A shock adsorbing footpeg system that flexes forward and back to the degree you prefer. It is fully adjustable with multiple platform sizes and multiple bushing options. We are changing the future of what a footpeg system can be, with an industry-first high-density plastic platform that is self-lubricating and ready to take all the abuses of modern trail riding.
These are made out of stainless steel and carry a Lifetime Warranty. They mount directly to the frame of the bike with a pin. They have two threaded holes that support the spindle and bushing bolt. These are unique designs for specific year make and model bikes.
These Spindles are non-heat treated and designed to be able to bend back straight in most cases. Steel has great fatigue strength when it comes to getting bent. Footpegs tend to take the most abuse out of all the components. We designed our hardware to bend rather than break in a major impact. The idea is that the spindle will bend before the platform you stand on does. This means that the cheapest and easiest part to replace fails rather than the more expensive platform. Plus keeping a spare spindle in your pack doesn't take up much space and is cheap insurance to make sure your ride doesn't get ruined.
The Bushing Bolt
These Bushing Bolts are grade 12.9 rated and zinc coated. They have a button head design and less chance that they will hit squarely on a rock and bend. A multi-use thread locker has been applied, so you can remove them to change bushings and the thread lock will hold up. Steal has great fatigue strength when it comes to getting bent. Footpegs tend to take the most abuse out of all the components. We designed our hardware to bend rather than break in and major impact. We find that a wrench or adjustable wrench will quickly and easily bend the bolt back straight. Please avoid using a hammer. A little leverage from a long-handled wrench or pipe is all that's needed.
The bushings are a key part of the system. Using a durometer rating of hardness, you can pick what type of flex rating you want for the platforms.
A higher rating means a firmer bushing that will take more weight and force to compress. It’s a simple and effective way of providing shock dampening and absorption. This is nothing new and all complete suspension systems use bushings in the automotive world.
We use bushings from the skateboard industry. They are time tested, high quality, inexpensive, and easy to produce. No need to reinvent the wheel when other industries have already perfected it.
Bushings act similar to cartilage in a joint. It is there to dampen and strengthen the system. Like all things, bushings will need to be replaced as they age and break down.
They are inexpensive and easy to replace as needed. Think of it as replacing your handlebar grips as they wear down with use and become less comfortable to use.
Flex-Rating System explained
Tools needed: 6mm Allen key. 8mm socket with a 1/4'' ratchet. 14mm wrench.
These instructions are for a complete build-up of the flex-mount footpeg system. Please ignore Steps 3-8 if Pre assembled.
Step 1: Remove the OEM footpeg and keep all mounting hardware. The pins, springs, washers, and cotter pins.
Step 2: Install the MFR mount with the hardware you just removed.
Step 3: Install the spindle with a 14mm wrench and torque to 30 ft/lbs.
Step 4: Install the bushing bolt with 2 bushings on each side with a 6mm Allen key and torque to 25 ft/lbs.
Step 5: Take the platform with the 2 bearings and dust cap installed and slide it onto the spindle. Make sure you remove the 8mm nut before doing this step. Slide until it bottoms out on the spindle.
Step 6: Remove the dust cap from the end of the platform with a 6mm Allen key. Take the 8mm nut and thread it on the end of the spindles loosely with your finger.
Step 7: With an 8mm socket on a 1/4'' drive screw in the nut in a clockwise direction. *WARNING DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN*. Once you feel the nut bottom out stop tightening and visually inspect the nut. It will be hand-tight no more than 2 ft/lbs of torque. Make sure that all the threads are engaged and the nut sits flush with the end of the spindle.
Step 8: Install the dust cap with a 6mm Allen key. Tighten clockwise and once to feel it bottom out stop tightening. This will also be a hand-tight connection.