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Are floorboards worth it or do they end up being more constricting? I'd think they would restrict the different angles you can have your feet at on the pegs. I have them on my VTX and like them, but my feet are farther forward on that bike.

Also, what are some of the good ones out there? Are the Kurys the best ones?
 

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I like the boards because they offer "MORE" movement, or placement for your feet than pegs do. I was pretty happy with the boards and they helped me like the Heel to toe shifter that at first I just could not get use to, but it quickly became second nature to lift your feet to shift or brake. At least it's worth having the extra foot placement area with the boards.
 

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I liked the boards well enough, but the shifter setup sucked big time. With size 13 boots on, there's not much room to shift down there.
 

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I really liked the floorboards on my last 1500 because I could move my feet around a lot and get rid of a lot of muscle fatique.

but, there is a bad side effect in that they restrict your slow speed capability, especially when taking off and needing to turn right from a dead stop. I was debating taking them off and putting the pegs back on. Then UbarW bought my '98 1500 and he did take them off. For him the floor boards were bad for his knees.
 

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Floorboards are an abomination on a Goldwing!:cussing::whip: They make it harder to keep your footing on uneven ground when stopping. The H&T shifter makes for clunky shifts. The brake pedal is a PIA with boards since you have to move your whole foot to get on it. They drag in the twisties. Some of them are too weak to stand up on and will bend. They are ugly. These are classy touring bikes, not a two cylinder vibrating, bar hopping cruiser. :thumbsdown:
 

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Boards looks nice and that's the only good thing I have to say about them!

My 82 1100I had boards and I was always clunking my ankles on them backing up. I think they were part of the reason I slipped and dropped her a couple times on rough uneven ground when parking.
When I sold her to a friend he had problems with the boards also, I put pegs on for him. I got it back and really like the pegs so much better that I decided not to put the boards back on.

My 95 1500 had boards, I did not like those either. I swapped back to pegs on it also.
Was too hard for me to shift, banging ankles, etc... and just did not like them. I had been riding an 88 1500 with pegs and knew I liked those allot better so swapped the 95 to pegs also.
 

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I wouldn't ride my Wing without them:

A few nights ago, on the way home from work, I had to stop and get some gas. After topping off, I pulled out of the gas station and started riding away. About ¼ mile down the road, the road made a slight turn to the left so I began to start my lean and I heard this horrendous grinding noise and the bike would not lean over. Suddenly horror set in as I realized that I must have not gotten the kick stand all the way up and it had fallen back down when I hit that last bump in the road. (Our city is pretty well known for lack of road repairs).

Well I couldn’t lean to the left, but the road was turning to the left… I straightened up and I grabbed all the brakes I could, but even that wasn’t going to be enough to get stopped in time. I saw the curb coming quickly. I looked at the side walk and I saw a driveway cut-out and thought I could just roll up onto the side walk, but I would need to thread my way between a power-line pole and a No Parking Sign - the sidewalk was not an option. My only thought was – oh this is going to hurt.

My only choice, as I could see it was let the bike hit the curb and then bail out and get away as best I could… yeah right. I turned the handlebars as far as I dared again I heard that horrendous noise but I wanted to give myself all the chances that I could to get away from the bike. Just before I knew the bike was going to hit the curb, I heard another grinding noise, but this one was different from the kick stand and all of a sudden, the bike started to follow the curb through the turn. What the…???

Well I guess the Good Lord decided to reach out and touch me, because the mounting piece for the right floorboard was just at the right place that it was dragging right along the curb. Between the floorboard, the handful of breaks, and the slight turn that I had on the handlebars the bike just followed the curb - sort of riding the rail. While all this was happening, I was able to quickly stick my foot down and kick the side stand up, lean into the turn, and coast out of it.

Some people hate them... I love them!
 

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There are two camps - those that love them and those that hate them. Very few in between.

Get a set and figure out which one you are.
 

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count me in the love them group. Let me qualify, I am 6'4" tall with a size 16 shoe. The added space keeps me from getting cramped up. I will say that the floor boards and heel toe shifter grew on me. I absolutely did not like the floor boards at first but once I got used to them, there was no going back. ANY wing I would own, gets a set of floor boards right off the bat.
 
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