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post #1 of 23 Old 07-31-2014, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Lowered peg woes, or I'm just a moron

So embarrassingly enough I just dropped my vee for the second time today, it fell away from me while putting it on the center stand... and for the second time I broke the peg mount bracket.

Obviously the root cause is me dropping the it, however it seems that it keeps breaking in the same place because the lowering links aren't allowing the peg to fold up properly(as designed).

I will be removing the links so it doesn't break again ($100 with shipping) since me not ever dropping it again is wishful thinking.

Curious if anyone else has had this part break with or without lowering links.

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I have broken lots of stuff and from the pictures it seems like a material quality issue. You might try a different manufacture.

The pegs should not break when the bike falls over.
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The peg should fold up whether is stock position or lowered.

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Hard to pinpoint that failure on anything since you dropped the bike from an upright position to the ground, WHAM. Not like an entire frame fractured, just a bracket. I've dropped bikes from an upright position on pavement and the carnage list was wayyyyyy lengthier and expensive, four digits just for parts.

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The OEM's are cast and would be more prone to break than a machined billet piece. I know Richland Rick makes machined lowered ones, not sure if he makes stock height ones? Do a little search to find his website here. IIRC he is a paying sponsor here or on VSRI site.
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Do you have engine guards or frame sliders? Not sure where the contact points would be.

I'm wondering what caused it to fall putting it on the stand...apparently the stand wasn't fully down and locked? Maybe the pivot point for the stand just needs cleaning and lubrication? If it was going into soft ground, try a bolt-on kickstand foot like the one from Adventure Tech. That will also keep it slightly more vertical. Or you could just put a small piece of thin plywood under it.

A couple of times I nearly lost mine when I would move it slightly forward while the stand was down and then lean it back over, not realizing I had dragged the stand and it moved back slightly. I just try to remember to check it every time now - give it a little kick forward with my foot.

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Yes , we broke one on a stock set up. Had large bags and crash bars and still got the peg mount. If the lowering kit works for you , leave it. Based on my experience , it's neither here nor there.

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Yes , we broke one on a stock set up. Had large bags and crash bars and still got the peg mount. If the lowering kit works for you , leave it. Based on my experience , it's neither here nor there.
Same here I had all my luggage on and crash bars up front. Thankfully I didn't break the pannier.

Add far what made me drop it, I was backed too close to the curb so it wasn't fully on the center stand, I stood next to it rather than sitting on it when I rocked it forward and was on uneven pavement....this is where the moron factor comes in, it wasn't a mechanical malfunction with the stand I just dropped it...

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