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Tuono Footpegs

 

After trying a set of Attack Performance rearsets on my RS250, I've come to prefer solid-mount footpegs, as opposed to the hinged pegs that come stock on most (all?) bikes.  The problem with most aftermarket rearsets is that they are intended for racing, re-locating the footpeg further up and back.  Considering my advanced age and the amount of miles I ride, I prefer my footpegs to be in the standard position.  Thankfully some manufacturers are starting to offer pegs that adjustable to both more aggressive and more relaxed riding positions (see the animated gif below).  I tried a few different brands but really wasn't happy with any of them. 

 

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What I really wanted was the stock foot controls but with solid pegs.  Woodcraft makes solid pegs but they won't easily just bolt onto the stock mounts.  Time for the powertools...

 

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
This is the underside of the stock footpeg assembly.  You can see the hinge pin and the circlip, which is the first thing I removed.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
I then slid the hinge pin out the other side.


Aprilia Tuono footpegs
Once it was mounted in my vice I used a permanent marker on the two ears.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
A few seconds with the pneumatic cutting wheel...

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
...and the ears are gone.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs

I then used a file to smooth down the surface.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
There is already an existing hole right where I need to mount the Woodcraft pegs but the hole is just a little too small. 

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
Once the hole was enlarged it was ready for assembly.  Here a shot of the backside of the peg assembly.  That's the Woodcraft peg and mounting bolt to the left.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
All finished.

Aprilia Tuono footpegs

Aprilia Tuono footpegs

Aprilia Tuono footpegs

Aprilia Tuono footpegs

Aprilia Tuono footpegs
The pegs worked just fine.  I installed these right before I left on my trip to Montana and there were great.  They are as comfortable as stock plus they are very solid and provide more grip than the stock pegs.  For $50 and an hour's work, you can't beat it.

 

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