Buddy/Passenger Pegs for my WR
Posted May 18, 2004 - 11:55 AM
Posted May 18, 2004 - 02:29 PM
I want to put passenger pegs on my '99 WR 400, so that I can give my girlfriend and other friends a ride from time to time. I would like it best if I can remove them (not weld them) when I go ride alone with the boyz. Does anyone know of a decent product out there that will work with my model? I'm not picky about looks or top-of-the-line products, just something that will work. Thanks!
Posted May 18, 2004 - 09:02 PM
They're cheap and nasty! But hey, for $28 they're reasonably priced, plus they'll do the job as long as you're not planning on taking her across the Nully. She'll think they're sweet, so that's all the REALLY matters.
ORDER CODE: 45-FR60 $28.00 AUD
Posted May 20, 2004 - 09:19 AM
I'm gonna be able to send you some pics of the job I have done on mine in a few minutes/hours so stay tuned...
Posted May 23, 2004 - 04:50 AM
This is a copy of a post I've sent last november. I would have like to send you the link but the pics are not there anymore so I'm building this post again with the pics.
This is a view of the left side buddy peg. You,ll see on those two pics the little welding job to put on some brackets to bolt the pegs on.
Here is a view from the right side. Notice that 1) the u-shaped bracket of the peg bolts over the CRD frame protector 2) that it is not perfectly aligned with the other one on the left side 3) where it bolts.
My wife doesn't notice the little difference in the alignment...
On these 2 picks you can notice that a little cylindrical shim was welded behind the upper holding arm of the right bracket. This was done to allow the bracket to reach the mounting hole of the subrame without squeezing the CRD frame protector.
This shot shows the holes in which the u-shaped bracket bolts: the upper arm bolts into the subframe original hole and the second arm bolts into the lower hole of the rear brake switch. We had to drill and tap that lower hole of the rear brake switch in order to use a bigger bolt and make it more solid. That switch is not made of steel so you have to be careful, drilling, taping and even bolting...
Finally, if you want to do the exact same installation, note the orientation of the pegs because the two holding arms of the u-shaped brackets are not the same lenght. On the left side, the short arm is on top. On the right side, the long one is on top. You will have to adjust the orientation of the footrests thereafter...
My wife (5'8'' 155 pounds) and I (6'1'' 170)went through 3000Km of road and about 300 of trails with that set up last year and everything went fine. It is still holding great. I even crashed with those pegs in place but did not break them. You have to be carefull while kickstarting though, specially if you have long feet
Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:10 AM
My post looks OK on the preview and then pics don't show up once sent on the forum.
Do you guys see my pics?
Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:45 AM
I've sent an e-mail to imagestation and they told me it was possible that they have a problem. They are not stating why though. They say there are looking to make the situation beetter.
By then, I can see them one time out of two. Try opening this thread a couple of times. I was able to see em twice. So I know they are posted correctly.
Posted May 23, 2004 - 06:06 AM
Sorry to keep you waiting
Posted May 24, 2004 - 06:03 AM
Posted May 24, 2004 - 07:33 AM
While you got the tools out, you might want to look after that slack in the chain
Posted May 24, 2004 - 08:02 AM
Posted May 24, 2004 - 10:56 AM
You are right, the chain looks loose on the pic.
In fact, (I don't know if you have the same observation) when I check the tension of my chain, I go with the specs of the manual. Then if I step back to have a look at it, each time it seems to be too loose... Anyway.
Posted May 24, 2004 - 11:36 AM
I go with the specs of the manual. Then if I step back to have a look at it, each time it seems to be too loose... Anyway.
I have the same problem, I have done the 2 inch rule/ three fingers and when having a look at it. It looks real loose
Posted May 24, 2004 - 12:58 PM
Thanks for your comment Dude
Posted May 24, 2004 - 02:47 PM
Great photos! So, where'd you pick up the u-shaped brackets and pegs from?
Posted May 24, 2004 - 05:55 PM
looks good, ill have to do something similar for the wife..
Posted May 25, 2004 - 06:39 AM