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Finally got warm enough this week in Michigan to hold a wrench, so I installed my new Cobra BLV6-3660 passenger floorboards (link: http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/cobra-passenger-floorboards-honda-vtx1800-r-s-t/part/BLV6-3660) on my 2006 1800R. Installation overall was very smooth, but I am concerned that on the exhaust (right) side, the very inside back edge of the floorboard is meeting the stock upper chrome exhaust pipe - maybe even hitting it ... can't be sure. Is there any adjustability to either the footpeg mount or the exhaust pipe to allow for a little bit of clearance? When the floorboard is up, I'd like to never see a ding caused by the floorboard. Or is there a clever "cushion" idea I haven't thought of? Any ideas welcome - you all are a wealth of experience!!!
 

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Since the post yesterday, I noted that there are about four reviews of this part on the CruiserCustomizing site that refer to the fact that this part does, in fact, sometimes touch the heatshield on the exhaust. That was exactly my experience. Now a choice ... pick different floorboard (unlikely), make some kind of he-man bend/adjustment to the right footpeg mount (tempting), or find some kind of simple safe non-marring buffer between the two (too bad asbestos went out of fashion). Thinking out loud in front of all of you ... and inviting anyone to chime in.
 

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I didnt get Cobra floorboards, I got Kury ones.. but Kury makes a set of 2" Offset's.. allows you to move the floorboard wherever is comfortable for your passenger.

-Gonz
 

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Correct. Cobra does not offer the offsets. Had to make my own but that's half the fun of owning the bike. Cobras are nice but the factory offsets of Kury make them a better choice in some cases.

I didnt get Cobra floorboards, I got Kury ones.. but Kury makes a set of 2" Offset's.. allows you to move the floorboard wherever is comfortable for your passenger.

-Gonz
 

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I'm not sure what is under the chrome but what if you took a grinder or a dremel and grind off some of the floorboard so you have a 1/4" clearance between the surfaces. If you do that make sure you seal it with something so it doesn't rust.

I don't think you will be able to do a "he-man bend" on the floorboard since they are made to be stood on without bending.
 

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Grinding off a bit of the billet aluminum is probably the better idea so far. But if it's aluminum, it wouldn't rust ... right?
 

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If it is aluminum then you can wet sand it then buff it to a chrome like finish.
 

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http://www.hac-products.nl/
went thru similar problem when I setting up my bike....page 5 gets your floor boards and page 11 gets you to the standoffs....
H.A.C. products makes a stand off for the floor board that not only cures this problem but also makes the position of the passengers legs much more comfortable....
check it out .... hope it helps....
Rob
 
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