02 WR 426 Buddy Pegs
Posted November 13, 2003 - 05:43 PM
Posted November 15, 2003 - 11:02 AM
Posted November 15, 2003 - 04:59 PM
I installed KTM buddy pegs on my WR. My wife rides on with me as a passenger often when roading... I welded two pieces of metal to the subframe as brackets on the left side of the bike (sprocket side)to make the first peg fit.
I then used the bottom attachment of the subframe and the lower attachment of the rear brake "switch" (I don't know the correct word to use) to fit the second one. The rear brake pedal pushes on that little cylindrical piece that is held by two bolt and I used the bottom one to install the right peg.
The left side was straight forward but I needed the experience of a talented welder to make the right one fit. We retapped the holes and used bigger bolts than the original ones to make sure the right one would hold on. It did well. My wife is 150 pounds, out of the shower and we had absolutely no problems.
If you need more help, I can try to do some pictures and send it to you. Use the PM if needed
Posted November 15, 2003 - 05:06 PM
Posted November 15, 2003 - 09:09 PM
Posted November 18, 2003 - 09:10 AM
Here is a view from the left side. Notice that 1) the peg bolts over the CRD frame protector 2) that it is not perfectly aligned with the other 3) where it bolts.
My wife doesn't notice the little difference in the alignment...
On this pick you can notice that a little cylindrical shim was welded behind the upper holding arm of the peg. This was done to allow the peg to reach the mounting hole of the subrame without squeezing the CRD frame protector.
This shot shows the holes where the peg bolts: the upper bolts in the subframe original hole and the second bolts in 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 to make it more solid. That switch is not made of steel so you have to be careful, drilling, taping and even bolting...
I took this shot to show you again the little shim that was welded on the upper arm of the foot peg. This again allowed to reach the frame without squeezing the frame protector.
Finally, if you want to do the exact same installation, note the orientation of the pegs because the two holding arms 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 and I went through 3000Km of road and about 300 of trails with that set up this 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 November 18, 2003 - 06:19 PM
Posted November 18, 2003 - 07:10 PM
Thanks a ton for posting the pics . I sent you a PM on this.
Are the U shaped bars part of the weld on kit ... I'm thinking they are what your using to lower the pegs for passenger comfort?
Posted November 19, 2003 - 08:14 AM
The KTM pegs don't come with such a metal piece to weld. They come with the u-shaped bracket. This bracket is aimed to be bolted directly throught the frame of ktm bikes which is sqared shaped instead of circular like the WR's. You cannot bolt the KTM brackets into the WR subframe because it is circular and too small in diameter. You must either weld holding mounts to the frame (like I did on the left side) or use existing holes (like I did on the right side) to bolt the KTM pegs u-shaped brackets...
If you use the exact same technique that I showed in the pics, the pegs won,t be too high or far forward. My wife is 5'8'' and feels full comfortable for at least 45 min non stop on the bike even on trails.
The back part of my seat is repacked though.