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Installed fender guards/foot pegs and Prothane polyurethane sway bar bushings on my wife’s Brute.
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How do you like the fender protectors/foot pegs? I assume those are the Kimpex ones. I am looking at getting some for my brute but was a little concerned about how well they stay out of the way when folded up. Do you bump into them or do they get in the way when getting on and off the machine when folded up?
 

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How do you like the fender protectors/foot pegs? I assume those are the Kimpex ones. I am looking at getting some for my brute but was a little concerned about how well they stay out of the way when folded up. Do you bump into them or do they get in the way when getting on and off the machine when folded up?
I had them and hated them. No matter how I set them I was always smacking my calve or ankle on them...always in the way. And without a raised seat you have to set the pegs much lower..even for a short-leged person which makes them in the way even more. Stayed up or down though and well enough made.

I even tried taking the pegs off when not needed and still..a PITA :)



 

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How do you like the fender protectors/foot pegs? I assume those are the Kimpex ones. I am looking at getting some for my brute but was a little concerned about how well they stay out of the way when folded up. Do you bump into them or do they get in the way when getting on and off the machine when folded up?
I like them. Got them for my kids so I don’t have much experience using them myself, but if you have a seat on the rear they are a must IMO. Without them, the passenger has no support for their feet. Helps the passenger stay in their seat, so for me it’s a comfort and safety thing. I smacked by legs on them a couple times and learned to get off and on a little slower. It’s no big deal for me at all. They stay locked in the up or down position very well.
 

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I like them. Got them for my kids so I don’t have much experience using them myself, but if you have a seat on the rear they are a must IMO. Without them, the passenger has no support for their feet. Helps the passenger stay in their seat, so for me it’s a comfort and safety thing. I smacked by legs on them a couple times and learned to get off and on a little slower. It’s no big deal for me at all. They stay locked in the up or down position very well.
Glad to hear you like them. We have a raised seat in the rear and our kids double with us, 7 and 11, so they definitely need something. I think I will give them a shot.
 

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I had them and hated them. No matter how I set them I was always smacking my calve or ankle on them...always in the way. And without a raised seat you have to set the pegs much lower..even for a short-leged person which makes them in the way even more. Stayed up or down though and well enough made.

I even tried taking the pegs off when not needed and still..a PITA :)



Good to hear two differing opinions on them. I think we will give them a try on the wife's quad. She usually has my 10 year old daughter on behind her so they will hopefully be adjusted high enough to stay out of the way.
 

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Good to hear two differing opinions on them. I think we will give them a try on the wife's quad. She usually has my 10 year old daughter on behind her so they will hopefully be adjusted high enough to stay out of the way.
Well if you must carry someone on a one-up machine, these are the way to go. Safety first..especially with kids. Get them something to hang on to as well. I mounted some flip-up handles in my trunk.
 

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Well if you must carry someone on a one-up machine, these are the way to go. Safety first..especially with kids. Get them something to hang on to as well. I mounted some flip-up handles in my trunk.
Yeah we have one of the hard plastic rigid rear seat boxes that has good arm rests and handles just trying to figure out the best foot rest options. Due to the adjustability, these seem like the best way to go for sure. My daughter will most likely get her own quad in another year or two, until then she's stuck on back. We are usually just putting along with the kids on there on the easy trails. I have my dirtbike for the go fast, gnarly trail riding haha.
 

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Glad to hear you like them. We have a raised seat in the rear and our kids double with us, 7 and 11, so they definitely need something. I think I will give them a shot.
Not sure if I mentioned it on the site before but I actually have these on both of my Brutes. I’ve had them on three ATVs now. First put them on my grizzly 700 almost 15 years ago.

You may have seen them, but there are also some bag like stirrups that simply attach to the rack and lay against the fender. They are a lot cheaper and might work ok. However, I wanted something that I knew would hold up longer and was more rigid.

BTW - I bought one set on Dennis Kirk that were branded Quadboss and one on eBay that are Kimpex. They are identical and most likely made in the same factory.
 

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Still waiting on a few upgrades for my 19 Brute to come in, slowly they are arriving. So in the meantime I do what I can, got the plastic's back on with our warmer weather here. Installed the Voyager GPS unit but didn't bother with the gps wheel sensor, everything is working perfect, water temp readout/tach/mapping. Changed my mounting a little so I could access the mini-sdhc card easier.
Mounted the winch switch at the left handlebar controls, mounted the winch solenoid on the underside of the battery box. Cleaned up the accessory wiring under the front plastic's and along the right side of the upper frame body section to the battery.
Direction2 Overfenders should be in next week along with the Aluminum Products a/arm guards. Still debating on the belly plate brand. Believe I can make my own underside footwell guards from grated metal.
Working on the Raptor look front amber but mine are Green lights, with the Brutes upper grill having a slant to it, I have to add spacers to the lights for the correct angle of the lights, they will tie into the horn wires that are located at the top and behind the radiator, work only with Key On.
The Swaybar Bushings though wasn't as easy as the other Brutes I have had the years before 2012, don't know what changed but for the 19 Brute the Energy Suspension greaseable swaybar bushings needed modding to mount but they are installed.
Switched out the Sedona Ripsaw 25" tires over to the 26" ITP Teracross, stayed with the 12" wheels so I could stay with the Stock Kawasaki Mag looking wheels.
Installed the 1" wheel Spacers from Highlifter for a little extra width and to give a little bit more clearance on the right side at the gas tank to the rear tire.
Need to find the correct hole saw to mount a dual round USB plug at the gear shift knob.
Moved the Toolkit holder from under the seat to the left fender storage box, I drilled out the rivets under the seat, redid the rivet's at the storage box, I'll be keeping tire repair, extra spark plug's and other smaller tools in the left fender box.
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Nice, SWBF900. What was the problem with the sway bar mounts? I haven't upgraded my '17 yet, but the prothane bushings I put on my '12 was an easy swap.
 

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I don't recall having issues with the prothane bushings with my 12 Brute but that was some time ago. This time on the 19 I had to file out the mounting on the prothane brackets to fit the existing bolt holes, then the turn lock nuts on the rear brake adjustment would stop because the prothane mount was in the way, so I cut a small section off of the bracket mount. The other side was fine other than filing out the brackets mounting holes just a tad to fit. So a 15 minute upgrade took me an hour instead.
 

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I had the same Energy kit I used on my then 09 Brute so it was weird the issues I had with the 19.

Leaning towards the Richochet full belly skid plate's, seem to be priced the lowest. I have used Richochet's before, they do the job with 5 stars, I just don't care for the Richochet a/arm guards, Aluminum Products, inc are the best I have found for the a/arms.
Can't do anything yet with the belly skid's, still waiting on my Truck to arrive, 4 1/2 months now(has shipped though)..
btw, my F350 is on Craig's List (Albuq), so far the offer's are too low, looking to be a trade-in.
 

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Actually, three have seen it and test drove but I wouldn't consider their offer's. One called all the way from Ft Worth and expected me to pay him to fetch my truck, his offer would of cost me at the dealer with my new purchase with the tax difference, crazy world anymore. Time is running short on selling and yes, I'll have it listed to the day I plan to head out of here to fetch the 22.
 

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Actually, three have seen it and test drove but I wouldn't consider their offer's. One called all the way from Ft Worth and expected me to pay him to fetch my truck, his offer would of cost me at the dealer with my new purchase with the tax difference, crazy world anymore. Time is running short on selling and yes, I'll have it listed to the day I plan to head out of here to fetch the 22.
If it's a crewcab 4x4 with the 7.3 powerstroke you should advertise it in Utah. People seem to be getting crazy prices for those up here. Look under the cars section of the classifieds on KSL.com and see what people are asking for them. People seem to not mind buying a state or two over anymore
 

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No, I went with a 2016
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6.2L V8 Gas with the 4.3 gears/rear electronic Locker Supercab 4x4 with a 3582# payload. Really nice truck.
 
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