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    Default GS1100G_anybody made rearsets?

    My latest mod impulse is moving my pegs back a 2-3 inches.
    Actually been on my mind for at least a decade.
    Not that I hate the standard set, but they would be more comfortable moved back, plus unload some steel.
    1100G is not a skunk so different mounting bolt pattern.
    Looks Like I'll have to fabricate a mounting plate for some ebay universal rearsets, plus levers and push rods.
    Anybody done something similar?
    Thanks!
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
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    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    Watched this guy’s whole series on building a GS 750 cafe racer. Not my thing but nice work with less than professional tools. This is the one where he built the rear sets. But they’re all worth a look.



    and this one

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    Thanks, useful info there.
    As I figured, the levers and pushrods are the difficult parts.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    They must have made them. I have them on my bike.


    1982 GS1100 G converted by Motorcyclist magazine in 1986 to be a tribute to the Wes Cooley replica. 1982 Honda 900F. 1997 Yamaha VMax.
    Also owned: 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900, 1972 Honda 750 K, 1976 Yamaha XS 650, 1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000 MKII, 1978 Kawasaki SR 650. Current cage is a 2001 Mustang Bullitt in Dark Highland Green. Bought new in Sept. 2001.

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    It would be nice to buy a bolt on set, or at least some of the parts.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    I like the idea of folding pegs vs fixed pegs that could lift your wheel off the ground if you hit them.... maybe fit some from another bike?
    -1980 GS1100 LT
    -1975 Honda cb750K
    -1972 Honda cl175
    - Currently presiding over a 1970 T500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They must have made them. I have them on my bike.
    I was gonna say, there's a member who's bike...customized by magazine...yadda yadda. Ask him for some pics if you'd like to see.
    1982 GS1100E V&H "SS" exhaust, APE pods, 1150 oil cooler, 140 speedo, 99.3 rear wheel HP, black engine, '83 red

    2016 XL883L Two-tone blue and white. Almost 42 hp! Status: destroyed, now owned by the insurance company. The hole in my memory starts an hour before the accident and ends 24 hours after.

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    I looked at the rear sets on my 87 Honda CBR, and there's everything I need right there.
    Not to strip from Paul to give to Peter, I'll look at various salvaged rear sets from different bikes on ebay, and figure witch will adapt mo betta.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    I was gonna say, there's a member who's bike...customized by magazine...yadda yadda. Ask him for some pics if you'd like to see.
    I can do that. I'll pull the bike out tomorrow and take pics. As far as having folding pegs ? I can't tell you how many times that fixed peg has torn my shin up when I walk by it.


    1982 GS1100 G converted by Motorcyclist magazine in 1986 to be a tribute to the Wes Cooley replica. 1982 Honda 900F. 1997 Yamaha VMax.
    Also owned: 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900, 1972 Honda 750 K, 1976 Yamaha XS 650, 1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000 MKII, 1978 Kawasaki SR 650. Current cage is a 2001 Mustang Bullitt in Dark Highland Green. Bought new in Sept. 2001.

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    Thanks Deuce!
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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