I finally got the pegs going...and I think it's going to work...
I ordered $65 pegs from Ebay which are shameless knock offs of the Kuryakyn counter part. (Hey, I'm retired and on a budget!
I remember reading somewhere that someone thought the company sent them two "right" side items
. I thought I'd got the same treatment, but studying them, I note that the tab with a hole in it on the foot rest (connects actual foot rest to arm) can be rotated 180 deg. so that one foot rest can be "right" and one can be "left". I did heed warnings about over tightening since these are not the real deal and the lesser metals won't take the same forces.
On top of everything else, the clamps for these are not 7/8 like the TRex crash bars need. They are 1.25"! First problem to solve was how to make a shim that would allow me to tighten them down to hold them in place.
These shims are cut from a piece of aluminum flat bar. I used four per side. They seem to work well, but long term testing will tell. I used "blue tape
" to tape the shims to the hinge to put it on, and then tightened it into place. Pulled the tape off when it was safe to. You can see the remnant
Here's a photo of the shims
I sawed off from the flat bar
. I made them in varying lengths
so that I could mix and match. One combination of four longer shims wouldn't let the clamp close enough to engagethe bolt...solution? substiture shorter shims until the fit is right.
This was a scrap piece. If you do this , vary the lengths
so that you can fine tune the shim fit.
I did the right side first then tried to duplicate on the left. As right and left crash bars are not mirrors of eachother, the left side had to go higher on the actual crash bar than on the right, but I measured from the bottom of each foot rest to the floor. Both are 17 inches. (when FJR is on the centerstand)
I know from fitting pegs before the each peg should be canted
back about 15 deg because your feet are when you stick them out to the sides. It's hard to explain, but you should get the pegs canted at the same angle as your boot heel
is. 'nuff said.
There are very small adjustment screws
that regulate how far the foot rests go DOWN
toward the ground when you open them for use. I'm sure these are copied from Kuryakyn, but they wok well... Mine are turned a little "upward" beyond level so my feet don't slide off as easily.
Here's a visual of what the right side looks like. I could move them so my feet are lower, maybe, but right now I'm pleased they "work" at all.
Time for a test ride!