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    Posted: 04 Aug 2018 at 15:13
Good day,
a few years ago I bought a v7 850 GT (with SP 1000 engine) and
with floorboard.
I have been reading a lot about converting the pedals to Gear left/ Brake right and I have learned that it is nearly impossible to find a kit to do that.
I have read a few posts on this forum about people going the opposite way to mine..
Is there anyone aware of any pedals or linkage available.

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I changed the foot controls on my 1971 V7 Special and the only way I could find the parts was to keep an eye on eBay.Particularly eBay USA and eBay Italia.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jefrs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 hours 31 minutes ago at 00:31
I would love to convert a modern bike to right change. Having both brakes on the right inevitably tips the bike to the right, having them on opposite sides counteracts this. The gear change was only ever put on the left to protect american interests. Before that everyone except the americans and germans put the gear change on the right, which makes sense if you mount from the left too.

Unfortunately this is rarely possible except with cross-over rear-sets, and not always then. And my body doesn't fit rear-sets any more.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 2 hours 56 minutes ago at 08:06
I was told the change to RH footbrake was because people couldn't differentiate between driving a car and riding a bike, so the right foot had to be used in both cases for the brake.

Just don't buy a bicycle in France where you will find the front and back brakes reversed. Obviously the EU hasn't got round to bicycle safety yet.
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