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Rearsets anybody?
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:22:18 pm »
Has anybody installed rearsets on their C14?  The latest bike magazine I got had an ad spread for Sato showing a ZX14 decked out in their accessories.  A quick trip to bikebandit confirms that the ZX14 (<2012) and C14 footpeg brackets are the same part number, so the ZX14 aftermarket parts should fit the C14.  I've always felt the footpeg position on the C14 was slightly too far forward for my build (6'2", 36" inseam).  Rearsets might be the answer.

Vortex also makes a set that's a bit more reasonably priced than Sato, and they're even on sale at Revzilla:
http://www.revzilla.com/product/vortex-adjustable-rearsets-kawasaki-zx14r-06-12

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 12:44:02 pm »
A quick trip to bikebandit confirms that the ZX14 (<2012) and C14 footpeg brackets are the same part number, so the ZX14 aftermarket parts should fit the C14.

Are you sure about that? The C14 and ZX14 rearsets are quite a bit different, and mount differently.
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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 12:55:32 pm »
Nope - not sure.  But again,  the OEM part numbers are the same.  That would lead me to believe the aftermarket bits are interchangeable.  What diiferences do you see?

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 02:01:09 pm »
And you would put rearsets on a ZG1400 why?  :rotflmao:
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 02:36:44 pm »
To get a more comfortable riding position.  Stock pegs are just too far forward for me.
I think it"s moot anyway.  I'm currently comparing the C14 and ZX14 drawing side by side.  Despite the part numbers matching, they do in fact appear to be different.  Crap!

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 02:43:05 pm »
Here's a set for the Connie...

http://japan.webike.net/products/9374683.html


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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 02:51:07 pm »
Yes, I've looked into this before (just for originality and show), and they do not interchange.  I've pretty much scoped out everything from a zx14 that can fit on our bike.  The link ZG provided is good for 2008-2009 models only, and cannot be sure for 2010 and above...

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 02:56:42 pm »
To get a more comfortable riding position.  Stock pegs are just too far forward for me.
I think it"s moot anyway.  I'm currently comparing the C14 and ZX14 drawing side by side.  Despite the part numbers matching, they do in fact appear to be different.  Crap!

What part numbers are you looking at? The Kawi part numbers are different for the two different rearsets. The first 5 numbers might be the same?
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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 03:05:01 pm »
No matter - you're correct, they are definitely different.
The link ZG provided looks like the hot setup. (Is anybody surprised ZG, the Farkle King, had this info? Many thanks buddy!) 
Looking at OEM parts fiche, the 1st gen and 2nd gen pegs are the same.  The Japan.webike site also lists the application as "07 -", so I'm pretty confident they'll fit an '11.

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 03:06:14 pm »
SATO  <---second to none rearsets

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2014, 03:52:34 pm »
No matter - you're correct, they are definitely different.
The link ZG provided looks like the hot setup. (Is anybody surprised ZG, the Farkle King, had this info? Many thanks buddy!) 
Looking at OEM parts fiche, the 1st gen and 2nd gen pegs are the same.  The Japan.webike site also lists the application as "07 -", so I'm pretty confident they'll fit an '11.

I agree, I don't think there was any change in the oem rearsets in 2010, so they should work just fine. If you get them Don please post up some pics and your thoughts on them!  :beerchug:


Actually the credit for that link I posted goes to Rob though, he was the one that turned me on to that site, I just happen to see them on there when I was looking through all their sick carbon fiber stuff they have for the Connie...  :great: :beerchug:


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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 04:33:20 pm »
Will do.  If I order these, plus another 1000 Yen, I get free shipping.  Otherwise, it's like $114 from Japan.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 07:45:21 pm »
It also takes at least a month to get anything from that site.  Trust me, I've ordered some stuff from them already.  Thanks for the good look ZG!  To be honest, I think I'm giving you a run for your money when it comes to farkles!!  I understand your addiction perfectly!! 

However, everything on that site is for 2008-2009.  They have an asterisk that says 2010 model unconfirmed for everything there.  I don't know why they stopped making stuff for the connie after 2009.  It's too bad.  I bought the mirror replacement set and it doesn't quite fit right on my 2013, but the average onlooker wouldn't notice.  ZG, you may want to look into those though with your 2009.  Carbon fiber is badass.

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 09:02:54 pm »
OK, thanks for the heads-up.  However, the majority of the C14 did not change between Gen1 and Gen2.  These rearsets should fit my '11 just fine.  I'll report back this spring when I get 'em.

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 09:00:54 am »
Hey Don,

Did you ever consider the MFW Vario adjustable pegs?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mfw-vario-footpeg-mount-rider-kawasaki-ninja-650r-er6n-zx6r-05-09-zx10r-04-06-concours-gtr1400

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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 11:19:19 am »
I have indeed looked at those.  Twisted has some nice stuff and I've gotten a few things from them already.  The issue with those pegs is that if you mount them in the rear-most position, the reach to the shift lever and rear brake pedal is too long.  With true rearsets, everything would move back accordingly.

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 02:56:09 pm »
Here's a set for the Connie...

http://japan.webike.net/products/9374683.html




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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 03:20:20 pm »
And you would put rearsets on a ZG1400 why?  :rotflmao:
The same reason I have Convertibars (set as low as they can go) on mine - some of us actually want more sport from our sport tourer. I'd love those Japanese rear sets but I don't know if I could live with $500 + loss of the center stand.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 08:14:04 pm »
The same reason I have Convertibars (set as low as they can go) on mine - some of us actually want more sport from our sport tourer. I'd love those Japanese rear sets but I don't know if I could live with $500 + loss of the center stand.
Loss of center-stand = Less weight...
Less weight = More sport...
Go for it & let us know if you can still drag the pegs!

You can then spend an extra couple bills to buy one of those "sporty" Pitbull rear stands! :))

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 02:36:11 pm »
And you would put rearsets on a ZG1400 why?  :rotflmao:
The same reason I have Convertibars (set as low as they can go) on mine - some of us actually want more sport from our sport tourer. I'd love those Japanese rear sets but I don't know if I could live with $500 + loss of the center stand.

I'm missing something. Why would you need to get rid of the center stand?
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Re: Rearsets anybody?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 03:06:46 pm »
Not sure where that info came from.  Check out the bike pics on the website - it's on the centerstand! :great:

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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 03:49:09 pm »
Precisely what I was wondering

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 03:11:32 am »
Those are too cool....expensive, but cool :beerchug:
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 03:48:51 pm »
Not sure where that info came from.  Check out the bike pics on the website - it's on the centerstand! :great:
How did I miss that? :-[

Well....I still can't justify the expense.  :(

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2014, 09:19:55 pm »
I can't either.  But, I must have them!  Resistance is futile!