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TOPIC: DT175C foot peg alignment

DT175C foot peg alignment 02 Sep 2017 13:32 #1

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Looking for a sanity check here. Re-assembling parts on my 175C and very confused about the right hand foot peg/brake lever arrangement.
Seems to me, the tab on the back of the foot peg bracket should be a rest for the top of the brake lever, However, when I have the peg/bracket in the correct upright orientation, the tab is in the wrong place and does not coincide with the brake lever and the brake lever footrest seems to high.




Alternatively, if I turn the peg bracket so that the tab coincides with the brake lever, the foot peg is not in the correct orientation or level.



Not sure if I've assembled something wrong. Any help?

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DT175C foot peg alignment 02 Sep 2017 14:40 #2

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Your not losing your mind . . .
I have several 74, 75 and 76 DT175 models, and they're all that way.

Set the pegs so they're parallel with the ground . . . then
if the lever seems too high for you, you can fabricate (weld) on a lever stop adjusting bolt, or . . .
cut a "shallow" inverted V shape . . . ( ^ ) . . . half way through the forward "lower" side of the lever . . .
Then bend the lever downward until you close up the . ^ . gap you cut . . . and re-weld it.
If you want to reinforce the lever after this mod, you can weld another small plate across the back side of the lever in that area.

One final thought . . . I'd wait until you have the bike back together and ride it, before determining if anything needs to be done about it . . . mine feels fine ... just the way it is.


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DT175C foot peg alignment 02 Sep 2017 15:25 #3

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Thanks for the feedback Enduronut.
Appreciate it.
Peter

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DT175C foot peg alignment 05 Dec 2017 13:46 #4

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I’m having the exact same issue, tried to scour web for pics and nothing so far. The tab on peg is worn on mine like it saw contact but there is no way!

Have you found a solution?

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DT175C foot peg alignment 05 Dec 2017 13:52 #5

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Yes and No!
Once I took my head out of my *&@* I looked again and realised my brake lever is completely bent from an obvious historic crash. When I get round to it I'll heat it up and bend it back into shape which should cure the reason the brake pedal sits too high. But as for the tab making contact with the lever I'm still as stumped as ever.
If you work it out before me please report back. And I'll do likewise.
Good Luck
Peter

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DT175C foot peg alignment 05 Dec 2017 19:34 #6

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Here's some pics of my 1976 DT175c

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DT175C foot peg alignment 05 Dec 2017 19:36 #7

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In case it's not obvious, what hits the "tab" is the kick starter at full swing.
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1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

DT175C foot peg alignment 06 Dec 2017 10:13 #8

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Thanks Mark.
Isn't funny how these things seem so obvious once you know?

Peter

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