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post #11 of 25 Old 05-14-2018, 11:01 AM
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Update on the repurposed Suburban Machinery lowering it. I flipped it over and swapped sides and it effectively raised the pegs approximately 1 3/4", however the pegs are also about 3/4" forward, I'll have to report back on how the girlfriend feels about that. The quality of the components is top notch, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the proper kit to raise the pegs, however if in your search, you come across a used lowering kit at a discount (which seems more likely then a used and discounted raising kit), it can be used.

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Moving her forward will help. Someone on this forum makes a pad that attaches to the trunk positioning the passenger more like the GT. The GTL is 1” further back than the GT making the reach to the pegs longer. Give a cheap piece of foam from the local fabric store a try.... I think you will be surprised. Good luck Dan


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Dan, not trying to be lazy. I might have read the post you are referring to or may have missed it. Can you post a link?

I have been looking for something to fill the spot below the existing pad on the GTL. The GTLE has a pad already there. Was thinking I could get a something a little professional and stick it on. Wasn’t sure what to use that would do the trick.

How about I have you mod one up for me?!? My passenger still loves your backrest. So does everyone that sees it. But when we need the top case, she wishes we still had the dusak pad mounted.
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I got the Illium adjustable passenger floorboards and they were worth every penny. My wife, having short legs, was not comfortable with the original equipment passenger pegs. She is now comfortable and feels more secure having her feet solidly planted on the floorboards. I recommend the Illium floorboards.
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Moving her forward will help. Someone on this forum makes a pad that attaches to the trunk positioning the passenger more like the GT. The GTL is 1” further back than the GT making the reach to the pegs longer. Give a cheap piece of foam from the local fabric store a try.... I think you will be surprised. Good luck Dan
Thanks Dan. Please contact me so I can purchase your GTL backrest.

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Update on the repurposed Suburban Machinery lowering it...
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That is some serious uplift :-) Is it sturdy enough for the passenger to use to mount the bike?

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That is some serious uplift :-) Is it sturdy enough for the passenger to use to mount the bike?
Yes. Hundreds of times, so far.

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Dan, not trying to be lazy. I might have read the post you are referring to or may have missed it. Can you post a link?

I have been looking for something to fill the spot below the existing pad on the GTL. The GTLE has a pad already there. Was thinking I could get a something a little professional and stick it on. Wasn’t sure what to use that would do the trick.

How about I have you mod one up for me?!? My passenger still loves your backrest. So does everyone that sees it. But when we need the top case, she wishes we still had the dusak pad mounted.
https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...trunk-pad.html

I think this is it....I think? Glad you guys like the backrest.
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Thanks Dan. Please contact me so I can purchase your GTL backrest. PM sent regarding backrest order info. Thanks Dan



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That is some serious uplift :-) Is it sturdy enough for the passenger to use to mount the bike?
PM sent regarding passenger backrest order. Dan
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My wife is 5' and has problems sitting on our 1600GTL without holding on, when I remove the top case.



The problem is that the side cases get in the way (because of her short inseam), of her getting a good seating position sitting straight up. With the top case it isn't a problem, because when I accelerate, she has something to stop her from rolling back. She never had this problem on my ZX-14, because the foot pegs are higher and her legs are at a 60° angle to the pegs, rather than a 90° one.



Are there any kits available to heighten the passenger pegs?




I believe these are Suburban Machinery risers I have here on my 2014. I’ve had them on for a couple of years. My wife had the same problem and they really helped her out.



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My wife is the same height. I just took the peg and mounted it on top of the bracket instead of in the middle. Then put a spacer in middle and bolted it all together. Cost was about $1.50.
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