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Offline martyn242

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Long distance leg comfort
on: 10 May 22, 07:47:54
Hi all,

I have taken to some long distance rally/endurance type riding in recent years. I have not yet attempted one on the z but I can already feel on longer rides that I am likely to suffer achy lower legs and knees. The rides I do are typically 1000mile in 24 hours- great way to see a lot of the country and scenery! The last one was 1005 miles in 21 hours. So, has anyone manage to mount any comfort or straight leg pegs anywhere for motorway or long distance cruising??

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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #1 on: 10 May 22, 08:19:54
Lots of cheap Chinese options on ebay to lower the pegs and quite a few on here have used them.

On my ER6-f i used this company and the quality of the components and service I received was excellent: https://motowerk.com/collections/ninja-1000  :028:
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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #2 on: 10 May 22, 08:42:24
*Originally Posted by mdr1970 [+]
Lots of cheap Chinese options on ebay to lower the pegs and quite a few on here have used them.

On my ER6-f i used this company and the quality of the components and service I received was excellent: https://motowerk.com/collections/ninja-1000  :028:

I wasn't thinking so much about lowering the existing pegs - i was thinking having an additional peg somewhere up fron to straighten out/rest the legs. maybe something using crash bung mounting points!

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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #3 on: 10 May 22, 10:14:54
I can't imagine any forward foot position that wouldn't increase strain on hips, back and arms, or cook your lower legs. But then again, I can't imagine riding for 21 hours in a day.

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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #4 on: 10 May 22, 10:21:43
Only option I can think of along those lines is something like these [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264275525764] and then modify/make something yourself to add on as a foot/boot prop  :027: :187:
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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #5 on: 10 May 22, 10:40:25
Good point, I hadn’t thought about the effect on hips/lower back by raising legs. Thanks for the suggestions- I might make something. I will update if I have any success

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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #6 on: 14 May 22, 09:08:06
i do all my IBA runs on the ninja - before that ZZR. 

I did look into alternatives but haven't found anything yet

i do take my feet off the pegs on straight sections of motorway and swap feet position.

the best thing i have found which is cheap is being fit and flexible  - Pilates and yoga

are you doing this https://rblr1000.co.uk/index.html

I’ll be on the tiger this year’s rather than the ninja having just done the Vulcan run on it - putting too many miles on the ninja



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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #7 on: 16 May 22, 09:41:55
 - Hi Ian,
yes I'm doing the RBLR1000 again this year (north anticlockwise). I did it before (north clockwise) using my BMW 07 R1200R but updated end of last year to the Z. I like the Tiger - nice bike and comfortable too.
I best get my downward dog practised!

 - where you staying, camping or local b&b? I havent booked accomodation yet, not sure where to go. Travelogde at Ferrybridge was ok last time but their prices have gone up quite a lot this year.



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Re: Long distance leg comfort
Reply #8 on: 16 May 22, 12:00:39
try the Premier Inn Pontefract North WF11 0BU

scouts camp

going anticlockwise north, may try going to Callander then down the M80 to Glasgow from Crianlarich rather than down the side of loch lomond whcih is always a shit run