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Author Topic: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?  (Read 388 times)

Rich Mintz

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Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« on: February 09, 2013, 05:23:24 PM »
I bent a footpeg and scraped the end of the footpeg rubber on my 2010 Bullet C5 (you can guess how) and had to replace it. I bought OEM parts from Hitchcocks and am trying to figure out how to push the damn rubber on. I believe both the mounting arm and the rubber are the correct parts. I can slide the rubber on partway, enough to make the bike rideable, but how do I get it on the rest of the way -- do I have to ream out the channel in the inside of the rubber with a screwdriver?

 

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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 05:41:30 PM »
Rich, I feel your pain ! May I suggest that you use Ronsonal lighter fluid or alcohol and shove it on. Works well with handlebar grips also. If you ream them they'll vibrate off.
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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 05:54:17 PM »
Get a mallet and tap, tap, tap. 

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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 05:59:14 PM »
Boil some water, turn off the heat and put the rubber in said water for a few minutes.  The rubber should now be pliable enough to press on.

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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 11:47:20 PM »
I have had good luck getting footpeg covers on with KY gel & a heavy hammer. when it dries out it's not slippery anymore.
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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 01:32:33 PM »
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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 03:39:55 PM »
Dish soap and water and a big soft blow hammer. Real Easy.
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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 08:37:46 PM »
................ big soft blow hammer......

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Re: Really dumb question: how to get the goddam footpeg rubber on?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 08:41:01 PM »
I saw him use his helmet tester. Very impressive !
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