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Madass Rearsets

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by olympus, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. olympus

    olympus

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    Hi
    Can in ask what kickstart options will fit when using "Madass" rear sets.... would like to use the RGM T160 style longer lever, but i don't thin this will fit??

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  2. acadian

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    I believe Ken has experimented with Don's rearsets and the folding lever with no success.

    I use Don's rearsets with a MKIII lever and have no issues.

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  3. olympus

    olympus

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    Many Thanks Acadian,
    So without checking will the Mk 3 lever fit Pre Mk3 kick start shaft?
    Does the Madass kit remove the need to use the original Z plates, or are these something you have had made up as you have high mounted exhausts??
     
  4. acadian

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    The kick start lever is backwards compatible AFAIK. My Z plates are custom, Don's rear sets still require a mounting point relative to the stock footrest hanger.
     
  5. Tornado

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    Paging Mister @madass140

    See questions on your products.
     
  6. madass140

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    I use my rearsets which are Dunstall replicas. I'm certain they were originally used with the standard
    kickstart lever. I have a set on one of my bikes with the standard kickstart lever.
     
  7. gortnipper

    gortnipper VIP MEMBER

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    Yes.

    No.
     
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  8. Cheesehead Commando

    Cheesehead Commando

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    Hi Madass!

    I just purchased a ‘75 MKIII Commando, and would like to purchase rear sets for it. Would you happen to have any for sale?

    Thanks for the help!

    Tom
     
  9. jimbo

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  10. Cheesehead Commando

    Cheesehead Commando

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    This is awesome! Thanks, Jimbo!!

    Greatly appreciated!!

    Tom
     
  11. jimbo

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    .....and the hyde setup is pretty rare
     
  12. napanorton

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    I just got my Hydes set up on my MKIII and found I could get the RGM folding kick start lever to clear the Hyde foot peg. Seems just perfect.

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  13. jimbo

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    my kicker fits perfect( on the shelf!)

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  14. Cheesehead Commando

    Cheesehead Commando

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    I bought them!!

    Thanks again for finding those for me, greatly appreciated..!

    Tom
     
  15. Cheesehead Commando

    Cheesehead Commando

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    Great pics, thanks guys..!

    Will these require any drilling into the z-plates? Also, do either of you have these mounted on an Interstate? My hope is that the Hyde setup is not a full “rearset” per se but perhaps a good compromise. They appear to me to be not as far back as other rearset options, no?
     
  16. madass140

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    here you can see the difference in position of foot peg on my MK3 rearsets, sorry the pic is upside down
     

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  17. jimbo

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    straight Bolt-on, works great on a Interstate with low Euro bars (didn't like the setup as much on a roadster), I did some custom bushes/spacers, on the outer primary cover OEM shifter shaft and Hyde shifter pivot to remove some slop. I also shortened the front Hyde shifter leg to get less overall movement. All those things can be overlooked, see what you like first.

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  18. napanorton

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    Agreed - bolts right on. I found the Hyde shifter leg was a poor fit on the right foot peg (it pivots on this). I plan on turning a bushing for this over the winter to tighten it up as it makes for a sloppy shift. The MKIII shift shaft needs all the help it can get.
     
  19. 84ok

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    Here's a pix from (& how setup on) the ebay ad

     
  20. jimbo

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    and that's why I removed the kicker, it was really in the way
     

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