Footrest Kit

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RickNC30
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Footrest Kit

Post by RickNC30 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:44 pm

I`m doing a scratch build from parts for my current KR1 and I have been giving some thought to footrests...

As new OE parts have been discontinued and used ones are becoming increasingly difficult/expensive to find, I have come up with this solution which uses the major parts of a readily available adjustable rearset kit mounted on custom made adaptor plates which give the same footrest position as the stock KR1 set.

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The front arm of the gear linkage comes from a Triumph 675 - it is a readily available `pattern` part.

The heel plate on the left side is the one that comes with the kit but I don`t think that sits too well with KR styling so I will be making a pair of more `square` ones to suit in due course

This is just a first bolt up to see how it looks, ultimately I will probably use a different Nissin master cylinder with a bit less offset (CBR/VFR etc would be suitable and easy to obtain) as I don`t like the angle of that pushrod - also on the agenda is a folding footpeg for the right hand side.

I`d like to know what anyone thinks of this - if there`s any demand I can produce a batch of these kits, either as shown or in a version which has both standard and rearset footrest mounting positions for road or track use.

Rick

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Re: Footrest Kit

Post by James P » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:33 am

That looks like a good idea Rick. I'm sure anyone building a 'special' would be interested in a pair of foot-rest adaptors, so they could fit any of a large range of non-standard foot-rests to a KR-1/1S.

If you supplied the adaptors drilled to suit the KR frame mountings but otherwise 'blank', there would be plenty of scope for fitting other types of foot-rest in a variety of positions. I'm not really in the market myself (well, not yet), but no doubt responses from others will let you know whether manufacture is a worthwhile proposition.

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Re: Footrest Kit

Post by KR-1R » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:54 pm

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I wonder why there is not a database for every bikes footrest mounting pitch.
with all the bikes we collectively own, we could start one.
eg knowing that NC35 fits NC30 that GSXR K6 fits could swap to CBR etc
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Re: Footrest Kit

Post by RickNC30 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:02 am

Excellent idea - so who`s going to volunteer to sneak into SES at dead of night and do some industrial espionage...?

Seriously though, we probably could assemble a fair bit of data between us...

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Re: Footrest Kit

Post by KR-1R » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:56 am

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I see your adjustable footrests

adjustable seat / frame... :P

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/h***a-HP-250 ... 2112248263
saw this after browsing Mellorp's NSR advert
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Re: Footrest Kit

Post by RickNC30 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:23 pm

VFR750 master cylinder gets the angles right and is the same bore (1/2") as the original KR1 cylinder...

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