My poor ole bike still had the original foot pegs installed when I started this project. Yes they are worn down but were still functional for the most part. I don’t realize how worn out they were until I rode a bike with fresh pegs. That’s what happened, I rode a buddies YZ250 2-stroke a while back with new Sunline Stainless Steel Pegs and that’s when I realized that I have been unconsciously just dealing with the footing issues on my own bike.
Foot pegs can get overlooked as having an important role in how you’re able to position and control your body while you’re riding. It’s important that the pegs allow for a solid platform that creates confidence in that your footing is stable and that’s what Sunline offers with the 57mm wide platform found on their stainless steel pegs.
There are several companies making a verity of foot pegs for most model bikes being built today and some bikes that are no longer in production. Among all these companies you will find they all have their own foot bed design as to the way the teeth are shaped and positioned. Sunline utilizes an alternating V & X shaped teeth that provide excellent grip regardless of the riding conditions. This feature can be most important during those wet off road rides where there’s plenty of mud on your boots sole. Regardless of the riding conditions, losing your footing while riding is a dangerous situation because you can lose control of your bike and hurt yourself or someone.
It’s nice to install components that fit and work as good if not better than O.E.M parts. Sunline did their home work in the design of these foot pegs as they fit perfectly using the O.E.M springs and pivot pins. Plus they are stronger and lighter than the O.E.M pegs and offer more functionally. Mentioning the pivot pins brings up another point to be made, and that’s to inspect the pins for deep grooves or any kind of wear. This also holds true about the mounting brackets for the foot pegs. Having worn out pivot pins and brackets creates a lot of “slop” or movement in the pegs which can affect your body positioning and control. Not to mention it’s a little troubling to have your footing to be rocking back and forth while you are moving your body around in different positions on the bike. Well that wraps up this preview of the Sunline Stainless Steel pegs that are outfitted on my project bike. It’s time for you to get out from behind the computer and go inspect your neglected foot pegs. Wait!! Before you turn the computer off go ahead and order online today a set of Made in the U.S.A Sunline foot pegs that are available in stainless and titanium. You will be glad you did once you experience the ARCH design of the foot bed. This design provides more contact area for your boots and smother transition when moving your body forward and back on the bike.