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Offline wayneo

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foot boards
« on: January 12, 2023, 02:02:35 AM »
has any one gone back to foot pegs on a 1100 californian

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2023, 06:59:59 AM »
Itís pretty simple, just get the lower frame rails with pegs from a Jackal, Stone or Bassa and swap them.maybe someone down there wants to trade their pegs for floorboards, Iíve done it a few times.

Or even from older Tonti frame bikes, the lower frame rails all fit.
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Re: foot boards
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 01:53:24 PM »
Done it.  It seems like I needed to fabricate some bushings or something to get the floorboard-style shifter and brake levers to work with the foot peg frame rails.  eBay is your friend for this stuff.

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 11:29:09 PM »
I did it on my G5. I was lucky enough to find a complete left right set with pedals and linkage for $60.00 on eBay. Usually I just way overpay. I love floorboards.
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Re: foot boards
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 11:29:09 PM »

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2023, 05:34:07 AM »
I  made the change yesterday. I was lucky to get a set from a Jackal with the rails and the pedals. The bling wasn't there, I guess Jackals didn't have bling. I've ordered that from Harpers as I don't like looking at the sidestand setup. Love the sidestand, just not how the mechanism looks.
Anyway to explain the process, I strapped the bike up to the rafters , supported the engine on blocks with jacks so I could alter the height, and had the bike initially on the centrestand.
I tackled the left side first , hoping to be able to leave the centre stand attached on the other side. This worked out and when I had fitted the left rail I lifted the back of the bike to take weight off the centre stand. At that point I also raised the blocks under the engine as then I had to remove the long bolts that hold the engine at the front and the gearbox at the back.
As I pushed those bolts across I fitted shorter ones in from the left to provide some support.
Once the right frame rail was in place I hammered the long bolts back in place and it was all good.
The only hassle I had was with the front crash bar mounts up under the headstock as the two bolts went into a plate that fell out once those bolts were removed. It was difficult getting the plate back in place. I used one of those telescopic things with a magnet on the end to wiggle the plate till I could start the first bolt.
The exhaust and the pannier mounts and the pillion footpeg mounts all had to be removed.
I couldn't have done it without the straps up to the roof.
 Love the result! Brake pedal under your toe and the shifter is so much more accurate this way. I can get neutral every time or not get it when passing through corners. It's great.





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Re: foot boards
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2023, 08:12:05 AM »
Whatís your plan for the side stand?  I kept the chrome covers on mine to hide the stand mount, but Iíd like to leave it off.

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2023, 03:33:06 PM »
I've ordered new covers from Harpers. I don't get how you used the old ones. You must have butchered them as they have different openings and just don't fit. I wanted to keep all the footboard gear intact so if there's a future buyer they would have the choice of boards or pegs.
The guy I bought the pegs and rails from, for instance. fitted boards in preference 'for his broken old feet' and I know there are quite a few who prefer boards.
I actually like that bling, tacky as it may be, but I like it all as a whole statement of the slightly over the top fancy look.
And yes the sidestand mechanism is an eyesore and should have a nice chrome cover, but it's one of the best sidestands ever. I love the way it locks as it leans. It could even be used on a forwards slope without fear of falling off.

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2023, 11:47:59 AM »
IMHO, and my experience, on a big, heavy cruiser, like a 1400cc Guzzi...Victory Vision...or any Harley Bagger....a set of floorboards are hard to beat... :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool:











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Re: foot boards
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2023, 05:27:40 PM »
 Is it possible to get a good picture of those rails? I might like to make that change as well.  I'd like to be sure I'm looking at the correct parts.
Are any other parts involved?  Edit---I see the drawing has a bunch of pieces!
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Re: foot boards
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 01:13:12 AM »
 Thanks guys for your help cheers

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Re: foot boards
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2023, 08:58:34 AM »
Is it possible to get a good picture of those rails? I might like to make that change as well.  I'd like to be sure I'm looking at the correct parts.
Are any other parts involved?  Edit---I see the drawing has a bunch of pieces!



You donít need that jumble of aluminum parts in the center, they should already be on your bike.
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Re: foot boards
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2023, 05:59:16 PM »
I like it, but it took me a while to get used to the angle of the foot boards. Guzzi ff sets the toe about 1/2 inch further out than the heel for a more natural position. All my HD and GW friends are always telling me my floor boards are not straight.....joke is on them.
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Re: foot boards
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2023, 05:51:17 PM »



You donít need that jumble of aluminum parts in the center, they should already be on your bike.
   Thank you Fotoguzzi, I meant when changing from floorboards to pegs...
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