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Old 02-12-2010, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Peg Swap / Peg Flip Mod

The Peg Swap Mod is merely putting the brake side passenger peg on the clutch side, this mod will move the pegs forward a few inches giving the pasenger a little more leg room.

The Peg Flip Mod is taking the passenger pegs and turning them upside down. Doing this mod will move your pegs down a few inches and out a few inches, for my application this mod seems to be the best fit.

For this project I will need the following hardware (all high grade and all stainless):

- 4qty 3/8”x3” bolts
- 4qty 3/8” coupling nuts
- 4qty 3/8” spilt ring washers
- 4qty 3/8” flange nuts

Additional Tools needed are:

- Blue locktite
- 5/16” drill bit
- 3/8” tap
- Drill
- 12mm socket
- 4” socket extender
- 9/16” socket
- 9/16” wrench
- 5/8” wrench

Start by using a 12mm socket to remove the current passenger pegs. There are two bolts on each peg that must be loosened.



I found that I needed to use a 4” extender to remove the brake side peg.



Next take the Drill and the 5/16” drill bit and drill out the existing holes for the peg bolts



Then you will use the tap on both the bracket holes and the peg mounting holes to create a 3/8” thread in all areas. One thing to look out for when completing this step is to ensure that the treads are cut parallel to each other and not cut at any funny angles. If you don’t have a tap I would suggest just drilling out the holes with a 7/16” drill bit. That would be the easier step I just preferred the other method.

If you are simply doing the Peg Swap Mod you merely set up your bracket like this and bolt on. You may require a 5/8” wrench to hold onto the coupling nut.



This is the part where you will need to use the blue locktite. Make sure to place the 3/8” locking washers and the 3/8” nuts to the back of bolts to ensure everything stays in place. Once everything has been bolted on the Mod would look like this.







If you are doing the Peg Flip Mod you will need to first remove the clip on the pin holding the peg in place. I put my peg in a vise and used a pair or dykes to push the pin off.



Then remove the pin, turn the peg around and reinsert the pin and clip. At first the peg will look like it can no longer reach the hole but I assure you that if you squeeze down the rubber just a little it will.

At this point if you are doing the Peg Flip Mod you must cut off the U shaped bracket now, that way it will clear the factory exhaust on the brake side

Next assemble the peg, bolts and coupling nuts and bolt them on the same way as you
would in the Peg Swap Mod

Complete!






To compare:

Peg Swap Mod



Peg Flip Mod

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As a side note if you are going to do this mod I would say that the Peg Flip Mod seems to be the roomiest way to go, however the peg does end up very close to the exhaust.
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I did that a few years back, but don't remember drilling/tapping the hole. I just got longer bolts and used the threaded nut for spacers. Some have used gas pipe as spacers as well.
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I did that a few years back, but don't remember drilling/tapping the hole. I just got longer bolts and used the threaded nut for spacers.
+1 just slid the bolts through the threaded nut spacers instead of using the threads in them. This may be a little tighter but the weak point on this mod is the peg mount on the bike, several people have had them bend them over time.
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I did that a few years back, but don't remember drilling/tapping the hole. I just got longer bolts and used the threaded nut for spacers. Some have used gas pipe as spacers as well.
The reason I drilled and tapped the holes is because I wanted to go with a larger, stronger bolt. If there had been enough metal on the brackets I probably would have Drilled out to 1/2" holes and done the whole thing in 1/2" hardware. My wife uses the pegs to help her mount and dismount the bike so I wanted as much support as possible and not just a place to lay you feet.

As a side note she got home this morning and tried it out. Wifey says its fantastic. Being 5'8" she was always cramped before and really loves how it moves her feet out and down.
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I did that a few years back, but don't remember drilling/tapping the hole. I just got longer bolts and used the threaded nut for spacers. Some have used gas pipe as spacers as well.
The reason I drilled and tapped the holes is because I wanted to go with a larger, stronger bolt. If there had been enough metal on the brackets I probably would have Drilled out to 1/2" holes and done the whole thing in 1/2" hardware. My wife uses the pegs to help her mount and dismount the bike so I wanted as much support as possible and not just a place to lay you feet.

As a side note she got home this morning and tried it out. Wifey says its fantastic. Being 5'8" she was always cramped before and really loves how it moves her feet out and down.
OK, just watch the left side peg mount (the flange welded to the bike), it bends easy and I've seen the ends of the bolts come in contact with the drive shaft black metal cover. Have her put her foot as close to the bike as possible when she puts her weight on the peg.
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Thank you for the tip, I never had thouhght about the tab being the weak point. I am sure that would be the one to get damaged since that is the peg that she uses to mount and dismount the bike. she favors that low side.
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Also be careful that the screws on the driveshaft side aren't sticking too far behind the bracket, with the bike loaded and if you hit a bump, if they're too long they can hit the driveshaft. Check your clearance.

Look at your #6 picture from the top....
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This is such a great homemade mod that I thought it deserved to be brought back & credit again given to the original creator of this mod. tis great.
My 17 yo son has been complaining that there now not enough leg room for him (must be the hormones in the chickens) on the c50.

So when I saw this mod, i thought it'd be great & easy. problem is, in Australia, the threaded nuts that are suggested are almost impossible to buy, even in specialist bolt supply shops.

So in thinking about what my options were, i started looking at what i had.
Found some nuts that were 1" long, and had a set of backrest spacers from an LC1500.
Turns out that the holes in those spacers are almost exactly the correct distance apart




I added a 3mm plate of aluminium between the lug nuts & the spacer temporarily, just until i find a set of rear crash bars (the perfect mounting point)



This mod took about an hour (or 2 beers)
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