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Offline japes1275

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #20 on: May 24, 2020, 05:23:10 PM
Wow, no wonder it broke! Like Oyley Iíve just seen the pics on the other post and can now see how those lowering blocks work - or donít work as has been proved! Who ever thought that was a safe way of attaching a footrest must be mad!

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #21 on: May 24, 2020, 09:50:35 PM
*Originally Posted by japes1275 [+]
Wow, no wonder it broke! Like Oyley Iíve just seen the pics on the other post and can now see how those lowering blocks work - or donít work as has been proved! Who ever thought that was a safe way of attaching a footrest must be mad!

And even crazier if you had a failure and plan to reuse them.

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #22 on: May 24, 2020, 10:40:58 PM
... and they have the worst customer service.

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #23 on: May 25, 2020, 02:03:26 AM
I checked out the Motor Werk website for some clearer images and fitting instructions.
The bolt supplied certainly has thread in one of the 'forks' of the peg..I would say it's an off the shelf bolt and the unthreaded section is just not long enough.
A couple of options here as far as I can see is to get a longer bolt with a longer non threaded area so this goes through both holes of the peg.
Another option is to get a spacer to fit over the bolt and between the 'forks' of the peg so when the nut is tightened onto the bolt it's not pre stressing the 'fork' of the peg.
Both the above are likely to prevent failure.
I'm not convinced the original design of this lowering kit is good at all.
I personally would not use it myself,the fact that there is that weight reduction from 200 to 185 would suggest that there have been other failures.
If I had the units and I desperately needed reduced knee bend and lower pegs I would sure swap the bolt out and fit the spacer..but I not that desperate.
Albeit I could do with less knee bend.
I for sure would not consider riding off road with that kit regardless of any modifications.

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #24 on: May 25, 2020, 03:20:57 AM
Hereís a much better albeit more expensive alternative. I am going to replace my Moto-crap-werks garbage

http://www.knightdesignllc.com/Products/Motorcycle/About-Foot-Pegs.html

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #25 on: May 25, 2020, 03:30:13 AM
Now you are talking..

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #26 on: May 25, 2020, 06:09:41 AM
That aftermarket design is just unbelievable. The bottom tab is totally disengaged. The top tab and screw are under bending stresses. The tabs should be in tension with only a bit of side load. Awful. Lawsuit worthy.

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #27 on: May 25, 2020, 08:34:03 AM
Didn't realised on a detail but footpeg is located on a rear side of the lowering block - I thought it was symmetrical joint but it isn't! The problem is a sh#tty design that creates bending and tensile loads on front lug as stated in previous posts while rear lug barely supports compression loads. Whoever creates this ####ing sh#t has no clue of what he/she was ####ing doing :125:


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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #28 on: May 25, 2020, 09:01:44 AM
Yup...crazy design.

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Re: Broken footpeg - anyone else?
Reply #29 on: May 25, 2020, 03:01:35 PM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
... and they have the worst customer service.
Boy you can say that again total butt holes -do not stand behind their product at all even if they advertise it wrong-than if you decide to send it back you pay shipping and a restocking fee--never again -yes the Knightdesign is more expensive but I guess you get what you pay for-no Motorweks crap on any of my bikes
Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 03:09:04 PM by motorboy
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