because of all the new guys posting this question is reoccuring and should have its own forum section to post what other have made to work or didnt work.
But nothing bolts up,everything needs tweeking or down right fabricated to work .on old cbs the ideas is to find the pegs and the brake/shift arm that rides on the out side shaft on a single bolt.
Hope fully be in aluminum (for wieght and thats the 'cafe' thing to do)on the brake side be sure you have enough 'arm" some are stubby because the actuate hydraulics not a push rod.be sure also its at a angle that will give you enough throw and adjustment.
Then you have to place it in a position that is comfortable second, being sure they operate fully is the first concern.
You can see why this topic should be all by itself so forum users can post pictures of their solutions .Besides its a frequent enough topic to merite its on section.
any part for a CBX is going to be expensive. And Usually heavy. Are you talking about aftermarket rearsets for a cbx or the stock aluminum brackets and footpegs? If it is the stock stuff it is heavy as hell and not worth the effort.
hey geeto, any suggestions/ideas/experience on a rearset solution for my '79 750 Ltd...drum rear. as you mentioned before, its WAY too easy to underestimate the effort...i sure as hell did. this fucker's turned out to be a total brain bender.
most aftermarket generic rearsets are the same type single bolt with the pegs and levers attached using the bolt as a pivot. What is nice about this setup is that you can put it through any hole you find on the frame (or can drill). If you have access to a welder the cheap and easy way to mount this style is to weld a plate between two frame rails (like the frame triangulation for the passenger pegs) and then you can drill that plate and bolt through it with the pegs. For drum brake rear bikes you have to pay close attention to the location of the brake actuaing arm, you want one at an angle to your pedal (bikes with M/Cs mounted straight up and down will have an arm parallel to the pedal).
I usually use the passenger peg holes to mount rearsets on my bikes because I am used to the streched out drag racing position. I am also 6'5" and it feels natural to have them there. Greg at Ohio cafe racers has a neat tutorial on using cbr929 rearsets with older bikes. here is a pic of the shift side:
Most 80's and early 90's sport bikes use the same setup for stock pegs so the question about cost is whether the look of tarozzi's is worth the $200 over a set of FZR600 rearsets which usually cost me less than $60.
your DOHC cb750 has aluminum plates to mount the foot pegs and brakes. I have heard of guys drilling those and using the generic bolt throughs on those plates and using the old brake pedal to actuate the brakes via a bolt and a clevis. here is a link to a guy doing something similar on a SOHC cb750F http://www.sohc4.us/forums/index.php?topic=20458.0
Yes. I have the same bike, and the same rearset problem. I saw that tutorial though a while back and got me thinking. Bust out the grinder and the welder, fab up some mounts I guess. Just make sure they're even and level