Seven Fifty cafe-racer. Passenger footpegs. Part 2.

For those who read previous part it could seem that processes of cafe-racer footpegs  design and manufacturing were easy,  but as one may guess from complexity of system it was not so.  I started form drawings and models and after I found the way, I had to solve a question of how to do that all under the limitation of my garage resources.

But that was rather a pleasant experience, though it took quite a lot of time.

But let’s return to footpegs themselves. So, main parts was ready and I drilled the frame and then reply parts were welded to it. I only slightly grinded welding seams.

Then I adjusted all parts and worked out fixing system.

The testing of footpegs went in quite a funny way.

But sooner or later all parts were finished.

I temporary painted one of subframe tubes in black before photo shooting to give you idea how it will look when frame is painted.  Here you also may see a slider on which footpeg will slide when opening or closing, so no harm will be done for paint.

In final edition I used two springs one-in-one, it made footpeg work really smooth and neatly.  That’s how footpeg works, in pictures:

And in short video:

I made footpegs upper surface to be mostly parallel to the ground, so passenger would have no discomfort using them.

And a section of additional photos from different angles.

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2 Comments

  1. Edgar Jorrin Abellan

    Good afternoon. I just found you webpage and ot is amazong. Congratulations. Did you think about selling a set of this passengers footrest? How much?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. gazzz (Post author)

      Hi Edgar,

      Thank you! It never occurred to me as possibility as it needs frame modification and so on. I also need to consider if I have manufacturing abilities for such parts ton make the price feasable for a buyer. For hand-made items are prohibitively expensive .

      Reply

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