Why are footpegs sprung?

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Re: Why are footpegs sprung?

Post by XTreme » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:03 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:46 pm
We had freedom and we thought we'd live forever. Also we'd never heard of global plagues outside of a history lesson about the Black Death.
All we worried about was Crabs! :lol:

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Re: Why are footpegs sprung?

Post by skyrider » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:25 pm

XTreme wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:27 am
Stu wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:13 am
As @XTreme says they would dig in if they come in contact with the road while cornering and have you off.

Also in a crash/drop they fold to stop them snapping so you have less chance of them breaking so you could still ride home
Went through the window of an Indian restaurant in Summer 1972.......I was on a Triumph 3TA and was racing a mate on a BSA Starfire,

Went into a roundabout too hot, dropped it down and right peg dug in! Got launched off the bike through the restaurant window and landed on the tables while people were eating.

If that wasn't funny enough the battery ended up on the opposite side of the roundabout!

So there was me inside the restaurant on the exit of the roundabout, the bike on the ground in the middle of the roundabout, and the battery way back on the approach to the roundabout!

Hey.....we've all done it!
did you have a quick curry while you were there
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