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Footpeg nonsense

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    Lifer
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    Footpeg nonsense


    So yesterday I sat on T's SVS, and almost instantly I could tell I liked the footpeg location better than the SV location.

    Anyone care to give me an advice on doing this myself? Looks like I just need the triangular bracket for each side + perhaps a different shift linkage?

    The aftermarket kits appear to be really expensive, and they have solid mount pegs, chrome, billet, etc... I'm not looking for anything fancy, just a different position.

    If I like this I'll probably try and get one of the suburban machinery handlebars during the winter as well, I ride around with my arms seriously bent all the time and then I hunch over even more in the twisties.

    Ben

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    Footpeg nonsense

    Well the kits are the way to go. They come with all of the hardware to make sure it is on correctly. Keep shopping on-line and you will find some kind of deal, try E-bay.

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    Footpeg nonsense

    Yip. Sounds like you're in the market for some rearsets...

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    Question what are you guys talking about?

    sounds like something I might need too.

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    Footpeg nonsense

    rear sets are the brackets taht attach the footpegs to the bike. Often you get a kit with brackets and pegs. Changing the rearsets allows you to move the foot position into a better position for the way you like to ride. Some are fixed position, and some are adjustable (the adjustable ones can look kinda goofy but they're pretty sweet) Have a look here:

    Rearset install

    maybe somebody can give you a clearer explaination, but hopefully this helps

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    Footpeg nonsense

    Rearsets usually move your foot controls 1/2"-1" back & up for a more 'racey' position...

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    Footpeg nonsense

    I ended up just ordering the stock SVS parts, they were seriously cheaper.

    Only thing was I had to order the matching brake lines too. I really need to change my brake fluid, so I guess I can just do all of it at once.

    Do I need any special tools to bleed the brakes? I have a vague clue how to do it from reading stuff but haven't ever done it. Am I going to need to have the bike on stands to do it, or can I just get someone to hold it upright?

    Thanks,
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    thanks Matt, Jay

    now I know what you're talking about.

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    Footpeg nonsense

    So what about changing the brake lines? Can anyone give me any info on how hard/easy this is?

    I really think I'll be able to do it without changing them, but the part #s were different for the two bikes so I got the SVS lines. It appears that the SVS lines are just a little shorter though, and there is plenty of room/slack to just move the brake cylinder up a little on the new brackets without chaning the lines.

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    Footpeg nonsense

    If you go back and sift through the 'Maintence...' area, you'll see some explanation in detail...

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    Footpeg nonsense

    Ok, thanks a bunch for the help.

    Ben

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