Factory Tech Tip: How to Remove and Install Footpegs
Have you ever wondered how a factory mechanic would do a number of bike maintenance tasks? Well, wonder no longer. We have teamed up with former factory mechanic Scott Adkins of Pro SX MX Tech to show you exactly how the professional teams in the pits of Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross go about taking care of their rides.
Scotty's got credentials, too; he's worked as a mechanic on both series' for 12 years and wrenched with some top talent like Nick Wey, Ryan Sipes, Jeremy Martin, and Christophe Pourcel, to name a few. So sit back, relax, and in this installment you'll learn how to properly remove and install a set of footpegs.
At a glance:
Cut the old cotter pin out of the way and remove it.
Use a screwdriver to force the pin out.
Remove peg and spring.
Clean and inspect the mount, pin, and spring.
Put grease on the new footpeg where it rubs the mount. Grease the peg too.
Install spring and peg back in the mount.
Install washer and new cotter pin.
Bend the cotter pin over on both sides and you're done.
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