|01-13-2012, 08:51 AM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Fastway Adventure Footpegs - Big Thumbs Up!
There are a lot of footpeg options for the big bikes right now and I probably over-analyzed each one. Do I trust the small hardware used in the add-on type for the kind of riding I do? Is there enough grip? Is the peg TOO grippy or dangerous if I fall? Will the peg fold up enough to keep from ripping the footpeg mount off the frame? And on and on... It came down to a couple of choices - stay with stock or find more stock footpegs or a couple sets of Fastways to make Frankenpegs. Then I found the Fastway Adventure Footpegs.
I e-mailed Pro Moto Billet/Fastway to express my concerns about their footpeg being aluminum and about the amount they fold up. A couple hours later I had a reply addressing my concerns and a request to call in if I had any more input. I called. After hearing how much thought and actual engineering (and some build 'n' break methodology) went into these, I was convinced. PMB/Fastway also has the ability to tweak the design as necessary down the road since they manufacture these in-house!
I got the pegs last night and loctited all the pins in. Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time (or light) this morning and the pictures I took didn't all come out very well. Here are what I did get (more later and/or on request!).
Compared to stock. These guys have actually done some Finite Element Analysis to try to optimize the strength of the pegs.
Mounting these is a WHOLE lot easier than the stock pegs. Also, check out the shape. They have a 45-degree cut at the rear, close to the mount, to provide extra clearance when folded up. The front, outside corner is rounded which should help to keep it from hanging up on things.
They fold up pretty well. In the low/back position shown here, there is no contact between the pins and brake pivot area yet. I think there is even a little room for improvement here by shaving the stop you can see in the first picture.
I just wanted to give a big thumbs up for the Fastway Adventure Footpegs and the guys at PMB/Fastway. I'm not easy to convince or to please when it comes to aftermarket stuff but these guys have done a great job with these pegs.
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