It’s the small changes that can add up to BIG improvements. We take a look at the latest 101 Racing Foot Pegs which are being used by David Knight, for racing grip, durability and design.
Firstly, the great thing about these additions to your dirt bike - you do not need to be a mechanic to replace your existing foot pegs. Simply remove the cotter pin, replace the pegs and the pin.... you are good to go!
Apart form looking great (available in a number of colours) these foot pegs will offer instant Racing Grip, making the peg easier to find when straightening out of a turn and makes for a more comfortable ride.
A far more positive interface with the bike in general, breeding confidence and maximum response from your dirt bike. That's why these are the foot peg of choice for many top Motocross and Endure Riders including David Knight, previous British Sprint Endure Champion
There are number of ways a materials which can be used to produce Motocross Racing Footpegs from steel to aluminium and titanium. These can then be cast, machined, forged or stamped. Some are anodized or heat-treated. Some have been drilled, sawed, ground or polished, with the pieces welded or bolted together.
101 Racing Foot Pegs are anodised drop forged aluminium CNC Machined Alloy
Produced to the highest specification these racing footrests will easily fit where your existing pegs are and offer incredible grip and durability.
Wider is better. Most aftermarket foot pegs are 57mm wide, which is much wider than most OEM pegs. A wider platform for the feet spreads the load of impact over a larger part of the foot.
It makes the racing foot pegs easier to find when straightening out of a turn and makes for a more comfortable ride and more positive interface with the bike in general. Peg length is rarely discussed, but a longer peg can give a rider more leverage to control the bike.
Some riding coaches teach foot positioning on the outside of the peg for that reason.
Traditional teeth are usually part of the peg’s casting but can also come as a stamped piece that is welded on. The teeth are usually tall with a deep trough so that mud won’t pack higher than the tip of the teeth and compromise traction.
The grip of a peg on a rider’s boot is determined by the sharpness, number or shape of the teeth. The easiest way to get more grip is to sharpen the teeth, but be forewarned: sharper teeth can wear through boot soles significantly quicker and lacerate a rider or mechanic on contact.
101 Racing Products teeth have been designed with grip in mind – when you need it most. These are produced and added onto the foot pegs rather than cast. This allows fantastic grip - without being razor sharp. They can also be replaced.
Raising and lowering foot pegs are a compromise. Lowering foot pegs will give the rider more bike to fit in between his legs, lowers his centre of gravity and in effect raises the bars when standing. The disadvantage of this is that the pegs will drag on the ground sooner and the seat will hit his rear sooner. The 2012 KX450F has two mounting bracket positions in the frame to choose from. Some Honda pro teams run their foot pegs farther back to redistribute the rider’s weight.
During installation, be sure that each end of the spring’s coil is properly seated against the mounting bracket. Don’t grease the pivot point; it will attract too much dirt. Polish the pin with steel wool or fine-grit sandpaper instead. Don’t forget to install the cotter pin.
The KAWASAKI 101 Racing Foot Peg comes beautifully presented in a box below: