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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Do we have to fork out $82 for complete footpeg when all we need is a new rubber?

Was looking down at the rider foot peg on my T100 and then wondered how much for a new peg rubber.
Don't know why I wondered but glad I did before I found out the hard way.

Looked it up and what do you know... we have to buy the entire peg to get the rubber for $82.

Really? We have to fork out $82 for complete foot peg when all we need is a new rubber?
Wondering if there's a tube of KY in the package with the peg.

$89 for a $1 Chinese rear view mirror is bad enough but we have alternatives.

I can't find an option to bending over and paying $82 for a peg rubber.

If you think that SUX call Triumph USA at 1-888-284-6288 and tell them that it does.

Hard to support a brand that so royally screws its owners.

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Businesses can price their wares at whatever they want, their product-their choice, I can chose to buy from them or go elsewhere, its really that simple.
I've had customers/clients tell me that my prices are to high, I usually tell them their free to go else where but this is what it cost in order for me to stay in business and make a profit, something i intend to do if I'm going to run a business.
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It sounds to me like a good opportunity to put on some nice after-market pegs. The stockers are ugly anyway.

Or buy a used pair from someone who has done exactly that.
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Businesses can price their wares at whatever they want, their product-their choice, I can chose to buy from them or go elsewhere, its really that simple.
I've had customers/clients tell me that my prices are to high, I usually tell them their free to go else where but this is what it cost in order for me to stay in business and make a profit, something i intend to do if I'm going to run a business.
Having owned businesses there is...

making any profit... making A profit... making sufficient profit... making a living... making a lot of profit... making insane profit... and GOUGING your customers by paying your rent on one parts sale.

As I said, the $1 Chinese mirror for $89 doesn't bug me cause there are multitudes of other mirrors to buy a reasonable prices.

I won't buy a battery, tires, chain, or sprockets from the dealer but a hard wearing part like a peg rubber is something we'll all need sooner or later. HD, who sets the bar for predatory pricing in the MC industry gets $7.99 for a peg rubber and $11.99 for a complete peg with rubber and they are losing market share.

I have no problem with Triumph wanting $250 for a center stand or $300 for gel seat.
That's still pretty pricey but I can say no and do without.

$82 for an entire foot peg when just the rubber is a wearing part and will need to be replaced is simply ripping off Triumph owners in a GRAND manner. There are other parts that are WAY overpriced but damn, $82 for a foot peg and we can't just buy the rubber?

The foot peg alternatives I've found are all radically different designs from the OEM peg and there are complaints of them breaking.

This kind of predatory pricing gives insight into the business model that Triumph has adopted and that does not bode well for either the company or Triumph owners down the road.

I'd rather ride my Triumph and go to the local dealer when I need stuff instead of looking for any other option than the dealer.

The bottom line is you/we either take it or vote with our wallets.

There's no doubt that motorcycles are addictive but a foot peg is not insulin or an Eppi pen and Triumph is not a drug company but they want to enjoy big pharma profits from their loyal customers.

Greed succeeds when customers do nothing. Give Triumph a call and tell them you love your bike but their parts pricing is unacceptable. The call is free and Triumph needs to wake up or we'll be waiting for the third coming of the brand.

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Its 70$ for 4 if you buy from guangzhou might be same **** quality pot metal as the OEM items if youre lucky!
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Read the “Other parts that fit our bikes” thread, there are alternatives listed there. There’s an Emgo part number for Yamahas that work.


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Read the “Other parts that fit our bikes” thread, there are alternatives listed there. There’s an Emgo part number for Yamahas that work.


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As I said "The foot peg alternatives I've found are all radically different designs from the OEM peg and there are complaints of them breaking".
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Fair enough on the design, the ones I purchased are just a silver peg but do not resemble the stock set. As for them breaking, I’m over 200lbs full gear and have been using them for at least 4 years.


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In the same boat. Foot peg rubber worn almost down to the metal.

I too like the OEM pegs....featuring the Triumph logo inset in to the rubber. Not sure if this works on other bikes, but I swapped my (driver) peg rubber for the unworn pillion peg rubber. Easy enough, retained by two screws, and they match exactly! Gives me some extra time to maintain the OEM look while I pursue alternative options.

Appreciate input on other sources of supply (for rubber part only) from others.

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Answering my own question after a brief search.....

...located two sources that would seem to fit for me:

2WheelPros.com and bikebandit

Manuf. Part #4 T2080714 $7.85 plus S&H

Item # OEM771530

Sorry...no joy for T100 owners Didn't realize Bony pegs are different to Thruxton pegs!

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