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post #61 of 76 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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It could be due to over-tightening the peg, but most likely it is due to the fact that the peg was manufactured using aluminum forging process. Whereas forged aluminum is harder, it is more brittle and less giving. On rare occasion, forging can result in creating a hairline fracture that weakens the aluminum structure over time and results in a crack and breaking. So far, I’ve seen it happen only once myself, and it was in this photo. Nevertheless, too bad that it has happened, and hopefully this happened near a dealer location or a house.
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post #62 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 04:00 PM
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Greetings, I installed your lowering blocks on my 2008 Versys and loved them. Will they also work on a 250 Ninja or a 500 Ninja? Thanks, Angus.
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I just bought a set of speedy's lowering blocks and their brake position adjuster. Any info on installing the brake position adjuster would be helpful.
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Here is the link to the instructions for the adjustable brake lever nut
https://www.motowerk.com/uploads/Kaw...structions.pdf

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Greetings, I installed your lowering blocks on my 2008 Versys and loved them. Will they also work on a 250 Ninja or a 500 Ninja? Thanks, Angus.
They will not fit Ninja 250.
Not sure if the ones for Ninja 650 would fit the Ninja 500... You may want to check with your dealer if the foot pegs are the same for Ninja 650 and 500. They vary between models and model years.

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post #66 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 03:39 PM
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I just installed my lowering blocks, super easy install! Except I had to partially take off one H&B crash guard, which was a little frustrating.

They're awesome! SO WORTH IT
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I just installed my lowering blocks, super easy install! Except I had to partially take off one H&B crash guard, which was a little frustrating.

They're awesome! SO WORTH IT
Why would you have to partially remove one side of H&B crash guard? I certainly didn't.
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Why would you have to partially remove one side of H&B crash guard? I certainly didn't.
To get to the rear brake lever, so I could lower it.


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I just had 3 sets shipped to Germany for me and two mates. We all love them! Thanks for this excellent product! ^^

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post #70 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 10:10 AM
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Just a word of warning if you have a SW Mototech centerstand for a 2015 Versys, (which Twisted Throttle no longer lists on their web site--(SW-MOTECH Centerstand for Kawasaki Versys 650 LT & ABS '15-'16 (Discontinued)) the right side footpeg lowering block will not clear the centerstand spring mount.



Really wanted these to work and am looking at modifying the spring mount to clear the peg bracket. If not, I will be listing them for sale, since I had contacted Motowerk and was told there is no returns.
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post #71 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 07:16 PM
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I have the same problem,I really loved the lowered pegs until I put the centerstand on. Really sucks not having them on now
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post #72 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 08:18 AM
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I installed a pair the other day........pretty simple. Had to adjust the shift lever down just a tad but the brake pedal was fine. Seems to be a bit more comfortable but I'll need to take a longer ride than just around the block to find out.
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Make sure you adjust the brake light switch as well. I rode around at least a week with my brake light on all the time. Less than safe, I'd say.
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Make sure you adjust the brake light switch as well. I rode around at least a week with my brake light on all the time. Less than safe, I'd say.
I saw that in the instructions and couldn't figure out why that was necessary. If you don't touch the brake pedal the light won't come on......the position of the peg doesn't effect that. Now I guess since your foot is lower you could accidentally push the brake pedal down some without knowing it.
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If you adjust the brake lever down to suit the position of the new pegs, it will enguage the brake switch. If you like to higher position of the brake lever, no problem. But, it doesn't take much adjustment of the lever to enguage the switch.

I never ride with my foot over the lever, my toes always point out to the side and I rotate my foot in to use the rear brake.
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If you adjust the brake lever down to suit the position of the new pegs, it will enguage the brake switch. If you like to higher position of the brake lever, no problem. But, it doesn't take much adjustment of the lever to enguage the switch.

I never ride with my foot over the lever, my toes always point out to the side and I rotate my foot in to use the rear brake.
I see.........I didn't adjust the brake lever as I thought it was fine right where it was at. I also ride with my toes out and down.
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