I've learned that looking cool doesn't always translate into riding cool, and finding something that fills both reqiurements isn't always easy. Mods to a bike depend entirely on your riding style for your particular scoot. Which brings me back to finding something sorta cool that's also functional.
Well how about FOOTPEGS!
Shazam! DK had all kinds of neat foot pegs, some resembling a damn BEAR TRAP! They might even BE a modified trap!
Canyon Carvers, Kevin noted, have a smaller footprint than the others, and would give me a little more lean angle before the sparks start flying. I also checked out their blacked-out Stealth Trap pegs, and I still think they'd have been a good choice, but the smaller footprint of the Canyon Carvers was the deciding factor.
The quality was evident right out of the box. A black, trap-looking outer ring, bolted to a chrome center section with countersink-head socket screws. Nice looking construction, and not tinny or cheap. They definitely look like a heavy duty BMX bicycle pedal, which I think makes them cool. They've got some serious grippers, and my boots won't be sliding off at the wrong moment!
The pegs look great. A test ride quickly let me know there was a difference, though. My feet were out a little further on both sides so I had to slightly turn my foot in to shift. Not a big deal and after a few lights, I forgot about it. Same with the rear brake.
There was also an immediate feeling that there was something more substantial under my boots. More like a platform than a round surface, and though I haven't taken any long rides yet, I'll bet this will make a difference. I'm going to experiment with position and the lock the pegs down to see how that works out. Seems that might even be more comfortable. Or not. We'll see.
Overall, this was a great addition and couldn't have been simpler. The pegs are (like DK's coil relocating bracket) very high quality, and I don't expect any issues with them, and yeah, the price is right. Like 80 bucks a pair! Go for it. DK has another winner.
PS If you call DK and happen to get Dawn on the phone, be sure to tell her Cowboy said Hi!
PPS Here are the links to all 6 Nightster/Joker posts in order, 1-6: