Adjusting DMR V8 pedals

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Brucey
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Re: Adjusting DMR V8 pedals

Postby Brucey » 13 Oct 2018, 9:39am

JDPower wrote:Just a final update, for anyone that comes across this topic when searching.

After a few back and forth emails with DMR, they basically admitted the 2017 version of the V8 V2 pedals are a PITA:

"I’ve spoken with the workshop and they have confirmed it isn’t the easiest to set the tolerance on the nut. We are In the process of looking into a tool to make adjustment more straight forward but this isn’t an immediate solution."

They also very kindly offered to adjust them for me, or swap them for the earlier version of the V8 V2 for me (which is a lot more sensible to adjust if/when the time comes). I shall be taking them up on the latter offer, I don't wanna ever see the inside of the current version pedals ever again! :lol:


if it were my choice I would ask them to swap them for some 'proper' V8s which are fitted with 'proper' bearings, not these crummy bushings. The adjustment on the V2s is for axial play only. Once there is any radial play you won't be able to adjust that, only buy a refurb kit (over and over again...)

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JDPower
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Re: Adjusting DMR V8 pedals

Postby JDPower » 14 Oct 2018, 1:03am

Brucey wrote:if it were my choice I would ask them to swap them for some 'proper' V8s which are fitted with 'proper' bearings, not these crummy bushings. The adjustment on the V2s is for axial play only. Once there is any radial play you won't be able to adjust that, only buy a refurb kit (over and over again...)

Well I thought for the sake of the 3 quid it cost to send them to them, I'd take the offer and get a good year or so use out of them before the bushes wear. The increased spinning friction of bushings didn't bother me, and in use they're the best pedals I've ever used. Just a shame about the internals. I certainly won't be spending £15 on a refurb kit when the bushings wear out, not when the properly bearinged and user friendly V8 originals are only around 5 quid more.

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Re: Adjusting DMR V8 pedals

Postby JDPower » 23 Oct 2018, 10:44pm

Well, got my pedals back, with the 2016 V8 V2 internals fitted in my existing pedals (they simply replaced the internals rather than the whole pedal). Opened them up and put them back together in mins. Absolute doddle. NO locknuts or preload of any sort needed!

I can only conclude whoever redesigned them for 2017 and ADDED preload adjustment nuts (that clearly weren't originally needed) is a complete moron :roll:

Just a note for anyone finding this topic when searching - they fitted my V8 V2.1 (2017) pedals with the V8 V2 (2016) internals (Link). So anyone facing this issue, and desperately wanting to keep using these pedals, the pedal shell is apparently exactly the same and you can simply fit the 2016 V2 internals into it and avoid future adjustment issues.

They have also now fixed their formerly incomplete service guide for the 2016 V8 on their site (Link). Unsurprisingly there's still no official service guide for the godawful 2017 versions :lol: