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1400 Custom foot peg conversion

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by groundhog105, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. groundhog105

    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    has anyone converted the 1400custom from floorboards to foot pegs. I’m not a big fan of the feet forward riding position.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Order all of the parts from the Audace, lower frame rails, peg assys including shift gear and brake lines.
     
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    Rickhinnz Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Did it without using the lower frame rail

    Required a making a mounting plate for the master cylinder and turning up a smaller activating rod.

    Needed to whittle some material off the brake lever.

    Done this way so I can convert back quickly if needed

    Not cheap to do now Guzzi prices have risen

    Still not totally happy so
    working on a more rearward setup

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    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    It looks like the pegs are still pretty far forward about the same position of the foot boards. It’s hard to tell from the angle of the picture. Guess I need to go sit on the audace and check out the peg position. I’m looking for positioningbof a standard bike like the 850 T5. My back does not like the cruiser position. I’d hate to have to rid of the 1400 after getting it set up so well and running great.
     
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    Many years ago I was running a small Auto Parts store in South Jersey.
    There was a Vo Tech school that was one of my customers.
    Some of those kids were really great at fabrication & could get extra credit for projects.

    Here in Florida the University of Florida has a metal working shop that students can use.
    Some of the bikes these kids have built are really well done for non-pros.

    Might want to check around your area to see if any of that is available.
    A good place to ask around is NAPA auto parts stores because a lot of older retired or semi-retired shop owners like to hang out.
     
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    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    That’s a good idea.
     

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