07 YZ450 Lower pegs


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  • klb130

Posted October 25, 2007 - 08:06 PM

#1

Any ideas who might make these? Would like lower pegs. Say's 08 has lower pegs?? Also any suggestions on reducing vibration felt in bars. Pro Tapers with stabilizer. Lower bar mounts with insulators??

  • grayracer513

Posted October 26, 2007 - 06:45 AM

#2

Say's 08 has lower pegs??

The '08 pegs are wider. I've heard no mention of them being lower.

  • Edge316

Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:24 AM

#3

I also have heard they lowered the pegs on the 08 yz450 but I'm cant recall how much they lowered them.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:56 AM

#4

If the pegs are in fact lower, then the part number of the "footrest bracket" on the Frame page of the parts fiche may be different, indicating that at least some of the difference is there. The new, wider pegs themselves may also be lowered.

  • vpmx

Posted October 26, 2007 - 09:37 AM

#5

I heard the new pegs on the '08 YZ450F were 5mm thinner in height of the peg itself (effectively lowering by 3/16 of an inch compared to the '07).

  • duzz10

Posted October 26, 2007 - 09:52 AM

#6

It seems I read something about the lowering of the pegs on the 08 gave it a feel of the rider compartment being opened up a little more.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 26, 2007 - 10:06 AM

#7

I heard the new pegs on the '08 YZ450F were 5mm thinner in height of the peg itself (effectively lowering by 3/16 of an inch compared to the '07).

Wow. What if I wear thick socks?

It seems I read something about the lowering of the pegs on the 08 gave it a feel of the rider compartment being opened up a little more.

Maybe, but the only thing it says on the Yamaha web site is "wider".

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  • duzz10

Posted October 26, 2007 - 10:46 AM

#8

Wow. What if I wear thick socks?

Maybe, but the only thing it says on the Yamaha web site is "wider".


I know I have been looking every where for it. I thought it was on Yamaha's site, under innovations. Maybe it was in a magazine write up and they got it wrong. If I find it I will let you know.

  • vpmx

Posted October 26, 2007 - 12:05 PM

#9

Wow. What if I wear thick socks?


Maybe your boots will feel too small :-)

I can't find the 5mm quote yet, but here's a quote from MXA's site: http://www.motocross...D3A84951D754FC2

YZ FOUR-STROKE SHARED CHANGES
• REDESIGNED BOTTOM TRIPLE CLAMP
• NEW SHOCK LINKAGE
• LOWER AND WIDER (55mm) FOOTPEGS
• ENLARGED HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION PORT

  • swatdoc

Posted October 26, 2007 - 02:49 PM

#10

yea, I read about that somewhere, too. Said the pegs themselves were 5mm shorter in heigth, but the mounts were the same.

  • klb130

Posted October 26, 2007 - 04:59 PM

#11

Thanks. I pretty much read the same thing and was hoping someone has done it. 5mm doesn't sound like much, but I'm hoping to be able to actually "feel" the difference. Pegs aren't cheap! (if it is 5mm lower)

  • rooster wrooster

Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:06 PM

#12

You might be able to do the free mod like I did for my '06. I did it last year so its a little fuzzy now, but I found everything I needed by searching. It involves taking the foot pegs off, flipping them over and switching sides. There was a little grinding involved to get it so they would bend up just like before the mod. They end up going down and back a little. They are lower by about a 1/2 inch.

  • klb130

Posted October 27, 2007 - 08:28 PM

#13

Interesting??

  • swatdoc

Posted October 27, 2007 - 08:36 PM

#14

that would work good for just getting the pegs lower for taller guys, but you would lose peg to ground clearance, which is important for supermoto use. For SM, the lower profile pegs from the 08 would be better, as no ground clearance is lost

  • xcape

Posted October 27, 2007 - 10:45 PM

#15

I lowered mine. It seems like a small amount but made a huge comfort gain on my bike.

I used a few dremmel cut off blades and grinding stones to get the angle right.

I have the winham bend pro tapers then added the pro taper risers with a spacer they come with longer bolts, feels great now standing
@6'4"





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