Good and Bad
I have had these installed for about 4 months now. The quality is very good with solid castings, flawless chrome plating and durable rubber inserts. Shift pegs are made from solid stainless steel to eliminate the possibility of corrosion for these high contact wear surfaces. The floorboards are hinged to allow movement on tight turns. Kuryakyn put a wear pad under each floor board to eliminate contact between the chrome plated floor board and the road. If the Chrome plating is breached the underlying material will corrode. Time will tell if the chrome plating will hold up. The hinge also allows quick and easy access to the kick stand under the left floorboard.
On the negative side it took some time to become comfortable with the heal / toe shift arrangement. This is not a knock against the product, rather a note to those who are accustomed to toe upshifting. Once these are installed you cannot use the front peg to upshift. The floor boards are too close to the shift peg to hook your foot underneath. I purchased these boards to allow for multiple foot positions on long rides. In that respect the right-side floor board works well. The board size is reasonably large and allows for numerous foot positions. However, the design of the left side floorboard with the heal / toe shifter failed to meet expectations. The front and rear shift pegs are too long and extend almost the full width of the board. My feet are a fairly standard size 11 and my footware barely fits between the heal and toe shifter. The design more or less traps your left foot in one position defeating the purpose of the board.
After riding with the stock Kuryakyn design for a couple months I made a small modification. Using a Dremel tool and bench top belt sander I removed a little less than half the length from of the front shift peg. The remaining material is about as long as the stock Honda peg and the removed material enables more flexibility in foot placement. Cutting the peg with a Dremel tool with an abrasive wheel is straight forward but a belt sander is required reshape an aesthetically appealing end to the peg. In short, the quality of this accessory is good and installation is very easy. But the restrictive foot movement on the shift side is disappointing. The modification is straight forward and improves usability, but ... on the whole I can only rate this product as a "3".
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