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I'm dragging myself out of the Islands late May and riding for six weeks, out of Norfolk, Virginia. Last long trip out I couldn't keep my legs happy. Seat OK, bars good after a slight adjustment but my legs wanted more. I found myself stretching them out forward from time to time, supported by nothing.

I purchased Illium pegs for my '17 GSA and will install as soon as I catch up with the bike. My hopes are high that the last hundred miles of the day will be better on the legs?

These will be the third mounted addition to the GSA; Clearwater Ericas, Kickstand foot enlarger and now the pegs. I'm happy as a clam with this motorcycle!!
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I was also thinking about some highway pegs. I saw some others recommended yesterday:Highway Pegs (#41140101-102) Oil and Water Cooled (1994 to present) 41140101-102 | BMW Wunderlich America
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I have a set on my R1100r and think they are very good and like how they fold out of the way. I find forward pegs feel rather weird to me, so never have my feet there for long, but welcome the stretch and change of position. I haven't got any yet for my 17 R1200gs Rallye, one thing I've noticed is that he seat position relative to the cylinders and so on is quite different between the Oilhead and the LC. I'm struggling to see where I can fit forward pegs that will work for my GS, I've seen ones on the upper crash bars etc. but that doesn't seem right for my long legs and then down by the cylinders like my Ilium works ones are for my R1100r doesn't seem right either. I'll be interested t see how yours work out. One thing on the GS at least is that it's easy to stand on the pegs while riding which seems to work better for extreme discomfort and butt burn than highway pegs did on my R1100r - I'd still like another leg position option though, to prevent me getting to that point of discomfort..
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I'm installing them 22 May or so and will report them after a few days experience and adjustments. I hear you on standing up but many times, secondary roads or not, on a long haul the speed doesn't allow for this option. What I'm looking for is a 10% of the ride option to uncoil my legs. We'll see.....

Question added: Should I be comfortable standing up at 50mph? What speed is considered max for stand-up?

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I'm installing them 22 May or so and will report them after a few days experience and adjustments. I hear you on standing up but many times, secondary roads or not, on a long haul the speed doesn't allow for this option. What I'm looking for is a 10% of the ride option to uncoil my legs. We'll see.....

Question added: Should I be comfortable standing up at 50mph? What speed is considered max for stand-up?
I agree being able to stretch out for even a couple of minutes is very desirable and certainly an option I intend to pursue, I just don't see a location that works for my long legs and with the Touratech engine bars I have, further investigation is needed.

As for standing up, it's not something I'm ever totally happy doing, I'm always conscious as to potentially how easily a foot could come off the peg, so speed wise it's usually pretty low for me, like when you go into a low speed limit, 25-30 or if I'm in the middle of nowhere I just slow down or do it while I'm waiting for someone to catch up. I find on the times I feel really uncomfortable on the bike and just have to stretch standing for even 20 or 30 seconds brings relief when no one else is stopping and it's only a few more miles to a destination.

Even on my R1100r I find that because the Ilium pegs have my knees rather high, I don't feel as safe as in the normal riding position and with having my feet away from the controls, so there was an adjustment there in terms of wanting to ride for more than a few moments with my legs forward. It got better with time, but it still gives me the feeling of being on top of the bike, rather than being part of it.

I'll be interested to see your results, the Ilium Works peg a certainly a product that has a very upmarket feel and quality that made me feel much happier about bolting them on, compared to other options I've seen.

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Yes. I stand on dirt/gravel but much above 15 mph I don't and rare the straight pavement where one can dawdle at that speed. I had to bee line I40 from Holbrook Az to the East Coast and legs was crying for pegs. We'll see......
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So the one thing I wanted on my trip back from California to Texas was some forward pegs to give me more options. As a prior Harley touring rider I really missed having them. How did the Ilium pegs work for you on the GSA? Which version did you buy?
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My cylinder guards are such that I can stretch my legs out and rest them on the cylinders. No need for pegs.

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Did about 15,000 KM last year. most of it in about 4 weeks. The highway pegs were a real fatigue stopper. Took a while to get use to them but eventually it was quite comfortable. Even a 5 minute stretch can give you hours more in the saddle. A must have for the long haul. As for standing I'm usually at a lower speed when it's required or I'm just stretching. I've done it at speed to cool down on flat gravel but that's about it.
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