- Bill Hagan wrote:
And, now, as I ready for some multi-day romping, I have been experimenting with foot pegs. I read the several threads on this here and finally went with the Slingshot model in black.
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Easy enough to install, tho I did mangle the circlips and have more on the way. And, they are near-infinitely adjustable. Unlike many of you here, I don’t worry about scraping because of lowered pegs. I scare myself enough as it is with my “mature” approach to leaning — code for “thinks he’s Rossi but tires don’t show it."
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I am bothered by inability to make the spring work as with OEM. Anyone installed these and broken the code so that the OEM spring doesn’t have the peg flop around?
So, no one seems to have cared — quite understandably
— about my GRiSO’s flopping foot pegs when I mentioned this in the daily GRiSO-doings thread.
I then had no choice but to try my own questionable mechanical skills.
Darn if I didn’t fix it. OK, sort of, at least.
As you may recall — OK, probably not — I had no trouble installing these — [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
— on my 2010 GRiSO.
But, while in place, they “flopped” around as a result of the short end of the OEM return spring from getting into the hole used by the fastener that makes the foot peg adjustable.
How others have done this on other Guzzis, I cannot figure out unless they just weren’t bothered by the loose peg when finished. I was. Of course, it may also be that I am the only one who couldn't figure out the school solution. So I went with a street solution.
I should say at first that my “fix” works for me and is easy to do … well, except for the actual installation of the return spring, but that causes cursing in almost all applications anyway.
I suggested to Slingshot that they could certainly include make and include something like the little piece I made from two rubber-cushioned clamps like these, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I had those on hand and thus used them.
Covering the fastener's hole on the inboard side as I did with that tiny strip of metal works fine.
But the BY FAR more elegant solution — tho it might be more expensive for Slingshot, especially if they already have a huge assortment of the existing ones and this is only an issue for Guzzis like mine! — would be simply to use a longer fastener to attach the foot peg to the adjustable adapter. The present fastener is c.15mm; c.22mm would, I think, fill the entire space and cure the problem.
Here are some pix of what I did.
But, first a pic or three of the mini-split that now cools the Moto Grappa! Stupendou$ change from portable unit I had been using. You’ll also see my able assistant, Jake, who enjoys the cool floor
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Back now to visiting grandkids!