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I would like to replate the foot pegs on my Honda CB77 but to do it properly I would need to remove the pivot rivet before plating. That is easily enough done but I haven't been able to find a source of tubular rivets with flat heads and I don't know the size of the hole in which it fits. So, my questions are: 1) What diameter is the rivet and 2) where would one buy a pair of them and the tool to set them?

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Tim, I have never disassembled a CB77 footpeg. Some platers can work around a riveted part and some prefer to do individual parts. I think if you search "steel rivets" in the size that is determined when you remove the old ones, you should be able to come up with something that is satisfactory. A local steel fabrication shop can probably help you "set" the rivets if it is a solid one. Or a machine shop might be able to do the same in a press. I would go for a hollow rivet, but you might have to dig around for ones with that sized head and the matching shaft diameter. These are not considered serviceable parts so Honda never offered any repair options for them.

Maybe you should pick up a spare damaged footpeg from eBay or elsewhere and take it apart to see what is really there to work with. Another option would be to have a machine shop make two of them to match the originals from bar stock.

Bill Silver

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

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I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

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VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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