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post #1 of 12 Old May 12th, 2019, 7:40 pm Thread Starter
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Stupid question #756. Is it normal that these don’t properly clamp down? Both sides are the same. They’re tight but don’t look like a proper fit.

When I spoke to them they were aware I was mounting them on their own crash guards.
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post #2 of 12 Old May 12th, 2019, 7:51 pm
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Re: Iliumworks versatile highway pegs

I put a set on last May on their bars too.
At the time, it seemed like the set screws were not going to do the job but they totally do.
I was careful to tighten all of them a bit at a time and they snugged right up.
I've had no problems with them slipping around at all.
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Ok thx. Kinda goofy lookin for such a nicely machined EXPENSIVE item.
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Stupid question #756. Is it normal that these donít properly clamp down? Both sides are the same. Theyíre tight but donít look like a proper fit.

When I spoke to them they were aware I was mounting them on their own crash guards.
A couple of issues here:

First, this is stupid question #324. Stupid question #756 relates to whether paying extra for using "nitrogen" (AKA: AIR) is worth it.

Second, I have these as well and that's how they fit. Be prepared to re-tighten these a lot. It's especially frustrating out on a ride and weight is applied while shifting around on the bike and the whole thing becomes loose. Another thing I hate about IW products (even though I have several of their products on my '16 RT), is that they require metric hex instead of torx. I inadvertently stripped a few of the clamping bolts because I forgot.

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Ok thx.
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Re: Iliumworks versatile highway pegs

It's hard to see from the photo, but on mine there's a screw in set pin in addition to the clamp bolts. The pin has a sharp, pointed end that is put in facing the engine guards. The correct way to install these is to set the pin so that it protrudes into the engine guard before tightening the clamp bolts firmly. The set pin will put a dimple into the metal of the engine guard. Mine are set up like this and have never moved.
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Stupid question #756. Is it normal that these don’t properly clamp down? Both sides are the same. They’re tight but don’t look like a proper fit.

When I spoke to them they were aware I was mounting them on their own crash guards.
As longs as they are tight it should be good. Mine gap just a bit but I did use plastic inserts around the bars.

Also make sure you are using SAE tools on those bolts, they are NOT metric.

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Re: Iliumworks versatile highway pegs

You may want to consider - I am not an engineer or anything - but wrapping a rubber strip around the the bar before you put the clamp on. It may give the clamp something to grip onto instead of just metal on metal.

When I added my GPS mount to my handle bar, I did that to prevent the clamp from scratching the bar, and subsequently giving it something to hold as well. Worked perfectly.

Your situation is different, as you have more external weight on the peg from your foot/leg, rather than just the GPS in my case, but it might be worth a try.

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Re: Iliumworks versatile highway pegs

The photo below shows the set pin in the center of the Illium Works foot peg clamp. When installed correctly it creates a dimple in the engine protection bar and holds the peg in place. The owner of Illium Works installed mine originally but I found them a bit high so I lowered them. You can see the dimple from the original placement just above the clamp. Once that set screw is in place, the pegs will not move. At least mine won't. As I wrote in my post above, you must first tighten the mount with the set pin. It needs to be protruding against the engine protection bar. The sharp pointed end of the set pin will be sticking out into the inside of the mounting bracket for the length of the pin's sharp taper. Then, when you tighten the clamp bolts the set pin will dig into the engine protection bar and keep the pegs in place. No inserts required.
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The photo below shows the set pin in the center of the Illium Works foot peg clamp. When installed correctly it creates a dimple in the engine protection bar and holds the peg in place. The owner of Illium Works installed mine originally but I found them a bit high so I lowered them. You can see the dimple from the original placement just above the clamp. Once that set screw is in place, the pegs will not move. At least mine won't. As I wrote in my post above, you must first tighten the mount with the set pin. It needs to be protruding against the engine protection bar. The sharp pointed end of the set pin will be sticking out into the inside of the mounting bracket for the length of the pin's sharp taper. Then, when you tighten the clamp bolts the set pin will dig into the engine protection bar and keep the pegs in place. No inserts required.
The instructions for installation are really clear:

1) tighten the clamps
2) run the set pin in until it touches the bar
3) loosen the clamps
4) turn the set pin another 1/4 (I think, maybe it's 1/2) turn
5) re-tighten the clamps

This method insures that the set pin will dimple the crash bar

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Re: Iliumworks versatile highway pegs

for those of us who use highway pegs check out www.thebootscoop.com it's a little device that will get some airflow to the nether regions!!!! ride safe and keep cool!

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for those of us who use highway pegs check out www.thebootscoop.com it's a little device that will get some airflow to the nether regions!!!! ride safe and keep cool!

OMG, What next: an A/C unit that sits on the back of your seat with a hose that shoots cold air into your jacket...wait! WHAT! there is one already



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