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I'm use to having the foot pegs below the seat instead of forward. I think I would have more control when canyon riding. Is it possible and/or will there be problems?
 

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Spoken like a true sportbike rider :joke:

I think the tough part is that you would still have the large peg mounts up front and then relocating the brake and gear shifter would be a task. I find myself still throwing my feet back when leaving a light but I am getting better at it.
 

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I'm coming up on 2000 miles and often find times where a second set of pegs would come in handy. Simple aerodynamics. ::)
 
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So nobody has ever done this yet? I just got back from a 1500 km ride and would have loved to have a 2nd set of pegs below the seat so my knees were bent at a 90 degree angle rather than forcing my lower back out which gives me some sweet upper back and shoulder pain later on. :p

My previous bike, was a KLR 650 which I drove from Calgary to Cabo and back and actually find it much comfortable for longer rides than my m109.

I had 3 leg positions whereas the M109 only has 1:
- vertical
- highway pegs (similar to M109 stock pegs)
- passenger footpegs (I tried this on the M109 and burnt my boot on the exhaust)
 

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after racing ATVs and dirtbikes for the last 10 years it was really hard to put my feet forward, I'm getting use to it now but I'm sure I looked like a dork taking off a few times trying to find the pegs
 

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This was my number one concern when I picked up my 9.
I have always ridden sportbikes, so having my feet out in front of me freaked me out royally.
I do the one footed take off, right foot up first - but still - Its weird not sitting there with my feet stuck up my arse.
 

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Just recently read another post here, I will do a search, about a member of this forum, that added these 'extra' pegs under the seat location.
If I remember, he said he used a peice of flat bar stock, mounted at the skid plate bolts, under the bike, bent up on either side, w/pegs.
I'll see if I can find the post, and update this reply. RRH

ps: http://www.m109riders.com/forum/index.php/topic,36984.0.html
 

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Red Ridin Hood said:
Just recently read another post here, I will do a search, about a member of this forum, that added these 'extra' pegs under the seat location.
If I remember, he said he used a peice of flat bar stock, mounted at the skid plate bolts, under the bike, bent up on either side, w/pegs.
I'll see if I can find the post, and update this reply. RRH

ps: http://www.m109riders.com/forum/index.php/topic,36984.0.html
I remember the post - he also said that they were for resting only - that he wouldn't stand on them... kinda scary if they can't handle a rider's weight.
 
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