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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read some posts about footpegs breaking off, now I can"t get it out of my head.:
I "used" to stand up alot, especialy on rough roads, and when me bum went to sleep, now, since I checked out the size of the bolts (tiny little critters) I'm going to replace them with thicker ones.
Do scramblers have the same set up? I'm sure them riders stand up most of the time!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In reference to the footpegs breaking, I think it is more so the crappy cast the footpeg mounts are made of rather than the bolts. I had a slow drop in my shed, and about 8 months later whilst on a ride the same footpeg broke.

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For what it's worth, I trust my pegs implicitly, standing on them over the same rough road (a continuously "repaired" landslide area) at least 2-5 times per week over the past 4 years and 44,000 miles.

However, I will be sure to inspect them from time to time now.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HI guys
Thanks for your responce, Ozbon did you bend the alloy then straighten it back? Did it give you any warning? The posts I read said, the little bolt that holds the peg to the alloy part , is welded to the footpeg, and breaks there with out warning.
Is the alloy part expensive? I went out and stared at it for half an hour after reading your post, and put my full weight on it (115kg) The alloy part springs in, and back out again, and allthough it would only be 57kgs on each peg if I was standing up when riding, it seems a little under engineered. Crap now I'm totaly lost!!
I hear you Ruger, till I read that post I allso enjoyed standing up over rough undulating tracks at speed (adventure rider style). I'm just not sure you would survive stepping off like that, its not going to be like dropping it in corner slide!! LOL!
Maybe just wait to hear a bit more about the subject, and just sit on me fat arse till then. ha ha ha.
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A very disconcerting topic indeed, if you like to stand on your pegs. Particularly for the calorie challenged like me.

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In reference to the footpegs breaking, I think it is more so the crappy cast the footpeg mounts are made of rather than the bolts.
Over the years, I've read several posts about both. Poor peg castings that break... which usually happens after a drop. And peg clevis mounting bolts shearing clean off... which seems to happen without warning.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware. I'm 205 lbs naked after having taken a piss, and I stad up all the time to relieve my posterior parts.

Here is some "Glass 1/2 full" logic from an optimist living in the American litigious society:

If standard pegs broke off unexpectedly without rider induced outside influence (damage from a lay down) Triumph would shut down operations and hand deliver us all new pegs. The liability of this serious malfunction would have Triumph handing out $ billions for the lost lives and limbs.

Or, we would have 6" day glow letters on our tanks "Don't stand up or you will die."

So, it sounds like we should perhaps premtively replace pegs if our bikes go down on the road or in the garage.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Problem is that it's not the pegs that break, it's the hardware behind them, and new pegs use the old hardware to mount. If I ever drop the bike and have any suspicion that it landed on a peg, I would replace it just for peace of mind. Many of the peg-breaking reports seem to be connected to unusual stress on the peg.

It might not be a bad idea to remove and check them occasionally, and make sure that they're screwed tight against the frame.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My experiance"s with insurance companies over here is one of constant frustration, these companies are in the business of "not paying out", other wise they would be constantly going broke! I'm sure 'Triumph' have a consulting solisitor who advise's them on such things, they would weigh up the posable injuries against redesigning and implimenting the exchange of millions of units on existing bikes, cause if they now update the units, they would 'have to recall all the existing ones because that in itself is admitting that the existing units are inadequate in extream case's. And realy that is what an item like that should be engineered for.
When I was recently looking for a bike for my girl I settled on a F650GS so I did some searches, found out 'some' years had problems with forks breaking, so I found her one that wasn't in that batch, (you should "Google" it), a real eye opener!! It's full of people 'trying the sueing road, only to hit a brick wall!
And any way here in the wounderfull land of OZ, we, or at least us in old school, generaly take a " She'll be right Mate" attitude. LOL!
On a lighter note, back in the day I was kicking my Commando over (in front of a mob of mate's at the pub), and the side stand broke of at the frame, went arse over tit, motor going, every body cheering and yahooing, ' how embarrrassing, least no one was killed that day.
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I dug up some photos that were originally posted by other members.

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Poor peg castings that break... which usually happens after a drop.


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And peg clevis mounting bolts shearing clean off... which seems to happen without warning.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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And there"s still more

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Thanks Phil, so thats three place's that could fail?
The casting in the peg.
The bolt that holds the peg bracket to the main alloy part.
And if I read Ozbon corectly, the main alloy part that is bolted to the frame. But I have a habit of reading things wrong some times.
Any way, does any one have any solution?
Other than me sheding twenty or thirty kilo's. HA, I crack me up!
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