TS250/1 Footrest Height

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    • #10098
      James Suttie
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      Hello all,
      In an ideal world, I’d like my footrests to be about an inch lower and an inch further back, I’m pretty sure there’s enough clearance on the exhaust to avoid fouling. Has anybody got ideas of how I could (cheaply and easily!) achieve this?
      Thanks,
      James

    • #10099
      Daniel Rodd
      Participant

      Make a u shaped plate with four holes in,Two for the original footrest bolts,and two for the bar to mount lower perhaps?

    • #10116
      Andy Pratt
      Participant

      Hello James,
      I make a small slots on my footrests,first the bend underneath the bike to allow you to bend them down nearly touching the exhaust,take them off and tig weld them up,put them on and another slot on top end to allow you to bend them back up level and tig,Cheers Andy

    • #10118
      James Suttie
      Participant

      I don’t have welding gear but I know someone who has so I’m going to try your suggestion Andy – many thanks.

    • #10122
      Malcolm Thomason
      Participant

      Instead of lowering the footrests you could raise the seat by fitting spacers to the mounting bolts. M8 connector nuts do the trick. They are about 25mm long.
      Fasten them into the seat base with short lengths of M8 studs and then screw the seat bolts into the nuts. You can always change back to standard.
      The beauty of this is that it doesn’t change the ground clearance or change footbrake or gearchange positions.

    • #10124
      James Suttie
      Participant

      That’s a nice idea Malcolm – thanks. I’m beginning to think that my ‘new’ TS250/1 has had the seat lowered (possibly footpegs too) as I don’t recall this being a problem on the TS250 I had for a while in the 80s or the ETZ250 that I did 60k+ miles on. I’m 6’4″ and it just seems a bit cramped to me.

    • #10125
      Stuart Bottjer
      Participant

      On My TS 250/1 and as per Malcom I put 4 hexagonal threaded through spacer bolts (basically 1.5″ length bolts as used to connect 2 different threaded rods), between the frame and the seat. I too am tall so helped me with the shock vibration also I found some of the older ES foot rest pegs (much thicker). You may wish to look at some of the Indian copy (Royal Enfield) pegs (rubbers), these have a slightly smaller inner diameter but I am sure they can be persuaded to fit the tubing if you heat in hot water and lube them. I paid £1.99 post inc from India…. Raises the centre of gravity but I don’t notice it at all>>>>>
      ATB

    • #10126
      Malcolm Thomason
      Participant

      James,
      The 250/1 is a bit cramped. It’s just that we didn’t notice it when we were 30 years younger! I could handle clip-ons halfway down the forks but now need an upright bike with a gell pad on the seat.

    • #10255
      Mike Taylor
      Participant

      Just read your problem with interest as I feel the same on my 251.You can pinch more than an inch if you cut tubes off and weld on flat plate and glue rubber on top? also redrill or slot mountings. What have you done? Mike Taylor

    • #10413
      James Suttie
      Participant

      Hi Mike, I’ve still not solved this to my satisfaction, I’ve raised the seat with spacers as suggested by Malcolm but still feel the footrests could be lowered an inch or so – time to find a friendly welder nearby!

      • #10424
        Mike Taylor
        Participant

        James good to compare notes I’m still studying the issue . I don’t like the Idea of raising seat as it will alter the centre of gravety and the handling marginally. So I’m looking at the foot pegs .to get both pegs down the exhaust really needs to be moved there is enough clearance to move front pipe to a more central line and the exhaust silencer could be cut and shut Ala trials silencer to get it back in line and look tidy. this would allow a considerable amount of adjustment to suit even the tallest of riders. and only minor adjustments to foot controls

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