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    Can anyone tell me a good fix for replacing or repairing the rubber peg pads that seem to slip off when getting feet settled after take off?

    Thanks.

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    I've noticed the same thing, but they never seem to come loose.

    It may be tacky, but your question got me to thinking. I wonder if a zip-tie would work?

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    Do you mean the footpeg rubber pads? If so I'm afraid BMW has gone the cheap way and made them non-replaceable. You can check on the underside of the footpeg if it's got bolt heads or rivets holding the rubber pad. On the early F800 bikes there were bolts and you could swap just the rubber. Later models you had to swap the entire footpeg.

    Mine, with the bolts, are not moving much at all.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm going with the SW-Motech foot pegs. These can be lowered a few centimeters or keep original position. Also has wider padding for better support, especially on long rides (See pic). Ordered on 9/6/19. I'll let you know when installed and tested.
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    Hi guys, just lowered my foot pegs on my F800GT (about 1/2 inch) and I definitely feel the difference and my legs feel more relaxed while riding! I changed the OEM pegs for SW-Motech "ION" pegs (about $125. at revzilla.com). Much wider padding for long rides and takes only about 1 hour to replace depending on your skill level. If you want even more flexibility (up, down, forward and backwards) you may want to try SW Motech "EVO")...a little bit more expensive and may move pegs further outward (away from shifter and brake). I chose the "ION" pegs.

    See video "EVO" vs. "ION" link below, and pics of my ION pegs installed.

    https://youtu.be/_bjBeNaoND4
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    My wife and I just go back from a week long trip to the Ozarks. My left peg rubber has come loose, she has some mobility issues and needs to step on the left peg to get on the bike, then she slides back into the passenger seat while pushing on my pegs. The rubber has a small metal bar cast into the bottom, and it is riveted onto the peg. They are not replaceable - but I may be able to fix it.

    I will post a few photos of my repair attempt.......the aftermarket pegs are likely more durable and would be a better solution for resolving the durability issue for the long haul.

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    This is my repair attempt on my stock peg........I am hoping it works!

    The rubber pad is hollow, I suppose BMW did that to help cut down on vibrations getting to your feet. My left peg got damaged as a result of my wife needing to use the drivers peg to get up on the bike.....then once seated she uses the pegs to slide herself back into the passenger seat.

    The pads are held on by a steel plate that is inside the hollow rubber pad......the plate is attached with pop rivets. I drilled out the rivets and got things apart to see the damage.


    I first used Superglue to repair the rubber pad - Superglue works really well on rubber and the bond is nearly as strong as the base rubber. I then drilled and tapped the steel plate to 4x0.7 metric so I could use screws instead of rivets, and I drilled the holes in aluminum mount to allow the screws to be a slip fit.

    The next thing I did was to use JB Weld black RTV to glue the steel plate to the repaired rubber pad.....and then I completely filled the cavity with RTV and also glued the rubber pad to the aluminum mount - I did this to stiffen up the repaired hollow rubber pad and make it more durable. Hopefully this won't result in a significant increase in vibration through the footpeg. I am going on an 8 hour ride to the Barber Vintage Motorcycle event tomorrow......hopefully it works!
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    Great explanation and photos of your repair Thumpin. My left side peg rubber is split for the same reason as yours...although in my case it is me standing on the peg so I can get my leg over the seat. I'll be using your method shortly.

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    Thanks for the photos, very nice repair. I'll be at Barbers as well from Thursday thru Sunday. Send me a PM and I'll give you my contact info if you want to meet up. I'll be buzzing around on one of my scooters, probably the red Honda Elite 110

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    I forgot to mention......I installed really long screws that go almost all the way up to the top rubber - the extra length will get hardened into the silicone and add stiffness (I hope).

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    After I used the small cone spout for the RTV, I removed it and put the cap on the tube, and left the silicone in the little spout. Last night I was cleaning the garage and tied to push the hardened silicone out of the spout.....and it my surprise the center was still soft! It has been nearly 3 weeks since I installed the silicone.....I was surprised to see the small amount in the spout still had a liquid center!

    So.......the peg is holding up and working fine - but the RTV most likely has firmed up around the edges and the center is likely still liquid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpin View Post
    ....... Hopefully this won't result in a significant increase in vibration through the footpeg. .......
    I'm using S W lowered footpegs they have a removable rubber that leaves a "motorcross" style footpeg. I ride without the rubber pad to make them a tad lower and don't feel any increase in vibration through the pegs so I think you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachu View Post
    Do you mean the footpeg rubber pads? If so I'm afraid BMW has gone the cheap way and made them non-replaceable. You can check on the underside of the footpeg if it's got bolt heads or rivets holding the rubber pad. On the early F800 bikes there were bolts and you could swap just the rubber. Later models you had to swap the entire footpeg.

    Mine, with the bolts, are not moving much at all.
    If they are the same as the ST (and I think they are), they are riveted from factory, however, you can easily drill the aluminum rivits out and replace the rubber with a new set. The replacement sets come with screws instead of rivets.
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    FWIW, my left pad was starting to tear. I pulled off the footpeg and used some Shoe Goo. It seems to have worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtully View Post
    If they are the same as the ST (and I think they are), they are riveted from factory, however, you can easily drill the aluminum rivits out and replace the rubber with a new set. The replacement sets come with screws instead of rivets.
    Do you have a part number - or a specific year of ST we can look up? When I look at the parts list for my 2016 F800GT the pegs are complete units (metal and rubber).....and they list for $114 each!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    FWIW, my left pad was starting to tear. I pulled off the footpeg and used some Shoe Goo. It seems to have worked.

    Chris
    Just for clarification, the Shoe Goo is inside the footpeg and doesn't show on the outside. That's about a 25 cent fix and seems to be working great.

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    I had purchase them about 2 years ago. Went to look and the separate pad without the whole peg is now NLA.

    Here is a parts diagram of the 2007 ST FYI: https://parts.islandbmw.ca/a/BMW_200...t/46_1050.html (the pad is listed and was sold seperately).

    I checked more recent years of the GT and its the whole unit or nothing. Really silly of BMW to not allow us to replace a wear part like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudio_S View Post
    I had purchase them about 2 years ago. Went to look and the separate pad without the whole peg is now NLA.

    Here is a parts diagram of the 2007 ST FYI: https://parts.islandbmw.ca/a/BMW_200...t/46_1050.html (the pad is listed and was sold seperately).

    I checked more recent years of the GT and its the whole unit or nothing. Really silly of BMW to not allow us to replace a wear part like that.
    Claudio, Perhaps you have not searched the correct places. The rubber part of the foot peg is BMW part number 46 71 7700912. This part fits at least 68 different BMW models from 2005 to 2021. Cost is $21.53USD. This may not apply to your 2019 F800GT, but it will work for most of us. It is shown as fitting F800GT from 2012 to 2018, as well as F800S from 2005 to 2008, and F800ST from 2005 to 2013. Why not the '19GT? I'm guessing it probably would, even though not listed. This part does fit R1200/1250R and RS up to 2020 and RnineT to 2021. It would appear that it will not be disappearing from the BMW parts bin anytime soon. The retaining plate and fasteners are also available.

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