Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
JPeg XL Install too easy - What am I doing wrong?
As my dealer quoted a price of $235 to install my Jpeg XL footpegs I decided to give it a try myself. Inside of an hour, I had both tipover bar installed and started work on the cutting (with a Dremel as it was easier than a drill) the outer cover. I have the left side almost complete when I ran out of daylight and decided not to persue working with a light in the dark.
The old tipover bars were a bit of a chore until I applied a bit of fine oil I use to lubricate my RC helicoptor bearings. Then just a couple of wacks with a rubber mallet and I had enough room to put a screwdriver in the edge and work it out. They had just a bit of rust on the ends of the pegs, but came out within 5 ~ 10 minutes (each).
It is taking longer to mark and grind the holes for the Jpeg bolts than anything else. Even with that care and the template, my first hole appears to be larger than needed. Seemed a bit off on the template maybe or just the way it lined up. I will not know if I am satisfied witht he holes until the install is finished, but if I feel the need will just buy some new covers and try again and make my own templates.
So is this a typical Jpeg install? Or am I just lucky?
Or is getting that ball bearing installed just right to lock the pegs going to be my real challenge?
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