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Angry SW Motech pegs sheared off!

While riding home last night from an amazing day of riding in the Blue Ridge mountains my right On/Off Road foot peg from SW Motech sheared straight off!

I was merging onto the freeway, put pressure on the right footpeg and BAM. My foot is bouncing off the ground! I thought "Man I have to take the rubber inserts out, my feet must have slipped off" Glanced down and there was no foot peg!



Luckily I was only 10 minutes from home and propped my leg up on the crash bars. What if this happened 300 miles away from home earlier in the day! Ugh. I understand that parts break. But I am an easy cruising rider, dont take the V off road and weigh 135lbs. There is NO reason that this should happen.

Emailed Twisted Throttle this morning, hopefully I'll hear back from them in a timely manner. I love Motech parts, my bike is clad in them. But this could be a deal breaker if customer service doesn't back up their parts failing.



Edit: forgot to mention they are mounted on speedy lowering blocks.

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You mean these for $148... Wow:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...versys-1000-12

My $22 Ebay steel offroad footpegs from China are pretty darn solid, even on Speedy's Motowerk's lowering blocks:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MX-Foot-Pegs...668c59&vxp=mtr
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While riding home last night from an amazing day of riding in the Blue Ridge mountains my right On/Off Road foot peg from SW Motech sheered straight off!

I was merging onto the freeway, put pressure on the right footpeg and BAM. My foot is bouncing off the ground! I thought "Man I have to take the rubber inserts out, my feet must have slipped off" Glanced down and there was no foot peg!



Luckily I was only 10 minutes from home and propped my leg up on the crash bars. What if this happened 300 miles away from home earlier in the day! Ugh. I understand that parts break. But I am an easy cruising rider, dont take the V off road and weigh 135lbs. There is NO reason that this should happen.

Emailed Twisted Throttle this morning, hopefully I'll hear back from them in a timely manner. I love Motech parts, my bike is clad in them. But this could be a deal breaker if customer service doesn't back up their parts failing.

Just to be clear, what are you left with

The V's flange still on the bike and only the tt bracket broke or shear off OR the V's flange rip off the bike ?

LOP
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Yes, those...
I'm still in a bit of shock that it sheared off!

If I can't get this resolved with Twisted Throttle, I'll be going eBay pegs as well.

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The TT foot peg is gone, it broke around the bolt... . The stock set up and speedy blocks are intact

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I use Suzuki DR650 'pegs (originals on the '09, Ebay replacements on the '08), and they work PDG!


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I stand up on my OEM pegs. I would think that they would be made to take standing up and hitting hard bumps. I'm thinking that would be a hard lawsuit to prove if you had gone down since the bike would be all wrecked and it would be difficult to prove the peg broke first. That really does suck.

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I stand up on my OEM pegs. I would think that they would be made to take standing up and hitting hard bumps. I'm thinking that would be a hard lawsuit to prove if you had gone down since the bike would be all wrecked and it would be difficult to prove the peg broke first. That really does suck.
I stand on mine quite often as well. I also have Speedys lowering blocks installed. I am not exactly a lightweight either. I push the scales around 280+ and have never had a problem. I was quite timid standing on them when I first started doing it, but have not noticed any flex.

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Just wondering who installed the pegs, since maybe the bolt was over tightened, which may have cracked the aluminum of the peg. I have exactly the same setup on my bike and I stand up all the time (220).
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Just wondering who installed the pegs, since maybe the bolt was over tightened, which may have cracked the aluminum of the peg. I have exactly the same setup on my bike and I stand up all the time (220).

You can't over-tighten the bolt as it is a simple circlip that holds it into place. I had my SW-Motech pegs on my Versys for over a year. Plenty of standing, umpteen jumps and landings etc and not a problem.

A pic from the OP would be helpful for all to see just where abouts the peg sheared off.

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The op has speedy's lowering blocks where the circlip and pin are used, motech supplies a fairly stout bolt and nylock nut, which is how the footpeg is attached to the block. That's what I'm thinking might have been over tightened. Like I said, exactly like my setup.
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The op has speedy's lowering blocks where the circlip and pin are used, motech supplies a fairly stout bolt and nylock nut, which is how the footpeg is attached to the block. That's what I'm thinking might have been over tightened. Like I said, exactly like my setup.

I can't see in my mind how this looks or works. You have height adjustable pegs on some sort of further lowering extension, right ?

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Ok, found this and check out post 51.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...owering+blocks

Now without seeing photos of the OP's problem, it would appear that it's not really SW-Motechs pegs that are at fault here if it is similar to what has happened to others before.

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Good point, Davy F... Footpegs are in fact bolted to Motowerk's lowering blocks as used by Freerydejunky, with a very strong M12 bolt.

•SW-MOTECH On-Road/Off-Road Footpeg mount is CNC-milled from high strength aluminum alloy.

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Be sure you don't tighten them too much. After two thousand miles, this happened the other day.



I now have a Yamaha dirt bike peg there. Ha ha.



I'll be ordering pegs this week and will slap the blocks back on!

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Sorry for the delay folks.

The foot peg itself sheared off the Motech 15mm lowering block mounted on the speedy block. The previous owner was well over 6'3" so he needed all the leg room possible.

From what it looks like, the motech pegs are only pressed onto the optional extension block? I find this odd... Even my left side peg seems to only be pressed onto the Motech lowering block. There is no bolt holding it on!? Hopefully I can grab a picture on my lunch break. If not, check back this evening around 6pm.
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You can't over-tighten the bolt as it is a simple circlip that holds it into place. I had my SW-Motech pegs on my Versys for over a year. Plenty of standing, umpteen jumps and landings etc and not a problem.

A pic from the OP would be helpful for all to see just where abouts the peg sheared off.
Here is how my DR 'pegs are attached. As you can see I'm using an SAE 3/8 bolt and lock-nut (compared w/ the stock 12mm bolt), so it's not overly tightened.
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Here is how my DR 'pegs are attached. As you can see I'm using an SAE 3/8 bolt and lock-nut (compared w/ the stock 12mm bolt), so it's not overly tightened.

Ok, this is still not totally clear, but is the peg really only bolted to the underside of the extension block and not sandwiched from both sides ? Hence there is really nothing supporting the lower side of the peg ? If that's what I'm seeing, and that is how the OP's SW peg was fitted, this is very obviously not an actual fault with the peg but a fault with the design of the lowering block not spreading the load on both sides as per oe set-up.

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Instructions from Speedy's Motowerk, with good photos:

" ... tighten them at 18 ft-lbs... Do not over-tighten the 'screw' ! "

https://www.motowerk.com/Instructions.html

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I thought I read a post "awhile back" that mentioned putting a "spacer" nut in the foot peg space so it would not collapse due to over tightening.
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Holy cow. Riding home from the store today on the same on ramp look what I found!

I came to a "safe" stop on the ride of the freeway and picked it up off the shoulder. Wonder how many times it got ran over?

It would appear that the peg itself is only being held on by a thin lip on the motech block and a set screw that neither of my pegs have... I wonder how the other one has stayed on this long!
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