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New rearsets

Postby woodsy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:51 am

Finally found some decent r earsets that can fit on the thundercat. May have to work a bit to get it to work but heh, looks better than stock. Image

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Re: New rearsets

Postby MadYZF » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:04 pm

Ah. I see where you were going with a previous post. Do put up a pic of these on your ride.
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Re: New rearsets

Postby Pepperoni » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:45 pm

woodsy wrote:Finally found some decent r earsets that can fit on the thundercat. May have to work a bit to get it to work but heh, looks better than stock.


If they "fit," then they won't need "a bit to get it to work."

If you're lucky, a "bit" is all it will take. However, note that, at the least, they don't have any provision for activating the rear brake light switch.
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Re: New rearsets

Postby MadYZF » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:23 pm

I wonder if anyone's tried the Lewis Fabrication rearset relocation plates:

http://www.lewisfab.com/store/yzf600r-p ... od_56.html
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Re: New rearsets

Postby Pepperoni » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:11 pm

MadYZF wrote:I wonder if anyone's tried the Lewis Fabrication rearset relocation plates:

http://www.lewisfab.com/store/yzf600r-p ... od_56.html


No.

HOWEVER: I did once purchase a set of the actual Yamaha Factory Racing rearsets and used them for awhile (I got 'em for cheap). They were not sold to the public as far as I know (I bought them in 1999 after they began racing the first gen R6). Very trick pieces but awful for the street. Seriously awful for the street (and as I noted earlier, racing rearsets don't have a provision for attaching the rear brake light switch). Oh, sure, fun on a twisty road but most of the time, you aren't going to be on one. Just that bit of "up-and-back" change in footpeg location makes a HUGE difference in comfort. If you're just doing trackdays, the Lewis Fab rearsets look decent. But for the street? Nah.

(Sorry, no photo--I checked for them but I deleted them a long time ago after I sold them off.)
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Re: New rearsets

Postby Pepperoni » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:53 pm

Found 'em! This is what the Yamaha factory racing rearsets for the YZF600R (1997-1998) looked like:

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You can see that the linkage rod is longer because the rearsets were higher up and further back. Also that the pegs don't fold (you can't tell, but they are also shorter for more ground clearance. Except for the rod and fasteners, it's all made from billet aluminum.
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Re: New rearsets

Postby woodsy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:37 pm

I made my own. Drilled holes in the protector peices and hit eBay up for the small bobs on the mechs. Look like aftermarket rear sets and I did it mtself

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Re: New rearsets

Postby woodsy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:44 pm

This done. I had to add a little alum block to the peg cause it wasnt wide enough so I added an inch. Also got a used ss brake line all off eBay. 25 bucks for the line. I cut the toe levers off flush and drilled and tapped new hole. Image

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Re: New rearsets

Postby Pepperoni » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:01 am

So you really just modded the heal guards and changed pegs, you didn't actually make a set of rearsets that change the location of the pegs...right?
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Re: New rearsets

Postby woodsy » Mon May 22, 2017 11:12 pm

Din about changing tg e location, but they feel better and look better

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Re: New rearsets

Postby woodsy » Mon May 22, 2017 11:15 pm

Pepperoni wrote:So you really just modded the heal guards and changed pegs, you didn't actually make a set of rearsets that change the location of the pegs...right?

Yea here is the gear linkage sideImage

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Re: New rearsets

Postby vashtsdaytona » Mon May 22, 2017 11:18 pm

MadYZF wrote:I wonder if anyone's tried the Lewis Fabrication rearset relocation plates:

http://www.lewisfab.com/store/yzf600r-p ... od_56.html
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