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    M Rearsets spring tension
    on: August 12, 2022, 01:14:43 pm
    August 12, 2022, 01:14:43 pm
    Hey all,

    Anyone here also running the M Rearsets on the Gen 2 and finding the spring tension on the pegs to be insufficient? When changing my foot position while riding they easily tilt up/inwards. I compared to the stock pegs wich have a lot more tension.

    I thought It would be a quick fix but I noticed they use another type of spring compared to stock. The spring runs under the peg itself and is hooked to the peg on one side and to the base plate on the other.

    Anyone noticed the same and has an address for stronger, suitable springs or has shortened their springs? If not I'll try to come around with a fix and will post here.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: M Rearsets spring tension
    Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 02:14:08 pm
    August 12, 2022, 02:14:08 pm
    Are you sure you have installed it correctly, and can you feel any tension by hand? I lowered my pegs 17-18mm by using long bolts. Initially I thought I would not need the springs. But at 60mph+ speeds they moved as soon as I lifted my foot to shift (I have the balls of my feet on the pegs).

    No problem on the brake side, I've almost never used that pedal. I do use it to keep the bike on an incline in the alps, avoiding the use of the  hot fronts. Not sure what the automatic hill hold does, but guess the fronts. or all

    So now I have the original springs back on while lowered for € 0.58 investment. Shift lever side works as original with use of a nylon spacer, brake side does not look too good but works, and as said hardly used. The two original springs are identical, but used upside down on the brake side

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    Re: M Rearsets spring tension
    Reply #2 on: August 12, 2022, 03:21:41 pm
    August 12, 2022, 03:21:41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    Are you sure you have installed it correctly, and can you feel any tension by hand? I lowered my pegs 17-18mm by using long bolts. Initially I thought I would not need the springs. But at 60mph+ speeds they moved as soon as I lifted my foot to shift (I have the balls of my feet on the pegs).

    No problem on the brake side, I've almost never used that pedal. I do use it to keep the bike on an incline in the alps, avoiding the use of the  hot fronts. Not sure what the automatic hill hold does, but guess the fronts. or all

    So now I have the original springs back on while lowered for € 0.58 investment. Shift lever side works as original with use of a nylon spacer, brake side does not look too good but works, and as said hardly used. The two original springs are identical, but used upside down on the brake side

    I'm not really following with what you are saying here. I'm talking about the M Rearsets that come in the M billet pack from BMW. It is installed by BMW itself. I can feel spring tension by hand, it's just not enough.

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    Re: M Rearsets spring tension
    Reply #3 on: August 12, 2022, 03:59:51 pm
    August 12, 2022, 03:59:51 pm
    Just saying that installed by BMW doesn't always imply it's well done. I took my BMW radiator protectors off to clean it, noticed bolts left and right where different. With Real.OEM I figured it out. A BMW dealer won't have installed many rearsets, so little experience. If pegs left and right move by hand with equal resistance, and move while riding, then that M-sport set seems a lot of money and no quality. I read on a german forum they are also wider than the standard pegs, hence i did my own cheap lowering
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    Re: M Rearsets spring tension
    Reply #4 on: August 12, 2022, 04:25:54 pm
    August 12, 2022, 04:25:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    Just saying that installed by BMW doesn't always imply it's well done. I took my BMW radiator protectors off to clean it, noticed bolts left and right where different. With Real.OEM I figured it out. A BMW dealer won't have installed many rearsets, so little experience. If pegs left and right move by hand with equal resistance, and move while riding, then that M-sport set seems a lot of money and no quality. I read on a german forum they are also wider than the standard pegs, hence i did my own cheap lowering

    It looks properly installed. Nothing seems off. The spring just seems a bit weak. I'm not saying it is flying up because of wind or anything like that. But I'm pretty aggressive on the pegs when doing spirited riding, with lots of shifting etc and that is when it happens.

    Might try to source a stronger spring and/or tilt the pegs a little more to make the angle of inclination a little more up instead of rearwards.

    Other than this; those rearsets are of extreme quality.