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Would you spend the money on these? Retail obviously $595 I'm really digging the look.

http://www.cyclecat.com/index.php/rearset-systems

One other person has chimed in on 'Zilla about owning these and posted some other pics and they look the business.

A little steep but the bike is a keeper...just curious on your thoughts.

I like different. Sorta the same reason I went with Beringers I could have gotten Brembos but I'm not good enough to tell the difference. The Beringers are still great calipers just not Brembo.

I think it's the same reason I want Ohlins 30mm kit installed other than the available used older Ohlins forks out there for sale right now. Different but the same.

I know everything is sorta overkill but it's my toy...cars just don't do it for me that's why I drive a Yaris lol 50 mpg, the money I save on gas goes to the bike slush fund.



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I think they would be a great asset for some one like me who is 6.2....lowers the foot pegs for a more comfortable position.
I think they are a lil steep for me price wise, but with two kids and a wife that would rather see the bike gone I have to be on the cheaper side of upgrades myself.
I am gonna be ordering up a set of the black anodized Tech G ones myself fairly soon.
I say go for it nobody, be a nice setup.

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I'm thinking the same too...btw have you seen the post for the Ohlins shock? Down to $750



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I prefer the gilles as31gt style. Had them on a gixxer 1000 and there were great. I'm planning on getting a gold set for the RC (to match the calipers).
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I prefer the gilles as31gt style. Had them on a gixxer 1000 and there were great. I'm planning on getting a gold set for the RC (to match the calipers).
Hope you don't have the same issues that other have had with Gilles rubbing on the swingarm because they flex so much. I believe it was the SP1 with the problems.

And of course even if you have zero problems, you still have Gilles rearsets, which IMO look like shit.

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I'm thinking the same too...btw have you seen the post for the Ohlins shock? Down to $750
Yep, shouldn't last long, and it won't once it gets to ebay.

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I think they would be a great asset for some one like me who is 6.2....lowers the foot pegs for a more comfortable position.
I think they are a lil steep for me price wise, but with two kids and a wife that would rather see the bike gone I have to be on the cheaper side of upgrades myself.
I am gonna be ordering up a set of the black anodized Tech G ones myself fairly soon.
I say go for it nobody, be a nice setup.
Did you read the reviews about those over on speedzilla? Hope you don't mind subpar quality. I would save and wait for a used set of sato's.

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Would you spend the money on these? Retail obviously $595 I'm really digging the look.

http://www.cyclecat.com/index.php/rearset-systems

One other person has chimed in on 'Zilla about owning these and posted some other pics and they look the business.

A little steep but the bike is a keeper...just curious on your thoughts.

I like different. Sorta the same reason I went with Beringers I could have gotten Brembos but I'm not good enough to tell the difference. The Beringers are still great calipers just not Brembo.

I think it's the same reason I want Ohlins 30mm kit installed other than the available used older Ohlins forks out there for sale right now. Different but the same.

I know everything is sorta overkill but it's my toy...cars just don't do it for me that's why I drive a Yaris lol 50 mpg, the money I save on gas goes to the bike slush fund.
I would buy them, if I knew that spares would be available.




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Had a set of Cycle Cat rearsets and adjustable bars for my 'Busa.
They are very well made, and used the OEM brake light switch too.
The rearsets have a steel pin that used to position the footpegs in much smaller increments than the pegboard style most commonly used.
The toe pieces were mounted on an eccentric, so that could be adjusted too.

I used to have a Cycle Cat top clamp for my RC51 also. which was also very well made and stout as hell They pretty much went out of production back in '08, and I asked the owner why. He said that no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't break even on the sales.
Obviously something has occurred, since they are now back in production.

As for the $595 price, Sato rearsets weren't much cheaper.

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Hope you don't have the same issues that other have had with Gilles rubbing on the swingarm because they flex so much. I believe it was the SP1 with the problems.
Thx for the info. I completely forgot about that. I won't put the rearsets mounted back so that will help as per the rogue info. Still, I need to pause and check out my options.

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Hope you don't have the same issues that other have had with Gilles rubbing And of course even if you have zero problems, you still have Gilles rearsets, which IMO look like shit.
I have to ask, do you mean the shit, or as you wrote, shit.

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Would you spend the money on these? Retail obviously $595 I'm really digging the look.

http://www.cyclecat.com/index.php/rearset-systems

One other person has chimed in on 'Zilla about owning these and posted some other pics and they look the business.

A little steep but the bike is a keeper...just curious on your thoughts.

I like different. Sorta the same reason I went with Beringers I could have gotten Brembos but I'm not good enough to tell the difference. The Beringers are still great calipers just not Brembo.

I think it's the same reason I want Ohlins 30mm kit installed other than the available used older Ohlins forks out there for sale right now. Different but the same.

I know everything is sorta overkill but it's my toy...cars just don't do it for me that's why I drive a Yaris lol 50 mpg, the money I save on gas goes to the bike slush fund.
I think I would spend the money on some track time at Laguna Seca instead
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I originally looked at the main page cycle cat and blah/meh. I have now looked at the RC51 and me likey. Watching this thread with even more interest....

Hey rambleon, I heard about and RC51 in MJ. What do you have? I just got one outside of Regina. PM me.

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I think I would spend the money on some track time at Laguna Seca instead
I would love too...unfortunately I am not as lucky as you folks in the US.

Being on the west coast of Canada we literally have almost zero tracks to choose from.



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