In an unfortunate event yesterday both the bike and I ended up on the ground in the parking lot. It happens. We’re both fine and don’t show any wear except for one thing; the left rider foot peg snapped off. Apparently Buell foot pegs are cast from an alloy of aluminum and rich creamery butter or at least something just as soft. A cursory glance around the web found several stories of people losing footpegs to minimal side loading: backing the bike up and snagging the peg on a wheel, on a bumper, or even just coming off in people’s hands. I had already placed an order with American Sport Bike for some front and rear axle sliders so I just had them add some new billet pegs.
Since the bike was out of commission today Frosty and I decided to go through the suspension setup. The owners manual covers all the adjustments. It was all pretty easy. The wrench for the rear shock preload is included and the the valves for rebound and compression are really easy to turn. We weren’t able to do the front fork preload because of a lack of tools. It looks like the bike comes from the factory set up for someone closer to 200lbs. We ran to Frontier HD to pick up the service manual I had ordered. The parts guy said he had snapped pegs off of his Buell before.