Posted April 05, 2005 - 01:31 PM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 01:59 PM
Did you guys hear the rumor about the two-wheel drive version. I have a friend who saw one in the back of a truck through lots of dust at the staging area here and said it looked really TRICK!!!
Honda is definatly gonna dominate with this ride!
Posted April 05, 2005 - 02:48 PM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 06:26 PM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 06:35 PM
Laid the old pig down in 5th gear at the O wells and while sliding I could feel my ankle wrapping around the peg. Then, SNAP, the peg broke saving my ankle! Luckily I only had a sprained ankle for a month and only had to ride back around 15 miles.
Getting a 650 soon and will have to get the FIX
interested to hear what you go with.
Posted April 05, 2005 - 09:06 PM
I have ordered a supply of the peg bolts from Honda Service Parts. They should be here this week. I will let you know what my 1-1/2 year old bolts look like when I replace them. My peg looks fine and I've never had any trouble but you guys have definately scared me. I am going to put mine on a routine schedule for replacing.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 06:52 AM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 07:48 AM
I wonder if there were a batch of bad bolts or something. I am 6'7" and probably 300lb with gear on, you would think I would break them if anyone would. I have probably 3000 miles on my pig and have never had a bolt break. I have replaced the peg bolts on the right side once because I found them bent slightly. I was pulling these bolts to inspect them a year ago and found them bent a little so I replaced them but have not had any other issues. I am not doubting they have issues, its on my mind while I ride all the time. How about Stainless Steel bolts, would they help??
I'm not a metal expert, but I think that stainless is very brittle and will likely snap, before bending. You would be better off with stock bolts. If you do not want to do the kritter fix, I'd get the Summers Racing shims, replace the bolts and loctite them in and maybe carry a spare set in the tool box (or on the bike for long rides).
The amount that you drill the frame is very, very little for the kritter fix. It really just barely enlarges/cleans up the hole.
Really, if it is on your mind, it may affect your riding, I do not think that I will ever worry about the peg again.
I hope this helps. I'll post later if any negative issues come up with the kritter fix, but I do not expect any.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 08:08 AM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 09:47 AM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 10:05 AM
I didnt break them, but they have bent, twice, each time causing slight deformation to the surrounding frame and bolt hole.
I had Kritter modify my peg, its a great fix, and I havent had any issues with it since.
The way I see it, if the bolts can bend, they will surely break. And thats not something I want happening when I'm airing out over a riser in 5th gear.
$75.00 is pretty cheap insurance.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 10:33 AM
...$75.00 is pretty cheap insurance.
It's certainly cheaper than a trip to the hospital.
There's definitely a descrepency between bikes as to the fitment of the bolts. One of my bikes had a pretty loose fit while others were very tight and I think that contributes to some pegs failing quicker than others.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 11:07 AM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 11:45 AM
I'm surprised kritter hasn't jumped in yet. On the old posts about footpegs he is usually sharing his knowledge by the end of pg 1.
Anybody know the city where his shop is located? Might just have it installed if possible and close enough.
Any word on heated grips for the 600x?
Posted April 06, 2005 - 12:12 PM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 12:14 PM
Got back, notified my dealer who gave me Hondas number in Torrance. Called them, explained the problem and they said I was the 1st to ever complain of this to them since the bike came out in 2000 (This was 9/03) . I explained what JC said about drilling my frame and could I do this (or have my shop do it) without loosing my warranty? Honda said that would immediately void my frame warranty if I drilled anything. That the best I could do was get another frame for the fix. The new replacement brackets were not developed then.
My PIG was sold in 30 days after that. Steny
Posted April 06, 2005 - 12:15 PM
$75 dollars for the Kritter fix, am I reading that right? Seems high.
kritter's fix is a deal compared to some of the other fixes out there.
same or better quality too.
i see the kritter and his fixes every weekend.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 12:22 PM
Looking at the pictures on his website it looks like the bracket he puts on the peg that goes over the frame rail might interfere with the bracket on the skid plate towards the rear of the bike?
Should I even be worried? My XR is in supermoto trim so it doesn't see much in the way of jumps (although I will be taking it to the track soon) and I only weigh 150 lbs.
Posted April 06, 2005 - 12:23 PM
Not likely, it is difficult to say the least to have a claim go forth relating to a vehicle labeled "for off road use only". If you modify the vehicle, the warranty is void, as the vehicle is no longer as it was when it left the factory.
With the new warranty laws wouldn't Honda have to prove that the frame failed because of the mod to refuse a claim ?
San Dimas. But he does mail order from his website Animal House Designs
I'm surprised kritter hasn't jumped in yet. Anybody know the city where his shop is located?
There is a bit of a dilemma trying to get the heaters integrated with the electronic throttle. Its gonna be sweet, though.
Any word on heated grips for the 600x?
Posted April 06, 2005 - 01:12 PM
Is there any truth to the 600x also having an optional heated seat? I hope it comes with a gripper top section
...There is a bit of a dilemma trying to get the heaters integrated with the electronic throttle. Its gonna be sweet, though.
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