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I thought it was strange that in their description of these footpegs they tell you what they don't fit.

http://www.d2moto.com/p-4770-1993-2001-suzuki-rm-80-foot-pegs.aspx

Maybe too many returns? So I ordered a set. For $6.99 even if I couldn't make them fit it's no great loss. Well, they came in the mail today and I couldn't wait to try them on the TW. They only needed a little grinding and a little creative re-bending of the springs and they work great. Also I can't say enough about the great service from D2Moto. Ordered Monday, arrived Thursday for $5.99 standard shipping. Anyone with a little bit of fabricating skill can make these work. If you're really cheap like me you get 15% off if you use the promo code "D2M2008" in checkout so they only cost $5.95.



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Im still using my fleabay pegs with no problems but these are even cheaper. I may need to order a pair of these as a back-up. Do they have the little knobs the spring wraps around or the springs that go in between the "bars"?
 

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I didn't take any pictures but it's pretty simple. I took the footpeg brackets off of the bike for fitting the new pegs. After removing the clevis pins and springs you will see that the brackets need to be ground a bit for clearance. Using a bench grinder remove about 1/16 inch along the outer radius of the brackets. On the pegs you will need to smooth the angular area to make it more round. Insert the clevis pin and make sure the pegs swivel up freely a little less than 45 degrees. Keep checking the clearance while grinding and only remove what's necessary. Don't take too much off the bottom of the pegs where they rest against the brackets or they will droop down like they need Viagra. Next the springs will need to be shortened to fit inside the new pegs. I removed 2 turns and had them end pointing straight up between the brackets and the pegs. Paint if you want. Bolt the brackets back on and admire your work. It took me about an hour not counting an hour break to let the paint dry.



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I bought some cheap ones on Ebay and one shattered the first time my wife tipped the bike over, on a dirt road, while stopped.



I ordered a set from D2MOTO and they are great!

Made of real metal instead of dross like the ones on Ebay...

I highly recommend D2MOTO and am sad they don't have sets for my other bikes...
 

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Been there done that with the ebay ones..broke first ride, luckily i carry stock ones as spares. Ill have to fit these on the bike when i get some extra time and will post up a few pictures
 

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Put mine on..took 2 minutes to grind down the pegs..not much grinding needed at all. They are defiantly solid compared to the cheap ebay ones that i broke. I didnt bother putting the springs in. Im a happy camper now
 

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I read a somewhere that the eBay pegs "crumble". That sounds like die cast or some kind of cheap metal.



Any thoughts from those who drilled or cut em? Are they like a hardened steel, an alloy bar, etc?
 

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I have a set of the D2moto pegs and can tell you there strong enough to go through a splitrail fence at the post and still going. I was hit on my way to work on Oct 21 on my XT350 (the TW pegs bolt right on to the XT)by a Ford Expolrer who didn't see or care I was there. Two crushed toes and another broken but lucky and thankful to be here. The bike only suffered a broken clutch lever and a bent/cracked footrest bracket pegs still works fine. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another set.
 

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Ordered two pairs online Sunday night. They arrive via the Post Office TODAY, Tuesday. Is that even possible? I could do that with FedEx or UPS, but no way the post office moves that quick. Great service for sure, and the pegs look pretty good too. Time to get over to the grinder...
 

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Ordered two pairs online Sunday night. They arrive via the Post Office TODAY, Tuesday. Is that even possible? I could do that with FedEx or UPS, but no way the post office moves that quick. Great service for sure, and the pegs look pretty good too. Time to get over to the grinder...


I always prefer USPS, faster and better service than the expensive carriers.
 

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Put one set on the 05 tonight using dangle's instructions above.



I'm happy with the quality of the foot pegs and the way they fit on the bike after the initial mods to the bracket and the peg. The one thing I'm not entirely sure about is the way that they are retracting. Right now, I probably took 1/8 off the top of the peg, and I'm only getting about 1.5 inches of upward movement. I'm going to work on them some more tomorrow in the daylight and see how far I can get them to retract without structurally weakening them, and get the spring installed so they do what they should do.



ONE QUESTION:



To anyone with the original TW D2Moto pegs or the IMS pegs, how well are they retracting, as much as the stock pegs?
 

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Put one set on the 05 tonight using dangle's instructions above.



I'm happy with the quality of the foot pegs and the way they fit on the bike after the initial mods to the bracket and the peg. The one thing I'm not entirely sure about is the way that they are retracting. Right now, I probably took 1/8 off the top of the peg, and I'm only getting about 1.5 inches of upward movement. I'm going to work on them some more tomorrow in the daylight and see how far I can get them to retract without structurally weakening them, and get the spring installed so they do what they should do.



ONE QUESTION:



To anyone with the original TW D2Moto pegs or the IMS pegs, how well are they retracting, as much as the stock pegs?


The originals will fold just a bit short of vertical. Maybe 11 o'clock.
 

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Hi everyone,



I completed the final tweaking on 2 sets of these today and got them installed.



I got the pegs to retract up to about 10:00, and that's as far as I want to go with it for now. I could grind off more material next to the foot rest and get it to retract even more, but I don't want to structurally weaken the pegs by taking off too much. I'll play with it some more when I get to installing the springs. The stock spring is too wide and needs to be cut down as Dangle noticed. I'm going to look for a different spring to use.



Grinding down the foot rest bracket DOES NOT render the stock pegs useless. I threw the stock ones back on to check, and they work as originally designed.



I'm OK with these for now. I WILL carry the stock pegs till I've seen how these hold up once the bike gets dropped in the dirt a few times. I'm still teaching people to ride, so I have a fertile test ground for these.



Untouched bracket









Bracket ground down - I think Dangle's number of 1/16th inch off the bracket is about right. Just make sure the peg is not binding on the bracket as it rotates or it will not flip up like it should.







Peg on the bike - Notice that the top of the peg bracket, where in slides into the bikes bracket is ground off at the top - I took 3/8 of an inch off of this section of the peg



 
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