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If there is something I can’t stand on the 2022 and earlier Yamaha YZ250/450F’s is the rider triangle. It is cramped, my legs feel high up when seated and the seat feels like I am sitting in a valley. I have tried several different offset pegs as well as tall seats and different spec bars. Well, one day I was talking to Eric Phipps (owner of Works Connection) on the phone and asked him if we could get together and make some titanium offset footpeg mounts and to my surprise he thought it was a good idea! “Ok, great, now what do I do”, is specifically what I remember I told myself after he agreed to my proposal. After that initial conversation, I went to work and purchased a bunch of different offset pegs as well as got info on what some Star Racing Yamaha cockpits are set up to.
After testing a bunch of different configurations, I felt like -7mm down and -5mm back would be the hot set up for riders anywhere between 5’8-6’2. I let several riders try a couple different configurations with my SX RACE Pro Taper EVO bars as well as my standard height/firm GUTS Racing seat foam and most preferred the -7mm down and -5mm back mounts that I had on. After we figured out what offset configuration would work the best for a wide range of riders, Works Connection went to work on designing a grade 5 6AL-4V titanium mount that is 30% lighter than stock and can fit any footpeg that you choose. Works Connection paid close attention to ground clearance and even though the mounts are lower, the clearance is the same as stock.
You may be thinking, “oh it’s only a few millimeters Keefer, so how the hell can you feel that”? I can’t sit here and say “OH MY GOD, IT”S GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE”, but you will have more room in the cockpit and you will get less leg fatigue when riding. I get less leg fatigue over the course of the day and the transition from sitting to standing is made easier because my knees aren’t so bent (when seated). My lower part of my body is slightly more relaxed and it allows my feet placement to be more true (on the balls of my feet). I DID NOT have to move my shifter or rear brake pedal and to me, it just allows more room to move around on the bike. The whole Works Connection footpeg mount kit comes with two titanium footpeg mounts, two titanium pins, two titanium washers and two cotter pins. The whole kit costs $349.99 a pair, but if you use the code KEEFER20, that will save you some dough at checkout.
The reason why it is better to get the offset from the mount instead of the pegs is for clearance, as well as consistency with the offset measurement. Some offset pegs I tried were NOT what they claimed to be (offset wise) once I did some measuring. Getting the offset from the mount ensures consistency as well as a cleaner look/design. Not to mention you can lose some grams at the lower point of the bike. I know you don’t care about that, but I do! You can order the Works Connection Offset Titanium Footpeg Mounts over at worksconnection.com.
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