Weld on foot peg extensions?

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  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I need longer pegs, and I want to weld on the existing 990 pegs. I'm not impressed with the stuff I'm seeing out there. I certainly don't want to hassle with the drill & bolt on variety. Anyone have a recommendation?
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  2. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I bought the bolt on extensions from Craig at CJ Designs.

    I bought these over a longer replacement peg because the extensions are designed to shear away the 3 bolts that fasten them to the stock pegs.

    This then protects the frame mount from being broken off due to excessive leverage a longer peg would exert during a tipover or crash. Welding extensions on would put you in the same situation of using pegs from Fastway or another mfg.
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    weld -on options can be found here.
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  4. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Thanks CJ. No doubt good stuff, but I'm trying to rein in my 990 budget.

    For $30, I'm inclined to go with these, but would have to add some minimal ribbing to keep them from collapsing on the first drop. \

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    They appear to be designed to make foot pegs wider and longer, I would get the 1 1/2" width (stock pegs are 1 7/8" width) and cut them shorter to weld onto the end of my pegs. I'm thinking a large steel washer would give adequate trussing.
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  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Perfect. I understand. Post some info on those. :ear

    Would save me lots of time on the CNC.
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  6. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    All ktm footpegs from about 2000 on up are the same. Buy a set from the interweb. Cut your stock pegs in half with a hack saw (easier than you would think) and have them welded together.
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  7. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    I bought a pair like that here. Two stock pegs, one cut in half and welded together. Ugly as hell but I love 'em. Sure that they could be made prettier than mine. I don't mind because my bike and I have KTM hearts and KLR souls.
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  8. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Speaking of ugly as hell but functional. . . . I did these last year for my LC4 (1999, and to upgrade the footpegs I would have had to buy a new footpeg bracket as well as new pegs):
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-pUgOOY-9OiC2sSXtIdrNX9-PMS6mbsJMrBOET0O2pc?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HEQr1YnPYyk/TvZA3E2n9sI/AAAAAAAAEWY/243_BSumUYQ/s640/DSCF5620.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>

    They work fine, I just took a 1" x 1/8" mild steel strap, drilled a bunch of holes down the center, and then cut it into 2 strips through the holes, welded it on with plenty of bracing.

    Does anyone know if the stock pegs are hardened/tempered or if they're just mild steel? I had someone tell me that he had done this before (on different bikes), and he would wear the teeth flat pretty quick using mild steel. This bike is more a travel bike than a dirt bike, so it hasn't been a problem. But it might be worth it to get some 1095 steel and harden/temper the whole thing after welding if you want to do a good job of it.
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  9. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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  10. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I've put out a call for used foot pegs. Being an engineer, I am an inherent tight wad. :evil

    Barring any used pegs showing up, I will go with the $30 options, and put in some extra support for the loop off the end. I liked the option of drilling a strip of mild steel & cutting it down the middle, but the pre-made $30 option wins out, especially since I abhor all that drilling and cutting without the proper tools.

    No offense, but the concept of bolts shearing sounds like so much marketing hoo-haw. An extra 1.5 inches on a folding/bendable foot peg will make a difference, but I have a hard time envisioning the "perfect crash" where a welded peg is going to be measurably different from a bolted on extension.
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  11. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Works Connection.
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  12. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I had it happen on the rocks of Saxton Mtn........
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  13. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    okay. What kind of foot pegs did you have on when you broke the frame?
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  14. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Pivot Pegs on the KLR650 that I sold.

    I was following Geek up a section of loose rock & he stopped, I put my feet down nothing there, and over it went. Ripped the peg mount right off the frame.

    Now this was on a KLR650 with normal length Pivot Pegs. Those pegs didn't fold all the way up & the big pig just ripped them off (didn't hurt the pegs at all though).

    So I rode it up to the top without a peg & then borrowed some vise grips and used that as a peg to get down the mountain & west to Silverthorne (where I got the peg mount welded back on to the frame).

    So when I saw CJ's extensions and read about the shearing of the hardware in case of a drop/crash, I thought that it would be worth a try. I have dropped it on each side in sand & dirt with no ill effects, and I figure that I'll drop the 990 in the rocks sooner or later.....

    I really like them - YMMV
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  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, KLRs are pretty weak mild steel frames. From our data point of one, I will conclude that pivot pegs on KLRs following Geek in the rocks are a weak point. :evil

    That point would be irrelevant for me. I don't plan to ever drop my 990 in the rocks. I also plan to live forever.

    So far, so good. :freaky
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  16. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Classic example of an Engineer's view of things vs a Pilot's!

    The Engineer relies upon data points and the Pilot relies on real world experiences to develop their procedures....
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  18. Dalotel

    Dalotel Been here awhile

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    Hello, this sounds very interesting, i have problem regarding the foot pegs. i've recently bought a CRF250L and I've just heard that they suffer from damaged frames during a fall even from a stand still position. the damage is exactly on the foot peg's mount's which are directly welded to the frame.

    now i was wondering if this was caused be the foot pegs itself, since they don't fold all the way up, they just transfer the shock of fall through the frame hence making a nasty dent. they fold about 45 deg. i prefer to change fairings instead to having a damaged frame so i was wondering if by modify the pegs and let them fold all the way up might prevent this in case of a fall.

    i uploaded a photo showing the type of damage, and there is visible the stop that is build in the foot peg to let her stop folding at certain angle, i was thinking to cut that piece so to let the foot peg fold all the way up

    any thoughts?

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  19. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    Sell the CRF250 and buy a KTM? :freaky:wink:
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  20. Dalotel

    Dalotel Been here awhile

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    no thank you i'm not such a hardcore enduro or trial rider, the crf suits me well:lol3
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