Wide footpegs

I was thinking of adding a “Mods” section to my blog but I think the AG200 is a bike where if you really want more from your motorcycling then you should buy a different bike…yes I’m in THAT camp of thinking! Having said this, I think there are some small and cost effective things you can do to make the AG experience a little better so I thought I would cover one this time around.

If anyone has done some extended seat time on the AG200, one of the first things that irritate is the narrow foot pegs. Too much weight is spread over a small surface area and you get sore feet. Proper dirt bike boots delay the irritation but only for an hour or two. It will also tear up your nice expensive boots so the reviewed pegs will pay for themselves pretty quick in this respect.

I had been keeping an eye out for a better set of pegs for a long time but the after-market for the AG is like…zero…farmers are not real big on mods and upgrades! The only hope for better bits is to find stuff from other bikes and in the case of the foot pegs, the TW200 came to the rescue.

While lurking on the XT225/250 forums I noticed an ad for foot peg sets for the cousin bikes of the AG in the USA. I contacted Bill via his site and he had never got a request for an AG200 before…nothing new there! So after a bit of research we thought the TW pegs were the best bet so I took the plunge and ordered a pair of TW200 units for my AG.

Left peg

After a bit over a week a pair of nice new pegs arrived from the USA. So did they fit? Perfectly! The quality of construction is top notch, using the latest CNC and laser cutting technology, nice welds and all finished off with a nice powder coat finish. Made in the USA too, pretty good for the price I reckon. The Yamaha pins and springs fit straight in and only take a few minutes to fit. Totally stress free upgrade.

I wouldn’t say I have done super extended testing yet but I have put quite a few kilometres on the pegs so far and it certainly has completely changed the extended ride experience for my feet. In fact, it has eliminated the problem completely. They have created another one though…the distance between the pegs and the gear lever looks a bit short which isn’t the fault of the pegs. It isn’t a problem with normal boots but proper dirt bike boots can make gear changing a challenge. The standard gear lever is too short anyway and has no folding tip so time to start searching for a nice extended, folding tip gear lever…watch this space!

Right peg

So to sum up; If you want to improve the extended ride experience of your AG200, or any of the other bikes listed on the linked website, get in touch with the guys and get a set of their pegs sent out. They are worth every cent and improve the quality of your ride considerably. Great upgrade, great product.

Cheers

AGman

6 thoughts on “Wide footpegs

  1. These pegs look just the thing we are looking for.
    We have owned four and a half AG200s over the past 10 years and have just upgraded to a nice 2004 ADR model with less than 4000 km and a brand new 2014 model. The only difference we can see is the new bike has dual throttle cables. Thanks for a great site. We will be checking it regularly.

    1. Thanks for the comments Mike. Mmmm…post ’90s ADR! Rare AG200 indeed! Nice catch. Yep, push-pull throttle since mid 2013, there are a few other small changes that I will document in an upcoming post. Enjoy the bikes and you will love the pegs if you get a set – great investment.

      Nice work at Bon Bon too.

      Cheers
      AGman

      1. Thanks AGman.
        We have looked at the US site for the pegs and there are two types. Which one did you get?

        1. Hi Mike
          The zero offset were the ones I received. The TW had the kick start removed in the later models and the two different styles of pegs may of had something to do with this.

          Cheers
          AGman

  2. AGman,

    Followed your instructions, bought a set for the TW200 and the gear shift lever. Took them down to Nicaragua and they installed perfectly! Took a little time at Customs to explain them but all went well. Feels like bare feet on pillows compared to the original pegs after a few hours in the saddle.

    1. Hi Pitt
      Thanks for the comments. Good to see you did the mods. As you say, makes a big difference to the bike. Glad it all worked out for you.
      Cheers
      AGman

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