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Do you have rider floorboards?



I'm thinking they might improve my comfort but prefer the feel of a peg on the heel of my boot.



I've heard/read that the floorboards for an '80 don't fit quite right...



Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.



Also, anyone have any experience w/add-on passenger arm-rests??????



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No floorboards on my 82 but I did install 1500 driver pegs. They're more flat and wide with a lot better support. I also have hiway boards on my case guards.

1200 driver pegs are a direct swap onto the 1100's also and almost as wide as the 1500 pegs.
 

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Great tip Michael I'll look into that.



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I have floorboards and absolutely love them.

I didn't put them on at the beginning of the season this year when i reassembled the Wing. A few weeks ago I was giving serious thought to selling the wing and getting summin else. Then I put my floorboards back on.

They definitely aren't for everyone though. I like that they move my feet out away from the bike by about three inches, they also allow for your feet to move forward a bit. I like the heel toe shifter as well, a lot of people don't.

For me the Wing is far more comfortable with the boards than with pegs.

Conversely The old lady hates the passenger boards, and insists I leave the pegs on for her.
 

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I have an 82 with boards and wouldn't ride without them. Your feet move forward and down afew inches giving a little more leg room. You MUST be careful when cornering because they can pinch your toes in between the engine gaurds. You will give up some lean agle with boards verses pegs.
 

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Something else I forgot to mention was the fact I'm 6'4" w/a size 13 boot! I've noticed even w/the pegs, there's not a lotta room down there. However, if the boards go even lower and out, that might be the ticket!! My bro-in-law swears by the heel/toe shift.



Please keep the comments coming, andthank you all.



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I recommend the jcwhitney floorboards and a nice set of highway pegs to mount on your engine guards now that really improves comfort control and balance, the more you can stretch out your legs on a motorcycle the better.:action:
 

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I'm refurbishing an 80 GL1100 and didn't care for the floorboards - pulled them off the bike (along with the heel-toe shifter) and converted to pegs and toe shifter. At 5'10" and 150 pounds, I have plenty of room and prefer the traditional setup.

I have all the parts (boards and heel-toe shifter) - PM me if you are interested in going to boards.
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82gl1100iwingman wrote:
I have an 82 with boards and wouldn't ride without them. Your feet move forward and down afew inches giving a little more leg room. You MUST be careful when cornering because they can pinch your toes in between the engine gaurds. You will give up some lean agle with boards verses pegs.
Completely depends on which boards and how you have them mounted.... On our '80 there is no loss of lean angle. Boards drag and fold up to crashbars. At that point the framestand and side stand are dragging the asphalt. The boards protect the crash bars from hitting the asphalt. On the bottom edge of the boards we attached plate steel to protect the boards.







 

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On my 81 1100, it had passenger floorboards and armrests that had been installed by the PO. My wife loved riding with them, made her feel more enlclosed.

Now with the larger 1500 there is more room between us and there are pegs. I am considering adding the armrests, but she said she prefers the pegs.
 

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I have rider boards as well as passenger boards on mine and the only problem I have had since installing them is getting the shifter adjusted just right. But other than that I love 'em.
 

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Thank you all for your comments and advise. I'm going to get a set of boards from CloudDragon9.



Thanks again,

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I have tried floorboards on my wings before. I hated them. Its more of a stretch to plant my feet. I am 5'6". But on my Sabre I love them.
 

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i have markland floor boards just like little pete's pictures i removed the heel toe shifter it has a peg thingy my feet are too big to use the heel toe shifter corectly i had to modify the floor boards lower made brackets to put them 1/2 inch lower to the ground it scraps drive way curbs and stuff but no complaints so my feet can fit all the way on the boards i wouldnt get rid of them for the world very comfortable on long trips the only down side is on a hard corner where you lean alot the floor boards scrape the pavement i just use it as a guide to not lean so far lol
 
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