Bryan, Kerry, Jake, Howard and other Tall Goons
Posted October 13, 2000 - 07:02 AM
I will copy the pertinent text from the rag below, with credit going to Ed Tripp of Palmdale, CA (the author):
“....Remove the footpegs from the bike, and take a look at them. The peg has a barrel cast in. The outside of the barrel supports the return spring, and the hole in the center of the barrel is where the mounting pin passes through. Use a hacksaw to carefully cut that barrel off as close to flush as possible. Remount the pegs with the barrel on top of the pegs. You’ll need to swap the return springs side to side so they will work on top of the peg. Install the footpeg pins with new cotter pins….”
The only drawback I can see is the kickstarter knob thing to footpeg ramp no longer lines up, so a divot will be worn in the kickstarter over time.
No welding is required and the pegs can be returned to stock by putting the barrel on the bottom and swapping the springs back.
Posted October 13, 2000 - 09:00 PM
Just because my knees double as radiator shrowds?
Thanks for the tip. The addition of a simple washer between the footpeg and the barrel will replace the material cut out by the hacksaw - keeping the new unit as tight as stock (credit to KerryT for this).
Now can you do anything about the amount of weight those bent knees have to support
Posted October 13, 2000 - 09:54 PM
Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:08 PM
I'm going to give the foot peg thing a try.
On another note - I switched from Thumper +1" bar risers to Thumper +1.5" bar risers before going to Moab (in order to run my Scotts damper) & I could notice the difference in comfort in the few miles I rode my WR at Moab.
Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:36 PM
Posted October 13, 2000 - 07:12 PM
So, if you don't jump big stuff, or slam big rocks trail riding, you will probably be ok with this mod. If you try it and like it, you could weld the barrel to the top of the peg for more security. I am also tall with long legs, and would like more room, but the YZF already has less ground clearance, and I bottom out the frame cradle all the time. The frame tubes are now 'dented' for more 'ground clearance'. I don't want my feet any closer to the ground, so I will have to be happy with the high seat foam.
BTW, I am no sasquatch at 6' and 165.