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post #1 of 10 Old 04-01-2014, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone customized their OEM footpegs?

I'd like to take the rubber out of the equation and using the OEM pegs, weld additional metal to them for a beefier peg.

Anyone do it?

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I'd like to take the rubber out of the equation and using the OEM pegs, weld additional metal to them for a beefier peg.

Anyone do it?

Thanks,
Craig.
I'd be more inclined to go with the SW Motech pegs. This way you get the best of both. Rubber pads when you want it, and grippy metal teeth for off road. Plus you won't screw up the OEM pegs.





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KLR pegs off ebay for $20 fit fit.

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Although I haven't personally tried them, I've read that DR pegs work as well. $15 on Amazon. As easy as it is to change them, you can switch between pegs in a couple minutes.
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$158 bucks is pretty spendy.

I was just thinking about this, the stockers get pretty slippery when wet. I'm going to order a set of $15 DR footpegs with out the rubbers for a spare set.

BUT the rubber helps dampen vibration and or buzzyness.

I'd really like to get a GIVI skid plate or the OEM plastic guard. Road grime and dirt is really dinging up my motor.

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My bike came with the SW motech pegs. They are nice but if you get them, remember adjust your gear shifter and brake pedal. These pegs are lower than stock and as a result, the shifter and brake pedal end up being way too high. The brake pedal does not adjust low enough without cutting off the end of the adjustment bolt. I have to take care of mine one of these weekends.
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I have these and they are quite nice. Never any issues with vibration so I see no need for a rubber insert. Maybe a little pricey at $129.10

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Thank you for the suggestions. Ordered the KLR pegs. They look bomb proof.

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The stock pegs are cast metal, and not very strong. I broke one during a tip over in my flower bed (don't ask!). I bought the spendy SW Motech replacements. They are machined billet, the rubber insert is removable, and they are hell for stout. Something else will break before they will, that's for sure.
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Just installed these recently and went for one real ride since. Like the lower position and agree need to adjust the shifter/brake lever but with my stiff boots was having trouble getting under the shifter to begin with. They are pricey but hopefully will pay off in time.

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