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Re: rearsets
« Reply #15 on: 03.04. 2013 12:38 »
Hi Pirate

Mounting through the gusset and reversing the gear lever seems to be the easiest fix but how did you tackle the brake side?
I see no evidence of a cable on the pic so I guess you are running a rod brake. I thought a rod brake was fitted to older SRs but I see that your rev drive comes from the oil pump which I thought only happened on the later versions  *dunno2*.
I have just looked at my SR (1959) with a cable brake and the brake pedal would be in the way if a rearset was mounted through the gusset as you have done on the gear side.
It would be interesting to see a pic of the other side.

Jim
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1938 Wolseley 14/60
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1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
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1960 BMW R60
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #16 on: 03.04. 2013 18:25 »
Hi there Lawnmowerman,

Here is a picture of the brake lever side. Its just a shortened brake lever operating the rod and a passenger footrest placed in the gusset .

My bike is a long way from standard for any year - it has been changed and modified and rebuilt to be what I had when I was a boy.

I like the look of the rev counter coming from the oil pump, the mag take off looks like an after thought to me, but in saying that it looks great on the singles. Just taste I suppose.
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #17 on: 03.04. 2013 20:33 »
Ah that explains it - not such an easy job with a cable brake. They are bad enough with a full length brake pedal and need all the leverage possible to make them work. May be a trick of the light but it looks like a bracket has been welded in for the brake pedal pivot with the footrest going where the brake was.

Yes I agree that the brass rev drive does look a bit of an afterthought but at least it looks nice polished up.

Not many "standard" bikes about now and personally I do not think it matters - the main thing is that you like the look of the bike and enjoy riding it.

Jim
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

Too old to Rock and Roll but too young to die  (Jethro Tull 1976)

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Re: rearsets
« Reply #18 on: 03.04. 2013 23:14 »
Hi All,
Ted,
I'm hoping to drag the RGS out tomorrow to take the headlamp brackets off for a member here
I'll try and photo the LH side then close up

John
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #19 on: 04.04. 2013 08:42 »
To tell the truth I have never looked that close to see how the rear brake was set up. When I get home (I am OS at the mo) I will have a look and take some more pictures. It would not be hard to make the footrest stem the shaft for the brake pedal and have it all coming off the frame gusset.
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #20 on: 05.04. 2013 23:51 »
Hi All,
Attached pics of the lefthand side showing the footrest and prake pivot hole

HTH
John
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #21 on: 06.04. 2013 14:31 »
Hi John

I see a rod for the rear brake. Did all RGS models have a rod brake and a left handed brake hub or was a cable brake with a right hand brake plate used on later RGS models?

I was under the impression that the later SRs that came with cable brakes as standard were modified as RGS variants by the factory and also by Eddie Dow (I believe). Just wondering if they were converted to rod brakes or whether a cable brake setup was used and if so how it was arranged with rearsets.

Jim
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

Too old to Rock and Roll but too young to die  (Jethro Tull 1976)

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Re: rearsets
« Reply #22 on: 06.04. 2013 21:45 »
Jim,
        All RGS had the rod operated LH brake, same as Goldstars.

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Re: rearsets
« Reply #23 on: 06.04. 2013 22:18 »
Hi Jim
Quote
Did all RGS models have a rod brake and a left handed brake hub
Yes,
Trevor is correct (as usual  *smile*)
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John
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Re: rearsets
« Reply #24 on: 06.04. 2013 22:25 »
Must be the Irish ancestors genes, John!   *beer*


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