Lots happening this weekend but we'll start with Sunday, Father's Day
The sun didn't last long but it didn't rain. I like Sundays as it is a non-riding day and I get to wear, or not wear, what I want, not all that bulky riding gear & riding boots, but rather shorts and sandals. I love my unshoes, Wokova minimalist sandals. They have Zero rise, sort of like walking barefoot. It takes a bit of muscle build-up and having to take shorter steps so your heal doesn't "HIT" the pavement first. It forces you into a better posture and is easier on your joints. "No Shoes, No Shirt" no problem, as it appears you are wearing something, rather than nothing.
I am still working on my list of things to do before I go on my multi-day bike trip next month. I have been wanting "highway pegs" installed but the problem is that I have GIVI crash bars which taper in towards the body under the gas tank, and you need BOW legs to reach them. If I had the Touratech crash bars they have off the shelf solutions as their bars are vertical, making them easier to install. The dealer where I purchased my bike had a McGyver solution and suggested I purchase these chromed cruiser style
and connect them to the lower connecting bar. I wished they weren't chrome as my bike is all black but then he said I could paint bomb them, on top of the chrome.
It seems solid enough, and I know that those GIVI bars are capable of supporting the weight of the 'Strom (don't ask me how I know) , and the only pressure is just my legs resting on them, so I'll give it a try and see how they work out. I seem to get a cramp every once in a while inside my inner leg and I need a way to change my leg position once in a while.
I went to HD: Home Depot and picked up some U-bolts, flat & lock washers so I could get it installed
I decided to use 3 - U-bolts. One on each side and one in the middle
It is basically a bar, made from 7/8" square steel and has hinged foot pegs at each end . It wasn't a very warm day but the sun came out again and I like to be comfortable (= wear less) when I work
There you have it . . . easy peasey. It was a simple installation. I overpaid for the bar but if it works, I will be very happy
and here's what it looks like in "static" action mode. It should also work wearing riding boots.