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post #1 of 21 Old 05-21-2016, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-21-2016, 04:26 PM
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First one, then the other.

I've bent both by tip-overs with the left bracket actually breaking off. I ended up resting my heel on the shifter pivot for 150 highway miles.

I now carry spare left and right brackets on any extended trip.
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post #3 of 21 Old 05-21-2016, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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First one, then the other.

I've bent both by tip-overs with the left bracket actually breaking off. I ended up resting my heel on the shifter pivot for 150 highway miles.

I now carry spare left and right brackets on any extended trip.
Do you have peg extenders? I am wondering if that is why this happens?

Maybe the peg extenders need to be larger to add more support behind? or maybe that would not help. Thicker maybe.
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I see a convenient lack of comment from Rick, the inventor of these brackets. Have you seen this issue Rick?

I would consider this to be a serious issue if it leaves riders stranded someplace. Perhaps a redesign is in order?
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post #5 of 21 Old 05-25-2016, 10:42 AM
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I'm not familiar with the extenders, but my right side stock peg bracket is a bit bent as well. The right stock peg always felt bent, but I knew it was chewed up a bit, so I thought it might have been uneven wear on the rubber. I just swapped out for wider all metal foot pegs, and the right is definitely bent down.

I'm probably going to find some cheap replacement brackets on ebay and keep then in my garage and eventually swap them out.

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Apparently not good information

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did you send him a PM or just assume he reads every single post lol.
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Ditto that. Something more specific other than "Bent bracket" would help.
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post #9 of 21 Old 05-25-2016, 02:54 PM
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Another troll post by Bugmagnent. Mods, please do something about this guy.

No, he did not contact me. No PM, No email. No contact of any kind.

My part was not the part that failed. My plates provide the same support coverage as the frame.

In our history of making these exactly two plates have needed replacement. Both a result of serious crashes. Even though the damage was crash related I replaced both riders plates for free.

This is a troll post/thread pure and simple. One of many in a string of misleading threads and posts by this guy.

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post #10 of 21 Old 05-25-2016, 04:08 PM
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That post does not cross line into disciplinary territory. I know you guys don't have much appreciation for each other but simple disagreements are not normally a cause for discipline.

That being said, adding length to lever increases the force the lever produces. That's basic physics. Making the plate out of steel increases the risk of breaking the frame. The AdventureTech footpeg lowering kit, as designed and in my opinion, is the best solution for old knees available. I've seen almost no complaints about it. If you're not happy, contact Rick about his happiness guarantee. If the lowering bracket gets bent, taking it off and putting the stock unit back on the frame can be done. In any case, that is not what I'd call a stranding level of damage.

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