Verholen Peg Lowering Kit - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 07-06-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
189 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 Old 07-06-2011, 09:10 PM
GM's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,956
Suburban Machinery also has a set of peg lowering kits for the K16 listed on their site.
GM is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 07-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Senior Member
4Ridin's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 101
Thumbs up Installed Suburban relocator blocks.

I'm a pretty normal guy - 5'10'' and some what over weight. I've installed foot peg lowering kits on several different BMW's over the years. I tried to do a BBG last weekend and came up 1 hour 15 minutes short due to flooding and road closures around Omaha, Des Moines, St Joe and Kansas City. I was reasonably comfortable on my low seat K1600GTL.

I had read this string before I took off and ordered the Suburban Machinery kit for several reasons. They're a small American company, I've used their products in the past the the price - $189.42 delivered - was far less expensive than Verholen equivalent.

I put them on and road for maybe ten minutes. I am beginning to think that I wish I'd had them last weekend. They do help me get a little more comfortable. I also find, to my surprise, they lower my left foot enough that shifting has become much better in that my foot fits under the pedal better and my shifts are crisper. Small improvements perhaps but with a great bike to begin with - small improvements are good. If you're 6'6" I don't know you'll notice a great improvement but - who knows?

I'm not a very mechanical guy - installation took 10 minutes for the left side and 5 on the right after I was over the learning curve. The kit is a good value, Suburban are great folks and I'd recommend the product if you're in the market to lower your drivers foot rests.

NOW--if I can get someone to come out with Hi-way pegs - Mick-O-Peg, J-Pegs or someone - I'll be set for my BBG retry to the south in September.
4Ridin is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 07-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1,899
I used the Suburban lowering kit on my K1200LT and they really made a positive difference. I've also ordered a set for my K1600GTL and hope that they do the same. Since the shifter is adjustable, they should actually work better on the K1600GTL.
DanDiver is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 11-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 67
Send a message via Skype™ to DMcK
I received the Verholen Peg Lowering Kit yesterday. Sent from USA to OZ by Creative Cycle Concepts. The components are very well made and the installation took about 10 minutes. There were no instructions in English, but it was easy enough to work out fitting methodology. I had to trim 3mm from the plastic bushing, that is part of the spring mechanism, to get cir-clip to seat correctly. Leg position is now a lot more comfortable as I am 189cm (6'2") and have fairy advanced Osteoarthritis in one leg. I tend to ride with foot parallel to the ground rather than toe towards the ground and as such there was no necessity to adjust the gear shift actuator. I do not yet know what effect the low peg height will have on scraping but will post once I have had a 200-300 km run.
DMcK is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 11-15-2011, 12:32 AM
Senior Member
MLS2GO's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: KCMO
Posts: 224
I have them too

My dealer Engle Motors told me about them and I had them get me a set. I told them to put them on straight down and all the way down. The really helped with the stock seat. I sent my seat to Russell today and should have it back in a couple of weeks. I am sure I will need to adjust them some as I will be riding in a differnt position. I will report back to let you know how that changed the position and settings.

Bob Rippy

IBA #451
Missouri State Sponsor Tour of Honor
MLS2GO is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 11-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Senior Member
roadrider.dave's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 685
Send a message via AIM to roadrider.dave
I have order a set for my GTL as I know from riding the demo bike for an hour, that all day ride these would provide a better position for me personally. It's great to see after market support for this bike in such a short time frame.
roadrider.dave is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 11-23-2011, 07:51 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 280
I ordered a set myself the other day and have been tracking the shipment. I like the fact that they are adjustable rather than fixed. Coming from a H/D with comfy floorboards and the ability to ride with the leg extended, the GTL was a bit hard to get used to for me. After two total knee replacements, I had to do something to ease the flexing position. Anything will be an improvement but they sure are proud of them. Like anything else that says BMW.....'bring money with!!'
Gyro is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 11-26-2011, 05:16 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 280
foot peg lowering kit

Ok fellas, I need help;
I installed the Verholen adjustable lowering kit today. The position is lower and more comfortable but at the same time, it moved the pegs outward about 1.5" also. As a result, I find myself having to 'toe in' to brake and shift.
My question is, does anyone know of some decent shift and brake extenders that will extend outward about an inch or so that will fit the GTL? I dont have enough experience to know what 'older' items that fit earlier bikes will cross reference to this one for the same purpose.
I really dont care if its a BMW or after-market product. Just so it works.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Gyro is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 11-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 280
really could use some help fellas...........
Gyro is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome