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Here is my attempt at some modified foot controls for my CX cafe build. I decided to swap sides with my foot pegs to get my feet back farther instead of trying to figure out how to get rearsets hooked up. The brake pedal I just cut and rewelded to make it shorter. The shift lever I cut then welded on a piece from an old harley shifter to get it backwards. I have both mocked up on the frame and they fit great. A little bit more cleanup on the welds and she be all set.











here you can see the difference from stock length.

 

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I did it to move my feet back farther, for the cafe racer. didn't want to spend money on rearsets. I found on the forum here were some people just swap sides with their footrest, thought I would give it a try. It works good to move your feet back a good few inches.
 

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Here's The way I did it very simple, from the shift shaft to the toe piece. This is the first generation I cna't seem to load the other picture of my second generation. What I find is the shifter is 6" C to C and the brake lever is 5.5" C to C

Cheers, 50gary

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Gary yours are awesome. I saw them when you posted them before - definitly jealous.
 

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Gary yours are awesome. I saw them when you posted them before - definitly jealous.


Get a spare shifter, cut the splined boss off, cut a 2" long toe tube and then weld the two piece together with some small square tubing. The diagonal sq. tube is 6,1/2" long for my set up, your length may be different but go ahead and copy it. This isn't rocket surgery it's just fun stuff.

Cheers, 50gary
 

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So is the rear brake just as sturdy? Just wondering if too much pressure would snap it?




I hope it's as sturdy.
Bike is still in build stage. Should be done by end of june, so we'll find out then. The brake pedal shaft is hollow, just incase nobody has cut one in half before, and I put a plug in it before welding. If anything, I hoping it is stronger because it is shorter and has a plug.
 

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The plug sounds like a good idea. The hollow not so much. Maybe more bean counting than engineering.


hollow is actually quite strong until you kink it - i.e. you can put an empty soda pop can on the ground and stand on it...but as soon as you kink the side..
 

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Yes, if you simply shorten the brake lever it will end up under the bike because it's a diagonal change. The toe pad must be it out towards the right to align with the ball of your foot.

Cheers, 50gary
 

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Get a spare shifter, cut the splined boss off, cut a 2" long toe tube and then weld the two piece together with some small square tubing. The diagonal sq. tube is 6,1/2" long for my set up, your length may be different but go ahead and copy it. This isn't rocket surgery it's just fun stuff.

Cheers, 50gary
If it's not rocket surgery, it must be brain science.
 

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I bought a spare shifter and cut the bar off at the mount.

I then welded 3" of round tubing to the end of the mount and rewelded the shifter back onto it

a few inches down the tube.

I also cut a groove in the tube to match the opening on the mount so that it wouldn't fight against itself when clamping.

It worked great.



Now for the brake....
 

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Thanks for the pics and info. I have been riding it around with the reversed pegs but still need to shorten the brake pedal arm... there must be 5 or 6 welding shops near my house (farm town!) I'm wondering what they'd charge to weld a shorter pedal on it like yours? I guess I'll find out...
 
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