footpegs wont stay up

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Jdsmitty10, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Jdsmitty10

    Jdsmitty10 Active Member

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    My rear footpegs won't stay up when riding solo. its annoying.. I put brand new D washers in there when i replaced my stock pegs last summer. Ever since, after I ride a couple miles, they are vibrated down about half way.. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Hoople

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    Do you have the concave side of the spring washer facing the stationary yoke?
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I find if you just tighten the bolts a bit more with good washers they will stay up.
     
  4. Jdsmitty10

    Jdsmitty10 Active Member

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    I cant remember, i will have to take a look.

    Mine doesn't have bolts to tighten. There are just pins to go through with the clips that hold them on..can't think of the name of those clips..
     
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  5. Hoople

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    Possibly "E" clips?
     
  6. Jdsmitty10

    Jdsmitty10 Active Member

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    basically shaped like a c with little holes on each side.. had to buy the tool to take them on and off..just cant remember what the tool is called.. u have to spread the clip out over the pin to get it off...
     
  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I think you mean snap-ring pliers. My Heritage has them also and 1 side always drops down. Think I'll put a shim washer in with the concave washer.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    They are like a wave washer, try new ones
     
  9. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    You should be able to take the pins out and install mounting bolts so you can tighten them up like Glider suggested, or for a lot of the custom pegs you can use a wave washer on each side if there's room.
     
  10. Carpfish

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    Yarn works...kidding! I would take the tension washer out and bend it a bit more to make more tension. You could use vice to help. You may save a few bucks.
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