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2008 YZ450 Lowered Footpeg Brackets

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Fastway made lowered brackets for my '06, but the torx bolts the stk brackets are mounted with wouldn't come out, so I mounted the pegs in the lowboy position and ground down the stop on the peg so it fit the head of the bolt perfectly and at the right angle and it worked great. The Fastway lowered brackets really were only different in that they had tapered head bolts so they mounted flush in the bracket. Mike

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I've heard you can remove the lower bolt, then countersink the hole and buy a new bolt to have the bolt head flush with the bracket, then do the footpeg mod to lower the pegs. Haven't got around to it yet on mine.

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I've heard you can remove the lower bolt, then countersink the hole and buy a new bolt to have the bolt head flush with the bracket, then do the footpeg mod to lower the pegs. Haven't got around to it yet on mine.

Let me know how you get the bolt out. The torx bolt barely has any area to grip with the tool, mine wouldn't budge. Mike

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Let me know how you get the bolt out. The torx bolt barely has any area to grip with the tool, mine wouldn't budge. Mike

you and me both. I tried an impact gun but the bit just jumps out. and I ruined 2 torq bits. :lol:

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you and me both. I tried an impact gun but the bit just jumps out. and I ruined 2 torq bits. :lol:

Yeah, I used an impact driver and some heat from a propane torch, no luck, I gave up and machined the end of the peg where it contacts the bolt to mate up with the contour of the bolt ( took alot of time) works good. Mike

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Let me know how you get the bolt out. The torx bolt barely has any area to grip with the tool, mine wouldn't budge. Mike

Like I mentioned earlier, I haven't done anything on my bike yet. Sounds almost like more trouble than it's worth.

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Taller seat = higher center of gravity = bad.

Lower foot pegs = less ground clearance = bad.

Pick your poison.

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Taller seat = higher center of gravity = bad.

Lower foot pegs = less ground clearance = bad.

Pick your poison.

I do both along with up and forward bars, bike is very comfortable, once my bike is modified like this I have a hard time riding a stock bike, footpegs are only 3/8" lower and 3/8" back, grd clearance is not really affected, I think these bikes are set up for somebody about 5'10". Mike

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grd clearance is not really affected

yes it really is affected. the pegs are lower. I’d agree that it is technically not the lowest point on the bike. And they do fold out of the way. But your toe is going to be just that much closer to getting snagged on brush and rocks. I wouldn’t say that lowering the pegs is a bad idea, just that it is not without a downside.

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I run lowered IMS footpegs and love them. I think I got them straight from IMS for 125 bucks, they are wider on lower than the stock 06 pegs.

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