I predict a lean over, dig it into the pavement, unload the back tire, and bust your a$$. Don't mean to be harsh but I have witnessed that exact thing happen right in front of me. Pitched the guy off then the bike stood back up and ran down the road about a hundred yards before it fell over and did some damage to both rider and bike.
Mine are on the vertical bar as well. You ask the question about “dangerously low” and “flying to close to the road”. I think you can probably answered your own question and hopefully do so correctly before you take your test ride.
I would never ride with highway footboards that low. I use Mic-o-Pegs mounted on the vertical bar. I want to have the bike footpegs hit the ground first as I’m turning so I have some feedback on how sharp I’m turning. I even put steel pucks under my footpegs so I can drag them and not hurt anything. Personally I counter lean at low speeds so I also would never get out of a parking lot with those footboards. Probably 90% of the days I ride I drag my footpegs and my bike has strong springs on both the front and the back so it rides higher than most.
Anything lower than (a line between) the tire track centerline and the foot peg 'feeler nut' is going to touch down...you don't want that to be a hard part. That'll take all the fun out of the ride!! B.
Thanks all. The instructions and photos from the manufacturer recommend installing like this and it was the most comfortable spot but looked awfully low to me so I thought I'd check before riding. Took them off and buying some ****-o-pegs.
You're on the right path going w/MOP best of both worlds. Personally I would opt for the mounts on the vertical bar....I have mine on the horz. bar and have worn the mount to the point that half of the head of the allen screw is just about ground off...Just a thought. B.