MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

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MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by CollingsBob » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Does anyone here have any experience with MFW Vario footpeg lowering products?

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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by Gramps » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am

I got a set on my Explorer but I put them on for my wife/passenger. They can rotate 360 degrees to ft your preference.
They are expensive and I was not able to remount my oem foot pegs to it, which are wider and more comfortable. As a result, I had to also buy MFW foot pegs which were also an additional cost. My wife's happy so I guess it was a good buy.
In my research there just wasn't much out there to choose from. I can take a couple of pics if you want to see what they look like mounted, let me know.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:49 am

If this is for you, the rider, then I have nothing to add. If however, it is for a passenger due to knee issues, etc, I can recommend the "knifemaker" footpads that are out there. It allows my wife to put her feet farther forward than a footpeg, thus opening up the knee joint...and makes the difference between comfort and discomfort for her.

I thought at first I'd have to lower AND do the footpegs, but Tom Cale/huron52 wisely suggested just installing the footpegs alone first.

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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by raYzerman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 am

The "knifemaker" footboards are available from Dave at WynPro now.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:45 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm
This is for me..I have found this:
http://www.whaccessories.com/Foot-Peg-L ... Yamaha.htm
Not telling you something you don't already know...FJR already can have ground clearance issues from footpegs...putting them closer to the riding surface WILL have you taking less lean angle around a curve...whether you planned for that on that decreasing radius curve, or not.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by Gramps » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:21 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm
This is for me..I have found this:
http://www.whaccessories.com/Foot-Peg-L ... Yamaha.htm
That's where I got mine. I see they now make the wider platform peg...might have to get those.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri May 03, 2019 9:34 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 am
The "knifemaker" footboards are available from Dave at WynPro now.
Does Dave make footboards anymore? What's the best way to get a hold of him? I don't have access to FJRForum anymore...
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by raYzerman » Fri May 03, 2019 10:03 pm

Latest I heard is Dave isn't making anything any more.... moving, life taking up his time...
However, you can make a set yourself if you're so inclined.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat May 04, 2019 5:53 am

raYzerman wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Latest I heard is Dave isn't making anything any more.... moving, life taking up his time...
However, you can make a set yourself if you're so inclined.
I totally understand, but DANG. This will keep Louanne off the bike, if I can't find a set.

...and no I can't make one.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat May 04, 2019 9:04 am

So seriously? No one is making these anymore?
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by bill lumberg » Sat May 04, 2019 10:38 am

I did MCL lowering brackets for the wife. She didn’t like them. I have knifemaker floorboards I need to get around to putting on. Sorry, no experience with the vario.
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Re: MFW Vario footpeg lowering kit

Post by raYzerman » Sat May 04, 2019 2:59 pm

I'll betcha Wheatie would like a pic or two with some measurements......nudge nudge wink wink...
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