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I am actually OK with the stock rearsets for daily use. What I wish I could upgrade is just the stock foot guards. They look pretty plain and are just stamped sheet metal.

Are there any aftermarket upgrades available? If not, why? Seems like such a simple upgrade to make and install and they would sell tons. Its just two bolts holding them on. I would imagine they would be very cheap to make and sell.

Vagabond? TST? Anybody? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Maybe a slotted patterned aluminum or even some basic anodized colors as well to choose from. This would improve the looks a lot with out the need for going all out with new rear sets.

Love to hear everyone's thoughts on it.
 

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I looked at drilling them and powder costing them black. They are hideous, I agree. Might try without them, in fact I'll go take them off now! :eek:

Back in a bit!
 

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Anyone else interested in these? I could make some pretty easily and throw them in a batch of black or red anodize, we don't do blue often at my work...
 

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Yes, I'd be interested in red. Can you figure out a cost and post a prototype pic when its ready?

Where do you work that you can fabricate?

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I took them off, boy they went to a real effort to make them look cheap and be as heavy as possible! Double plated steel???

Anyways, can't really tell they are missing now. I'll watch for scuff marks on unexpected parts from my boots but don't expect anything negative. Nothing there my motocross/sumoto bikes don't have exposed to your feet.
 

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Sounds good, I'm going to be tight on time for another week, probably will be moving next week and the weekend after, as well as taking my bike out to Chuckwalla raceway, but after that I'll be able to get right on it. Soo much to do!!!
 

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I would also be interested, black ones, as I have a blue bike.
 

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Sounds good, I'm going to be tight on time for another week, probably will be moving next week and the weekend after, as well as taking my bike out to Chuckwalla raceway, but after that I'll be able to get right on it. Soo much to do!!!
Hey, whenever you get to it is fine. No pressure. I'm just going to bump the topic periodically to generate interest if you don't mind. Looks like you have a good start on orders if you should decide to proceed.

I thought about getting new rearsets again and then I read how finicky it can be getting the shifter feel just right. Probably not something I feel like getting into right now and I imagine I'm not alone on that. Heel guards would be a simple cosmetic upgrade.
 

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Over all the build quality on the bike is pretty good. However there are a few pieces like this heel guard that make it feel cheap. I'm looking forward to see what you come up with.
 

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Sounds good, it seems there's enough interest and it's an easy enough thing to make so I'll sketch up some and make sure you all think they look cool :)
 

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My stockers have become kick stand bases for washing the dirt bike so it won't fall over in the wet grass!

They work great!
 

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My stockers have become kick stand bases for washing the dirt bike so it won't fall over in the wet grass!

They work great!
I thought you said they went missing. I agree, they are crappy--see my post in TST's thread about "what do you want?" You could find some used one's on Ebay from another bike, and modify them to fit the R3. You could also make some yourself from aluminum sheet available at Lowe's--they sell small 10" x 16" sheets of aluminum in various thicknesses. Use the stockers as patterns, and cut the sheet on a bandsaw with a metal-cutting blade (or a jigsaw if you're careful). Smooth the edges with a small sanding machine and file. You could use a belt sander clamped to the bench as well. Drill some 5/16" holes in a nice pattern, and polish or paint them.
 

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I'm finding that when bolted to the bike they actually serve no purpose.

I'll be doing rear sets at some point too. Not worried about it, and yes, a great lil project for someone with a few basic tools. Not hard to improve on the stock parts there!
 
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