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 Post subject: Lowered the footrests
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:48 pm 
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I've been looking for some time for a solution to lower the footrests a little on the 907 to make it a bit more easy on the knees on longer runs. As I get older I'm finding it ok for 50 miles or so but for longer distances my knees start to ache.
I looked at these footrest lowering kits on eBay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381292845769?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
They were advertised for 900SS all years but what came hadn't a hope in hell of fitting. I found that the i.e. models are narrower with a maller pivot pin, so despite the claim, they didn't fit all years.
There was a similar set up from a US seller which would have done the job but at around 100$ US including carriage seemed a bit expensive to me.
I borrowed a set of footrest hangers off a carbed 900SS to see if they could be adapted but found that, although they were longer, the footrests would still be about the same height but about 50mm further back. Not really what I wanted.
So I ended up making a couple of plates from 12mm alloy to drop the pegs by about 36mm. I would have used 10mm alloy but I didn't have enough to make 2 plates.
This is what I ended up with.
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The 12mm plate might not have been a bad thing actually, as it moves the gear linkage out far enough to clear the silencer but I will have to alter the stop on the side stand as it touches the downward part of the gear lever when a downshift is carried out.
There is a similar mirror image plate on the other side to support the RH footrest and brake master cylinder.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Yeah, I bought some similar and they are for the later models. I complained to the guy, and he simply refunded my money. Don't even fit my 2002 ST4s. Search the posts, as there are several people who have done the lowered footpegs in different ways.

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For some reason my old Vista set up wont let me see your Pictures Derek.

However I don't think these are the same.

The 907ie shares it's brake and gear set up with some of the 851 models as I have a set on my bike and they are identical.

In this advert they are for some reason showing them on a Honda ????

I have not used these pegs my self although I have looked at it as I suffer the same issues in winter.

Maybe see if they can send you more details they do a range from 23mm lower and upwards in sizes ( as opposed to height)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducati-851-19 ... SwEppUSfIJ

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Several of my friends have the Vario pegs, and they have held up well so far.

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englishstiv wrote:
For some reason my old Vista set up wont let me see your Pictures Derek.

Me neither ...windows 7

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This kind of footrests require to move both levers down. Can your feet reach them to brake and change gear correctly?

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Stiv, McTool, I don't know why you can't see the pictures. Thy are just jpegs in Google Photos. It usually works for other forums and has done here before.
Try these links;
https://goo.gl/photos/XBgzKyKTJy9LxNYW8
https://goo.gl/photos/BZNU32zkn7GkcRwMA

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Before I couldn't see your pics and I think that you've done a good job, even because of the gear linkage. ;)

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For some reason my old Vista set up wont let me see your Pictures Derek.

Me neither ...windows 7


Blocked content in your browser settings most likely

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I can see them clearly now Derek.

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So do I :)

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