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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi-de-ho all

am just enjoying my week off....heh heheh

Went to Jimmy Fireblades Wheelie school yesterday. Was a great laugh...managed to go from not being able to wheelie to getting into 3rd a couple of times by the end of the day.

Now aching like buggery >D

I was playing around this AM and I may have found a solution to the slippy pegs and brake lever prob. I managed to mix a paintable solution that is rubberized and is grippy ..... a bit like paintable wet'n'dry.

Just put it on so it'll be a week or so before I find out whether it works, how long it lasts etc.

Will keep ya posted
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Update

My experiment was a success....mostly

My paint solution does make the pegs really extra grippy but after 400 miles of dancing on the footpegs (well I am small and need to 'monkey about' alot to get it into corners quickish) its started to rub off.

I did only apply a couple of coats...Will try again and let you know
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Nice try, given me a few idea's ,i can get none slip tape & paint through my works, i will get some samples while mine's off the road so i can try it on some ally for when i eventually get her back !
Gary
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
The main prob I ve got is the balls on the end. Everybody rides differently but I use those balls on most corners....and thats what started the peeling.

Will have another go....when I can be arsed to sit in the garage for another hour or two
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: pegs

Last time I had solid pegs was on my ol Fizzie......didnt help me much when I got clipped by a lorry,

foot pegs caught the kerb

On me arse with a broken thumb before I could say 'Bugger'

Ahhhh the memories of my first bike.........:D (wistful daydreaming)
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: pegs

If you need any road testing done in the mean time, I'd be only too happy to oblige...just post me some and I'll give it a whirl
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Re: pegs

INTERESTING THREAD THIS-it was one of the complaints i had about my RS-stupid shape/no decent grip & yes i'm with u NIQ; after about 50/60 miles i get a sore foot as i seem to balance right on the ball bit.
I've been digging too and have got a pair of fixed pegs sorted. Arrived today in polished alloy with proper knurled sections-dimensions look spot on but i'm going to have to get 2 flats machined into the ends so they fit into the hangers properly.
If successful i'm going to try & put pics on the forum & if there's interest get maybe 10 pairs run off (as long as they're not like my Sato rearsets which cost £34 per replacement peg!). Hoping to keep them under £40pr incl P&P.
Cheers, NJ
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: pegs - Update

Many more layers......lasts a bit longer...eventaully same results :(

I reckon its the grippy stuff added to it that ends up tearing the rubber to bits

Nay mind
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: pegs - the anti-solution

They're slippery, so make the most of them and polish like hell

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I just cruise, not race. Speed limit in Guernsey, 35mph.
 
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Re: pegs - the anti-solution

philbrian, you've got far to much polishing time on your hands :lol ..... looks in showroom condition even the back tyre tell me do they have corners in guernsey :b :lol
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Re: pegs - the anti-solution

yeah, we've got corners. Can't take them too quickly though or I could find myself wearing a horse's arse for a helmet.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: pegs - the anti-solution

now that would be worth seeing :eek ..... all joking aside it's a superb bike...... ride it carefully buddy.
 
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