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I always ride one up (no passenger) and I am wondering is there any benefit to keep the passenger pegs on? Do they offer protection to the side cases in any way? Or do I save one pound of weight by removing them?
 

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No harm in removing them as they perform no useful function except as a place to rest feet. The space can be used to mount a hydration system or PegPacker fuel cans.
 

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I thought about removing mine as well. They do provide some tip over protection. The main reason I'm leaving them on is if a fellow riding buddy has a mechanical, I can take a passenger back to civilization.
 

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I replaced the passenger seat with an Altrider luggage rack and at the same time removed the passenger pegs. No need for them so why not.
 

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After thinking about it. I just removed mine. I think they were T35 bolts. Then I made up the space difference with a flat washer and a lock washer. Took about 10 minutes and it will save a couple of pounds as well.
 

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I saw a bike fail it's MOT (annual safety check in the UK) for not having rear pegs but still having a pillion seat. Not sure if the US has the same safety tests or requirements.
 
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