Loose Footpeg - Checked Yours Lately?
Since this forum is so good about propagating information, I thought I would share a discovery I made this morning.
I discovered that my left (shift side) footpeg had become a little loose. I noticed it when I was at a stop light and noticed that the shift lever seemed a little bit sloppy. When I got off the bike later, I took a look and twisted the shift-side peg and it moved a few millimeters up-down and fore-aft.
I traced it to the screw holding the peg and shifter shaft into the mounting plate. There is a notch in the mounting plate that keeps the peg mount oriented correctly, but that was not the problem. Despite being coated with a thread locking compound, the screw holding the peg mount in had become just a bit loose. Odd.
It was an easy fix to remove the plate. I disassembled the shift shaft, cleaned it up, applied grease and reassembled it all. It does worry me just a bit that a fairly important component somehow became loose. Hopefully no one else has this same issue, but it is an easy check to simply twist your footpegs fore and aft to see if anything is loose.