> I saw a couple of mentions of loose footpegs for Trophies on the
> Digest. Any one else experience this and under what conditions?
> I can only imagine that a cure includes using Locktite or
> something similar.
I had the same problem. I was tipped off to the problem by my friend who
works for a Triumph dealer. I checked mine and sure enough they were loose.
It's a bear getting into the bolt heads with a hex wrench, even a 3/8 drive
was tough [a flex-universal and shortening the hex portion did it]. It helps
to loosen the chain adjustment to allow the chain to drop lower and this
gives easier access to the bolt head.
They managed to come loose a second time and that's when I worked out a
permanent cure. There is no problem on the right side to using a standard
bolt and a "star" lock washer. The standard bolt allows a greater torque to
be applied and that's all it needed to stay put. The left side isn't quite
as easy as the chain is very close to the bolt head. What I did was to use a
"star" lock washer there also but I had to grind a little off the top of the
bolt to get good clearance. With out the lock washer there is probably
enough clearance and loctite should hold it well.
It's really a badly thought out design, almost an afterthought. The flat peg
shape probably contributes to the loosening as it puts more turning pressure
than a narrower peg would.
I never met a motorcycle I didn't like
I have met a few I wouldn't own.....