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Richard230

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broken foot peg replacement
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:20:08 PM »

Yesterday my Zero fell over while I was stopped at a traffic light.  When I put my foot down I found that I had stopped near a dip in the road and wasn't able to keep the bike from falling over.  The only damage done was that the right side foot peg broke off when the rear pivot area of it's pot metal shattered. So I rode the rest of the way home with my boot hanging on the pivot frame's hardware nub.  :(

When I returned home I noticed that the passenger peg looked exactly like the rider's foot peg. In fact it was a direct replacement, with just a little bodging needed to get the return spring in place.  Otherwise replacing the broken rider's foot peg with the passenger's part only took a few minutes and the only tool needed a set of expanding ring pliers.  I also used a pair of regular pliers to force the spring into place, but that is not really necessary if you need to make a quick repair. So just keep in mind that you are carrying around an extra spare set of foot pegs all of the time - especially useful, if you are like me and never carry a passenger.  ;)
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Richard's motorcycle collection:  2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: broken foot peg replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »

I had a Zero fall on my right leg (in full gear though) when I pulled off to the side of a twisty road to let a pack of throttle-revving gas bikes pass by; Out of habit I'd went to put my right foot down instead there was a 1m drop and down I went with the bike on top.

Great tip though, no pun intended. Are you okay?
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Re: broken foot peg replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 07:51:53 PM »

I had a Zero fall on my right leg (in full gear though) when I pulled off to the side of a twisty road to let a pack of throttle-revving gas bikes pass by; Out of habit I'd went to put my right foot down instead there was a 1m drop and down I went with the bike on top.

Great tip though, no pun intended. Are you okay?

Just embarrassed that I needed help to pick up my bike from the young lady in the SUV that was stopped behind me in the traffic lane.  :-[  Thank you young lady.  :) 

Not only was I not hurt in any way, but my Zero, despite completely falling over on the right side at a more than 90 degree angle, besides the broken foot peg, only suffered a scratch on the right mirror and a little abrasion to the end of the throttle cover.  Both were brought back to new with a little bit of sanding, "Back to Black" cream and rubber cleaner.  That lack of damage was amazing.  ;D If I had been riding one of my IC motorcycles, there would have been a lot more cosmetic damage that would have cost hundreds of dollars to return to the original condition. (Muffler, brake lever, chrome mirror and some fairing scratches.)  Zero's may have their issues, but I have never seen a motorcycle lay down with more dignity.  ;)
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Richard's motorcycle collection:  2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: broken foot peg replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 02:43:25 PM »

It is a miracle that your motorcycle suffered only such damage in such a situation.
 You are a lucky man!
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