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PostSubject: Hello from Alabama   Tue 27 May 2014 - 23:40

Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I've admired the B-King since it was introduced and rode a buddies a couple years back. I recently sold my Victory Hammer (Awesome Muscle Cruiser) and had an 11 ZX-14R prior to it. I am currently in the market and I am hoping to find a gently ridden B-King. The one thing that bothered me when I drove my buddies was the high pegs with my long inseam. I couldn't imagine any extended rides as my knees didn't fit under the tank. I understand that there are some fixes out there now so that has me intrigued. I looked for a FAQ thread about new buyers but have yet to come across one if it does exist.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 1:03

G'day mate and welcome!

There is a Buell peg mod HERE which provides an extra inch or so. I too worried when I first sat on a B-King a few years before purchasing mine, but no worries now with that mod!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 2:51

Thank you sir. I got in touch with Joe today. Wish me luck on the bike!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 5:11

www.knightdesignllc.com/ is another option, 1 or 2 inch drop from stock height.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 6:07

Hi and welcome to the forum , I got 2 in lowering pegs on my king and it makes hell of a difference ,doesn't make any difference in the corners as the 2in really comes off the top of the peg and not the bottom,Good luck in your search for your king

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 10:26

Hello Moosehead. Greetings from another tall rider (192 cm). My knees don't fit under the tank but I live with it -as if the bike could not be more hardcore Razz.

Our friends here say these buell peg mod makes hell of a difference, so you should look up for it as your first mod to the bike right after some framesliders   .

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 15:09

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Hi and welcome to the forum , I got 2 in lowering pegs on my king and it makes hell of a difference ,doesn't make any difference in the corners as the 2in really comes off the top of the peg and not the bottom,Good luck in your search for your king  

Dave- do you have a pic of the 2 inch drop? I found one locally but can't get the guy to return my emails- A bit frustrating!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 15:50

here you are m8
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 18:31

hmm, says I don't have permission to download the attachments. Is there a post count issue? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 18:37

@Moosehead wrote:
hmm, says I don't have permission to download the attachments. Is there a post count issue? thanks
is this better ?


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Wed 28 May 2014 - 21:34

welcome  ukflaggif 
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 5:45

worked, thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 6:23

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worked, thank you!
glad to have helped  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 14:10

going to look at one this weekend, wish me luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 16:05

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going to look at one this weekend, wish me luck.
   good luck !

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 16:36

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going to look at one this weekend, wish me luck.

Good luck and keep us updated!   

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Thu 29 May 2014 - 17:55

thanks, the weather is not going to cooperate but I am still going to check it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Sat 31 May 2014 - 23:42

Went to check it out today and my goodness it is fast- and clean! just under 3700 miles. The length was a huge issue however. I had a hard time using the rear brake because I just couldn't manipulate my ankle the way my leg was wedged between the bottom of the tank and the peg. I had to pull my knee out from under the tank to use the rear brake. Being unfamiliar with the bike didn't help any. That said- I am pretty sure I am going to pull the trigger. I told the seller to give me a couple of days to decide and left him a deposit. I need to do some research on the peg swap!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 3:39

@Moosehead wrote:
going to look at one this weekend, wish me luck.

Have you noticed that I have one King for sale and I am in Alabama?

http://bham.craigslist.org/mcy/4496074416.html
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 3:52

@Moosehead wrote:
Went to check it out today and my goodness it is fast- and clean! just under 3700 miles. The length was a huge issue however. I had a hard time using the rear brake because I just couldn't manipulate my ankle the way my leg was wedged between the bottom of the tank and the peg. I had to pull my knee out from under the tank to use the rear brake. Being unfamiliar with the bike didn't help any. That said- I am pretty sure I am going to pull the trigger. I told the seller to give me a couple of days to decide and left him a deposit. I need to do some research on the peg swap!


These folks will sell you exactly what you need:  www.knightdesignllc.com/

If you have a long inseam it's probably the best $125.00 you can spend on your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 5:34

OW- I did. This one is a smoking hot deal and just broken in.. under 3,700 miles.

Legend- that looks like the way I am headed. Did you have to adjust the brake/clutch after install?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 4:06

Moose- You will need to adjust the brake and shifter to keep things ergonomically correct. I actually haven't lowered my kings pegs yet but I did on my vfr and it made a world of difference. My legs just fit under the side pods so despite the high pegs I'm pretty comfortable. I've been instructed by my spouse to not buy the pegs for my king yet as she wants to get 'em for me as a birthday gift......
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 5:18

great, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Tue 3 Jun 2014 - 3:51

pulled the trigger, going to pick it up Wednesday. Sliders and pegs ordered.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Alabama   Tue 3 Jun 2014 - 7:36

@Moosehead wrote:
pulled the trigger, going to pick it up Wednesday. Sliders and pegs ordered.
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