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Old 06-27-2018, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope this is the right place and OK to post. Just trying to save someone else some aggravation....

Decided I would go against my better judgement and purchased a set of Chinese highway pegs off of eBay. They look very similar to the Kuryakyn so I thought I'd try a set. This is the set I bought - Black 1.25"Long Peg Mounting Kit with Foot Peg I believe they offer them in chrome as well.

Shipping was very quick and initial impression was they looked good. That all changed rather quickly when the first clamp snapped without even being tightened up yet. I don't even think I had 10 foot pounds on it yet. Material looks to be very low grade cast aluminum(?) and full of tiny air pockets. Tried the second clamp and everything seemed to tighten up properly so I assumed I had maybe just got a bad clamp. I sat on the bike and rested my foot on peg, like you would when cruising, and it dropped about 1/2" - 3/4". Thought maybe it needed to be tightened more but the u shaped holder had cracked. Same thing as the clamp, it's made from low quality cast full of tiny air pockets. The other parts are now resting someplace in my bush. Never been so let down by horrid quality. I've had lower quality items from China before but never this bad.

Word of caution, if you see a set like these at a decent price, run. They are JUNK. I've learned my lesson and will not be buying crap that "looks" OK from China anymore. Going to save money by buying the better quality item from the start.

* Sorry, this belongs in the accessories review section....

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Had pretty much exactly the same thing happen to me on my old Triumph Thunderbird. Fortunately I had just purchased the cheap Chinese pegs at a store, and was installing them in the parking lot. A mechanic came out after I went back in and showed them... he went to install the non-busted one on the other side... and that one broke too!
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Soooooo cheap!
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