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Reviewed by: Rick Gehrke
Reviewed for: 2006 FXSTI Softail
Used for: 1-6 months
Overall Rating: 4
Ease of install: 5
Would buy again: no
I have a mixed review on these pegs and matching parts. I bought the whole set: Pilot pegs with stirrups, brake pedal, and shift peg. The quality of the hardware is excellent, but there's one significant appearance point I didn't like. In the photographs on this website, and on Kuryakyn's site, they look great. What you can't see on these pictures, and only find out when you've gotten them and REALLY notice once they're on the bike, is that the pegs, stirrups, shift peg, and brake pedal have multiple brass set screws along their leading edges (e.g. the top/front). When I look at the front of my bike (2006 FXSTI), I'm looking at THIRTEEN of those set screws (allen head). It would be fifteen if I hadn't been able to turn the shift peg around so they point to the rear and slightly downward. I almost turned those to the front just so it would match the rest of the set. It's incomprehensible to me why someone would come up with such a cool, clean design for a peg, then spoil it with a fastener arrangement like that. It's a little surprising that these things got out of the design shop like this, but that's just my take on the looks. You can't turn the brake pedal over, obviously, and if you turn the pegs over, they look funny and just don't grab your foot right because of the asymmetrical shape. Also, that black part on the trailing edge of the pegs isn't rubber, it's plastic, so wouldn't grip if it was on the leading edge. Enough about that. On the plus side, they are solidly made, and are very comfortable once the peg and stirrups are angled properly (that takes a big open end or adjustable wrench and a couple of allen wrenches, FYI). The built-in heel guard is VERY nice and provides unobtrusive protection for the front pipe and left side of the engine. The stirrup/peg combination is almost floorboard solid, but not so bulky. Appearance-wise, they look great from the back but kinda weird from the front because of all of those brass screws showing. Beats the absolute crap out of stock pegs, no question. Considering the price ($166 for everything with shipping), I was a little ticked off initially, but am getting over it. If it wasn't for that thing with the screws, I'd give this whole set five stars all the way. Might change to Zombie pegs next, but not until these wear out.
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