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Where’d you find your iron head rearsets?
Wow - old post given new life. That bike has changed so much since those photos that it's now barely recognizable.

Pegs are based on the stock passenger peg mounting bracket on my '81 - the one that bolts to the rear motor mount with 3/8"-24 bolts. I don't know if earlier years had a bracket like this; subsequent years did. I cut the clevis-style passenger peg mounts off the ends and welded on 1/4" thick steel plate to mount the pegs to. I cut the round portion off the 1/4" (or so) factory mounting plate and rotated it forward to raise the pegs higher up.

I attached a generic set of pegs and controls through a hole in that plate that replaces the stock factory passenger footpeg mounts. I got them somewhere for free; I don't know who makes them. Pegs and controls like them can be found many places, like eBay - universal rearsets that mount to any type of frame section or mounting bracket. The shift side linkage was a bit tricky. Each end uses a 1/4" heim joint - one left and the other right hand threaded for easy adjustability. I spent a good deal of time experimenting with spacing on both ends to clear the primary cover.

The right linkage simply pushes the female plunger of the rear master cylinder, which I had to relocate.

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This is an old photo (prior to XR parts finding their way onto it) and I'm putting this here because when this whole thing started, I wasn't able to find too many photos of IH rearsets while looking for ideas. I thought this thread needed one more photo - this one is to show the mount for the rear master cylinder. That's 1/8" aluminum and mounts using the 1/4"-20 holes for the sprocket cover. Some spacing was required to clear the sprocket and get the master cylinder in line with the brake lever. I can't remember which version this is; I made and remade that piece of aluminum many times to get the angle of the master cylinder right.


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