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JackAttack

Footpeg Bolts

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I jumped off a hill and landed in a wash....snapped the right footpeg off. Not a fun experience at 40MPH. I usually check on the tightness of the bolts a couple times a month, did'nt catch it this time.

The bolts snapped clean. I drilled and used an easy-out to remove the broken studs. I don't really want to spend the $$$ on an upgraded footpeg mount. Thought I would just purchase some higher grade bolts and use gobs of thread-lock. Maybe throw in a lock-washer. What are the torq specs for the bracket bolts? I really don't want to strip out the threads in the frame.

I did a search(TT,XR650R.net) and this looks like the typical solution.

Might need to loose a few lbs. myself too.

Ride On :)

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Right footpeg, both front mounting bolt (socket bolt) and rear mounting bolt (flange bolt): Torque: 54 Nm, 40 lbf-ft.

Hey Jack,

Did you do this on your Baja ride? Did you take any pictures?

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Did you do this on your Baja ride? Did you take any pictures?

No, things went pretty smooth in Mexico. I was not in Baja, but Puerto Penasco, right across the Sea of Cortez from San Felipe. I will send you some pics when I get them back.

Funny thing is, I towed a guy for almost 40 miles when his KTM520 seized in the middle of nowhere :D. Tied him off to my left footpeg. Finally get home and ride and the right peg snaps off. :) What ever happened to Karma?

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Looks like you have some major bragging rights now. Poor little KTM (Kingsize Towrope Mandatory) needed a BRP to drag it home. :):D

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the bolts usually break due to stress corrosion pitting. you need to replace the bolts with NEW ones every 6-8 months(use factory ones since they are coated with that black zinc plating). the aluminum frame and the steel bolts form electrolisis and therefore the corrosion. Do not re-use the old ones; put them in the trash!!! If you don't want to spend $130 for the upgrade foot peg then this is the only safe way that I know of. the great thing about the upgrade foot peg is that it distributes the load all along the forward bolt and not just close to the frame. :)

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