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Slayer63
10-26-2013, 8:37 PM
I've had this idea floating around my head for a while and this finally gave me the kick in the ass to do it. MX pegs are sick. Paying 150 bucks for them isnt. Here's how to make a DIY set.

Start with a pair of oem harley pegs. Cut the rubber off with a razor then cut off the little ball end.

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Now grab your self a piece of 1/8" (or whatever thickness you like) plate. Then decide how think you want your pegs. I went 1 1/4". Scribe a line that distance along the edge of the steel. Next i drilled 5/16 holes on 1/2'' centers. 18 inches of holes worked for me. 18'' will give you 36 inches of material. I wanted my pegs big because I wear work boots all day and I have large feet. If you wear size 9 vans or whatever the cool kids wear now, you might not need as much.


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Now cut along the line you made. You should be cutting your holes in half. You will end up with some thing like this

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now insert your piece into your handy bending device and bend a 90.

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Install your radii bending attachment into your bending device and bend the steel around back to the other end of your 90. See where im going with this?

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Weld that shit.

Now drill a hole in the back of the peg the size of the eng of the oem peg. 5/8'' probably.

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Cut a small piece of your steel to span the width of the peg and insert the oem peg like this.

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Make sure you have the angle you want. Weld THAT shit. I should note that the oem peg is cast while yours is probably mild steel. They dont mix well. Use nickle rod and make sure you dont get the cast hot or your welds will just crack. If you hear a tinkling sould after you weld its stress factures inside the weld. You dont want that. If you dont think you can do this use a different peg as your base. Or drill and tap the peg and simply bolt on your monstrosity.

Bevel the ends if'in you like. Repeat the process with the other half of the holes.

Give it a quick coat of powder and your good to go. Style on the cheap.

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vnygra
10-26-2013, 9:34 PM
Very cool man.

tobiism
10-26-2013, 11:34 PM
Excellent work!

904Punk
10-27-2013, 12:19 AM
Awesome!

Jesse13
10-27-2013, 4:55 AM
Wicked ! :cheersmate:

ARBY
10-27-2013, 8:32 PM
That was very nicely done. :clap for you:

CRFyou
10-28-2013, 9:47 AM
Pretty cool man!

j88j
10-28-2013, 6:59 PM
Nice work slayer! Thanks for sharing

Ramzilla
11-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Genius. So simple and cheap. I love it.

clutchmcgriffin
11-02-2013, 2:21 PM
Awesome dude! Definitely rigging up a set this winter!

Piney
11-03-2013, 12:52 PM
Awesome work dude, such a simple idea! I'll be making some for sure! :cheersmate:

Sikwitit
11-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Ha that's bad ass man. Good stuff

Zooligan
11-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Well now, that's just about the niftiest thing I've seen in a while!

Scoots
11-04-2013, 5:35 PM
awesome sauce!

ClarkBrinkley
11-04-2013, 8:38 PM
Can you elaborate on how you bent the pegs into a u shape?

Tito
11-05-2013, 2:01 PM
Hell yeah.

123robertelee
11-14-2013, 10:11 AM
That's tits! thanks

Choppasaki
01-02-2014, 6:58 PM
Can you elaborate on how you bent the pegs into a u shape?

I'm sure it was a combination of muscle, elbow grease, and some swearing while using some sort of leverage device to move the metal into the desired placement.

Saltytonk
01-02-2014, 7:50 PM
Wow!! That's just cool !

Maustarman
01-02-2014, 8:22 PM
Awesome work !

Ramzilla
04-06-2014, 4:04 PM
Spun me out a set of these. Thanks for the killer how to.
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w587/ramzilla1500/CAM00350_zpsd185a1ff.jpg

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w587/ramzilla1500/CAM00351_zpsde2c03db.jpg

bbcommo
02-19-2015, 9:57 AM
badass!

Ramzilla
02-26-2015, 9:53 PM
So far I love mine and I even picked up some spare stock pegs to make a matching set for my passenger pegs.

ScrapBinBobber
03-03-2015, 6:05 PM
Found this post the other day, been wanting a new set of pegs for a while and could never bring myself to spend the cash on a new set. I will be making a set this weekend. Thanks for the thread, will post pics when I'm done

ScrapBinBobber
03-08-2015, 9:45 AM
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah226/scrapbinbobber/pegs3_zpsq1ab4gec.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/scrapbinbobber/media/pegs3_zpsq1ab4gec.jpg.html)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah226/scrapbinbobber/pegs1_zpseqr74yub.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/scrapbinbobber/media/pegs1_zpseqr74yub.jpg.html)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah226/scrapbinbobber/pegs2_zpskq1bdmol.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/scrapbinbobber/media/pegs2_zpskq1bdmol.jpg.html)
I didn't use an old set of pegs, instead I just cut and drilled some half inch steel. I don't have a powder coat kit, so I just dipped the final product in some truck bed liner material for a rubberized peg type look.

jsaz666
03-19-2015, 9:05 AM
Great thread! Who the hell wants to pay $100+ for a set of footpegs? I may have to give it a shot and make a set.

markshovel
03-19-2015, 9:08 AM
exellent work

78BritBastard
04-17-2015, 4:25 PM
Inspired by this thread:

Set I made this past week...
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ZwA
06-28-2015, 1:29 PM
Looking sharp! Thanks for the tip!

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BlackDog
07-11-2015, 6:36 PM
Took your idea and made mine without a welder.61808

farmall
07-11-2015, 8:10 PM
Cool drill use!

iarecorey
08-28-2015, 10:44 PM
This is all pretty awesome. A lot of good replicas as well. Now if I could only get myself what I need to attempt a set.

05ss45
12-19-2015, 5:44 PM
Definitely a bad ass idea! Im going to do a knock off set a little different on the factory floorboard brackets for my yamaha roadstar bobber build.

captstargazer
03-30-2016, 2:38 PM
Wow thanks!

ducvw2004
04-18-2016, 5:10 PM
Sweet! Thanks for the write up. I see these in my future!

ellis2933
09-19-2016, 11:49 AM
They look better and beefier than the aftermarmet pegs

Moose
09-22-2016, 11:30 AM
Very cool! :cheersmate: