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Hello to all!
I still find it hard to believe that somehow I ended up riding a motorcycle. I swore 25 years ago that I would never get on another one after having a very minor accident, but gas was 80 cents a gallon then too. I'm going slow and trying to do everything to learn as much as I can so I will be around to enjoy this for many years. My first trip was 1500 miles in the Smokey / Blue Ridge Mountains over the course of a week. It was beyond words! I didn't have the highway pegs installed so most of the time I used the factory foot rests or rested my feet on top of the crash bars. That did not feel very secure. A few months ago, I installed highway pegs on the top of the crash bars, It really is nice to have more than one place to place my feet. The trouble I seem to be having though is after about 30 miles with my feet propped up, I have some pretty bad pain in my right hip for a few days after. A friend told me that I might need to strengthen up the muscles in that area. I thought about getting a ball and squeezing it together with my knees. I hope that this is not the start of something bad forcing me to not use the highway pegs, or worse, give up riding!
Aside from that, this has been one of the greatest, most fun things I have done in my life! Has anyone had trouble like this?
Thanks,
Eric
 

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hi eric, i have highway boards on both my wings and i just use them to strech out my legs for a while. if i use them for a long time it puts too much weight on my hips and back and i end up sore like you
 

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I do the same thing....after a few miles, I'll sometimes feel sore in my left hip area. I just re-position myself on the seat, and change my posture a bit. I've got highway pegs on the lower crash bar. If I put them on the upper bar, it's too close for my long legs, and uncomfortable.
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When I first started riding long distance, I had right hip problems. I'm guessing you carry your bilfold in your right rear pocket. Tyr putting in your bags or jacket. Solved my pain.
 

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When I first started riding long distance, I had right hip problems. I'm guessing you carry your bilfold in your right rear pocket. Tyr putting in your bags or jacket. Solved my pain.
i put mine in a front pocket
 

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I have the same problem with the highway pegs. My problem seems to be from having my feet or legs too high. I have installed a set of Mic-O-Pegs and my issuse has gone away. The Mic-O-Pegs allow my legs to be at a lesser angle to my body but still allow to to strech my legs out a bit. For me it's a much more comforable position than the highway pegs on the tip over bars. I do not leave my feet or legs in any position for a long time because of possible blood clot issues.

Ken
 
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