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.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.
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: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!!!!
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.remove existing OEM pegs ? it appears you have to dismantle somethings to get at the pin.. any input will be appreciated
Best wishes from a 71 year old :grin:.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
Dont see how press fitting would reduce assembly time.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.
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.