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Hey, Tall Guys (highway peg mount question)

A question for the tall guys with highway pegs: Do I need long arm mounts to get around a heavy breather air cleaner?

A local dealer quoted me $99 for highway peg mounts without arms or I could spend an extra $20 to get the 360 adjustables with long arms (what kind of bs is that, btw). I am 6'5" and have a 2010 'Glide with a Screamin' Eagle heavy breather sticking out the side.
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He won't let you test fit them?

There are many factors involved with highway pegs and your comfort.

I've seen guys with their legs stretched out straight, guys with their knees high up in the air, and everything in between. That's why you need to test fit, so you can find what works for you.

Do you already have a tallboy seat on the bike?

Do you already have the floorboards pushed forward?

Do you already have the longer brake pedal and shift lever?

Are you wanting the highway pegs to stretch out your legs, or to change the pressure points on your butt?

For long trips I have considered mounting two sets of highway pegs to allow me to stretch and change pressure points. I ended up mounting one set that I can just rest the back of my boots on when I want to stretch out.

If your dealer won't let you test fit, then might as well save 20%, no tax, and free shipping by ordering from boardtracker Harley.


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34" inseam here. I prefer my pegs down low so that I can rest the heel of my size 12s on the boards and my toes on the pegs. The only downside to where I put them is that I tend to drag them through corners. The Short Angled mounts work well for me, and they get mounted just at the bottom bend of the crash bar.

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I have no idea about the AC part, but the long arms did not work for me. I've got a 32" inseam and could never adjust them to my liking. I switched to the short arms, and they work for me. With your height you may be able to mount pegs directly to the crash bar with no pullback.

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Short mounts, 360 mounted low as possible, heel on foot board and toes on peg.
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The highway pegs will not interfere with any style air cleaner. Get the adjustable highway peg mounts and then you can install any style highway pegs you like. The adjustable highway peg mounts cost more but they are the best way too go because they allow you to put the highway pegs in the most comfortable location for you.
I also mount my highway pegs lower so I can put my toes on the highway peg and my heels on the floorboards, IMO this allows for more leg positions which comes in handy for those long rides.


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I run the Kuryakyn Offset mounts with their Pilot pegs, and I have mine like '05Train - just out and angled so I can rest my heel on the floorboard and toes on the highway pegs. I can also put my entire foot on just the pegs to get a longer stretch or on really long stretches of highway, I can rest the back of my heel on top of the highway pegs for a full stretch. I am 6' 3" with a 33" inseam and I have the floorboards moved 1" forward and 1" out to help get me away from the Arlen Ness Big Sucker.

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He won't let you test fit them?

There are many factors involved with highway pegs and your comfort.

I've seen guys with their legs stretched out straight, guys with their knees high up in the air, and everything in between. That's why you need to test fit, so you can find what works for you.

Do you already have a tallboy seat on the bike?

Do you already have the floorboards pushed forward?

Do you already have the longer brake pedal and shift lever?

Are you wanting the highway pegs to stretch out your legs, or to change the pressure points on your butt?

For long trips I have considered mounting two sets of highway pegs to allow me to stretch and change pressure points. I ended up mounting one set that I can just rest the back of my boots on when I want to stretch out.

If your dealer won't let you test fit, then might as well save 20%, no tax, and free shipping by ordering from boardtracker Harley.
Yes. I have extended pegs, floorboards, deep bucket Sundowner seat, etc. I think I just want to shift pressure points but haven't had highway pegs before on a bike so don't know what I want.

Dealer probably would have let me test fit but I told them they could suck a d when they quoted a price of $99 for clamps with no arms on them.

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I just want to shift pressure points but haven't had highway pegs before on a bike so don't know what I want.

If you want, PM me #, got a used set of mine, already broken in. We can slap em on and you can try em out for a while, a little N of seattle
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