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Me and the Missus went on a trip to Niagara Falls last week. Nice trip, great time, the Wing purred along smoothly. Before we left, I checked oil, tires, cables, etc. Precisely packed the bags and off we went. Each day I did a basic pre-flight before we set off. Except for some pretty strong wind gusts on the first day, we had terrific weather all week.

On the way home around 8pm we started looking for a hotel just east of Rochester. We pulled over and the Missus checked for hotels near us on her iPhone (the things you can do with that little device is amazing). It told us there were 4 within 5 miles of us (we were near Webster, NY). We targetted one and pulled off the highway to find it. Well, it took a while and we never found it in spite of the directions the iPhone's GPS is giving us. Up and down roads and circled around but no joy.

It's about 9pm now. I'm tired and getting frustrated so we're about to pull into a parking lot to figure out where we are and what to do. As I'm slowing for the turn, I hear what sounds like the Missus shouting something and then a clatter like something bouncing along the pavement behind us. All I can think of is she dropped her iPhone and it's now in pieces among the traffic. I pull into the parking lot and we get off the Wing but she's got the phone in her hand. It wasn't her shouting.She's trying to figure out where we are and how to get to a hotel. I bend over to pick upthe glove I dropped.Right in front of me is an empty bracket where my left Kuryakyn ISO highway peg used to be:(. I had my foot on it not30 minutes ago.That must have been the noise I heard. Since it was just before I turned into the parking lot when I heard the noise, I walked to the street and search the pavement but can't find it.

Ididn't check nuts & bolts to be sure they were not getting loose as part of my pre-flight. The bolt that secures the peg to the bracket screws in from the bottom. The PO installed the pegs but that's the only way the brackets/pegs look like they can be installed. Seems like a design flaw in retrospect. So, I have another thing added to my pre-flight checklist.

If anyone in the Webster, NY area finds a lonely and scraped Kuryakyn peg lying along Rt 404 let me know so I can reunite it with it's sibling.
 

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Some time back I read of a main foot peg failing due to a crack. Fortunately it wasn't at a crucial time. One should never take things for granted.

How extensive can one make a check list? Glad it didn't come at a critical time for you.
 
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