Couchrocket Posted April 5, 2007 Share Posted April 5, 2007 04 RT. "Large" rider, 30" inseam, chubby legs. My RT always felt a little cramped in the knees and my right hip after several hours in the saddle. By the end of several long days on the road it was enough to "almost" wish for the comfort of my GL1800, and began to chew into the joy of a tour. I finally bought Suburban's driver peg lowering kit, and their matching replacement shift lever. (Don't know why it took me so long to give this a try.) I first only installed the pegs, and did a test hop. Nice, and after a couple of hours my knees and hip were very fine. A big difference. The shifter's new "relative" position actually made up shifts easier, but required a lifting of the foot (not just my boot toe) in order to down shift. I figured I'd give it a while before deciding whether to install the Suburban lever. Took off on a hop from L.A. to Monterey and back (900 miles or so) and never really got used to the shifter. Too awkward when needing quick gear changes "down" . . . Installed the Suburban shift lever and the position of the lever-to-peg is back to normal and very comfortable -- increasing my overall satisfaction w/ the lowered pegs "a whole bunch." Two days of around 8 hours each in the saddle and nary a squawk from knees or hips. Happy camper. Clearance to "dragging" pegs is reduced a bit, but since I'm a pretty sedate rider I still never got close to dragging anything going up PCH through Big Sur, etc. So, for me at least, that's not an issue at all. Shift lever isn't "easy" to install, but isn't all that difficult either if you have the assistance of someone who is good with a wrench. My friend Doug made it look pretty easy as I assisted w/ the operation. Good equipment, well made, looks OEM on the bike. No connection, usual disclaimer, just happy customer. Link to comment
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