Gilles rearsets? anyone have them? - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda RC51 Discussion of the Honda RC51, Honda SP1, and Honda SP2 Motorcycles.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 08-15-2007, 9:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 01-16-2004
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

Looking into some rearsets, i have read a lot of posts about sato's or vortex, and seen only one mention of Gilles rearsets?

so is that it, one person has used these??

I am not looking into any other brands right now, just looking to see if anyone has experience with GILLES and how they liked them.

I read on rogue they flex and can scratch the swingarm, i'd like to avoid that... but they look SICK!
DVIII is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 08-15-2007, 10:15 PM
 
bjay51d's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-17-2005
Location: BRUNSWICK N.J.
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
         
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

I have gilles rears on my 54...I love them... high quality tooling & no flex .the only complaint i had was that they used very soft metal mounting hardware .Make sure to use anti seize.
bjay51d is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 08-15-2007, 10:51 PM
 
Join Date: 03-31-2007
Location: CFL
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 13
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

i was wondering the same thing, i really like that you can get them in titanium. theyd probably match well to my 54, along with the race axle adjuster.


anyone know why they say to use the rear axle adjuster only on race bikes?
ezekiel808 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 08-16-2007, 8:22 PM
 
Join Date: 02-04-2007
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

i think it has to do with insurence
JRCU51 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 6:47 AM
 
Join Date: 11-15-2006
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

I have Gilles on my 01 SP1. The carbon heel plates are cheap and nasty as they wear. There is some flex if you mount them at the most rearward position...enough to scratch the swing arm. The fitting bolts are softer than a soft thing- replace with stainless.

Apart from that, they are high quality. Loads of adjustment. Very grippy (nothing worse than a boot slipping off a peg)...beautifully made.
Zakalwe is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 8:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 01-16-2004
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zakalwe View Post
I have Gilles on my 01 SP1. The carbon heel plates are cheap and nasty as they wear. There is some flex if you mount them at the most rearward position...enough to scratch the swing arm. The fitting bolts are softer than a soft thing- replace with stainless.

Apart from that, they are high quality. Loads of adjustment. Very grippy (nothing worse than a boot slipping off a peg)...beautifully made.
Well now i have another question, as far as positioning the pegs, is it all about rider preferance? at 6'1" you'd think i would want to move the pegs down and back, but i am always lifting my legs by my toes so i can rest my elbows on my thighs... so i want them up and forward...

hopefully no flex, and no scratches...
DVIII is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 08-21-2007, 12:27 AM
 
Join Date: 02-04-2007
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

who seems to be selling them ? i cant find anyone with them in stock for the rc 51 can anyone tell me who still carring them ?
JRCU51 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 08-21-2007, 5:59 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 01-16-2004
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
DVIII is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 08-22-2007, 4:56 PM
 
Join Date: 11-15-2006
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Gilles rearsets? anyone have them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DVIII View Post
Well now i have another question, as far as positioning the pegs, is it all about rider preferance? at 6'1" you'd think i would want to move the pegs down and back, but i am always lifting my legs by my toes so i can rest my elbows on my thighs... so i want them up and forward...

hopefully no flex, and no scratches...
They only flex on the most rearwards position (and then if you install the brake pin correctly there should be enough clearance).

there is loads of adjustment on them, so you should be able to find a position that suits.

HTH
Zakalwe is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda RC51

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have these or used them? HondaForLife954 General Discussion 10 05-31-2007 8:21 PM
Dont Spank Your Kid...Have Them Arrested f1_hurricane Off-Topic 41 12-07-2006 9:04 AM
Anyone have some F4i rearsets? Repeater Wanted 0 06-21-2006 2:20 AM
Installed Gilles Rearsets TraumaOne General Discussion 10 09-15-2004 4:56 PM
For all those that do not have them yet. Jay Off-Topic 1 10-13-2003 8:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome