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...higfhway pegs.

Hi folks. Tried to search this but, I am not the best at it!

In any event, just took my Strat home yesterday, Midnight, 08, and I want highway pegs which means I need crash bar and I am seeking opinion on this one from Yami;

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star...19/14624/2008/1/6065/0/main/0/itemdetail.aspx

Good choice? Others to consider? It seems I have a large choice of pegs once I get the bar chosen?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Engine guard

Larry Gude,

Congrats on the new bike. That is the engine guard I have. It is as good as any, fits well, good chrome, Looks fairly strong. Bolts on easly. Of course you know they are only good for very low speed or drops in the parking lot.

You could also think about another style called a Lindby bar. It has a differant shape and you use the top of it for a highway bar. Would not get in the way of some lowers. I use Bucks lowers, they will work with the Yamaha Big Bar.

I think I like the Yamaha's looks better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LIND...1007714QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Dave
 

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Larry Gude,

Congrats on the new bike. That is the engine guard I have. It is as good as any, fits well, good chrome, Looks fairly strong. Bolts on easly. Of course you know they are only good for very low speed or drops in the parking lot.

You could also think about another style called a Lindby bar. It has a differant shape and you use the top of it for a highway bar. Would not get in the way of some lowers. I use Bucks lowers, they will work with the Yamaha Big Bar.

I think I like the Yamaha's looks better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LIND...1007714QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Dave
Dave, not even interested in the actual crash protection but, thanks for the clarification and details!

My goal is highway/cruise pegs and, it seems, a crash bar is the only way to get them on a Strat.

I went on a classic cruise today with FLHTCU buddy, some highway, lots of back roads and little towns from 25 mph putting to 50 mph cruising to 70 mph rolling along to decent twists to a full on HD vs. Strat balls to the wall drag race of roaring V twin menace and, I'm sorry folks, I didn't want it to ever stop.

I even broke my first law of biking; NO ALCOHOL and had a few adult soda pops and went and road some more to a fantastic cookout in the hills of Cen Md, home grown beef, talapia, chicken, home grown veggies and beans, a few more 'sodas' road home and it was all I could do to NOT go find some highway and just go until I couldn't go no mo'. I feel caged right now waiting for tomorrow. We are SWAMPED everywhere with Rolling Thunder people, everywhere, and it feels like a crime to not be up.

I LOVE this machine. I swear to god. I've ridden a fair number of different bikes and, damn, this is freaking IT for me. I wanna go back up right now. That has NEVER happened with me after a long day riding. Every other bike, it's been happy to get off and relax. So, all I can ask for right now is highway pegs.

I mean, I'd take larger fuel capacity and some odds and ends to channel wind for different seasons but, right here, right now, just get me some pegs and I will stop for nothing, ever, but for fuel.

Hell, even if I never get them, it ain't as cramped, over time, as any HD I ever road.

Sorry to ramble but, I am freaking buzzing stoked.

Thanks!
 

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Yamah Crash Bar Accessory -- Good As Any Other

Dave, not even interested in the actual crash protection but, thanks for the clarification and details!

My goal is highway/cruise pegs and, it seems, a crash bar is the only way to get them on a Strat.

I went on a classic cruise today with FLHTCU buddy, some highway, lots of back roads and little towns from 25 mph putting to 50 mph cruising to 70 mph rolling along to decent twists to a full on HD vs. Strat balls to the wall drag race of roaring V twin menace and, I'm sorry folks, I didn't want it to ever stop.

I even broke my first law of biking; NO ALCOHOL and had a few adult soda pops and went and road some more to a fantastic cookout in the hills of Cen Md, home grown beef, talapia, chicken, home grown veggies and beans, a few more 'sodas' road home and it was all I could do to NOT go find some highway and just go until I couldn't go no mo'. I feel caged right now waiting for tomorrow. We are SWAMPED everywhere with Rolling Thunder people, everywhere, and it feels like a crime to not be up.

I LOVE this machine. I swear to god. I've ridden a fair number of different bikes and, damn, this is freaking IT for me. I wanna go back up right now. That has NEVER happened with me after a long day riding. Every other bike, it's been happy to get off and relax. So, all I can ask for right now is highway pegs.

I mean, I'd take larger fuel capacity and some odds and ends to channel wind for different seasons but, right here, right now, just get me some pegs and I will stop for nothing, ever, but for fuel.

Hell, even if I never get them, it ain't as cramped, over time, as any HD I ever road.

Sorry to ramble but, I am freaking buzzing stoked.

Thanks!
Unlike the Roadstar, the Yamaha engine crash bar accessory for the Stratoliner/Roadliner are just as good looks and function as any other 3rd part product. My experience with Cobra on my Roadstar is, the Yamaha is probably much better. My Roadstar Cobra rusted real quick (they did replace it). My 06 Stratoliner's bar still looks brand new. BTW, you will appreciate the highway pegs -- I find the left side floor boards not very comfortable after 50-60 miles of interstate highway driving.
 

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Just my two cents worth....

Bought an "08 Strat S last year and two months later had a low speed slide when front tire slipped in some unseen sand in a corner. Long story short, had it not been for the Lindby Linbar that I put on the bike a few weeks prior, I would have had a badly damaged bike. Instead, the only damage was to the engine guard (scratch-up)and my ego. Zero damage to the bike!

Lindby also has highway pegs styled to match their bars.
 

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Just my two cents worth....

Bought an "08 Strat S last year and two months later had a low speed slide when front tire slipped in some unseen sand in a corner. Long story short, had it not been for the Lindby Linbar that I put on the bike a few weeks prior, I would have had a badly damaged bike. Instead, the only damage was to the engine guard (scratch-up)and my ego. Zero damage to the bike!

Lindby also has highway pegs styled to match their bars.
Good deal. What model Lindby? You install yourself?

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I would not like to ride with my feet on these bars. I am 6'0" with a 34" inseam. A little too high and far away for my taste. I prefer a foot peg that's an extension of my floorboard, like the pegs in bscarpenter's link. My brother has a set like those on his HD StreetGlide. I think I will get those. Thanks for that posting.
 

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Glad I can help. I have a 30" inseam and my legs are just too short to get my heal over the top, but they should be perfect for you. Steve is a great guy and shipped mine out post-haste. By the way, I have a Lindbar (came on the bike) and I would have to be 5" taller to use the Lindbar as highway pegs.
 

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I am getting some engine guards put on my 950 next week. They are the Cobra Fattys. I seen them on a bigger bike, and I just liked the way they look. I wont be using pegs since I am so short, but, if any problems I will let yall know.
 

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I was wondering about the cornering clearance of the pegs that attach to the footboards. I scrape my boards all too often as it is. Maybe it's not a problem, but it sure looks like they might get in the way.
I've went with the Cobra fatties for my 'liner because I liked the bigger bar on the bike. I does make footpeg selection mighty limited because of the 1.5" diameter. I just place an order for a pair of Kuryakyn Longhorn pegs and I hope they work out. I debated over the looks of highway pegs on the bike but the added comfort won out. I had them for 20 years on my tourer and missed them on longer trips with the 'liner.
 

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I had a pair of the longhorn offset duallys on another bike. I was very pleased with them. After some time adjusting them and getting on and off the bike several dozen times, they were in EXACTLY the right position. I'm sure you'll like the Kurys.
 

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Larry need the result
"full on HD vs. Strat balls to the wall drag race"

Ok Hate to hijack, but did you win...lol..but you posted it.

I like the pegs on floorboard, I am short and had a set for my R* but it got wrecked from a cager pulling out in front of me, don't think the bars would have helped me much.
 

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Larry need the result
"full on HD vs. Strat balls to the wall drag race"

Ok Hate to hijack, but did you win...lol..but you posted it.

I like the pegs on floorboard, I am short and had a set for my R* but it got wrecked from a cager pulling out in front of me, don't think the bars would have helped me much.
It was a 'friendly' to use some soccer vernacular. It was just so much fun because it was spontaneous and we were so close and hitting it so hard. Technically, I won because I was leading and knew where we were going next. Maybe this Saturday opportunity will present itself to actually settle the issue! :D
 
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