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Old 01-16-13, 03:12   #1
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Do the passenger pegs provide any protection for the bike, realistically? It looks so much cleaner without the pegs, and the weight savings is significant. Is removing them wise?
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They do protect the bike somewhat in the event of a fall-over or spill but you need to couple them with a good set of frame sliders like the GB Racing set.


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In a tip over I can see them helping. However, if it were to go down while riding, theres the chance of the pegs creating leverage to bend the subframe or they could catch an imperfection in the ground and flip the bike. Its like talking about frame sliders, they are great if the bike slides on the ground and does not grab anything. If they catch something, it could cause the bike to flip or do more damage. It all depends on the crash and the environment the bike slides on. I agree, bikes look much better without them. Plus if you don't have them on, there is no chance for someone to be on the bike and slow you down lol.
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Take them off. I dont think it will provide that much protection just the way they are made. They are not solid pieces, just take a look at the back of them. Thin in some areas.
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When my 2013 comes in they'll be the first thing to go...no wait, the reflectors front and rear!
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In a tip over I can see them helping. However, if it were to go down while riding, theres the chance of the pegs creating leverage to bend the subframe or they could catch an imperfection in the ground and flip the bike. Its like talking about frame sliders, they are great if the bike slides on the ground and does not grab anything. If they catch something, it could cause the bike to flip or do more damage. It all depends on the crash and the environment the bike slides on. I agree, bikes look much better without them. Plus if you don't have them on, there is no chance for someone to be on the bike and slow you down lol.
I would agree with most of this - I've tested it, lol. They saved me some damage in a 50-mph low-side. One other thing that was left out, those rear brackets make good tie-down points.
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Take them off. I dont think it will provide that much protection just the way they are made. They are not solid pieces, just take a look at the back of them. Thin in some areas.
They are a lot stronger than you would think. Sure, they could be even more solid, but then they'd weigh a lot more too.
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They're heavy and solid. Ask my ankle how heavy the are when I dropped one on it. Been sore for 3 days.
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I had a cold tire lowside on the track - slowest corner and less than 50mph. Almost no damage to the bike because it slid on the frame sliders, bar end and passenger peg. I've thought about making a slider to attach to the passenger peg hanger (in place of the passenger peg). FWIW.
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I had a cold tire lowside on the track - slowest corner and less than 50mph. Almost no damage to the bike because it slid on the frame sliders, bar end and passenger peg. I've thought about making a slider to attach to the passenger peg hanger (in place of the passenger peg). FWIW.
I did just that. It bent the sub in 90+ low-side at Thunderhill. You can see them in this photo. The funny thing about this, it was taken one lap, and two turns before I went down that day.



As for the passenger pegs: I have seen quite a few D675s go down hard on the track. Almost every time (if they left them on) the passenger pegs are snapped off at the sub frame. The peg assembly is not broken, the tab that is welded to the sub frame is what snaps.
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