|Spending that amount of time in one seating
position can cause cramps, shakes, or a numb butt. This can be dangerous as your mind becomes distracted from the road. Optimally, one should pull off to stand and stretch but sometimes this just isn't convenient or possible. In that case
an alternative riding position is needed. |
Many riders claim they use the passenger pegs as a second riding position. While this does provide a different riding position, it's only slightly different than the factory set up, and I find it to be a more
cramped position and one that tends to cause the body to slide forward on the seat causing an uncomfortable wedgie feeling.
The other option is to add a set of highway pegs. You can purchase a nice setup from Happy Trails for about $100, various shady setups for about $50, or you can build your own, in less than two hours, for under $12. (Not counting the time it takes the paint to dry.)
All the materials used here,
except for the hardware, were purchased from a local steel suppliers remnant bin for $2, but you can find the same materials at most hardware stores or home centers like Menards, Mac's, or even *shudder* Home Depot.