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Hwy Pegs...cheap?

I need a set of Highway pegs to bolt to my SWM crash bars. I thought I had a cheap solution but it didn't work out. Basically I had a set of ATV passenger foot rests that I had bought a long time ago but never installed for my ATV...I have since sold the ATV everything was going to work out great until I went to bolt on the left footrest. Apparently the SWM bars are different left to right. The left upright support is shorter than the right. The clamp didn't have enough clearance to to fit on the bar without hitting the bottom horizontal bar.

SO back to square one...I searched the forum on this subject Haven't found simple cheap solution. TT wants $150 for a set....thats just ridicules in my book for some simple pegs. I have the factory pegs kicking around...thought maybe I could use those somehow....anybody fab up some homemade mounts??

The KLR owner in me is coming out....looking to go cheap....milkcrate cheap

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I bought some for a Harley. I think I spent 80 bucks. I even think if you search through my posts there is a link.

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Cheap. . . have you looked at JCWhitney? Typing in "footpeg" on their motorcycle page produces lots of affordable options like http://www.jcwhitney.com/engine-guar...?filterid=u0j3 or http://www.jcwhitney.com/rubber-inla...?filterid=u0j3

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Thanks but I refuse to buy from JC Whitney anymore....They don't follow there own sales policy and out right lied to me over the phone then when I read there own policy back to them they came up with a new excuse not follow it....I won't go into the details but they are crooks....

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I think I may have found some that will work for $18 + shipping....

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Consider using rubber harley sportster pegs, they work great, not flashy and most HD bike shops will have piles of them from where they make changes to flashy chrome junk, swap meets are a good source.. i usually pay no more the $5 for a pair.
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I bought a set of highway pegs from my local Kaw/Yam dealer for about $20.00 they bolted to the vert. bar. I just came back from a 3000 mile trip and was very glad that I had them.
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Doesn't get cheaper 1 aluminum bar, and a couple of Hose clamps.
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Doesn't get cheaper 1 aluminum bar, and a couple of Hose clamps.
that is cheap and clever....you should own a KLR....

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Doesn't get cheaper 1 aluminum bar, and a couple of Hose clamps.
Really clever!
Did the bar come pre-curved, or did you have to shape it?

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I think I may have found some that will work for $18 + shipping....

What were the ones you found?



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these are what I got....the are cheaply made but they work. I mounted them to my SW Motech crash bars but I needed to add some rubber because the clamps were a larger diameter than the bars. They do the job....

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/13/121/4256/ITEM/BikeMaster-Engine-Guard-Footpegs.aspx

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Yep I saw those, did you happen to paint them?



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Doesn't get cheaper 1 aluminum bar, and a couple of Hose clamps.
DANGER! DANGER!

I thought this was a great cheap solution to highway pegs as I was unable to find any proper pegs here in Thailand so I did the same with my V.

I went over a fairly deep hole today (luckily at a fairly slow speed) and the back end of the front fender caught the bar and got stuck there. Immediately there is no steering control as the wheel is locked into position. Wish I had the presence of mind to take a picture but my immediate concern was to fix the problem so that I could get home.

I didn't think that would be possible as there is so much clearance between the end of the fender and the bar but there you go. I guess what happened must have been that as the front wheel went into the hole and hit the outer lip, it must have compressed the springs and at the same time, pushed the wheel inwards towards the radiator.

Luckily, I had a slot end screwdriver on my swiss penknife (did you know that the toolkit only has philips ends?) and managed to open up the hose clamps to release the bar.
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DANGER! DANGER!

I thought this was a great cheap solution to highway pegs as I was unable to find any proper pegs here in Thailand so I did the same with my V.

I went over a fairly deep hole today (luckily at a fairly slow speed) and the back end of the front fender caught the bar and got stuck there. Immediately there is no steering control as the wheel is locked into position. Wish I had the presence of mind to take a picture but my immediate concern was to fix the problem so that I could get home.

I didn't think that would be possible as there is so much clearance between the end of the fender and the bar but there you go. I guess what happened must have been that as the front wheel went into the hole and hit the outer lip, it must have compressed the springs and at the same time, pushed the wheel inwards towards the radiator.

Luckily, I had a slot end screwdriver on my swiss penknife (did you know that the toolkit only has philips ends?) and managed to open up the hose clamps to release the bar.
Wow, I was just looking at that picture, wondering why the guards didn't come with a bar in front of the radiator (for added strength) in the first place. I guess now I know. Glad you weren't injured.
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pegs

well,they wouldn't be cheap considering how much time I had in making them,but there's not another set out there like them!!!!
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Hey YYChow, So sorry to hear about your incident I can see at full compression now how that could happen. Ive done a quick fix now to mine so that wont happen.
I've cut the middle section out and added an extra hose clamp to each of the foot pegs they are cut at 205mm long.
Photobucket is having a brainfart atm so ill upload a shot as soon as its available.



With the extra clamp they are still as strong as before I just need to add the black plug on the cut ends.

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Hey YYChow, So sorry to hear about your incident I can see at full compression now how that could happen. Ive done a quick fix now to mine so that wont happen.
I've cut the middle section out and added an extra hose clamp to each of the foot pegs they are cut at 205mm long.
Photobucket is having a brainfart atm so ill upload a shot as soon as its available.


With the extra clamp they are still as strong as before I just need to add the black plug on the cut ends.
Someone somewhere must have been looking out for me for this to happen at the end of a long journey (over 500 kms) when I was already tired and riding slowly, close to home.

I shudder to think what would have happened if this incident happened while riding at normal speed limits on a busy road or if I was riding 2 up etc.

Post your pic when you can. I'll debate with myself then whether or not to fix it again
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There you go YY, the one thing about debating yourself, is you always win no matter what you decide.
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There you go YY, the one thing about debating yourself, is you always win no matter what you decide.
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