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    Rubber foot pegs

    I have a set of rubber rider pegs to replace the originals. Seems like to cut the old ones off is a given. But i hessitate to do that without knowing how to install the new ones. Any advice?

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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    I know it's an Airhead but what year & style?
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    Liaison 20774's Avatar
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    It should be very much like how grips are installed. Use some cheap hair spray from a dollar store and coat the frame mount, then quickly slide the new foot peg on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    It should be very much like how grips are installed. Use some cheap hair spray from a dollar store and coat the frame mount, then quickly slide the new foot peg on.
    Yes. Quickly!!
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    Registered User ebeeby's Avatar
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    Using hairspray on the R75/5 here, I sometimes need a mallet to get the footpeg rubber fully seated.
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    I use a mallet to fix a lot of things😄.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darryl cainey View Post
    i know it's an airhead but what year & style?

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    For me, filling the grip or peg with lacquer thinner or in desperate times, gas from a fuel line and slip it on...........God bless

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    I've never done footpads but I've always used hairspray for grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6322 View Post
    I use a mallet to fix a lot of things��.
    My dad had a saying..."Where there's a will, there's a bigger hammer." I'm not sure I recommend it though..
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    Thanks to all. I was able to mount them ok. On to the grips.

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