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Title: Foot pegs
Post by: highonthai on September 23, 2018, 11:54:56 PM
Has anyone tried out these foot pegs?
Thinking about ordering a set.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793R6YLR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1NOATIDLT1EBQ&psc=1

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/61xgzpBPnRL._SL1000_.jpg)
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on September 24, 2018, 03:14:40 AM
I have not, but after having the Fastway pegs on my DL650, which are 3.25" (82mm) wide, I decided that I really like wide pegs. The ones you've linked are 45mm wide, or less than 2". Fastway doesn't make a CB500X specific peg, but I reached out to them earlier this year and they wanted me to send measurements so that they could maybe make a set or find something from another compatible bike. I ended up buying a bike with RR pegs installed, so I never got back to them.

While I like the adjustability of the ones you've shown, my size 11 boots prefer a nice wide platform. my .02
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: highonthai on September 24, 2018, 03:41:38 AM
31,
Wow that's a wide peg at 3 1/4.
I'm a toe/ball rider on the pegs, coming from my Trials experience. So the width is not so much of a factor for me. And my Speedway bike only had one peg!
I might give these a shot at that price.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on September 24, 2018, 04:22:02 AM
*Originally Posted by highonthai [+]
31,
Wow that's a wide peg at 3 1/4.
I'm a toe/ball rider on the pegs, coming from my Trials experience. So the width is not so much of a factor for me. And my Speedway bike only had one peg!
I might give these a shot at that price.

Yep, it's quite a platform! If you end up getting these let us know what you think of them.  :821:
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: unswitched on November 30, 2018, 04:10:50 PM
I put a pair like those on mine, except the ones that I got don't have replaceable side plates. I've only done 1k of road riding with them and like them so far. I think they might fail under the stress of standing on them in rough terrain though. The footpeg only has one steel screw (8mm if I remember right) that goes into the aluminum indexing part. If the one screw stretches or the threads in the AL stretch even the tiniest amount the stresses will compound rapidly. I used permanent loctite.

In another thread here on CB500X a couple of riders had the cast AL side plates break too though, so even a tougher footpeg isn't a complete solution.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/b96.jpg)
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: EscCtrl on November 30, 2018, 08:45:46 PM
*Originally Posted by highonthai [+]
Has anyone tried out these foot pegs?
Thinking about ordering a set.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793R6YLR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1NOATIDLT1EBQ&psc=1

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/61xgzpBPnRL._SL1000_.jpg)


Those can be found on ebay for a lot less money. I worry about them breaking under my weight. I'm a big man.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 01, 2018, 12:35:19 AM
Having spent more time on the X, I am ready for a lowering kit for the pegs. I do have the RR foot pegs and they're great. Nice and wide.

I know Rally Raid has a kit coming out, but I'm going to get something sooner.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: CB-500-X on December 01, 2018, 03:35:27 PM
A broken foot peg at speed could be catastrophic, be very careful with your selection.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: slowrider on December 01, 2018, 06:33:01 PM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
A broken foot peg at speed could be catastrophic, be very careful with your selection.

Indeed.   Rally Raid foot pegs are more expensive, but they are of solid construction and well proven. 
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: richardbd on December 01, 2018, 07:20:23 PM
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Having spent more time on the X, I am ready for a lowering kit for the pegs. I do have the RR foot pegs and they're great. Nice and wide.

I know Rally Raid has a kit coming out, but I'm going to get something sooner.

I was with RR John just a few days ago and he said the lower pegs (also slightly further forward so better for standing) should be available early in the new year, now all the stuff for the GS310 is sorted.

I saw John's GS310 too - what a fab little bike.  Probably better than the CB on more technical trails but definitely not as good for travelling between the trails on the tarmac.  You pay your money and you take your choice...

 :001:
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 01, 2018, 10:20:02 PM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
A broken foot peg at speed could be catastrophic, be very careful with your selection.

Indeed. I have the RR pegs. Will be looking at the motowerks lowering kit.

*Originally Posted by slowrider [+]
Indeed.   Rally Raid foot pegs are more expensive, but they are of solid construction and well proven.

Definitely like them, except for the few times I've hit my shins on them. Also noticing that a lot of the RR stuff has sharp edges, like the rear reservoir and the sheetmetal part of the engine guard. They snip a small notch and bend, which leads to very sharp corners. Will be filing them pretty soon.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: pmason0 on December 01, 2018, 11:19:25 PM
I just installed the RR pegs with the MotoWerks lowering pegs today. I did machine a spacer to between legs of the RR pegs as I didn't like it just hanging there on the bolt. This will give it more strength is my thinking. Haven't tested as I'm in the middle of doing the RR level2 kit too.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 01, 2018, 11:47:43 PM
*Originally Posted by pmason0 [+]
I just installed the RR pegs with the MotoWerks lowering pegs today. I did machine a spacer to between legs of the RR pegs as I didn't like it just hanging there on the bolt. This will give it more strength is my thinking. Haven't tested as I'm in the middle of doing the RR level2 kit too.

Share some pics?
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: pmason0 on December 02, 2018, 12:16:25 AM
Should of used round bar but didn't have any, so I just made a couple of square ones.
They just slide in where the spring would normally go, now you can tighten the bolt all they way down, so now there is also the faces have 100% contact to better transfer any load.
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/IMG_20181201_151023.jpg)
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 02, 2018, 02:24:13 AM
Great idea. Thanks for sharing  :821:
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: pmason0 on December 02, 2018, 10:45:11 PM
Here is a couple of better pictures.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/IMG_20181202_110820.jpg)

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/IMG_20181202_111243.jpg)
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: Perfictsib on December 02, 2018, 11:25:17 PM
What's that phrase,, a picture paints a thousand words. A nice Simple way to lower the foot rests with out adding much more stress through the foot rest hanger.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 02, 2018, 11:55:59 PM
 :462:

Clever fix.  :821:
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: NoFret on December 17, 2018, 04:56:26 PM
I use the KnightDesigns pegs which lower by 1 1/4 inches
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: nbsdave on December 17, 2018, 09:54:05 PM
*Originally Posted by NoFret [+]
I use the KnightDesigns pegs which lower by 1 1/4 inches

what, if anything, did you do with the shift lever and brake pedal?
does the wide peg you use give any problems with the shift lever and room for your foot?

A pic of your install would be great.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: NoFret on December 17, 2018, 11:07:32 PM
I just put'em on and it felt perfect.
Title: Re: Foot pegs
Post by: nbsdave on December 17, 2018, 11:14:45 PM
*Originally Posted by NoFret [+]
I just put'em on and it felt perfect.


thanks
they look good too