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David_Walsh

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Farkles And Tyres
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:30:50 PM »

Hi all, I've added a few farkles to my 2012 DS.
I've fitted a screen and RAM mount
Permanently installed a charging cable (with sealant) to allow easy charging.
Changed the stock semi off-road tyres to road tyres that are very good in the rain.
Change the metal foot-pegs to rubber topped Honda ones (took some drilling/filing).
Pics below.

Tyres details are:
Original fitment:
Front 100 / 80 - 17
Rear 110 / 90 - 16
Changed to:
Front tyre: Michelin Pilot Road 3 58W (168 MPH rating) 120/70-ZR17
Rear: Michelin 120/80-16 60P (93 MPH rating) City Grip
* note 5mm wider each side.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 07:33:52 PM by David_Walsh »
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Re: Farkles And Tyres contonued...
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »

Rear tyre and foot-peg pics...
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Re: Farkles And Tyres
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 01:21:34 AM »

Congratulations on this altogether!

Can you be more specific about how you adapted those footpegs?
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Re: Farkles And Tyres
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 04:41:41 AM »

Sure Brian,

As I reused the original Zero pins, I found these were a couple of mm larger diameter than the pins fitted to the Honda foot-pegs, so I drilled them out. As they are aluminum, this is easy to do.
I then found that while they would still hinge up out of the way, they were a little larger than the Zero pegs, so I filed off a mm or so off of them and.. They fitted, worked fine and are comfortable.
I bought these aftermarket ones [cheap and good  :) ] :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Footrest-Foot-Pegs-For-Honda-CBR-750-600-1300-Yamaha-Suzuki-Kawasaki/152050093683

Dave.

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Re: Farkles And Tyres
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 09:32:51 PM »

That is surprisingly straightforward, thank you. I think that's the first footpeg adaptation documented aside from rearsets and the like which require custom brackets.

Let's add this to the wiki as an advanced modification. Hopefully I'll get to it.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

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