As any motorcycling enthusiast can tell you; a foot peg is a very important part of any motorcycle. It not only helps you in the controlling process, but it also contributes to the stability of your motorcycle. Here are some of the important facts that one is supposed to know about motorcycle foot pegs.
Foot pegs can be constructed or manufactured from a number of materials; there are those that are made from aluminum, steel, and also titanium. Some of them can assume a stamped, cast, mechanized or forged form. Most of the above foot pegs are either heat treated, or they are anodized. The majority of the best foot pegs have been drilled polished or ground they are then ground and put together.
We have major features of foot pegs that affect the rate of mud retention. These are draft, thickness, nooks and crannies. Let us look at each of them and how it affects the mud retention. Draft- when a foot peg has a positive draft it simply means that the lower opening is bigger than the one at the top. This implies that we are likely to experience minimal mud trap.
Thickness- ordinary footpegs usually utilize more manufacture material, this in most cases creates deeper cavities that trap a lot of mud. On the other hand, super-thin foot pegs easiest in pro circuit units. They are most preferred here since they are super thin and they, therefore, don’t give any room for mud to be trapped.
Nooks and crannies- simplified intricate and crossbeams footpegs do not trap any mud as opposed to their other counterparts.
In an Instance where one has to lean the bike in a rut, it is very easy that the mud can interfere with the pivot of the foot peg hence rendering it useless. Since the above conditions render the foot peg useless, you are supposed to install pivot mud protection as it is essential for the performance of your bike. For those average riders, one is advised to install an old inner tube that should put over the pivot; this is because it is the only material you can incur the least expense. However, you will have to replace this regularly as the rubber wears off most of the time.
When one is purchasing a foot peg, they are advised to go for those ones that are wider as they are always considered to be the best. It is argued that a wider platform or space for the feet to step, spreads the pressure or load impact. A large peg is also easier to find as opposed to a thinner one. This is essential when one is making a turn. It makes the rider very comfortable and enables him, or she achieve a perfect interface in general.
The grip of the foot peg on the riders foot is in most cases determined by the number, shape, and sharpness of the teeth. One of the easiest ways of achieving the best grip is by sharpening the teeth. But one should be cautioned that having sharp teeth will expose your boot to quicker wear and tear.