Pillion Footpeg Flip

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Written by Glenn Martin   
Friday, 11 June 2004
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Swapping your pillion's footpegs will give most passengers a greater degree of comfort.  It is an easy mod to do and will only take about ten to fifteen minutes.  Please note: this mod will not work with the stock exhaust pipes, at the end of these instructions there is a list of known exhausts that it will work with.  If your exhaust is not listed, give it a try anyway, it only takes a few minutes to put it all back together.

Remove the pillion footpegs
Remove the bolts

  • First remove the footpegs from each side of the bike, you will need a 5mm Allen key for this.  

Height of the original footpeg and the flipped peg
Test clearance for your exhaust

  • Before you do anything else, check that the left side footpeg will fit on the right side of the bike in an upside down position (you don't have to bolt it on, it was just easier to take the picture).  
  • If your exhaust interferes with it, or the exhaust is too close then put the pegs back on the way you took them off and be done with it.  If it checks out then put the right footpeg on the ground on the left hand side of the bike and vice versa (saves a little confusion later).

 

  • Next you have to turn the footpegs themselves 180 degrees in their bracket, if you don't, you'll find that when a pillion's foot is put on them they will want to fold down instead of being locked in position, which is very dangerous for obvious reasons!

Remove the locking pin
Remove the locking pin

  • Using a pair of pliers, remove the locking pin from the shaft that holds the peg to the bracket.

Don't have the ugly pin where you can see it, do it the other way
This is bad, you want the
ugly locking pin facing
down

  • Twist the footpeg 180 degrees and re-insert the shaft, making sure that the top of the shaft will face the sky when the footpeg is in position so you have a nice clean looking install, NOT like the image attached.

Get the pin in position
Push on top the bracket to get the pin in
Push on top of the bracket to
get the shaft in place

  • To get the shaft in place put the tip of the footpeg on your knee, and then push down on top of the bracket with your hand so the footpeg compresses enough to get the shaft back in position.

 

  • Replace the locking pin into the shaft and bend it over slightly so it won't fall out.

Finished!
Finished!

  • Now all you have to do is bolt the footpegs back onto the bike in an upside down position, they don't have to be too tight although if you do have a torque wrench set it to 11ft/lb (Yamaha Workshop Manual recommendation for M8 bolt)
  • Your done!

 

This mod WON'T work with the stock exhaust.
 
This mod is known to work with the following aftermarket exhausts:
 
  • Baron's Nasty Boys
  • Bub's Big Willeys
  • Bub's Chambermaids
  • Bub's Stubbies
  • DD Dual Sideburners
  • Roadhouse 2-1's
  • Roadhouse Dooleys
  • V&H Longshots (with longer bolts and spacers)
  • V&H 2-1

     

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      Comments (7)
    Footpeg flip
    Written by mdougall, on 06-04-2013 15:51
    Did the flip. Works well with Samson exhaust. My wife prefers it this way. She says is much more comfortable.
    flip
    Written by caffinated1, on 01-30-2011 15:20
    You can do this mod with the brackets on opposite sides, just need longer bolts and 1" spacers to clear the swing arm caps. Did it last year for my boy, he grew too much for the stock height to be comfortable. 
     
    I switched over though to this configuration for the wife.
    Written by JYD, on 12-27-2009 11:34
    I want to do this mod just for the look,but my lady is 4'11" and can barely reach the stock pegs.Guess I`ll have to get a a new lady!(just kiddin).Good mod though :grin
    Peg flip
    Written by Aussie B, on 03-02-2009 05:53
    This works with Sampson Warlord Ripsaw.
    Peg Flip
    Written by RoadstarB, on 11-19-2007 18:21
    The peg flip will not work with my Bub BigWilly's exhaust. I noticed in the picture you must have the Chambermaid system, I think they hang alittle lower than mine.
    flip
    Written by eirinn99, on 02-11-2007 18:01
    works on cobra speedster longs too, but pegs comes really near the upper pipe
    Footpeg Flip
    Written by Maxer4, on 08-31-2005 18:50
    Also works with Cobra Speedster Shorts exhaust pipes. Much more comfortable for passenger.

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