Stegz Pegs....Who's got em?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by icebergstu, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    529
    Location:
    South Australia
    I rode a bike a few weeks ago that had some pretty interesting modifications and I have to admit, for us big bore stand up powersliding, arm pumping legends, these things make life SO much easier!!! :deal

    They are called STEGZ PEGS.

    [​IMG]

    They bolt onto your frame in the perfect position and you can actually lean against them with your boot, taking a good 75% of weight off your arms when your standing. :clap

    Not only is this good for arm endurance but you can lock your legs onto your bike and it gives you mega control like never before. [​IMG]

    Point is though........They dont make em for my TE610E or any for that matter. :huh

    So I called them......spoke to the bloke that makes them.......all he needed was a bike to measure up. I live 2,500ks away and I was tempted to ride up there but for some reason being away from home for a couple of weeks to spend money on my bike didnt go down too well with the Mrs. :cry

    Thankfully I posted a note in the Aussie forum on ADV and within an hour or so I had a volunteer!! :freaky

    He gets a free set just for lending his bike to be measured up!! How cool is that!

    So if anyone is interested in a fantastic invention and wants to be able to ride further without the shoulder and arm tiredness then I highly recommend these things.

    Heres a plug for the website!

    http://www.stegpegz.com.au/


    Stu
    #1
  2. the_hulkamaniac

    the_hulkamaniac Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    83
    I know what you mean holding onto a freight train gets tiring after a while. This is another company that makes the "same" thing.

    http://www.legpegs.com/Home_Page.php

    I just have to try a pair or find someone with an xr650r to get a set fit. :evil
    #2
  3. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,267
    Location:
    knockin round the rim, AZ
    looks like an easy thing to make yourself. i think i'll try and see what happens.
    #3
  4. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    849
    Keep us posted. I have some 6061 3/16" plate alu if you need it for fab. The plates 12" square. I think this is a great idea. I am almost 60 and it is getting harder to hold on to the pig all day.

    Joe
    #4
  5. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    849
    Well, I spent most of the afternoon making a set for my XRR. I have to say that it really does give you lots of extra control. I feel like I can steer the bike better because I am not just holding on but actually directing the bike. This applies to when I am climbing. Instead of gravity pulling my upper body back away from the front end I can stay forward and drive the ship. I will get some pictures later after I fine tune the install.

    Joe
    #5
  6. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Trails
    Can we get some pics Ironwood ?
    #6
  7. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    849
    Here are the Pics.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    I am arc slotted one of the holes for some adjustably. I rode several test loops today and adjusted each time. They are feeling pretty good. If there is enough interest I will run a batch. They are very stout. Made from 3/16" 6061 Reynolds aluminum. The left side was the hard one. I had to drill 2 8mm tapped holes for the mount. I will probably add one more bolt to that side. The right side uses 2 existing mounts. I used a longer bolt in each.

    Joe
    #7
  8. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,267
    Location:
    knockin round the rim, AZ
    thats awesome joe,,, your faster than me since i was riding this arvo instead of fabricating, but i will make a pair here in the near future.
    #8
  9. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    910
    Location:
    Arkansas Ozarks
    IW,

    I'd be interested in trying a set of these. How many do you have to fab to make it worth your while?
    #9
  10. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Trails
    I would like to try some too but there is no way in hell I would pay 120 bucks for 2 pieces of metal with rubber stoppers attached to them.

    :deal
    #10
  11. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    529
    Location:
    South Australia
    Their patented so making and distributing copies then posting them on an international forum (that doesnt have a delete thread button) with pictures and organizing the sale might not be a great idea. In fact it might be one of the stupidest things I have seen on a forum of any type for some time. :rofl
    Thats just my 2c worth anyway.

    Id rather pay the cash and support a wicked invention and inventors. :freaky

    Stu
    #11
  12. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Trails
    +1 vote on the dumbest post of the year award.

    :thumb

    Ok where to start. First off ironwoods look nothing like the ones from Stegz. Also I dont see anywhere on Stegz site that says they are patented. Their name is copyright but thats it.

    Now lets just say the world lived by your post. We would have 1 maker of cars , bikes , toasters , milk crates , etc's

    Everybody copies everyone to some degree in the manufacturing business one way or another. Its how the world works.

    Tell Osama I said "Hi" and crawl outta your cave man !
    #12
  13. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    529
    Location:
    South Australia
    Osama says "Hi and thanks for the bottle of wild turkey you sent him in return for the bomb info he sent you!" :huh

    Anyway.....:bore

    I see your point but how can we throw our support to a great idea by saying "Bugger paying for it, Im gunna make my own"?

    These blokes have obviously put their guts on the line to whip up a kila product that makes riding easier for us all and want to make a crust out of it. My crazy notion is to put my cash up and say "Cheers for your effort! I'll take em."

    Maybe thats just how things work in Australia or its just my deluded take on things. Could be why Australia didnt have a recession and is sitting on top of economic growth on a world scale.

    Enjoy your knock offs!:thumb

    Stu
    #13
  14. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Trails
    lol. Everyone knows Osama drinks fermented pig urine man. No wild turkey for him.

    If you could print your own money instead of working for it would you ?
    #14
  15. bump

    bump COLOR ME GONE

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    713
    The stupid thing might be drilling into this frame on an XR650R. Anyone make the leg pegs work?
    #15
  16. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    849
    Zero issues after 3500 hard miles this summer. I love them and would not like to go back to not having them. They also make you very conscious of where your feet are on the pegs at all times. They definitely help with arm pump but at the expense or more leg fatigue but it all comes down to conditioning.

    That inane remark about the pegs patent rights is way offbase. They don't even make them for XR650R's. But if he wants to wait for them to get around to making them for a bike that has been out of production for 3 or 4 years than he can go stick his thumb up his ass and wait. That isn't the way I do things though.

    As to drilling frames for attachment, non technical types should avoid using power tools. When I did mine I found the casting to be quite thick and able to sustain good threads.

    Joe
    #16
  17. bump

    bump COLOR ME GONE

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    713
    Spoke with an XR650R expert, and a couple others in the biz-Confirmed the unsound nature of drilling into these frames. Should not be done.

    #17
  18. bump

    bump COLOR ME GONE

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    713
    Seems to me the best version of this idea is LegPegs by far. They are considering making a set for the big XR but the tooling setup, development and testing is 5 figures.

    IMHO, one look at the various products in this category and the LegPegs are the only one that appear to be properly designed and manufactured. So many big guys buy and ride the XR for ergos that the XRR would be the perfect application for this.

    If there's enough interest perhaps they might do it. http://www.legpegs.com/
    #18
  19. walkergreenlabel

    walkergreenlabel Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    198
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    any update on them? anyone fine some for the XRR?
    #19