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Old 02-12-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Drop plates for foot pegs.

Hear are some pictures of my latest project. Wanted to drop my foot pegs and not add additional stress to the frame foot peg bolts. What I ended up with is a piece of 1" cold rolled steel cut to the shape and curve of the foot peg mounting box. The frame piece is curved and tapered to the outside. This required many trial runs in aluminum to get the shape and taper correct. I designed the shape from one bike and got a perfect fit. When I mounted the finished steel part on a different bike the fit was good but not perfect. Im hoping the small difference was in the age between the two bikes. The fit was still tight and accomplished the requirements I was looking for. If I needed additional strength a small weld to the top sides of the drop plate would greatly increase the strength of the foot peg mount. I also drilled out the foot peg to 3/8" bolts.

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Finished drop plates with 3/8" grade 8 button heads.



Modified foot pegs with 25. Dollar E-bay footrests.



Just another way to do it. Martin
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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Thats dead sexy right there!!!

How much you gonna sell us some for???

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

What he said!


Have you got room to run a couple of U-bolts around the back side of the frame? That would take almost all stress off of the miserable stock bolts/nuts...

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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What he said!


Have you got room to run a couple of U-bolts around the back side of the frame? That would take almost all stress off of the miserable stock bolts/nuts...

Take a better look at the links, He cut them to fit over the mounts so the moment of pressure is off the bolts and on the frame.

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

For those of us mechanically challenged, can I get a drawing or explaination on placement and idea behind the ubolt suggestion? I bought some lowering plates with out the frame recess off of ebay and am alittle concerned about the added tortional stress to what seems to be a week link to begin with. Or will it be alright if I upgrade the bolts?
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

Yeah, I know Pathfinder. Just an idea I was throwing out to strengthen them even further. Probably unnecessary.

If he ever starts selling them, I'm there!

Wayne, ignore my rambling. You should be fine.
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

I like the idea of a u-bolt to help unload the stress off of the stock nut plate that are weak. There might be room for one u-bolt between the stock bolts. On one side there is very little clearance but it look like a ¼" u-bolt with a internal clearance of 1 ¼" may work. The top hole would be placed between the stock bolts and the lower hole under the front stock bolt in front of the foot peg. I will try that. The best would be to redesign the whole mount so it would be one piece, profiled and u-bolted to the frame and not drop below the frame. Tall order I’ll see what I can do.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:39 PM   #8
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

Aw, crap, now I did it!

[/mesmerize] You've never heard of U-bolts. What is a U-bolt? You feel the overpowering urge to manufacture brackets for lazy slobs on the internets. [/mesmerize]

Mebbe that'll fix it?

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why fractional inch bolts on an otherwise metric bike?
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:52 PM   #10
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Default Re: Drop plates for foot pegs.

I used english bolts because 3/8" was the next larger size bolt and english bolts are easier to get in button head. A 8 MM bolt is .315" the stock foot peg hole was .354" which is very loose so I drilled it out to .387 for a 3/8" bolt. A 10 mm is a .394" bolt.

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