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post #11 of 37 Old 08-23-2019, 09:33 AM
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Foot pegs???

I just has a right-side tipover that pulled the two footpeg bolts straight out of their captive nuts.
I am considering potential fixes. Any thoughts?
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post #12 of 37 Old 08-23-2019, 09:46 AM
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I just has a right-side tipover that pulled the two footpeg bolts straight out of their captive nuts.
I am considering potential fixes. Any thoughts?
Yep; common problem as the stock nuts only catch by 3-4 threads.....a problem made worse by most centerstands. Common fixes:

- helicoils - work great until they don't......some people have had good luck
- welding - more than a bit cheezy but works
- there are a number of ways to replace the nuts with something better, but here's my top pick courtesy of Paul and Tom; https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20th...foot-peg-boxes


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post #13 of 37 Old 08-23-2019, 09:50 AM
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Use a proper sized drill bit & then re-tap to 10mm x 1.25 thread. 10mm bolts are probably 30-50% Stronger than 8mm.

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Use a proper sized drill bit & then re-tap to 10mm x 1.25 thread. 10mm bolts are probably 30-50% Stronger than 8mm.
I should have included this as well though I'd point out that IME, its the nuts rather than the bolts that fail.

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post #15 of 37 Old 08-23-2019, 10:04 AM
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The carefully drilled, oiled, re-tapped threads in the existing thin nuts should be about 30-50% stronger also than the original 8mm. Partly because with 10mm, the threads will be cut into the original metal of the mount box, not just the thin inner nuts.
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post #16 of 37 Old 08-23-2019, 10:39 AM
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I had the same issue - stripped foot peg bolts - and I did the fix that Superdoo recommended; essentially, drilling out the old nuts, replacing them with 10 mm nuts & bolts from the local hardware store, welding them in and grinding it flush. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and it's a permanent fix.

The guy who did the welding mentioned that he's done this exact same procedure around a dozen times, so don't feel alone!
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The carefully drilled, oiled, re-tapped threads in the existing thin nuts should be about 30-50% stronger also than the original 8mm. Partly because with 10mm, the threads will be cut into the original metal of the mount box, not just the thin inner nuts.
I haven't tried it so I won't comment further other than to say while this fix is undoubtably easier, I'd bet your replacement nut method is ultimately stronger.

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Dave, I dont ride as hard as I used to by any means! Age seems to do that for you. This is a part time bike that I want to do right, but do you really think I need to mode the peg bolts for additional strength??
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Dave, I dont ride as hard as I used to by any means! Age seems to do that for you. This is a part time bike that I want to do right, but do you really think I need to mode the peg bolts for additional strength??
"need" is subjective.....probably not. I'm 52 and have slowed down some but I still ride my KLR's on offroad trails and other places that most don't and I want stuff to hold up so what is right to me is overkill for others.....

Many have had luck with drilling and retapping or helicoils and you probably will too.

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post #20 of 37 Old 08-28-2019, 09:59 PM
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I bought a pair of Krator type pegs off Ebay for about $20 and I love them. Yes they are made in China but so is almost everything. These same pegs are sold by a bunch of sellers for between $11 -$150 dollars but don't be fooled they all come from from the same factory. They are made of cast aluminum and have good footing and the foot bed is 3"x 2" and they came with pins and springs.
Are the foot peg mounting brackets the same on all years? Just want to check as I cannot find these same ones on Aussie e-bay. Most of the Chinese ones mention suitable up to 2005 & don't come with pins or springs. I would like to improve the pegs on my 2016 but can't justify paying around $250 for pivot pegz. Would happily use the dimensions as a guide. VTWoodchuck is your KLR a gen2?

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