Loving my newly acquired 850t with the exception of (for me) the too high foot pegs. Finding it a bit cramped on a long run. Wondering if there is a solution out there to lower them at all? Many thanks
Unfortunately they are on cast carriers and so are fixed. If you wanted to lower then you would have to apply a lot of heat (red hot) and bend them. You would also have to alter the rear brake and gear shift controls. I cut the foot peg carriers off in front of the two carrier bolts and made new foot pegs out of solid bar, drilled and tapped to the inner face to accept a bolt through one of these holes. The round bar is stainless steel and of a diameter to take standard foot peg rubbers. I did this as I wanted rear set foot pegs to suit the conversion to 750S style. Let me know if you would like any photos posted here.
An alternative would be to add padding to the seat.
Best of luck
Chris, Thanks so much for this… wow sounds a bit complicated for me, sadly dont think I have anything like your expertise to do such a modification…!! like the idea of a less squidgy seat though a couple of inches would make (ahem) a world of difference.
I have had a few seats recovered by “Mick the Seat” in Stanway, Colchester. He does car trimming mainly but is very good on bike seats. If you are not near him try and find a local trimmer to you.
My original 850T seat was vey thin, I liked the look of it though. I got a replacement one after some accident damage from a Convert that was at least 2" thicker, I didn’t like it so swapped the foam from the original 850T seat. Most seats from around this time were interchangeable but now getting rarer, so altering your own seat may be a cheaper solution.
Best of luck
Thanks again Chris… Im on the Suffolk Coast so Mick not a million miles away…