Lower Cost Light Footpeg Alternative

Discussion in 'Trials' started by motobene, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    With spacers of course!

    Your "feeling" has led you astray about the latest revision of GasGas foot peg clevises.
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  2. Sting32

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    Yeah, Biggest problem is; loading the metal (tightening bolts) that squeeze the brackets, is adding stresses which can crack the weld or material, which means the load to sheer (or is it shear) the bracket off the bike, is reduced...

    Sorry that was my best "engineer speak" I am not that good at it. hehehee

    With our lightweight bikes and frames, I have seen Peg mount brackets break off, so have MFG's so I believe that is why the pin and cotter pin was better idea than bolt with nut. My best and favorite pegs came with that setup, to replace original pegs and the bolts, I love them.
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  3. Twin-shocker

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    I would guess the main reason problems with cracks and breakages are relatively common on modern bikes, has more to do with the use of cheap materials, than anything related to the type of peg mounts fitted.
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  4. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    cheap materials huh?

    so they make everything as minimalistic and lightweigh with better materials then they ever had, as they can...

    It is ridiculous talk, even in the 70's people lost races and trials, trying to save weight, quit acting like "that era" is free of defects and dum-bass engineering and cheap companies. 12 pound mufflers hanging with less metal than I hold my beer with on the lawnmower, and you know damn well steel pegs bent and broke off frames in your "heyday" to...
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  5. Twin-shocker

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    The market for trials bikes worldwide is tiny, so unless build costs are kept as low as possible a manufacturer is likely to be out of business pretty quickly. One way of keeping build costs down is using less costly materials, and another sourcing the very lowest cost generic parts such as forks, brakes, carbs, suspension etc.
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  6. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    The Universal version of the RQ pegs (there are some versions specific to models, like the 4RT) does not need any special spacers. You simply leave out the sleeve that comes with the kit and don't use the 8mm bolts and nuts, and instead use the OEM pin and washer and cotter pin:

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    And from the total rebuild of my 2011 Raga...

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  7. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    Update. The silver anodized RQ pegs I go had a bit of added flash from forging on the frame clevis contact surface. I belt sanded a wee bit off. A 2-day event resulted in the peg angle being slightly on the sagging side. I will remove the pegs and machine them for a steel or titanium frame contact button to bring the angle back to just above level where I like it.

    The red Universal RQ pegs I got and sold to KrAzy did not have the flash line and should fit better. Perhaps it was a production difference, with the red ones being made later?

    The feel of these pegs is great. I like having more peg to stand on too as these are longer from pin to curved outside. They seem durable as the event was 2 muddy days and I whacked things more frequently than I'd like, including myself :huh
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  8. SherpaT

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    Thanks for the review motobene.

    I got a set for my air-cooled bike, and they bolted on without any modifications. The right peg is angled up slightly, but I'll ride it a little before filing the peg.

    I only rode it briefly, but the platform seems much more comfortable. Nice upgrade. :clap

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  9. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    That's cool. The universal version fit the old TR34! That's a nice TR34, BTW. Those old narrow pegs are such a pain.

    So far the two of us that bought these pegs are really liking them. Several events. No problems. Very comfortable with the nice side benefit of being likely the lightest available alternative.
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