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The C-14, aka Kawasaki Concours-14, the new one :) => Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 => Topic started by: 2talltim on January 01, 2014, 02:42:45 pm

Title: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 01, 2014, 02:42:45 pm
My search-fu on this sites sucks, i could not find what i was looking for. But looking for reviews or any input on Advance Sport touring dot com's adjustable touring pegs. They have recently done a price drop and i have $25 paypal credit to use up, so I'm thinking about ordering them. My reason is simple I'm 6'3" and would be nice to be able to streach my long lankey legs out on a full fuel run.  I'll post a link but if that against site rules please let me know ill delete it.

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Concours_14_Touring_Pegs_p/c14-14.htm (http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Concours_14_Touring_Pegs_p/c14-14.htm)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: maxtog on January 01, 2014, 03:31:23 pm
Oh, those are neat.  Kinda complex, but neat.  Not a SINGLE mention of those on our forums before.  Must be very new and flew under the radar.  He might get some bites from people seeing it now.

I have Ronnie's highway pegs, which are more elegant and less weight but more expensive, not adjustable and with less distance available.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Tarheelbob on January 01, 2014, 06:20:46 pm
Well, I've got to admit I kinda like that solution for touring pegs. Had not seen them before. Thanks for the post and link!
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 01, 2014, 06:44:07 pm
Neither have I.  However, if their front page photo is C14, what's not to like?
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 06, 2014, 01:28:56 am
Wow can't believe noone has even heard of them. Maybe ill send them a email and see if they would cut me a deal in exchange for being a zggtr.org guinea pig and agree to write a extensive review.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: zarticus on January 06, 2014, 11:14:23 am
I have had them since last May, They are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: wally_games on January 06, 2014, 11:44:42 am
I have had them since last May, They are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At $300, they should be great!
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 06, 2014, 01:04:03 pm
At $300, they should be great!
That's my dilemma, at that priceif they are great or exactly what I need I don't mind spending the money. But I'm not gonna spend it and then be disappointed
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: phoneman on January 06, 2014, 03:03:00 pm
  I've been eyeballing those for a while mainly because they put the pegs a good bit lower and further forward than the Canyon Cage/footpeg combos that I've seen.

  I just ordered front and back Canyon Cages today for the protection against dropping the bike. ( a little bit late in my case  :-[ ) .  I'm hoping to be able to get some pegs that will get close to the ergonomics of these.

  BTW--I believe they lowered the price on the AST pegs lately.  I could have sworn they were about $ 60 higher the last time I looked.

  They look like they will work really good for us long-legged folks.

  Let us know how they workout.  They might even work with the cages mounted up. ;)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: maxtog on January 06, 2014, 04:06:00 pm
  I've been eyeballing those for a while mainly because they put the pegs a good bit lower and further forward than the Canyon Cage/footpeg combos that I've seen.

Yes, but would they be compatible with the Canyons?  It looks like since they are adjustable, you can pull them back enough to not interfere.

Quote
  I just ordered front and back Canyon Cages today for the protection against dropping the bike. ( a little bit late in my case  :-[ ) .

Good move.  You are already kicking yourself that it wasn't your first purchase.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: phoneman on January 06, 2014, 04:12:30 pm
  Hey Max--no rubbing it in.   I'm sensitive.  :'(
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 14, 2014, 06:18:33 am
Well I sent them a e mail over a week ago and no reply. Don't know if they are my taking me seriously or just bad customer service all together. I found another email address I'll try one more time.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 14, 2014, 09:50:00 am
Just got a email from Ryan Niquette that is the owner of www.advancedsporttouring.com (http://www.advancedsporttouring.com) and he has agreed to sell me a set at a discount in return for a extensive review on the product, install, and any RD info I/we can provide. So stay tuned for some pic whoring and lengthy write ups.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2014, 09:52:49 am
Can't wait!  Thanks!
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 14, 2014, 03:29:19 pm
Here is a copy and paste from the email he sent me, with a little bit of info on his business....


Glad to hear you're interested.  I've been in business for 2 1/2 years but for the first 8 or so months I didn't have anything to sell while development was taking place.  I'm located in Waterford, Michigan...for the moment.  I've had enough of the cold weather.  Mid next month I'll be moving down to Silver Springs, Florida.  Right now, I'm 95% of the company and my parents help out when they can.

I appreciate any additional attention you can draw to my company.  The more people buy, the more products I can release.  I have a dozen other products waiting to go into production.  I just need more sales to make it happen.

Add the item(s) to your cart, proceed as normal, enter _______ as your promo code and that'll take ____ off the order.  These are in-stock and ready to ship.  If you order in the next couple hours, they'll ship today.

Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2014, 03:44:19 pm
If we kinda knew what those other products were, we might be able to get an idea from the membership on how viable they might be...  I mean, we don't want to know any corporate secrets but it would help to know something...or not.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: gPink on January 14, 2014, 03:57:07 pm
I think he was on here back when he was just starting. I don't remember what his handle was.

Here you go....http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=4760.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=4760.0)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 14, 2014, 07:17:21 pm
If we kinda knew what those other products were, we might be able to get an idea from the membership on how viable they might be...  I mean, we don't want to know any corporate secrets but it would help to know something...or not.

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Default.asp (http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Default.asp)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 15, 2014, 05:22:27 am
Thanks.  Here's what's coming soon...

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/category_s/1827.htm (http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/category_s/1827.htm)

I'm all for helping an industry member out as far as visibility, especially one that makes specific products for our bikes.  So if there is anything he needs from us he can contact me for sure.

Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: buster1 on January 15, 2014, 03:04:21 pm
Thanks.  Here's what's coming soon...

[url]http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/category_s/1827.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/category_s/1827.htm[/url])

I'm all for helping an industry member out as far as visibility, especially one that makes specific products for our bikes.  So if there is anything he needs from us he can contact me for sure.


Those touring pegs look great. I have been looking at these for a while now. Was about to take the plunge when I read the first post. So I am eagerly waiting the write up. If they work as well as I think they will, How about a group buy!!
 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: phoneman on January 15, 2014, 05:15:46 pm
  I'm wondering if they are compatible with Canyon cages.

  If so that would be a great combination--protection for the bike and pegs that are low enough ( and adjustable ) for us longer legged guys.

  I might be interested in a group buy also if this would work.

  OR--maybe the builder of these could make footpegs that would fit the Canyon cages that would put your feet more down and forward like his pegs do.

 
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 16, 2014, 03:27:22 pm
Just sent him a email telling of the buzz that is going on over here to see if he would want to chime in (since hes already a member) and share some of his drawing board ideas.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Smokeyzx on January 17, 2014, 08:36:43 am
  I'm wondering if they are compatible with Canyon cages.

  If so that would be a great combination--protection for the bike and pegs that are low enough ( and adjustable ) for us longer legged guys.

  I might be interested in a group buy also if this would work.

  OR--maybe the builder of these could make footpegs that would fit the Canyon cages that would put your feet more down and forward like his pegs do.

+1
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: clogan on January 17, 2014, 03:10:55 pm
+1

I dunno...looks like the frame for these pegs mount to the same engine mount bolts as do the Canyon Cages...but maybe I'm wrong.

Anyhow, I bought risers from AST. Good product. His RBT lights look attractive at $100. If I was still looking for added rear lights, I might give them a try.

Gotta admire anyone trying to make a go of it, owning their own company. I was a CPA for 30 years...helped many a small business trying to get started...saw most of them fail. It's hard.

Here's a good luck wish for AST. :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 19, 2014, 08:29:41 am
Well i placed my order on the evening on the 14th and i recieved it in the mail 2 day priority(free shipping) on the 17th. It came from Michigan i live in Ohio. Box is well sealed up with no outside damage, i'm going to unbox it later today when i have time to take pics and such.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on January 22, 2014, 06:39:58 pm
havent gotten around to doing the unboxing yet. Ive been working 7am to 7pm and getting the kids stuff done when i get home so ive been i little busy. Planning on hitting the IMS in Cleveland on Saturday and hope to get this done on Sunday.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: buster1 on February 02, 2014, 04:43:23 pm
2tall, Hows things with the AST touring pegs evaluation going?  :)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on February 02, 2014, 05:05:24 pm
Just unboxed them the other day, and took some pics with my phone because my good camera took a crap. I'm going to borrow a  camera and try to get some better pics.  Due to the shitty weather around here its going to be a while before i get a chance to mount them so, stay tuned. I store my bike in a 10x20 shed in the back yard and currently there is or was a 3ft drift of snow across my back yard, i think half of it melted this weekend but still going to be a bit.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: C14lvr on February 04, 2014, 04:21:40 pm
Hey all,
I bought a set of these from Ryan last summer for my '11.

These rock! Wow... What a difference...

Ryan's got a good product here, and great CS to boot.

I don't have canyon cages, so you may have a situation where both need to share the same mounting bolts... Not sure.

Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 2talltim on April 08, 2014, 06:58:54 pm
Been working a ton of OT at work since the middle of December so i havent had any extra time but.....Finally got them installed today, not really ready to give complete review yet but there are a few things i can note at this time. First of all the product is well made and thought out. The written installation instructions were detailed and the video on youtube is a must watch for the install because the picture don't help a whole lot. The only problem with the product that i encountered was there were supposed to be 2 lock nuts and i only got one lock nut and one standard(no problem i found one in my collection) and they give you a small vile of blue thread locker and is nowhere near enough(again no problem i had some). And the biggest suprise was if you want to use the forward most mounted position you have to sand, grind or file down just a bit of the lower faring on the left side so it wont rub. I decided to do this because of my long legs i used a dremel with a sanding drum and made short work of it and unless you got down on your knees and look underneath you would never know.

Now for us 2008-2009 guys there are some issues. First is with the install and removing the engine bolt for the top side of the bracket, he says in the instructions and video that we will need a swivel for the socket and yes this does work but if you have ever used one of these at a extreem angle you will know they dont work all that well under extreem torque, and it takes some doing to get it broke free with out scuffing up the painted edges of the fairing. And issue number 2 for us 08-09ers is the heat deflector on the engine opening, while in the seated position with you feet on these pegs that part digs into the side of your leg. You can still angle you feet out ward to reduce this effect but you are only utilizing the outer 50% of the peg. I dont think this would be as big of a issue on the 2010 and up de to the different faring.

Ill post more later with a couple other pics but it wont be real soon. Ill wait till i hve some saddle time with these and see how it goes.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: C14lvr on April 11, 2014, 10:23:44 am
One thing I noticed on mine is that it not only utilizes the same engine mounting bolts as the one's required for my to bolt the CC bracket and the mounting of my tipover bars, but the square tubing frame drops downward and blocks a cross bracket my tipovers need.

I contacted Ryan and told him about that. He said he'd look into seeing about possibly making the next ones a bit different with a curved bend there.

He's recently moved to another state, and is just now getting set back up and going again.
So it's been pretty crazy for him as of late.

I'm looking forward to seeing his new passenger armrest setups.
He's supposed to have a working prototype finished soon, and said he'd let me know so I can test them out. The move's just slowed him down a bit...totally understandable.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Jump Pilot on July 14, 2014, 01:56:19 am
This thread is a little old but instead of starting a new one I thought I'd re-use it. It's my first first post so sorry if I'm in the wrong place. To be straight forward I'm at a loss to get help via email so I'm using this Forum as it helped another user by posting in here.

I ordered from Advanced Sport Touring last month (June) but nothing has been received yet. I've sent 2 follow up emails and no reply. I'm concerned about my order and my money. I've heard other people also have problems: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=14083.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=14083.0)

Ryan Niquette gave me an auto reply email when the order was placed, my money has been deducted off the credit card, but nothing to show for it. I hope Ryan is reading this and can help me out. I'm in Australia and things can take a few weeks, but not hearing an email reply from you concerns me.

Ryan, any comment?
Order #1670 placed 20 June 2014.

Thanks,
Brendan.

Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: maxtog on July 14, 2014, 05:51:08 am
This thread is a little old but instead of starting a new one I thought I'd re-use it.

Nothing wrong with that.  In fact, it is preferable

Quote
It's my first first post

Welcome!!
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 556ALPHA on July 14, 2014, 03:12:25 pm
This thread is a little old but instead of starting a new one I thought I'd re-use it. It's my first first post so sorry if I'm in the wrong place. To be straight forward I'm at a loss to get help via email so I'm using this Forum as it helped another user by posting in here.

I ordered from Advanced Sport Touring last month (June) but nothing has been received yet. I've sent 2 follow up emails and no reply. I'm concerned about my order and my money. I've heard other people also have problems: [url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=14083.0[/url] ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=14083.0[/url])

Ryan Niquette gave me an auto reply email when the order was placed, my money has been deducted off the credit card, but nothing to show for it. I hope Ryan is reading this and can help me out. I'm in Australia and things can take a few weeks, but not hearing an email reply from you concerns me.

Ryan, any comment?
Order #1670 placed 20 June 2014.

Thanks,
Brendan.


Great product, I wish you luck in receiving it.  Ryan has been hit and miss lately and that is being nice so Cuda doesn't get me...lo.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Cuda on July 14, 2014, 08:13:16 pm
WHAT ... that will be three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers!
Tar and feather him I say ...


Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: 556ALPHA on July 15, 2014, 03:23:11 pm
lol,  I hope he gets back on track because at one time had great service and products.  Unfortunately I think a lot of bridges have been burnt.  Then again as the saying goes...America loves a comeback.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Drugless on July 15, 2014, 05:46:59 pm
I too am an Australian awaiting an order to be delivered. It's a month since ordering and receiving the confirmation of order email and not a peep since.  This is in fact my second order from Ryan and the first one arrived within two weeks. Astounding!! So what's going on?  I hope he's O.K. after tangling with that deer,  lets hope for a quick resolution........
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: MadMac1! on July 15, 2014, 06:48:09 pm
AST took my 300 dollars for pegs. Took two weeks to reach Ryan Niquette who gave me a story about being in a wreck. I felt bad and agreed to wait after he promised me a free gift and express shipping when they were ready. That time has come and gone and still no pegs and he has not returned my money despite the dozens of emails, phone calls, and Facebook messages I have left requesting him to do one or the other. I will start the process of legally getting my money back and reporting this company and its owner as fraudulent. Many people on COG are having the same problem. I don't expect perfection and Im willing to work with anyone but when a company will not answer an email after they have taken my money I have a serious problem with them.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: clogan on July 15, 2014, 09:09:30 pm
AST took my 300 dollars for pegs. Took two weeks to reach Ryan Niquette who gave me a story about being in a wreck. I felt bad and agreed to wait after he promised me a free gift and express shipping when they were ready. That time has come and gone and still no pegs and he has not returned my money despite the dozens of emails, phone calls, and Facebook messages I have left requesting him to do one or the other. I will start the process of legally getting my money back and reporting this company and its owner as fraudulent. Many people on COG are having the same problem. I don't expect perfection and Im willing to work with anyone but when a company will not answer an email after they have taken my money I have a serious problem with them.

Many are concerned that perhaps Ryan unfortunately may not have survived the crash. In any event, it is becoming clear that his business has not. Too bad, as he once was among the best.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: connie and me on July 18, 2014, 08:15:49 pm
I also was gonna buy these for mine, and actually e-mailed Ryan a few times last year,, my only concern was how much cornering clearance we were gonna lose. imo, to be stretched out that far and down, its gonna limit cornering, then winter came and it was off the radar....
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Drugless on July 20, 2014, 04:55:52 am
So, can we get an update on Ryan or his buisness? Are they both surviving, I'm a little worried now as I had quite a good rapport with him via email.......
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: twowheeladdict on July 20, 2014, 07:56:54 am
Just slap some highway pegs on the MC Enterprises Canyon Cage and good to go.  Protection and getting some wind on the legs when needed.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: AlbertaDoug on July 20, 2014, 10:58:15 pm
Just slap some highway pegs on the MC Enterprises Canyon Cage and good to go.  Protection and getting some wind on the legs when needed.
+1
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Smokeyzx on July 21, 2014, 08:46:15 am
Those highway pegs do not work if you have the full Area P exhaust. They won't fit.

Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: jscon2011 on July 24, 2014, 04:59:03 pm
Oh, those are neat.  Kinda complex, but neat.  Not a SINGLE mention of those on our forums before.  Must be very new and flew under the radar.  He might get some bites from people seeing it now.

I have Ronnie's highway pegs, which are more elegant and less weight but more expensive, not adjustable and with less distance available.


Actually, I posted about them a few months ago in depth. Link below  ;D

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=16852.msg206952#msg206952 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=16852.msg206952#msg206952)
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Hiddenmickey on January 05, 2015, 05:22:58 pm
Many are concerned that perhaps Ryan unfortunately may not have survived the crash. In any event, it is becoming clear that his business has not. Too bad, as he once was among the best.

For what it's worth:  Before I read all this here, I placed an order on-line on 12-28-14 at about 1630 hrs.  I almost immediately received e-mails showing my credit card had been charged for the items.  Then I saw all the postings about AST.  I was worried.  However the items arrived in the mail today 1-5-15.  Everything seems well packaged and in good order.   
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Drugless on January 06, 2015, 12:40:20 am
So.... does this mean that A.S.T. is up and trading again? Will he be attending to orders placed and paid for but not delivered? Can I begin to hope again?
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: zarticus on January 06, 2015, 08:50:13 pm
I would be careful, Still lots of people out their that have not received their orders. It's a shame because Ryan was great to deal with & had A+++++ customer support / service when I got my items from him 18 months ago.
Title: Re: AST Adjustable Touring Pegs
Post by: Gigantor on January 12, 2015, 06:15:32 am
After multiple unanswered emails and phone calls AST, I filed a claim with Paypal
and received full refund