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    Driver Footrest Strength
    on: Jun 21, 2021, 07.37 pm
    Jun 21, 2021, 07.37 pm
    Hello, all.  Odd question for you.  Has anyone had any issues with the strength of their driver footrests?  From time to time I like to stand up while riding and I also use my footrest to mount/dismount the bike.  I'm a heavier guy, 250lbs, and am used to steel framed bikes and want to make sure the cast pieces on our scoots are engineered to take this type of weight/load on a regular basis.

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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2021, 08.21 pm
    Jun 21, 2021, 08.21 pm
    I put all my 170 lbs on the left peg when mounting the bike and have no issues.  I stand up on the pegs when in low speed traffic and it's hot for extra ventilation.  Helps to stretch the legs a little, especially on a long days ride.
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2021, 01.55 am
    Jun 22, 2021, 01.55 am
      Yaga, I regularly stand on the footpegs to stretch out the legs while on long distance rides. In the old scale I'm 6' 2" tall and 104 kilograms in weight. Never had an issue. I have never used the left footpeg to mount any bike I've owned.  :028: :028:
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #3 on: Jun 22, 2021, 04.03 pm
    Jun 22, 2021, 04.03 pm
    I'm 250lbs in my riding gear, and I stand on the pegs on a regular basis, and haven't noticed any issues. 

    Only time I ever ran into something odd was right after I got the bike back from having the cylinder head replaced - the shop missed one of the bolts on the right side control plate.  it was in, but so loose I could remove it with my fingers.  I could feel the plate vibrating mildly while riding. 
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #4 on: Jun 22, 2021, 05.34 pm
    Jun 22, 2021, 05.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    I have never used the left footpeg to mount any bike I've owned.  :028: :028:

    I normally haven't either, but my other scoots have been different animals and are much lower in seat height.  I normally don't run the top box on my Trophy, but I do know that my standard swing the leg over the bike won't work when I'll tour with it on.  Since I have a 29 1/2" inseam, stepping into the seat (like you can on a Harley with a low seat) just won't work on our taller machines.
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #5 on: Jun 22, 2021, 05.37 pm
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    *Originally Posted by dandrumheller [+]
    I'm 250lbs in my riding gear, and I stand on the pegs on a regular basis, and haven't noticed any issues.

    Good to know!  I haven't noticed anything yet, but I thought I would ask.  I don't know what sort of testing goes into these sort of things and the lack of weight specifications for loading and suspension settings in the manual doesn't give me any sort of reference per rider.  I know we have a max weight limit, but again, not too detailed as far as passenger weight limit at each location.
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #6 on: Jun 22, 2021, 05.51 pm
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    I can step across the seat ala motor officer style if I really want to, I just find it easier to step on the left peg to mount.  That scenario may well be affecting my side stand, though there's nothing definitive on that.
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    Re: Driver Footrest Strength
    Reply #7 on: Jun 24, 2021, 08.31 am
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    Being vertically challenged and short legged I find it easier to step on something.

    Used the foot peg at first but now utilise the side stand lowering arm with equal success and ease.

    I too also stand up on the pegs when on long runs