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Takes less than five minutes. Nothing needs to be removed on the shifter side. Just rotate the adjuster (the center piece). Remove the retaining bolt and rotate the brake lever down one or two splines. Trust me- minimal adjustment is needed. Less is more.
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I have installed the lowering backets and modified both the brake pedal and shifter to accommodate the lower position. Here are pictures the modifications I made to levers.
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after you go for that brake pedal in a panic and miss it, u may feel differently about modifying the brake pedal. Lowered pegs will probably give me a few more years of riding because of pain issues, I sure like them
I do my best to go for the front on a hard stop .. going for the rear in a panic can cause problems ( just watch 2-300 you tube videos )
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Go for both. As easy with lowering brackets as without.

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I am starting a new thread on this topic to save others from having to sift through other threads where these are discussed, some of which are quite dated, and other off-topic threads where they have come up in the discussion. This information is current as of May 7, 2020.

You CAN purchase FJR1300 rider footpeg lowering brackets from murphskits.com. They are not listed on the site however you can send an email to [email protected] or call him at 270-322-8097. He is based in Kentucky and is in the Central time zone. Sounded like one **** of a nice guy over the phone. For $93USD you get the brackets and the bolts and nylocs needed to reattach the footpegs (the pins currently holding the footpegs are used to attach the brackets). I believe that shipping to the lower 48 is included but its $20USD to Canada, though my countrymen should also know that there is no duty nor was PST/GST (which would normally add $16.85CAD to the cost at an exchange rate of 1.39384) charged.

Murph told me that he only makes one version of the bracket, which he believes was originally for a Gen1 machine, and he has heard that some have complained that the brackets didn’t fit their bikes. My research on this Forum uncovered riders with the following bikes who said that Murph’s brackets fit their machines: 2005(version unknown), 2008AE, 2015A and 2016ES, and to this list I will add my 2020ES.

I measured the distance from the top of the footpeg to the floor of my garage before and after I installed the brackets (which took about 20 minutes, only because I’m slow) and I can tell you that the brackets lower the rider footpegs by approximately 32mm (1.25”). This is a significant drop and it will affect the lean angle capability of the bike however I believe you’d have to be riding fairly aggressively for this to become an issue.

I took a short (30km) test ride this evening because it was cold (1C) and I didn’t feel like getting all my gear on, and I found it was fairly easy to scrape the pegs during a practice serpentine exercise that I do. I took a ride through a favourite S-bend which can normally be taken at very illegal speeds without scraping the pegs and I did drag the pegs lightly on both sides at those same highly illegal speeds (4 times!) though it was no big deal. If the reduced lean angle is a problem you could always remove the curb feelers and gain back a few degrees and don’t worry, the pegs will still fold with the brackets installed.

I will have to adjust both the shift lever and the rear brake pedal (which I seldom use, other than for U-turns) somewhat but I wouldn’t even consider adding an extension to either as they are not necessary. I did notice that the centre stand is more of an issue for my left heel when I attempt to get up onto the ball of my foot however given my left knee issues bending my leg enough to get up onto the ball of my foot is not a fun thing to do anyway. For reference, I’m 6’-2”, 220lbs and wear Levis 505 jeans in size W36 L34 and a size 48 (13US) boot.

I plan on taking a longer ride this weekend (200-300km) to see how/if the brackets help my comfort/discomfort. I’m betting that they’ll be a great relief, especially to my left leg (a sad story involving a motorcycle and a younger me).

Hope others find this information helpful. Cheers.

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Thank you for this post. I have contacted Murph and bought a set. Unfortunately, after the first ride with them I have learned they are not for me and I'm going to post them for sale shortly. I literally got them 2 days ago. Look for post in the for sale section or PM me. They are high quality and definitely are exactly what Haynes describes in his post.
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I picked up a set of the original MCL lowering brackets which is where these are copied from. They are a great product and relax the knee bend just enough to be very comfortable. I have one replaced knee and one that is going to be replaced in the future. Adjustment to the shifter and brake is easy and I have no issues with using the back brake, but the shifter will take some adjusting to. In addition, they touch down way to quick for my liking. I am no knee dragger, but if I ride spiritedly, they drag constantly, which is unsettling for me. Is the comfort a good compromise? Maybe for many, maybe not for some. Jury is still out on mine. They will definitely keep you from getting too carried away. I find the scraping very unsettling. My $.02
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Shifter mod.

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I have installed the lowering backets and modified both the brake pedal and shifter to accommodate the lower position. Here are pictures the modifications I made to levers.
I am very interested in exactly what the modification to your shifter entailed. An extra 1/2" would be dandy.

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I picked up a set of the original MCL lowering brackets which is where these are copied from. They are a great product and relax the knee bend just enough to be very comfortable. I have one replaced knee and one that is going to be replaced in the future. Adjustment to the shifter and brake is easy and I have no issues with using the back brake, but the shifter will take some adjusting to. In addition, they touch down way to quick for my liking. I am no knee dragger, but if I ride spiritedly, they drag constantly, which is unsettling for me. Is the comfort a good compromise? Maybe for many, maybe not for some. Jury is still out on mine. They will definitely keep you from getting too carried away. I find the scraping very unsettling. My $.02
I agree with you on your scraping early comment however for me the comfort the footpeg lowering brackets provide is worth it. Also I consider curb feelers to be a wear item and keep a stock of them in my inventory.

FYI, if you are unsettled by scraping pegs/floorboards don't ever try riding a Harley!

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I have my brackets now .. have not installed them ..will do in a few days.. but like the freeway peg brackets..YOUR INSTRUCTIONS SUCK!!!!!
in this case ..no instructions at all .. for the highway pegs .. just super super bad instructions!!
How freaking difficult is it to type some thing up and print it out and send it off with each order??
Can I figure it out?? YES of coarse buy why should I have to? when the guy who made the **** thing just figured he could NOT help me make it a smooth transition >>
Probably the last time I buy from a small company .. **** I would expect better from a Chinese company 8000 miles away and not speaking english or understanding American culture

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I agree with you on your scraping early comment however for me the comfort the footpeg lowering brackets provide is worth it. Also I consider curb feelers to be a wear item and keep a stock of them in my inventory.

FYI, if you are unsettled by scraping pegs/floorboards don't ever try riding a Harley!

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