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One of the things the scooter needed was a better set of foot supports for passenger comfort. I removed the floor and took a look at what was there to work with.
I built the support from some bar stock.  I matched the angle of the original passenger foot step.
I built the support from some bar stock. I matched the angle of the original passenger foot step.
Here is the one on the left side.  I drilled and tapped 1/4-20 holes for use with the new floorboards.
Here is the one on the left side. I drilled and tapped 1/4-20 holes for use with the new floorboards.
I made a foam mock up of the new floorboads.  I used a lost foam process to cast them out of aluminum.
I made a foam mock up of the new floorboads. I used a lost foam process to cast them out of aluminum.
Since my casting doesn't always work like I would like it too.  I made an extra set of forms.  The foam is dipped in a thin drywall mud and allowed to dry.  The mud acts as a shell and the foam is melted by  the molten aluminum when casted.
Since my casting doesn't always work like I would like it too. I made an extra set of forms. The foam is dipped in a thin drywall mud and allowed to dry. The mud acts as a shell and the foam is melted by the molten aluminum when casted.
Here is the pair of footboards I will be using.  I casted 3 before I got 2 that turned out ok.  My original plan was to shine the aluminum up and make it like chrome but the castings had a few to many pin holes for that.  So I decided they would look bett
Here is the pair of footboards I will be using. I casted 3 before I got 2 that turned out ok. My original plan was to shine the aluminum up and make it like chrome but the castings had a few to many pin holes for that. So I decided they would look bett
Right side installed.  I used the orginal back screw from the plastic foot rest.
Right side installed. I used the orginal back screw from the plastic foot rest.
Here is a view from the side.
Here is a view from the side.
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Looks good will they carry any weight? Or is it best for a passenger to rest their feet on them?
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I'm 190 and I can stand on one side to mount the bike. Only thing I found as we took it out for a test drive is that they are close to my legs when I put my feet down while driving.

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That's pretty awesome! Very custom, but looks like it could be an OEM accessory. Almost like wings. I bet they'd take the brunt of a tip-over like crash bars would, too.
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I bet they'd take the brunt of a tip-over like crash bars would, too.
Thanks, but lets hope I never find out!! Wha? emoticon

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Great job !
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Wow
thats impressive and really well done.
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Wow very nice. Do you have a pic of the whole scooter to see what it looks like? Very nice indeed. 8)
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You gave it wings!! That's great!

Those are seriously slick. Do they fold in? I don't recall if the LX150 has the fold out passenger pegs.
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Thanks everyone. No the footboards don't fold in. If I had it to do over they would!
Best pick I have of the whole scooter.
Best pick I have of the whole scooter.
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