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    Rear Set Problem on Guzzi V50 Project

    Hi All,

    New on here and hoping for some guidance.

    Working on my first project which is a Moto Guzzi V50 Cafe Racer. I am planning to put new rear sets on that sit where the original rear pegs would be, about 8" back from where the front pegs would be on the unmodified bike. Am trying to come up with a way to create new linkage to the gear box and struggling enormously. Has anyone else done a V50 project and willing to share their ideas?

    Cheers,

    James

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    That's usually too far back unless you currently ride with your butt on the pillion part of the saddle., they are suppose to be underneath your so that when your get up on them with the balls of your feet you look like a jockey on a race horse (centred) . Pegs too far back will force too much weight transfer to the bars, thats' not comfortable or optimal for riding.
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    This is the racer part. Name:  maxresdefault.jpg
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    http://www.motoguzzisales.co.uk/MG%20racing.htm <- can link the site but not the photos, good because it shows the rider on the pegs.= and then the bike.
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    Hello James. Having restored a V50 last year I can appreciate that rear sets won't be straight forward.
    This Italian company sells a set, but are not cheap. Moto Guzzi V35 V50 V65 Adjustable Rear Sets
    The second pic is of a V7, but the linkage looks similar.
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    Much appreciated. I think I'll do a few mock ups and sit on it for a while to get the positioning right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    http://www.motoguzzisales.co.uk/MG%20racing.htm <- can link the site but not the photos, good because it shows the rider on the pegs.= and then the bike.
    cc 6th april web.jpg

    Muzzi Moto <- site home
    Cheers,

    Really useful - wasn't expecting such prompt and helpful replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    Hello James. Having restored a V50 last year I can appreciate that rear sets won't be straight forward.
    This Italian company sells a set, but are not cheap. Moto Guzzi V35 V50 V65 Adjustable Rear Sets
    The second pic is of a V7, but the linkage looks similar.
    Thanks Steve, you're right about the price! This has really helped though and has given me an idea that I think I can fabricate myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    This is the racer part. Name:  maxresdefault.jpg
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    That's about where I had planned to put them. Tried to see the positioning of the Rear Master Cylinder but can't get a clear picture when I enlarge it, do you have a bigger picture? Cheers, James

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    Sorry best I have. It was a bike racing in European endurance racing, may have been Spa. Endurance bikes will likely give you a good compromise position. Somewhere between best speed position and commuter upright.

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