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Hello, any info on aftermarket pegs, with possible lowering potential will help my tired knees and also how to remove existing OEM pegs ? it appears you have to dismantle somethings to get at the pin.. any input will be appreciated
 

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I did look into this myself for the same reason as I have a bad knee.
Nobody does as far as I know a 790 version of lowered footpegs although MFW do some for the 690 and I am pretty sure from the foot peg dimensions they would probably fit the 790.

Vario and Replacement Footpegs

But there would probably be touchdowns regularly when cornering, and the 790 likes to corner.
I opted for the higher seat (+an air hawk)and bar risers and so far all good, no real knee discomfort issues and I have done a few full day rides.
 

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Thanks Bugz I’ll look into MFW sooner or later someone will produce them I just got the scalpel and it’s still cold here so iam anxious for the twisties
 

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Being a 71 year old with knee damage from old sporting injuries, I fitted lowered footpegs to both my Honda Blackbird and GSX-S 1000. The pegs on the Suzuki were modified Buell XB12 pegs produced in the US by a member of the Hayabusa Forum. They dropped close to 25 mm below standard. Raising the seat wasn't an option as I'm a shortarse! Some photos for reference and the adjustments needed to be made can be seen here: https://geoffjames.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-bees-knees-visitor-and-how-we.html . I left the "hero blobs" off the lowered pegs and they didn't touch down on a couple of trackdays on the Suzuki.

The lowering of the pegs made a massive difference to my comfort levels - more than a mere 25mm had any right to. I thought that it was likely that I'd have to do the same on the 790 but surprisingly, it is actually more comfortable than the Suzuki so no modifications required this time around. I should also add that occasional cycling has also helped comfort on the powered two-wheelers by giving me a better range of movement!
 

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I am with you on the cycling Geoff.
In fact I do a lot more cycling than motorcycling especially mountain biking at the moment. It used to be the other way around for a while, but I now live in the great cycling/mountain biking area. It has helped my knees greatly and is great fun and keeps me fit. Cycling is also a very popular pro riders sport of choice off the motorcycle and that’s no coincidence.
 

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I am with you on the cycling Geoff.
In fact I do a lot more cycling than motorcycling especially mountain biking at the moment. It used to be the other way around for a while, but I now live in the great cycling/mountain biking area. It has helped my knees greatly and is great fun and keeps me fit. Cycling is also a very popular pro riders sport of choice off the motorcycle and that’s no coincidence.
Carmarthen and the Coromandel Peninsula aren't a million miles apart in terms of topography - not a lot of absolutely flat land! A few decades ago before emigration, I used to go tramping (= hiking) in the Brecons and did a bit of rock climbing in the old Llangattock quarry.
 

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Geoff, I'm with you .. Being 71 years and having arthritic knees makes it hard to bend as much as the duke makes me.. especially the right side.. So some day I will find a peg that works.. I wonder if you all have looked at the OEM pegs... it seems you have to take apart more stuff than just simply removing the pins on both sides .. the pin is only visible on one side?? any input on removing the pegs would be helpful ..Oh well nothing is easy.. I have yet to tear into taking anything apart because nobody seems to make a modified peg yet.. your gixxer friend made a nice unit.. maybe he will join team ORANGE and develop one for the 790. In 2009 I rode the tires off a B-King.. today I'm sorry i sold it.. Of course I miss all bikes I've sold .. Thankfully I have a brand new toy the 790 Duke!!!!
 

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Geoff, I'm with you .. Being 71 years and having arthritic knees makes it hard to bend as much as the duke makes me.. especially the right side.. So some day I will find a peg that works.. I wonder if you all have looked at the OEM pegs... it seems you have to take apart more stuff than just simply removing the pins on both sides .. the pin is only visible on one side?? any input on removing the pegs would be helpful ..Oh well nothing is easy.. I have yet to tear into taking anything apart because nobody seems to make a modified peg yet.. your gixxer friend made a nice unit.. maybe he will join team ORANGE and develop one for the 790. In 2009 I rode the tires off a B-King.. today I'm sorry i sold it.. Of course I miss all bikes I've sold .. Thankfully I have a brand new toy the 790 Duke!!!!
Apologies - haven't actually looked at the peg mechanism so far. I might look today as the bike needs a good clean after a 500 km ride yesterday! My knees stood up fine over that distance despite not having cycled for a few days whilst trying to shake off a heavy cold. Oh, the joys of ageing :smile:
 

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I’ll also promote the practice of bicycle riding to improve your motorcycling skills. The reverse is also true, motorcycling improves your bicycle skills. Ride more, ride older, ride better!
As for leg room, the Ergo Comfort Tall Seat will give you relief too.
 

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remove existing OEM pegs ? it appears you have to dismantle somethings to get at the pin.. any input will be appreciated
I'm with you mate, I am looking for aftermarket pegs - the 790 Duke peg-pins are press-fitted in to reduce assembly time/cost - so this means removing the mounts as you said - and then using a hydraulic press to push them back out (heat/cold) - same goes for the rear pegs. I am wondering if the "Rizoma RALLY/TOURING Peg Adaptors Rider KTM 1290 Super Duke R" and Rizoma TOURING pegs will fit? although i would actually prefer a "pivot" style peg so i can stand occasionally to get some blood back in my @ss.
 

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Re the pegs I'm finding the space between the pegs and shift lever is awkward with my foot slipping occasionally off - I'll adjust it to see if its better - also you're talking to a 79 year old and his knees aren't all that perfect but so far not a problem - This bike is easier for me to ride than the 12909 Super Duke R thats in my garage awaiting a buyer to take it away from me

Best to all and keep on riding
 

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Re the pegs I'm finding the space between the pegs and shift lever is awkward with my foot slipping occasionally off - I'll adjust it to see if its better - also you're talking to a 79 year old and his knees aren't all that perfect but so far not a problem - This bike is easier for me to ride than the 12909 Super Duke R thats in my garage awaiting a buyer to take it away from me

Best to all and keep on riding
Best wishes from a 71 year old :grin:.

Cheers,

Geoff
 

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Knight Design makes lower (22mm/7/8") foot pegs with options for various grip surfaces. I'm using these on several bikes and they are of excellent quality. MFW doesn't show a listing for the 790 but as mentioned, other fitments may work (pin diameter, and the distance from pin center to rear of foot peg mount housing etc...). The Knight are one piece with a fixed drop, so very strong. Once can safely stand on the pegs. I'm always a bit nervous standing on my MFW because I'm relying on the bolt to hold my weight.

 

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I've had MFW pegs on multiple bikes over the years. Because of a bad hip, I have to mount the bike by standing on a foot peg. Because of my hefty weight I have to do it from the right side so as to not overload the side stand. I've never had any hint of a failure. For the bolt to fail, it would have to stretch, not fracture.
 

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I'm with you mate, I am looking for aftermarket pegs - the 790 Duke peg-pins are press-fitted in to reduce assembly time/cost - so this means removing the mounts as you said - and then using a hydraulic press to push them back out (heat/cold) - same goes for the rear pegs. I am wondering if the "Rizoma RALLY/TOURING Peg Adaptors Rider KTM 1290 Super Duke R" and Rizoma TOURING pegs will fit? although i would actually prefer a "pivot" style peg so i can stand occasionally to get some blood back in my @ss.
Dont see how press fitting would reduce assembly time.
Looks like a few taps with a small punch at the very most, just like any other peg.
 

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@wallycycle did you end up installing the lowered pegs? Can you share which ones you installed, and whether you had any issue lowering the brake and shift levers?
I installed the Knight Design Lower Footpegs on my 890. They are wider than OEM and feel really nice under my boot. Always amazes me how opening up the knee joint just a little can make a difference. Install was very straightforward, especially after viewing the Puig video above. The press fit peg pin came out very easy. I did not need a hydraulic press nor did I need to hammer them out as per the video. I simply sprayed a little blaster penetrating lubricant on the pin and let it sit a few minutes, took a long handled flat blade screwdriver and wedged / levered it out. Put a little anti-seize on the pin on installation to make things easier should I want to remove at some point.

Plenty of adjustment in the shift turnbuckle and and turned the brake lever adjustment rod a turn and a half as per the handbook and it's good for me.

No issues with dragging the lowered pegs while cranked over.
 
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