F800GS foot pegs

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by mac37, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mac37

    mac37 Adventurer

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    I have been riding KTM 2 stroke dirt bikes for the past 15 years. This is my first Adventure bike. I am very pleased with the bike but have one small issue. Is there a replacement for the foot pegs? The stock ones are a bit small and the rubber insert just feel too unstable. I have taken out the rubber inserts which makes it better but... Any help is appreciated.
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  2. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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  3. earthroamer

    earthroamer Stuck in Pindadesh

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    I have these on my F650GS. I noticed they have them for the F800GS now.

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  4. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    don't mean to hijack the thread but where did you get your shifter?
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  5. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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    is from Touratech.


    (I hate it when a low side pushes a rigid lever through the clutch cover or breaks the output shaft :eek1 )
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  6. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    thanks!! have to get 1 of them.
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  7. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    Any Peg made to fit the 12GS will fit, which should make shopping easier.
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  8. mac37

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    Thanks for the info!
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  9. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Just fitted Pivot Pegz to my F800GS, I noticed two (admittedly minor) issues:

    1. On the LHS one, the spring used to force the peg back down goes up against the bolt used to secure the whole footrest assembly. Not a major problem, but it means you'd need to remove the peg before getting the assembly off (which I don't think you'd need to do otherwise).

    2. The shape of the RHS peg means that it doesn't fold up as far as I'd like it to in a crash. Not a problem in day to day use, but I suspect it means more force being transferred to the place where the peg mounts and may damage it in a crash where it would otherwise be okay.

    I think you could probably fix '1' by cutting a little bit off the end of the spring so it didn't go so far. I also am 90% sure you could fix '2' by taking a grinder to the bit that fouls it, with no ill effects (other than the peg looking less pretty when off the bike).

    Fix 1 - I'm a bit paranoid about doing in case it no longer reaches the necessary place to exert downward pressure and it doesn't look like the sort of spring you could easily replace. I'll try and speak to Pivot Pegz about this and see if replacements are available in their "maintenance packages" if it all goes wrong.

    Fix 2 - I can't do today as I am in a rush and would need to go across town to use a bench grinder.

    Also, I don't want to 'modify' the pegs till I'm sure I want them. I've got a 400 mile trip shortly, so will test them on that and once I'm sure I'll keep them, will consider doing either/both fixes and posting before/after pics.
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  10. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Have now done both fix 1 and 2. I took some (very bad) camera phone pics, if they would be of any use to anyone. PM me if interested in photos or more detail.

    1. Reading the small print revealed that spare springs were available, so safe in the knowledge I'd not be £100 out of pocket if I got it wrong, I cut the LHS spring down to size and covered the end in black electrical tape to make it look tidier and be less likely to scratch the peg mount. Worked a treat, peg folds up and back down fine.

    2. Looking closer at the angle required, I decided a desk grinder would be overkill (and likely too inaccurate for the fairly precise small area to be filed). I took a few MM off with hand tools of the bit that was snagging and smoothed it out. I could probably have done another couple of mm and gained a few more degrees of fold-up clearance, without sacrificing any perceptible amount of strength, but looking at the angles, I'd gotten over the worst of the problem and it was enough of an improvement that I was happy to leave it as it was.

    Incidentally, I cut the RHS spring down too. No real need, just looks neater and no chance of anything snagging on it anymore.

    Just hoping they are comfy as I don't think they could be returned now! ;)
    A quick sit on the bike in the garage suggests they are. I'll give them a proper test tomorrow and report back.
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  11. whitham_wannabe

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    I've put a thousand miles or so on my Pivot Pegs, and so far they seem pretty good, very grippy and comfortable. I do need a longer shift lever now, though, maybe the TT one above will fit the bill.
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  12. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    I have a set of prototype extenders for the 800 from inmate CJracer. He's been making them for the KTM's for quite a while. They are bitchin'. (I need to do a complete writeup)


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  13. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Where and when can I get me some of those! I've seen them on an inmate's KTM he was trying to sell and when I googled SJracer I got nowhere - didn't realize it was an inmate. Excellent idea - any downsides?

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  14. CrazyMike

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    How's the lean angle? I'm already scraping the stock pegs in hard cornering.
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    Easier to steer the beastie in the nasty crap, but you'd have to pull them for the tight tarmac sweepers, no doubt... I wouldn't mind some more info on them as well please!
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  16. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Out of interest, did you have the problems I mentioned above?

    Have put 500 miles on mine. My verdict so far is that they are only slightly better than stock for road riding (grippier, no perceptible loss of comfort from lack of rubber), but much better when stood on the pegs. I've only modest fire road type tracks on them so far, rather than 'proper' off roading but standing up (and particularly gear changes stood up) is a lot more comfortable with them than stock pegs.

    For info, the fold up TT lever works well with quite them (could do with being a smidgin' longer mind), but you have to get the angle it is set to pretty spot on- it feels really odd if even slightly too low/high. I found that it will need altering from the angle you had it mounted at with stock pegs on and that's with medium thickness road boots, rather than clumpy enduro boots. IIRC, there's an extendable fold up Wunderlich gear change lever that looks like it'd work well with them.

    EDIT: Just saw in the catalogue that there's also an extendable fold up TT lever available.

    Overall: Not enough of an improvement to bother if you just do road riding, but even if you just ride on dirt/gravel sometimes, they're worth getting.
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  17. Indy Unlimited

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    That is why BMW F800GS riders should check out Fastway! Awesome footpegs! Way more comfortable. Large base support for standing. Moves pegs down and rearward in low boy position for a more comfortable knee bend.
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  18. ]I)Money

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    They are very comfortable, but be aware, the left peg hits the sidestand spring post when the bike goes down on that peg (broke mine).:deal
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  19. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I use the Roc Stompa billet pegs. Really nice. Bought them from Adventurers Workshop. Excellent vendor too btw.
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  20. Indy Unlimited

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    I ground my peg away on that side to avoid that potential contact.:wink:

    Roc Stompa are a similar design to the Fastway. They should both be a great improvment over stock.
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