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Hi gang, we lost some content in the Forum change (or at least I can't find it), so here is an update on a post from July:



The oversized footpegs offered by D2Moto have been a favorite upgrade of many Forum members, but they have been on 'backorder' for months for some unknown reason. I ordered some Black Steel Foot Pegs for PW 50 80 TW200 from a Chinese vendor on eBay after another forum member had success in getting his. Prior to ordering I compared the photos on eBay to the photos from the D2Moto site (http://www.d2moto.co...-foot-pegs.aspx ) --- they appear to be the SAME photograph. I ordered these from this vendor ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260623741559&viewitem= Paid via Paypal on July 20th, they shipped on July 21 st, and I received my pegs via US postal service on July 30th. The postal tracking links the vendor provided were fun to watch; the pegs made their way through Chinese Customs from Guang Zhou Guang Dong, China, arrived in San Francisco, went to Birmingham, Alabama, and eventually came to me in NW Illinois. The vendor I used is Dormousesleep, who has a large 'store' on eBay at http://stores.ebay.com/dormousesleep



The installation of the pegs was not hard, although I found it beneficial to have a helper to insert the mounting pins as I manipulated the spring's position (by pushing and prying with a screwdriver) to align the holes in the spring, foot pegs, and mount. The only difficulty encountered was that the Chinese footpegs have a small hole in them where the straight end of a spring is inserted, and the factory pegs don't have a small hole-- the factory pegs just have a large open shaft. The spring is part of the Yamaha footpegs, and is re-used when installing the new footpegs. One end of the spring is bent and designed to catch inside a slot in the peg mount on the motorcycle, the other end is straight and designed to fit inside the foot peg. The Chinese footpeg for the right side of the motorcycle has a hole in the wrong position, so the end of the spring cannot fit inside it.



The solution to the problem (other than drilling a new hole) is to cut approx 1/4 inch off of the straight end of the spring that would normally have been inserted into the hole in the new footpegs. The spring will still work properly, even if it is not inside the hole, but it must be shortened because it doesn't have the hole to slip into. The spring steel is very hard, so I couldn't use my small wire cutters. I ended up using a pair of bolt cutters to snip a little off the end--- a cutting wheel, hacksaw, etc.... would also work. I had the cutters, so for me this was much quicker and easier than drilling a shallow hole into the thick steel of the footpeg.



The new pegs are longer, and more than twice the width of the stock pegs. They provide a comfortable, wide platform for your foot during street riding, and should be much more comfortable if standing on them in off-road use. My wife and I both agree that they are much more comfortable than the stock pegs, and their approximate $18 cost (which includes shipping) is a bargain compared to the wide pegs offered by such firms as IMS at around $72.. I would imagine the more expensive pegs might have an advantage in strength / durability for hard useage, but I have no plans to be jumping off of berms on a motocross track. Corey



Note the shiny, hooked end of the stock spring visible in its slot on the mounting point on the motorcycle. The cotter pin removal was a pain, but the main pin easily is pushed out with a screwdriver and light tap with a hammer.



Stock peg and spring.



Bigger is better!



The hole in this (right-side) peg should have been on the left---where the straight part of the spring is located



These cutters 'couldn't cut it' so I resorted to large bolt cutters. I snipped off a little, tried it, snipped off a little more, and ended up taking about 1/4 inch off the straight end of the spring.



Tools of the trade: my mottos are "if all else fails, get a bigger hammer" and "happiness is having a large tool"



Ready to ride!

 

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Lovely !



I like the look of these up-sized foot pegs.

I`ve been watching them on eBay.

I asked the sellers if they are willing, but none of them want to ship to Africa




Petrus
 

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Well done but about a week late, i just installed the same pegs from the same seller and they really work great you can just push down on the peg and it will turn the bike, Thanks for the write up
 

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Thanks MP. This was a change I was going to bypass, but your in-hand comparison of the two pegs side-by-side sold me. I will now order a pair! I like it when folks add pictures to changes they make or modifications. Helps me better understand.
 

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I'll second what admiral said. I'm always leary about ordering anything of the internet due to not knowing how the fit and feel would be. Your side by side picture speaks worlds to the difference in size. Thanks for post.
 

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Just put mine on tonight. Shipping was fast from Singapore, price was cheap, and they look surprisingly well made.







Cut the spring with the cutter on a vice-grip, which worked fine, but the spring gave a pretty good bounce. Worthwhile to cover it while cutting or at least do it somewhere not close to tall grass! Didn't realize just how small and dirt colored that spring was until I had to hunt for it.
 

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Lovely !



I like the look of these up-sized foot pegs.

I`ve been watching them on eBay.

I asked the sellers if they are willing, but none of them want to ship to Africa




Petrus


Have them shipped to my house and I'll forward them to you if you want.
 

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I think that these footpegs were my first TW mod. Mine have held up great over the last year, but I've hardly had my TW in trying conditions to give them a real test. They are definitely a great add on to the mighty TW.
 

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Just found this thread and now I'm going to be ordering a pair myself. Thanks a lot for the info!
 

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Hi gang,



I'm happy that you've found this post helpful. I'm like the rest of you in finding it helpful to see pictures of something actually in use before I buy from the internet.



I know the pics on the install were probably overkill for a lot of you since it isn't that hard to do, but I wanted to make sure that someone (like myself) who is a little intimidated by mechanical tasks would know that this little upgrade project is easy to accomplish.



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funny, I searched this site last week looking for information on those exact chinese footpegs. Could not find any info but at the 15.99 price shipped to my house I figured it was worth a chance so I ordered them this last thursday. Glad to hear they should work well when I get them, hopefully soon.





Thanks



Now, if I can get some real world knowledge and pics of raising the bike just an inch or two while improving the rear shock I could move on to the next mod....any suggestions?
 

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had been meaning to get some, was going to spring for the IMS ones, but for 18.99 shipped, decided to get these. thanks for the awesome write up



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I might have been the "other" forum member that recommended the Hong Kong specials to you. At any rate, I'm glad they worked out fine for you, although I guess I got lucky because mine went installed with absolutely no mods what-so-ever. Thanks for a super good job with the installation details and photos. I look forward to your next installation posting...................
 

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I might have been the "other" forum member that recommended the Hong Kong specials to you. At any rate, I'm glad they worked out fine for you, although I guess I got lucky because mine went installed with absolutely no mods what-so-ever. Thanks for a super good job with the installation details and photos. I look forward to your next installation posting...................


Hi Capt Pow! You may well have been the "other" forum member---I couldn't find the original Post so I couldn't give credit where credit was due. Thanks for paving the path on purchasing these eBay / Chinese foot pegs. I was definitely leery of purchasing something from overseas, and I may not have gone ahead with it if not for your positive experience.



Corey
 

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You know, I deal alot with Singapore, Hong Kong, and mainland China in a high-end electronics test equipment refurb business, and although I always worry about potential problems with international eBay transacitons, the only problems I have ever experienced have been from the good ole' USA. Go figure...........
 

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Got mine yesterday. Less than a week for shipping. Pretty straight forward replacement. Took me longer to pull the old ones off than it did to put the new ones on. Went for a ride this morning and they are a definite improvement.
 
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