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#1 abbifin

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

Hi All,

I am looking for advice on the best way to lower the footrests on my 1977 Silver Engine Beamish.

Is it possible to buy a bolt on kit,are do you need to cut and weld if so does anyone make brackets ready to weld onto the frame.

Thanks in advance


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:56 PM

Hi All,

I am looking for advice on the best way to lower the footrests on my 1977 Silver Engine Beamish.

Is it possible to buy a bolt on kit,are do you need to cut and weld if so does anyone make brackets ready to weld onto the frame.

Thanks in advance

Hi Abbifin,

To my knowledge no-one other than me had done footrests for the Beamish. I had a batch of larger ones made using the old mounts. I don't think anyone makes a bracket to lower them. You may like to invent something or commission someone to do it for you and have a batch made to sell as I am sure you are not alone. A guy who may help is Steve Wright at www.swpb.co.uk and he has a Mk2 Beamish himself.
Cheers,

Jim

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your reply,with the modern thinking that footrests should be lower and further back than 30 years ago,I was hoping that someone would be making a bolt on bracket for the Beamish Suzuki.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

From my experience people buy the Beamish because it is a relatively cheap twinshock. Consequently they don't really want to spend any money on it and if they do they want it original and don't ride it. As you know the footpegs on the Beamish are very small and extremely slippery, I had 10 pairs made of proper chrome plated pegs that were specific toe Beamish and nothing else, they had a much greater footprint and were a quality item. I had a job to sell the 10 pairs I commissioned selling them at the cost price of 50 a pair. I have had other parts made and people are all eager to have them but only if they are cheap - purpose made parts aren't cheap unless there is high demand.
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Jim




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