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I'd like to get an aftermarket rear brake pedal for my XC. The stock peg is a bit small and ugly. However, the aftermarket pedals (like these from Witch Doctors) typically involve drilling out the threads in your brake lever and installing the new pedal with a screw.

That looks a bit frail to me. I'd think in a panic stop it wouldn't be hard to jam the pedal hard and break off the small screw holding the pedal on. Has anyone had pedal failures like this? Or am I worrying about nothing? I suppose I could buy a higher-grade bolt to use instead of the one that comes with the pedal.

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Put this on mine and I'm liking it!

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How does that one attach?

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Put this on mine and I'm liking it!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victory-Visi...a42de4&vxp=mtr


I've never heard a bad thing about Dain's brake pedal (eBay ad above). You can also shop on his website
http://www.victorybrakepedal.com/
I don't know if he is a member here, but on "another" forum I know he gives a discount



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I use these. http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/920...ift-brake-pegs Have them for shift and brake, they bolt straight in to the OEM threads and are a bit longer than the OEM.
They meet my needs, match, go well with the bike and satisfy a nice feel that I got used to with the round pegs. Yea many don't like the round, but I do, FWIW.
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I have the same ones, for brake and shift. Easy to install, look good and are durable.



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I use these. http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/920...ift-brake-pegs Have them for shift and brake, they bolt straight in to the OEM threads and are a bit longer than the OEM.
They meet my needs, match, go well with the bike and satisfy a nice feel that I got used to with the round pegs. Yea many don't like the round, but I do, FWIW.
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Wow, those are cheap! I may have to give them a try for only $40. They will match my grips pretty well too.
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5mm allen to tighten the screw means it's most likely an M8

Given that the bolt is more or less supported for it's entire length you'd have to significantly stretch the metal before it would even have room to bend. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to put that on my bike if that's what I wanted.

As an anecdotal piece of evidence, I did something similar on my old SV650 back in the day. Tipped the bike over and broke off the toe piece on the shift lever. Drilled it out and put a 1/4" bolt through with a nut to secure it. Left it that way for a year before I remembered and bought a new lever. That bike had a much thinner section lever made from visibly porous cast aluminum. The XR/XC has a much thicker lever that would hold up a lot better AND you're talking about a thicker bolt (1/4" is about 6mm compared to 8)

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I use these. http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/920...ift-brake-pegs Have them for shift and brake, they bolt straight in to the OEM threads and are a bit longer than the OEM.
They meet my needs, match, go well with the bike and satisfy a nice feel that I got used to with the round pegs. Yea many don't like the round, but I do, FWIW.
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Thanks for the tip. I like that they bolt right up without having to drill my levers. These go with my Kury grips and highway pegs, so I may have to give them a try. They can be had for $17 each on Amazon with free shipping.

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Thanks for the tip. I like that they bolt right up without having to drill my levers. These go with my Kury grips and highway pegs, so I may have to give them a try. They can be had for $17 each on Amazon with free shipping.

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LOL that is where I got mine. On a fast and dirty search one goes to the source since I couldn't remember the part number.
Like others, I have never heard a bad thing about the "Dain" pedals, and his service after the sale seems to be stellar from the reading I've done.
I wanted something after the rubber fell off the OEM, and these were being tossed on a board, maybe this one, so I gave it a whirl. They are a small compliment and seem to get the job done. The extra length is also a nice touch.
One note for ease of install. After you muscle the OEM pegs off, clean the threads good and put on your own lock tight. Take your time and watch the position of the allen wrench. The heads are adequate, but shallow and could strip if you are being rough.

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