Originally Posted by larrykahn
I'm seeking sympathy because I also own a Buell 1125 Rotax and if you want to read a bazillion freaking post on problems with a machine even more obscure than our Bonnys...
My eyes have become square!
Some people think that Triumph under engineered the mount for the foot peg, and some don't.
Some think the bolts are faulty (supply problem?) some dont.
Some think that there isn't any excuse at all for these things to fail, some don't.
Some think that it's the rider's responsibility, entirely, to keep themselves safe, some don't.
Some think that all engineers are anal rententive schmucks and some don't.
Some once thought that engineers were anal rententive schmucks and have now changed their minds.
Some think that it's better to smelt your own ore and cast the mountings in a foundry in your back yard (wood fired of course). Some actually think that's silly.
Most think that Triumph will do little to allay our concerns.
Few think that a federal agency will come to the rescue.
Nobody knows how to actually get a torque wrench on the nuts (left side).
Someone suggested welding the mounts on to the frame and someone else accused that person of being a mass murderer.
Everybody now knows that the torque specs for the foot peg bolts are in the maintenance manual but the manual doesn't suggest that you ever check them.
There were never any clear conclusions but we all had a very gracious chat about the problem and will wait to see how it all shakes out.