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Offline Newhorizons

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Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« on: March 12, 2020, 12:09:52 AM »
Hey guys, just looking for ideas and help on this issue.

I have a 2015 XCx and not long after purchasing I cut the rear pillion pegs mounts off the frame, about 30mm from the main frame.
Had read about the dangers of laying the bike down and bending the frame etc, plus they dug into the back of my leg when moving/pushing the bike because they hung out so much.

So I turned the small stubs into a grab handle and a mount point for straps when I tour using the same principle as mounting bar ends. (bolts & rubber inserts)

However I have been looking for alternate mounts to fit a pair of pegs (eg no tube mounts and bulk like the standard removed ones) if in an emergency I need to take a pillion.

Part of the problem is getting the pegs a reasonable distance away to make them comfortable for a pillion but not intrude on the riders position. eg around the back of legs or boots.
(Plus avoid having to weld to the frame)

I am currently looking to mount some auxiliary pegs onto my crash bars for long distance touring, stretching out my legs etc. But already decided that I will weld the mounts to the crash bar as they are well tucked away, and I can remove the bar easily enough and Mig weld.

So was hoping that in some way I could use those aftermarket pegs for a pillion or emergency situation by unbolting them and remounting on the back, somewhere = ??
 
The 1200 and later models have pegs that can be unbolted but that also includes the mounts which means they would be bulky to fit into your luggage and carry on the chance you may use them. Just a pair of simple bolt on pegs would be easy to store.
 
So looking for ideas and examples of bolt on bolt off pegs onto the rear frame for those like me who has removed the standard ones. Pictures welcomed.

Cheers.

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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 04:17:35 AM »
If it is an emergency it will probably be a relatively short distance and will be, well an emergency.
In the trail bike days we used to simply have the pillion put their feet on the riders pegs and the rider put their feet on top of the pillions. You can still operate the rear brake and gearshift using your heels. Not ideal but it works.

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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 08:56:58 AM »
Now that's a good idea, would never have thought of that. Stirrups !

A piece of strap, something to flatten it out like a piece of plastic tube and a simple mount point like a hose clamp.

What a clever solution, no weight, tucked up under the seat, emergency- tick.

Thanks Paulhere.  :037: :020:

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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 09:00:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 10:10:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Newhorizons [+]
Now that's a good idea, would never have thought of that. Stirrups !

A piece of strap, something to flatten it out like a piece of plastic tube and a simple mount point like a hose clamp.

What a clever solution, no weight, tucked up under the seat, emergency- tick.

Thanks Paulhere.  :037: :020:

And what happens when something happens and the pillion gets their feet caught in the stirrup? Its not something I would be comfortable using.

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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 10:39:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
How about this to complete the job?  :008: :492:
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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 01:05:58 PM »
My wife would say that the belly straps aren't properly attached and it needs a numnah to stop it rubbing the frame, good guard to stop you burning your leg on the exhaust though  :008:
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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 01:11:30 PM »
It's possible the passengers spurs could cause a rear tire puncture. Better be running tubeless back there.

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Re: Pillion pegs removed but need emergency option
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 06:28:32 PM »
That saddle looks comfy.
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