, I was just using the xr650l as an example, I don't know if any other model pegs fit, i was just wondering if their attachment point was "possibly" the same as other honda bikes or unique to the AT.
 
1 - 20 of 39 Posts
Top