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    Well done on breaking 100! Question on rearsets, should I go new or try and find a good set off a modern rocket?

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    fzr600 controls are what you want. Get thee to eBay.
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    When I got this bike the controls and the highly bizarre JD green with Whacko blue paint scheme came with it

    I do not know from whence the controls originate but I'd guess something mid 90's

    I didn't like the "mounting" attempt since nothing was square true nor did the fasteners square up and they there was this matter of the nuts fighting the whole/hole ugly mess on the back side

    Here it is shown after I made a link rod from stainless bar stock



    the other side and it really looks innocent and ok enough but it was really bad



    so I got sick of it and broke out the whiz wheel



    by the way, have you ever seen a goofier or sillier folding kicker?

    I molested that brand new yet totally stupid part with extreme prejudice

    got both sides finished nice and smooth



    anyhow, I was thinking about how much I like to drill holes, spinning up threaded bungs, and even welding

    so I did





    they finished out acceptable and I'm much happier with the very solid mounting of them

    good luck and thanks on the hunnert

    btw...... if you end up facing mounting something like this

    there are easier ways to do it, I could have much more easily welded threaded or unthreaded tabs to the tubing and not had to fuss with those reasonably tedious weld joints or drilling huge holes in that thin wall tubing

    In fact, I actually made some out of 3/8 steel, had them contoured to fit up to the tubing..... but the desire to penetrate something over-rode that plan and dictated the mission from that point on...
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    Sorry guys, I was wrong on the 79' listing, it's a 1980 model.

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    oh..... well then...... I take back everything I posted
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    LOL. Thanks for the input...I'll have to check the pics you posted at home - damn government computers!

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    HackASaw:

    About your rearset mounts there - isn't that kind of dangerous drilling big holes right through the frame like that? I talked myself out of doing that very thing you've done there...

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    quote:Originally posted by borzwazie

    HackASaw:

    About your rearset mounts there - isn't that kind of dangerous drilling big holes right through the frame like that? I talked myself out of doing that very thing you've done there...
    I think he welds the bungs back in in which case being mostly solid pieces it should restore a large portion of the rigidity back if not more. Plus there are frame tubes that you can drill that are not structural (like the passenger peg mounts on a cb750).
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    it can dangerous if you are a poor engineer and welder

    otherwise it can be done and the result can actually be stronger

    would you like to see a featherbed with many many bungs inletted and welded in place?

    then you can see how scary it is, in fact I could show you pix of these rear sets welded if you like.

    have to dig up the pix
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    yeah, that would be cool. It looked like you just drilled a through-hole and stuck a bolt through. welding a bung in sounds much better...

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