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I have been toying with the idea of making some rearsets for my SV. I would like something that would allow me to be at the stock position as well as a more aggressive position but I would also like the option of dropping the pegs down a little for road trips if I want. I think I have figured out most of the hurdles of actually putting them together but I'm not completely happy with the design so far. Here is a rough mockup of what each side looks like (the pictures show the setup that is closest to stock for an SVS):





I think I'm OK with the adjustable bracket and the kick plates - I'm not too sure about the shifter and brake pedals though. Originally I thought I would make it so you could position the shifter/brake peg in one of three spots and I still kind of like that idea, just not the overall look of the pedals. I still haven't decided on a foot peg setup either - probably round - similar to woodcrafts.

Any thoughts from someone that has used various rearsets before?

-Nuc
 

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i've only used 2 different(non stock) rearsets, so i may not be the best person for this. I'm sure others will chime in. a couple things i like are the range of motion adjustable , and ample sized heal guards. round pegs work well, just make sure the knurling is grippy enough.

looking good, and its a pretty big undertaking.
 

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Compatability with other popular makes of rearsets would be something I would attempt to build into the design, woodcraft being one that pops in my head (for the pegs at least).

Aesthetically speaking, make the design flow and work with the lines and shapes of the bike. There are rearsets out there that are just awfully hideous, even if they are aftermarket and some people love them and rave about them.
I'll never purchase a set because they're god-awful ugly- the heelguard especially.
 

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They look a lot like these which quite a few people in the NW use on their track bikes (me included). Made by Brent, a SV racer from Seattle who is a ME. He sells them for about $300 a set, the pedals flip so they can be used on either side.

http://www.motobits.com/
 

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Aesthetically speaking, make the design flow and work with the lines and shapes of the bike. There are rearsets out there that are just awfully hideous, even if they are aftermarket and some people love them and rave about them.
I'll never purchase a set because they're god-awful ugly- the heelguard especially.

???

[sarcasm]Which ones are those, Dan?[/sarcasm]

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They look a lot like these which quite a few people in the NW use on their track bikes (me included). Made by Brent, a SV racer from Seattle who is a ME. He sells them for about $300 a set, the pedals flip so they can be used on either side.

http://www.motobits.com/

Wow, it does have some similarities to those - especially the toe pegs. I hadn't seen any others like that.

My plan was to make the pegs woodcraft-like or at least replaceable with woodcrafts. The main goals I am going for are:


* adjustability for up and back as well as down for additional leg room (non racing)

* toe peg adjustability

* shift/brake levers ride on either ball bearings or needle bearings for smoothness



I know I can just go out and buy a set - probably the smarter thing to do but I like to make stuff in my spare time. Keeps me sane. I will mess around with the design a little and see if I can mold it to the bike better - I will probably ditch the brake and shift pedals - the more I look at them, the more I don't like the way they look.

-Nuc
 

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just buy some of the 06' gsxr's and call it good. I was actually thinking of getting some of those heal plates to put on mine to see how they would look.
 

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I started cutting out the prototypes - I have the left bracket and kick plate. I didn't do the shifter or peg yet since I am still undecided on those. If I can get the left side looking decent, I will tackle the other side.

 

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I changed the design of the kick plate and shifter a little - I think the left side is coming together. I am going to take a break until I figure out which bearings I want to run in the pedal. It feels like it may be overly thick too - I was planning on 1/2" but it just seems beefy.




Edited to add : I really don't like the kick plates either - maybe I will get rid of them. The right side needs it to mount the brake cylinder but it doesn't need to be as big and obnoxious.
 

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I definitely want a heelguard on the chain side to give me a little protection from accidently touching my boot or pant cuff to a greasy moving chain.
 

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I thought about doing that too, but lately I've had this strange habit of tucking in my heels way too far, thus my concern. Also, I have a Scott ProOiler that I set to "douse everything with oil" instead of priming and setting it. It's almost like a Bond bike getaway gadget. I should probably try to buy your chain guard for the bottom of my chain and mod it with an oil catch can.
 

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heelguards actually serve a purpose, when you're hanging off it's the twisting action of the heel into the guard that locks you in position and keeps you from falling off the bike.
 

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Thats so awesome! Good on ya for tackling that project. I'd say heal guards are pretty essential unless you just really hate them.
 

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Well, I decided to keep them integral. Here is the design I have settled on. This is all 1/2" MDF - The real kick plate and shifter will be thinner than that. I am done with the MDF - next run will be out of metal.

-Nuc

 
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