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"Toothed" footpegs for the Versys

I'm replacing my '04 KLR with the Green Hornet, I bought in AZ and just imported to Canada, and I'm "de-farkling" the KLR to sell the farkles separately.

When I was removing my DR650 footpegs, I got thinking they'd probably fit the V's lowered MotoWerk footpeg mounts, so I got to work and tried them. You'll note that the stock 'pegs are held with 12mm bolts, while the DR650 ones have a 3/8" bolt-hole (?mm), which is close enough that I mounted them with the 3/8" ones. After a GOOD trial (so far - I LIKE 'em!), if they're staying, I'll use my drill-press and make the holes 12mm.
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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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A 15/32" (11.90625 mm) bit works perfect.
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What year DR650 are the pegs from? Thanks

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What year DR650 are the pegs from? Thanks
Can't say. I BELIEVE they're pretty much the same, all years. I bought them used from a KLR poster a few years ago. REALLY good mod for the KLR, and it appears - the Versys!

Invader - thanks for the info. I'm just waiting to see whether I need to use the bigger bolts before I mod them.

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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I know this is an older thread - but I was wondering if this mod would work on a versys without the MW lowering kit???

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I know this is an older thread - but I was wondering if this mod would work on a versys without the MW lowering kit???

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Of course it does... Stock or fitted toothed footpegs work with or without footpeg lowering blocks, and with or without lowering kit.

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Thanks invader. I meant the peg lowering block. The OP only mentioned using these with the MW product, and not having them, I didn't know if the lowering blocks provided needed clearance.

Looks like an easy, inexpensive mod. And easy enough to bore the mount holes to the proper diameter too.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-PW50-...f9968d&vxp=mtr

I used steel footpegs listed for Yamaha TW200, just like the ones listed for Suzuki RM 80.

I just had to drill them out to 15/32" (11.90625mm), file the sides thinner, and grind down the seating edge a bit. They are wider, but I installed them with a slight forward tilt for easier rear brake and gear shift lever actuation:

Folding shift lever, Offroad pegs...

Now on Speedy's footpeg lowering blocks, which fit perfectly with my offroad pegs.
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That's great info. Thanks Invader. You are always the man with the measurements.

I'm going to try these out and see how they feel. I'm height challenged, so fine with the stock peg mount height. But a little more bite will be welcomed.

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Footpeg pin fitting is better with less free-play when drilled to 15/32" (11.90625mm) instead of 12mm... Left footpeg/shift lever mount allows for some rotational adjustment. Right footpeg/rear brake master cylinder mount can be rotated a bit for some footpeg angle adjustment.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-Foot-P...d607ea&vxp=mtr

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I put on a pair that came from Ebay for $32.00au delivered. They needed drilling out but the tolerances were good enough to take them out to 12mm with absolutely no free play, a very tight fit.. same spring works and a really nice wide platform when standing. I couldn't help but take it for a spin round the paddock to test them out straight away, even in the dark.

Wouldn't have known except for this forum.. Thanks..
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Mine are on the way. Thanks for the tips guys, and the links Invader!

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Here's a link to what I did (and posted about) recently for my '08.

$40 worth of Ebay farkles...

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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You guys getting any (more) vibes through the pegs?
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Thanks for this discussion- I ended up getting a pair of the ebay pegs for about $20- At least worth experimenting with. I do enough gravel/dirt road riding that standing up is required/beneficial, and I've never felt secure on the stock pegs. I may try to figure out a way to add some removable rubber for damping... (insert condom joke here?)
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Thanks for this discussion- I ended up getting a pair of the ebay pegs for about $20- At least worth experimenting with. I do enough gravel/dirt road riding that standing up is required/beneficial, and I've never felt secure on the stock pegs. I may try to figure out a way to add some removable rubber for damping... (insert condom joke here?)
Let us know if you figure out a plan with the removable rubber (joke recognized, but still would be curious to see what you find out!)

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Let us know if you figure out a plan with the removable rubber (joke recognized, but still would be curious to see what you find out!)
I don't see the need for rubber, but IF I did, I'd buy a boot-sole, cut two pieces off it the appropriate shape and add them on top.

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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I don't see the need for rubber, but IF I did, I'd buy a boot-sole, cut two pieces off it the appropriate shape and add them on top.
That's a pretty good idea!
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