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While going about 65 on a very nice stretch of highway 74 here in southern California my right foot peg broke off! Scared the sh!t out of me!!:mad: Found the peg, the bolt that goes through the frame had snapped. Very small bolt for a load carrying piece! I don't know if this is a one off defect or something that has happened to others. Would be nice to hear from you.
 

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I have not heard of anyone else having that problem. I just ran a search and did not find any other post on it either. I weigh 280lbs and will stand on my pegs often and have not snapped them off yet. I would wonder if the bike had been down on the peg at some point either by a previous owner or maybe during shipping while new? It is entirely possible that it was just a bad bolt too. A bubble in the metal during the casting process could have caused a weak spot. Either way I bet it was not much fun riding without it.

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Triumph may be interested in looking at that bolt. You may also get it replaced free of charge from your local dealer.
Post us some pics of the broken end so we can have a looksee!!
 

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While going about 65 on a very nice stretch of highway 74 here in southern California my right foot peg broke off! Scared the sh!t out of me!!:mad: Found the peg, the bolt that goes through the frame had snapped. Very small bolt for a load carrying piece! I don't know if this is a one off defect or something that has happened to others. Would be nice to hear from you.
I know two people who have had that stud break, and it's scary indeed.
One of mine was loose once after the peg hit something. I think that to avoid it you have to make sure the nut stays tight, especially if it has been dropped or abnormal stress put on the peg. Mine now have lock, as well as flat, washers under the nuts.
 

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Yes I have heard of a couple of cases of that happening. The bolt is easily up to the job, but only if it is tight. When loose, it easy to put a lot of bending force on the bolt and break it - and it doesn't have to be very loose.

I grab the pegs and twist them by hand before every ride, and check that nut (along with a lot of others) on a frequent basis.
 

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I'll be checking those bolts today. I stand on them daily for the ride up into the drive of my apt complex which is sort of an incredibly scaled back version McQueen's jumping the bike out of the ditch - but what I always think of as I do it (hey I can dream!) and it'd be a down right disaster to have one snap while doing so as I tend to be going up a slight hill, over a hump, and turning left all at the same time.

At the very least it would hurt like hell because the bike would go down for sure.
 

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I didn't break the bolt, but I broke the foot peg casting right where the bolt goes through it. I was sneaking through some brick planters, trying to get to the perfect parking spot, and I lifted my foot (it was a tight squeeze). The edge of the bricks caught the footpeg just right, and it didn't fold back, it just broke off. Repair hint: if this happens to you out on the road, the rear passenger pegs fit nicely in their place. Believe me, I know.
 

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Some punk knocked my bike over in my parking lot one night (the only night I didn't cover it and alarm it) as it was raining when I got home and it rained all night. My maintenace guy woke me up the next morning to tell me my bike was on it's side. Drivers right peg snapped off. Well the rear pegs do fit. I went to Daytona last Friday to pick up my new peg (1st day of bike week :D) and it doesn't appear to be pot metal. The new peg appears to be milled aluminum which is way better. I have a 2007 T-100 and Arlen Ness parts guy asked me for the last 6 of my vin as they used 2 different pegs that year. Btw no chrome, paint, or anything else was damaged except the brake lever curled a little that's next.
 

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A few Scrambler owners have had broken pegs. I believe most common on the cast peg itself, not the bolt. Hasn't happened to me yet. I'm looking for replacements for the rider pegs now in an attempt to be proactive.
Here's a pic from the ADV site of one of the broken pegs.
 

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A few Scrambler owners have had broken pegs. I believe most common on the cast peg itself, not the bolt. Hasn't happened to me yet. I'm looking for replacements for the rider pegs now in an attempt to be proactive.
Here's a pic from the ADV site of one of the broken pegs.
This is precisely what happened to me this weekend. I was avoiding getting hit from a car turning left onto the same street that I was turning right onto and the peg clipped a middle curb area. The peg snapped right off!

Should I order another one through Triumph or is there a better place to order one online? I've done the basic googling and checking out the usual triumph part sites.
 

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A few Scrambler owners have had broken pegs. I believe most common on the cast peg itself, not the bolt. Hasn't happened to me yet. I'm looking for replacements for the rider pegs now in an attempt to be proactive.
Here's a pic from the ADV site of one of the broken pegs.
One of my passenger pegs is cracked in the same location. The engineers at Triumph should have made this one solid piece instead of having the 5/16" gap in between the two sides. I think they have a tendancy to crack right where the little BB sized Ball bearing sits in its little cup.

At best these are made out of cast aluminum, and at worst they are some kind of pot metal. I "fixed" mine by taking a stack of about 4 washers and ground one side of them off and then forced them in between the two sides of the foot peg. Then I reassembled the whole thing including the spring and the BB and the cotter pin. The washers keep the two sides from constantly flexing.

It is not a good design and should be a recall in my opinion. If they were going to cast it they should have made that area a solid piece.

Now you guys have me wanting to check my front foot pegs... :eek:
 

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same thing happened to me on a freeway offramp at the bottom of a compression zone. Had my but off the seat slightly and my weight on the pegs.

Sa..napppp the whole sitch went wonky big time.
cagers behind me were screeching.
I think that the nut was a little loose and the weight was taken fully by the bolt causing it to snap. When it's all tight the weight is taken by the mounting bracket.

Just check them every once in a while and you should be fine.
 

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Yeah...it is a noted problem, and has happened to others here on this site and other sites I've read. I inspected mine two years ago, after reading about this issue here. I found my right peg bolt loose. Assumed it was only that, and tried tightening, and it immediately snapped off. There was only about 1/3 or less of stressed metal holding it. I was doomed if it hadn't been found. I was a stander too - but no more.

When I went to the shop, they were out of stock, but had the rear mount, which was the same but with a slightly longer bolt, and MUCH cheaper (Only $5) as they noted. I took the rear, cut the bolt to size length, and used it successfully. Have had no problems since, but regularly check them, and I do NOT stand any more. I have also wired the bracket, just in case.

Some guys with tools and capability, drill out the old broken weld bolt and replace it wth a bigger case hardened bolt and nut. A tap weld to hold in place, and some grinding is needed too to clear the flip up flexability.
 

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I snapped one off on my T100 going down on an oil spot. Nothing else was damaged since it happened at almost standstill. The pivot pins are strong enough but the casting of the pegs is poorly done: too much pores and even cavities inside.
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On my bike (T100 2007) the pegs are attached by means of a 10mm steel pin, held in place with a circlip.Won't come loose!
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Thieu.

70$ for one footpeg?!:mad:
 

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Speedy/America pegs look way cool....

I snapped a cast krap front peg on my Scrambler when it fell over and was turned onto the Speedy/America peg as a replacement by this post.....

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/99904-scrambler-footpeg-swap.html

I lucked into a brand new set off an '05 Speedy that had been replaced with floorboards and forgotten in a drawer... I got the brand new set with all the hardware on e-bay for only $32 with shipping on e-bay, way cheaper than the $96 the local shop wanted or the $78 price tag on bike bandit with shipping...

the best part is they make her look even cooler with that old school Triumph logo that the Scrambler was lacking...
 
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