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Lowering Blocks Questions

I just installed the Motowerks footpeg lowering blocks last night (haven't had a chance to actually test ride yet) and I notice a few things;
First of all, the left peg rotates in it's mount a few degrees and I cannot remember if this was the case before I installed the blocks. Is this normal? The right peg does not move at all.
Secondly, the gearshift lever seems a bit "wobbley" after adjusting it downward to match the new position of the peg. How much play should there be?
Thirdly, I now understand that I should lower the suspension, to maintain the proper geometry of the bike. Just the front, or both? How much?
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I just installed the Motowerks footpeg lowering blocks last night (haven't had a chance to actually test ride yet) and I notice a few things;
First of all, the left peg rotates in it's mount a few degrees and I cannot remember if this was the case before I installed the blocks. Is this normal? The right peg does not move at all.
Secondly, the gearshift lever seems a bit "wobbley" after adjusting it downward to match the new position of the peg. How much play should there be?
Thirdly, I now understand that I should lower the suspension, to maintain the proper geometry of the bike. Just the front, or both? How much?
Not normal, has to be verified

Putting the block has no effect on the shifter wobbling around, has to be verified

Don't get the relation between the footpeg block and lowering the suspension ... There is no link between those two things


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I don't think it's right. Did you check the bolt that holds the peg on? You can see it here (#92150A) you need to pull the plate and check it. I bet it's loose. And when you pull it might as well grease the pivot for the shifter as well.


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It looks like I need to start by removing the tie rod for the shift lever and then remove the plate? Then I can access the bolt that holds the peg mount in place? If it won't tighten any further, should I try adding a washer or two?
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I can't remember if I had to pull the link or not, There are Himi Joints on both ends and you just need a little play.

It it won't tight up there's something wrong and I'd get the dealer to look at it

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I found that the part that the peg attaches to had worn where it slides into the plate and there was some "play" in it. I'll take the parts to the dealer in the morning and see if I need to replace just the mount or the plate as well.
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Update; I went to the dealer and, after consulting with the mechanic and showing him the parts, ordered the part (bracket). Went home and decided that I may as well put everything back together- that way no parts would get mislaid and she might even be somewhat rideable while I waited for the part to come in.
Imagine my surprize when I found that one I tightened up the bolt, the play in the peg mount disappeared! Everything nice and tight. Went for a ride and couldn't believe the difference. I am much more comfortable and relaxed, and feel like the bike balances better with my feet just a little over an inch lower. I am one happy camper!
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Readjust the rear brake and gear lever to your requirement. Best to suit with your riding boots on. No connection between geometry with the lowering blocks.

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