We slapped on a set of Burly MX Style Pegs on our 2004 Sportster 1200 Custom project bike because we like the grip they give and to spice up the style a bit.
While there’s plenty we love about the parts we’ve installed on our 2004 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom project bike, one of the new additions we’re really jazzed about is the Burly MX Style Pegs we threw on. Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures in life, right?
Burly’s Moto-style pegs are similar to the ones I run on my mountain bike because I like the grip they give. They’ve got some gnarly teeth, probably because Burly states they were inspired by the “bear trap style of ‘70s motocross machines.” The heavy-duty design deserves the real deal, so Burly made them of steel, fortified them with a little TIG welding, and powdercoated them black.
Our kit came with the pegs already assembled (thank you kindly, Burly!). A couple of adjustable mounts and one-inch bolts completed the package. Since installing a set of Vance & Hines RSD Slant Exhaust on our Sportster project bike, we noticed the new pipes sweep up and under the passenger foot pegs. Not wanting to possibly melt the rubber grips of the stock peg, we decided to swap out the passenger pegs for Burly’s MX Style ones.
There’s only one bolt connecting the stock passenger pegs to the frame, so installation is quick and easy. A snap-ring helps hold the bolt in place, so after you slide it out, the bolt comes right out and the stock peg is off. As mentioned, the new pegs were already assembled. You’ll reuse the stock bolt and snap-ring to attach the new pegs to the frame mount. The Burly foot peg pivots to allow riders to set it at the angle that suits them best, so I balanced the bike while my wife hopped on to position the pegs flush on her feet. A few twists on a hex bolt secured it into position.
Look closely at the underside of the Burly MX Style Pegs and you’ll see the bottle opener Burly fashioned into it.
Taking the Sporty out for a spin, my wife gives them two thumbs up. Sure, they upped the cool factor, but she likes the way the teeth keep her foot firmly planted on the peg. Even though they’re serrated, she said they’re comfortable under foot.
But there’s still one more thing we like about the Burly MX Style Pegs we haven’t mentioned yet. Flip them up and they’ve got a slick little bottle opener on the underside. Genius! OK, maybe fun and quirky, but we dig it. Never know when you might be out camping or at a rally where this could be handy. Now we fear no beer, at least in bottle, thanks to the creative minds at Burly.
The Burly MX Style Pegs are available for both Harley Sportster and Dyna models. The Motorcycle Superstore has a great deal on them, on sale for $105.99. A fun addition to our Sportster project bike, we like them so much, we plan on swapping out the rider pegs for a set, too.