Author Topic: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs  (Read 614 times)

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Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:58:10 am »
Thought I would post this up for new C10 owners going through their newly acquired machines.

Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs

These pointed cams do not allow the footpeg to fold up enough, forcing the peg to leverage concentrated pressure on both the footpeg and bracket, often cracking or breaking one or both during a minor tip-over.

The OEM cost to replace these 2 parts is about $200 per side!  (about half that at Murph's).

Here's a simple fix anyone can do with a bench grinder to greatly reduce the likliehood of footpeg / bracket casualties.


Grind the cam down as shown by the red line.




The following pics show significantly smaller peg fold up angle resulting from relieving the cam point, effectively reducing it from being a pressure point during a tip-over.

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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 04:02:58 pm »
Well done Stasch.
That could help a lot of C-10 owners...

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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 08:13:03 pm »
Take it a step further, and grind even more off, it will not weaken the peg during use, and will actually allow it to roll up almost vertical.. we been doing this for years, as a pre-empted thing.

good job tho, take it a bit further... :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
especially that big top "ear" part, that does nothing for strength, but instead, creates the "lever stop" that causes the fractures in the mounting bracket, when it folds up... silly design.

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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 08:56:26 am »
I just hope that the plastic that will now hit the ground hard after your peg refuses to sacrifice itself is cheaper than the replacement peg/carrier.  ;D
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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 10:13:12 am »
good idea for my cafe.  it'll lean a lot further than you guys silly old pigs.   :stirpot:

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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 12:26:22 pm »
I just hope that the plastic that will now hit the ground hard after your peg refuses to sacrifice itself is cheaper than the replacement peg/carrier.  ;D

The plastic is usually the mirror / turn signal corner of the main fairing anyway (assuming flat ground without anything in the way like a work table - then all bets are off and more stuff can break.).

There's a lot of folks that have done this.  It would be interesting to find out if anyone has experienced worse tip over damage than normal to other areas once this mod has been done. 

My first thought is no, but I've only ever stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Anyone?
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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 08:16:20 am »
Boomer made a point that I honestly never thought of. Yes, it's possible the non folding footpeg could possibly prevent some damage.  {My thought is allowing the foot peg to fold wouldn't cause that much more plastic damage}.

But allowing the footpeg to fold, allows you to ride home with a footpeg to put your foot on.
When I broke mine, I had to ride home {300 miles} without a footpeg.

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Re: Grinding down pointy cams on C10 footpegs
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 06:15:22 am »
This was a tip that came out many years ago I think.  Good to bring it back though.
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