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Offline Dutch

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Share your HP rear-sets experiences
on: January 23, 2021, 11:38:37 PM
I recently acquired a used set of (Gilles) HP rear-sets for my 2016 XR. With winter raging here it will be another 4 months before I can access the bike to install them, hopefully trying them soon after. I’m looking to fine tune my riding position and adjust for my long legs/size 14 (50) boots. If anyone has lessons learned from installing/adjusting/living with these particular controls – I’d love to hear the stories.
Thank you!

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Offline JohnnyBeGood

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Re: Share your HP rear-sets experiences
Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 05:06:21 PM
If you have a centerstand, get yourself some kind of equipment to remove the springs.
They are very strong.
I used the trick to put rivets in between the windings of the springs, this makes the springs longer and easier to detach.

Good luck!

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Re: Share your HP rear-sets experiences
Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 02:40:11 AM
Thanks for that info. I've put coins in-between coils in the past.

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Re: Share your HP rear-sets experiences
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Re: Share your HP rear-sets experiences
Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 09:02:02 AM
I too have long legs, I have gilles rear set, adjusted middle down and back. More sporting position. I swapped out to gilles RR foot pegs for more traction and foot rotation as they are round with knurling . Not sure how much pillion riding you do, my wife jumps on a couple times a year(bike). :745: so I made up an exhaust Hanger and removed rear foot pegs due to rubbing on my foot.

This is my position if you can see it


Coin trick works, i take off centre stand frequently for track, so I modified a small screw vise to make it easier.
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