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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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highway peg mount issue

I have these highway pegs mounted on my engine guard
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Footpegs.aspx

I seem to be having trouble getting one to clamp well on the right side. My left is staying put, but the right will move with pressure from my foot. Just doesnt seem to totally tighten down
any ideas on what i could try??

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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I have some similar ones, with the same type mount. I had the same problem. I finally took some rough sandpaper, and roughed up my engine guard where the peg would be mounted. Then I really tightened the hell out of it. Every now and again I still have to wrench it down again. Chrome on chrome is hard to make stick.

You could probably try some Lock-Tite or something similar.

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you could also try wrapping some tape under the mount. Electrical tape or duct tape would be best.
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Did you receive the right size? I would wrap the engine guard with a piece of rubber.

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I have those mounted on the fire and steel engine guard. You didn't say what type of engine guard you have, but it you are mounting them on a slightly curved section, they will tend to "roll" and move with pressure. I just cranked them down really tight. put an open wrench on the square bar to hold them in place as you tighten the bolt on the clamp.
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I have the F/S guard.. and i thought i had i good and tight once.. and then as i rode i could tell the angle of my right leg was different.. so i moved it slightly and ever since i just cant get it locked down.. i'll try again

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I mounted mine just before the curve on the top bar....with the peg towards the top.....works good for me.
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Snapshot of mine (and no, those aren't HD pegs...they just say "V-Twin"):


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1989 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Upgrades so Far:
Coastered
R/R relocated
Analog Voltmeter
PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
Saddlebags
Floorboards
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What daiameter bar is the fire and steel? I guess what I'm asking is it a 1" pegs that I need or 1 1/4"

Don't worry!!, It's just a bump in the road.
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