Works Connection Pro Pegs

Pro Pegs

Titanium Footpegs Review



         This version was an open cleat design that a lot of GNCC riders use for muddy conditions. 

         This version was an open cleat design that a lot of GNCC riders use for muddy conditions. 



Some people don't even take the time to think about aftermarket footpegs and just keep the stock footpegs on for the duration of ownership. The stock pegs are usually pretty good and do just fine, but for those of you who haven’t had sharp or wide footpegs you really don't know what you're missing. Pro Pegs titanium footpegs are manufactured with high-grade Ti-6AL-4V titanium. These Pro Pegs are lightweight, very strong and corrosion-resistant. Each piece of the footpeg is TIG-welded together and really is a work of art. The Pro-Pegs have a factory look with impressive strength characteristics. The Pro Pegs are 60mm wide (2.4 inches), weighed in at 345 grams a set, use the stock springs and are all hand made. They will set you back $269.95 and are fairly easy to put on. The only snag I ran into was that the stock springs are tough to line up with the Pro Pegs holes and takes some finesse/patience for the pin to line up accordingly. The Pro Pegs come with two fresh cotter pins, so make sure you use the ones that come with the pegs.  


 Once on I was very impressed that the Pro Pegs lined up flat, just like the stock pegs. With some other aftermarket pegs the stop was too long and cause the footage to be tilted upward somewhat. With the Pro Pegs the footpegs lay flat and move up and down freely with no restricted movements. The Pro Pegs that you see here are the Mud/Enduro style that don’t have the middle cleat, which I prefer. I like the open design to keep mud out of the footpeg as much as possible for maximum grip. They make a full cleat (which has a middle cross brace), but I chose this style to try on the 2017 Honda CRF450R. I have seen many top tier factory motocross teams run this design and wanted to see if it affected my grip on the bike. I have tried the full cleat Pro Pegs on past test bikes and didn't notice any extra grip with the middle cross brace added. I think the open design is more trick looking and gives the bike a factory look! 


 When installing remember to always bend the fresh cotter pin around to ensure it doesn't slide outward. 

 When installing remember to always bend the fresh cotter pin around to ensure it doesn't slide outward. 

The Pro Pegs teeth (all 18 of them) are sharp and much deeper than that of a stock peg. The amount of teeth on a footpeg is not as important to me as the sharpness of each tooth. Each tooth is much sharper on the Pro Peg (than stock) and although there are less of them, than a stock Honda peg, the grip that I get is much higher. I can feel the soles of my boots digging in instead of just riding on top of a dull footpeg. I feel more locked in with the bike and I am able to ride on the balls of my feet easier with these sharper/wider Pro Pegs. Yes, the Pro Pegs will eat the soles of your boots faster than the stock pegs, so make sure to keep an eye on the soles of your boots closely. I didn't notice any weight difference (on the track) or any odd vibrations through my boots with the Pro Pegs. 


The Pro Pegs are distributed by Works Connection and MotoStuff and are available now. If you are looking to get some added grip, want to really stick to your pegs and work on your technique these are a great choice. The Pro Pegs have outstanding quality and have been on my Honda for almost a year and still look great! 


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FMF Dual Titanium Factory 4.1 RCT Muffler System

Keefer Inc. Product Evaluation 

FMF Dual Titanium Factory 4.1 RCT Muffler System

The 2017 Honda CRF 450R has an incredible engine package stock. The snappy throttle response and free feeling of the motor makes this one of the most fun engine characters in the 450 class. This doesn't mean it can’t get better however. FMF wasn't the first to the game when the new generation Honda CRF 450R was released. In fact, FMF waited longer than it would of liked to release their 4.1 dual muffler system, but they wanted to ensure it wasn't just good on the dyno, but good on the track as well. I took delivery of FMF’s Dual Titanium 4.1 RCT muffler system and installed it in less than 10 minutes (which is a great time for me) and was able to head out onto the track. There were no joints that binded or misalignments when assembling the FMF system 

I have ridden with Yoshimura and stock systems on the 2017 CRF450R the most recently. I have a good feeling of both of these systems, so breaking down the FMF system was fairly easy to dissect on the track. The FMF 4.1 muffler system has incredible amounts of bottom end and throttle response. The bottom end comes on strong and the Honda keeps its exciting, crispRPM response feeling, but lets you run third gear through corners a little more than the stock or Yoshimura muffler systems can. Downshifting to second almost makes the Honda a little too much too handle with the FMF system installed (on roll on) through some corners. When going to the FMF 4.1 system I reverted back to map 1 (standard map) instead of map 3 (aggressive map). Since the FMF has so much bottom end I could use the standard map instead of having to use map 3 like I do on other systems. Mid range is broader and pulls farther than the stock muffler, so using third gear is almost the perfect gear for most tracks (with stock gearing). Through mid to top end the FMF system almost mimics the Yosh in pulling power feeling on the track. Over-rev isn't increased dramatically over stock, but I did notice that you didn't need to rev the Honda with system as shifting early was a welcomed attribute to the American made muffler. I did notice that the FMF system is louder than the Yoshimura and stock systems, but keeps a race oriented deeper sound. 


It takes you a little while to get accustomed to the sound once on the track, but the good news is that the muffler packing has lasted past the 12 hour mark and hasn't changed much to the ear. I used to get only 8-10 hours on other FMF muffler systems, but the dual Honda system has proved to be more durable. the system is light at 8.3 pounds and will remove a couple pounds off of your stock system. 

In my opinion this is one of the best mufflers that I have tried for the 2017 Honda CRF450R. Yes, it is louder sounding than others, but the increase in power feeling on the track makes it hard to beat. If you're looking for an exciting feeling muffler system that performs as good as it looks the FMF Titanium Factory 4.1 RCT Muffler System is a good buy. At $1299.99 it is slightly less money than its competitors and for as long as we all waited for Don and the fellas at FMF to get it out there, it is well worth the wait. You can go to to order yours. 

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