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This is a discussion on Mounting Rearsets within the Technical forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Thanks in advance for any input. I'm trying to install my rearsets on a 1977 CB550 and I don't like their position when mounted in ...

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    Mounting Rearsets

    Thanks in advance for any input. I'm trying to install my rearsets on a 1977 CB550 and I don't like their position when mounted in the passenger peg holes. They seem too far back for me. I got this idea to weld a tab to each side of the frame and then bolt my brackets to the tab, then I could put them where I want them. My question is....Will there be any strength issues with welding these tabs to the tubing of the frame? Is the frame material strong enough to support a rider with only a 1/4" wide contact area? I plan to put large fillet welds on either side of the 1/4" plate to disperse the pressure but I'm concerned it's not enough. Your thoughts?

    Here are a couple pictures of the tabs I made up bolted to the brackets and rearsets.....









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    Your tabs look super thick to me which doesn't help for anything.

    I'd more use a tab like this;



    It distributes the load around the tube, don't recall the proper term. Search here for the proper gusset installation thread same concept

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    The tab that Ken is showing is what I'm using on two of my race bikes. Weld a nut to the back of the tab, weld the tab to the frame and you're all set. The tabs you're showing are the right idea but a heck of a lot thicker than they need to be.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'll check around and see if I have anything thinner. I went with the 1/4" purely to have more contact area with the tubing.
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    Looky here; http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/ under tabs

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    Again Ken is correct. A lot easier to buy these things for a buck an a half than to try and make them.

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    Damn that's a handy website. Thanks Ken.
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