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Old 07-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Motorcycle foot rest

Has anyone ever heard of or fabricated a motorcycle style foot rest for use with the doors off. Was thinking it could be mounted to the lower door hinge. Might not be terribly legal bit I am thinking it would be cool.

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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Yes. I saw these on eBay a bit ago.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=39349658474

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Iíve seen something similar and it looks stupid as hell. Also nice way to break your leg too.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #4
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It is a safety issue to the driver and others but many still do this mod and get very mad if you bring up the safety issues related to it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Iíve seen something similar and it looks stupid as hell. Also nice way to break your leg too.
My wife was threatening to join this forum just so she could "Amen" you so I'm doing it for her in the hopes that she won't join and I won't have to start watching what I say... So here's your "Amen"

She thinks I'm an idiot for riding with my foot on the step. I keep telling her I'm just trying to cool off my junk.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Iíve seen something similar and it looks stupid as hell. Also nice way to break your leg too.
Yup.
Goes on the list of assinine mods.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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My wife was threatening to join this forum just so she could "Amen" you so I'm doing it for her in the hopes that she won't join and I won't have to start watching what I say... So here's your "Amen"

She thinks I'm an idiot for riding with my foot on the step. I keep telling her I'm just trying to cool off my junk.
Just drive with your pants down, itís safer and who knows, maybe youíll get lucky. Be careful of the bees though.

P.S. If you havenít noticed, your wife is a very smart girl and you should take her advice.
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Why's it so "dangerous"? Bikers don't drive with their feet on the handlebars ??
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Why's it so "dangerous"? Bikers don't drive with their feet on the handlebars ??
It's a very vulnerable spot on a Jeep, even with good sliders.
I've seen many vehicles do the "flop" unexpectedly while on rides. An arm or leg on the outside becomes sacrificial meat.
I did the flop once myself...
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It's a very vulnerable spot on a Jeep, even with good sliders.
I've seen many vehicles do the "flop" unexpectedly while on rides. An arm or leg on the outside becomes sacrificial meat.
I did the flop once myself...
I can see trouble if your off road. But cruising on the pavement, I don't see a problem.
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...I've seen many vehicles do the "flop" unexpectedly while on rides. An arm or leg on the outside becomes sacrificial meat.
I did the flop once myself...
If I drive with my pants down I do the flop...
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I can see trouble if your off road. But cruising on the pavement, I don't see a problem.
I agree. I'll rest my foot on the lower hinge from time to time while driving around town. Off road is another story, it's just plain dumb. Plus I can't possibly do it because I'm constantly working the clutch.
If the road is wide open with no cars near you, I don't see a problem with it.
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I agree. I'll rest my foot on the lower hinge from time to time while driving around town. Off road is another story, it's just plain dumb. Plus I can't possibly do it because I'm constantly working the clutch.
If the road is wide open with no cars near you, I don't see a problem with it.
Forgot about the clutch (duh) that limits the rest time especially city driving.
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Ha. Great responses. I am somewhere in the middle here. I see the dangers off roading, and i drive an Automatic. No off roading (yet). Plus I am a big guy and once I took the door off I realized how much the door is holding my leg in! So i've been resting my foot on the side rail anyway! Just figured it'd be comfy. Like highway pegs on a harley!!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #15
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Yes. I saw these on eBay a bit ago.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=39349658474
Thanks! I bought this.
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Like highway pegs on a harley!!
Highway pegs on motorcycles also contribute to safety problems.

I was at Deals Gap years ago on a hot run and my highway peg dug into the tarmac as I was leaned-over in a turn. It pole-vaulted me and caused a level-10 pucker factor. I got to the Crossroads of Time and removed the pegs; they're on The Tree of Shame now.

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