Your best choice depends mostly on your size, bike & riding style.
1. How can I tell
if Model DD
, with inboard pegs, will work for me on my GL1800? Hang your feet ahead of
your foot pegs. Move your feet in so the ends of your brake and shift levers touch the lower part of your ankle bones. That
simulates the peg position 3-4" below your shift and brake levers. The moving clip on the "Model DD" Page (Yellow GL1800) is a 6' rider. His shin is close to the chrome plastic when using this Model. Notice that he turns
his heel out slightly to clear the stock foot peg when going in and out of the Mick-O-Peg.
If that's uncomfortable
(too low), Model DL will raise your feet 1.5" so the ends of your shift and brake levers would be about 2" below your ankle
2. How about Model AA
for my (88-97) GL1500? Hang your feet ahead of your foot pegs. Move your feet in so the ends
of your brake and shift levers touch the lower part of your ankle bones. That simulates the peg position about 4" below your
shift and brake levers and about 7" ahead of your foot peg.
3. What if I'm not sure I like the
peg pointing inboard?
Since the Mick-O-Peg is ahead of the stock foot peg and has these "pegs" pointing inboard,
it helps to get your feet out if you can rotate your heels out about 10-15 degrees so they clear the stock foot pegs as you
pull your feet back and out (slightly) to clear the stock foot peg. The stock foot peg does spring up and back, but it can
give you a "trapped feeling" if you hit the stock peg with the heel of your boot.
4. What if I expect problems
with the "peg" pointing inboard?You will want to consider another model. (ED, EF, GA, GF, GQ,
KA, KD or KL) which all have the "peg" pointing outboard. The angle of the peg helps hold your foot in place.
How much room (width) is there for my foot? (on Models with the pegs pointing inboard)
are 4" long and about 1" from the end of the shift and brake levers so there is about 5" of room for your boots.
6. Won't my feet get hot? (on Models with the pegs pointing inboard)
your feet will be in the wind enough to stay cool. I wear boots and heat from the valve covers has never been a problem. HOWEVER,
if you don't have your ankles and shins covered, you may feel some heat, especially if you touch the engine.
7. I have noticed some "flex" in the "legs" of my Mick-O-Pegs. Is that normal? Yes,
that is normal. Most other pegs give a rock solid feeling (except those that can't be clamped tightly), but when you get used
to the flex of Mick-O-Pegs you may agree with most riders who appreciate the additional shock absorbing they get with that
FLEX. We have had 270 lb riders stand on our Model AA Mick-O-Pegs, so our design is strong...
6' 5" with a 34"-35" inseam and ride a GL1800. I think I want Model KD. How
can I know that's the best choice for me?
As a tall (>6'1") rider, you are limited
to 7 of the 9 basic Models intended for the GL1800:
All 7 of your choices have the "pegs" pointing outboard.
Model ED is much like DD, with a 20 twist in the legs and the "pegs" point outboard (and up 20 degrees) which spreads your legs 4"
more than Model DD. Model ED was made introduced for the rider who had replaced stock foot pegs with floorboards and allows
the rider's ankle to clear the edge of the floorboards.
Model E.5D is another choice for the rider with stock foot pegs - between Model DD and ED. The peg of Model E.5D points outboard like
Model ED, but the 'offset' of the leg allows the peg to be 1-2" closer in to the bike than Model ED which is 2-3" farther
out than Model DD depending on how the leg is mounted. So Model E.5D is a good choice for the rider who is concerned about
Model DD with the pegs pointing inboard. Some say that Model DD looks better/cleaner than Models ED or E.5D because the pegs
tuck nicely behind the valve covers when not being used.
Models GF & GQ both mount to the vertical engine guard and look the same when not in use. Model GF drops down about 2" more than Model GQ.
Model GF is nearly a straight leg positon for the rider with a 32" Inseam. Model GQ is nearly a straight leg position for
the rider with a 29" Inseam. There is about 3 1/2" between the peg and valve cover which is too close for some riders because
it puts their own legs against the edge of the fairing. Because they mount on the vertical, you have a choice of about 3"
of height position.
Models KA, KD & KL all look the same when not being used and are attached to the lower horizontal engine guard. The "pegs" will be close to
the valve covers and point up and back when not in use. Model KA is the most comfortable for tall riders, but allows least
lean (about 30 degrees) while using them. If you take turns at the recommended posted speed while using Model KA, expect your
inboard boot/peg to touch the pavement in about half of the turns. Therefore, Model KA is primarily for straight riding.
Model KD limits the "peg" about 2" higher than KA and back slightly so they allow about 3" less stretch, but allow the rider
to take turns slightly above the posted speed (about 40 degree lean) while using the Mick-O-Pegs. Model KL allows even greater
lean while using your Mick-O-Pegs, but is the least comfortable for tall riders because your feet are up about 1.5" higher
than Model KD and slightly closer to your seat. Model KL is very comfortable for the riders with a 28" Inseam or less.
You'll want to check out the pros and cons of each model you consider on the "Step #3" page.
9. I really enjoy 500-600 mile days, but I can experience severe tailbone pain at times. I've been experimenting with
reshaping the stock seat myself... and this will be a work in progress. I plan to slightly deepen and widen the seat dish...
I was out for a little ride yesterday and...thought of DDKING and MOP's. I took my feet off of the pegs and let them hang
in a position I thought might somewhat simulate MOPs. My eyebrows shot up into my helmet. My weight distribution noticeably
transferred from my tailbone and sitting bones to my thighs... I'd like to know your thoughts and experience regarding MOP's
and tailbone / sitting bone pain....Thanks! Dave K.
a) We have had many riders decide to not buy
a new seat because the lower foot position (especially with Model DD allows more of their weight on their thighs, thereby
relieving the extra pressure on their tail bone and butt. As a side note: Some after market seats accomplish a similar relief
by providing stronger thigh support, so we have had some feedback that a combination of a custom seat (with additional firmness
for thigh support) used with Mick-O-Pegs is just a little too much thigh support. Obviously the shorter a person is, the more
they might experience "too much thigh support."
b) I find Model DD to be a little more comfortable than Model KD,
but part of that may be that before my hip replacement I couldn't spread my legs and now that I can, it just doesn't seem
'normal.' The Model DD position gives a little more tail bone and butt relief than the KD because your feet will be lower
with Model DD. But there is one more thing to look at: What is the comfortable angle for your feet? I'm very comfortable with
my feet pointing almost straight forward, others want them pointing outboard at 30-45 degrees, and a few like them turned
out even more. Unless you place the ball of your feet on the "leg" of the Model DD Mick-O-Peg, you need to be comfortable
with your feet pointing generally forward. Here's a picture of our youngest son on a trip to Wings Over The Smokies and the
way he uses the Model DD. Many of our customers admit to using their Model DD like this (like floorboards). The 30 degree
angle of the "leg" is a very comfortable angle for most riders feet. If you look closely at the attached picture, you'll see
that Jason has his heel on the peg and the ball of his foot on the "leg." In other words, if you anticipate that you won't
be comfortable with your feet always pointing basically straight forward, you have this option.
|Using Model D like "floorboards"
c) Because the KD is higher from the pavement, you'll be able to use them through sharper turns than
you can use the Model DD (D). The Model DD block will touch the ground before the KD block would because the KD block is mounted
at an angle. Neither block will touch the ground before the stock foot peg starts folding up. c) We do offer this solution:
If you ordered the additional parts, you would have the opportunity to try both Model DD and KD and see which one you like
most. Some decide to keep the additional legs and pegs so they can change between a couple of models for different trips.
If you return either set of legs and pegs (within 90 days), we would issue a check for a refund.