Installing larger footpegs on the XT225
Time needed: Not long, maybe 10 or 15 minutes.
Looks better than stock, doesn't it?
Once the cotter pin is out, just whack at the dowel pin with a rubber mallet a couple of times and it'll pop right out. The stock peg will come right off, leaving the spring behind.
Pay a little bit of attention to how the spring fits onto the peg bracket, because you'll have to insert the new footpeg the same way. If you spring falls out when you take off the stock peg, here's how it's supposed to fit on (this is the righthand peg). Note that the straight end goes through a hole in the bracket, and the bend end is free to fit into the new footpeg.
Put the new footpeg on, and install the dowel pin again. Make sure that the spring is installed properly by folding the peg up towards the bike and letting it spring back down. Don't forget to install a new cotter pin.
The lefthand peg is pretty much exactly the same, only with even more restricted access to the cotter pin due to the kickstand. Perserverance will pay off.
Once you've got the stock peg off, here's how the spring will fit on:
Again, just install the dowel pin and a new cotter pin, and you're ready to ride!
I'll update this page once Peter has had a chance to ride on the new pegs.