I recently dropped my Triumph Thruxton in a very low speed maneuver in a parking log, which resulted in a busted motorcycle foot peg. Needless to say I was pissed with how it happened, and I should have known better. Luckily as a result of the drop, there was minimal damage to the bike. The biggest issue was the right foot peg snapped right off, and I had to get creative in getting the bike back home.
Given the riding season here in Michigan isn’t the longest, I immediately set out to find a replacement for my busted foot peg. While I found multiple options for both an OEM foot peg as well as a Yamaha foot peg which in theory should work, the shipping time for both was going to be close to 2 weeks. I wanted to come up with a quick fix for this busted foot peg that would last until i received the replacement parts that I had ordered.
Busted Motorcycle Foot Peg (Quick Fix)
What I ended up doing to repair my busted foot peg was simply apply some JB Weld. The most simple fix I could possibly come up with that would get me back on the road. Here’s what I ended up doing:
- Purchased the JB Weld KwikWeld formula for my local Lowe’s
- Cleaned all parts of the busted foot peg with mild detergent
- Mixed equal parts from both tubes of the KwikWeld formula
- Applied a simple bead of the KwikWeld to one side of the busted foot peg
- Reattached the busted foot peg pieces
That’s really all there was to it. The entire process took all of 10 minutes. The JB Weld doesn’t set up immediately, so I was able to take my time and align the pieces so they fit as required. After about 5 minutes, the weld seemed to set up. I let it cure overnight and when I checked it in the morning, it was solid!
This isn’t meant to be a permanent fix, although it does appear to be holding up very well. I was only looking for a quick fix that would allow me to ride until my replacement parts arrived.
I hope this helps anyone that has a busted motorcycle foot peg, at least to give them a quick fix so they can get back on the road as soon as possible.