Rider footpegs


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Tamredfox
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Rider footpegs

Post by Tamredfox » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 pm



My poor bike has doubtless been dropped many times, leaving the rider peg mounts bent to uncomfortable angles. I’ve tried removing them and using the shop press but can’t seem to get it right.
What do you guys do?



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Re: Rider footpegs

Post by Good Hondog » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:54 pm

You've got to use an oxy/acetylene torch and heat the arms of the footpeg mounts until they are red so you can bend them back to the proper position. If you don't have the equipment at home you could try getting an autobody shop or a welding shop to do it for you. I've done it with my setup here in the garage, it's no big deal with the right tools.

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Re: Rider footpegs

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 am

Good Hondog wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:54 pm
You've got to use an oxy/acetylene torch and heat the arms of the footpeg mounts until they are red so you can bend them back to the proper position. If you don't have the equipment at home you could try getting an autobody shop or a welding shop to do it for you. I've done it with my setup here in the garage, it's no big deal with the right tools.
Make sure that you heat it evenly and slowly, and don't get it too hot. Overheating it (past around 1200 F) or heating it too quickly (meaning the surrounding metal won't get hot, which means it will cool too quickly) means you can end up with cooling fractures or brittleness in the steel. Which means the next time you drop the bike (or stand up on the pegs!) the mount will just crack and break off instead of bend.

Also...this will burn off any paint, which leaves exposed steel that will rust quickly. Always reapply a good paint after heating any metal like this.

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Re: Rider footpegs

Post by Tamredfox » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:13 pm

Got it! I think I know some one up here with a gas torch.
Thankyou very much
Tammy



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