guzziriders.org - moto guzzi forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Technical > Small Blocks
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - V50 Monza convert footpegs to V50
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

V50 Monza convert footpegs to V50

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: V50 Monza convert footpegs to V50
    Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 21:55
I find my knees on my V50 Monza are at a more acute angle than I would prefer.
I read somewhere that standard V50 footrests and brake and gearchange can be fitted.
Any one know if this is possible please ?

I currently have standard bars fitted and not clip ons.

Thank you.

Back to Top
iansoady View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Location: Birmingham
Status: Offline
Points: 1332
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 10:57
I believe the lower frame rails are different as the footrest and brake / gear lever mounts are welded to them on the V50.
Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2
Back to Top
c13pep View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 Aug 2017
Location: Doncaster
Status: Offline
Points: 840
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 12:07
Ian is spot on you would have to fit V50/3 lower rails to accommodate the standard footpegs. The lower rails on the Monza are different to accommodate the `rear set` pegs but you may be able to fabricate something to suit your needs.

CHRIS   
you can`t have any fun in a straight line

Monza
BMW R1150RT
1200 Sport
Back to Top
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 13:53
Thanks very much ian and c13pep.

Your answer ties up with what I guessed it might be.

I'm afraid fabrication is a little beyond me so I guess I have just two options now -
Live with it, and it isn't too bad really, or swap my Monza for a normal V50 but that involves research and buying and selling.
I quite enjoy the buying bit but selling is something I'd rather do without really.
And in case you're wondering it's because I don't like having to deal with some potential buyers as life is too short to even talk to some of them.
Except for those on the forum of course as they are a grand bunch of honest and trustworthy people.

Thanks again.
Back to Top
BondEquipe View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 10 Dec 2014
Location: Barnacle
Status: Offline
Points: 1372
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 21:12
You shouldn't have a problem as Monzas are well sought after - dare I say, much more so than normal V50s.
Stephen
Black & Gold LM2
+ Other Bikes & Projects!
Back to Top
Ben. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 18 Mar 2015
Location: Lanjaron Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 373
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 21:25
I'm wondering if this is a sartorial difficulty...?
Do you wear leathers? I've noticed some fit when the rider is walking around, others when the rider is actually on the bike.
Might be easer to change the trousers -- expertise of that nature is not unknown here ...
Back to Top
c13pep View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 Aug 2017
Location: Doncaster
Status: Offline
Points: 840
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 22:00
Save yourself the heartache keep the Monza but make it fit your requirements, it`s not a difficult job and you can always return it back to stock when you want to cash it in. The bottom rails (V50/3) are only bolt (6 bolts) on and fairly regularly available on Ebay as are the foot pegs etc.

CHRIS

Edited by c13pep - 10 Jul 2019 at 22:05
you can`t have any fun in a straight line

Monza
BMW R1150RT
1200 Sport
Back to Top
drøn View Drop Down
Falcone
Falcone
Avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2018
Location: Copenhagen
Status: Offline
Points: 82
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drøn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 22:00
Ask on here if someone wants to swap?
If you were in Copenhagen I would have gladly swapped with you.
Back to Top
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 23:39
Originally posted by Ben. Ben. wrote:

I'm wondering if this is a sartorial difficulty...?
Do you wear leathers? I've noticed some fit when the rider is walking around, others when the rider is actually on the bike.
Might be easer to change the trousers -- expertise of that nature is not unknown here ...

No leathers.
I'm a Hood jeans wearer. 
Back to Top
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 23:46
Originally posted by c13pep c13pep wrote:

Save yourself the heartache keep the Monza but make it fit your requirements, it`s not a difficult job and you can always return it back to stock when you want to cash it in. The bottom rails (V50/3) are only bolt (6 bolts) on and fairly regularly available on Ebay as are the foot pegs etc.

CHRIS

Thanks Chris,

I'll have a little look for bottom rails but I'll probably just live with it as it isn't really a serious problem.
I was just thinking aloud I suppose and if it had been a simple change I would probably have gone for it.

I should also add that it was only last week that the little Monza came out of hibernation as per this posting - http://www.guzziriders.org/after-nearly-5-years-she-lives-again_topic10247.html?KW=
Maybe after a few more rides it might fit me a little better as I get a little more used to riding it again. 

Thanks for the replies people, most appreciated.  



Edited by Hustler - 10 Jul 2019 at 23:52
Back to Top
iansoady View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Location: Birmingham
Status: Offline
Points: 1332
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 09:52
I don't know the detail but would it be possible to lower the Monza footrests? I actually find the standard V50 ones on the high side and feel as if my knees are touching my chin so it's something I'm considering for mine. A quick shufti suggests that a bit of flat bar could lower them 10mm or so. Of course I'll then have to check that the gear / brake levers don't hit the exhausts when they're lowered to suit......
Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2
Back to Top
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 11:37
Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

I don't know the detail but would it be possible to lower the Monza footrests? I actually find the standard V50 ones on the high side and feel as if my knees are touching my chin so it's something I'm considering for mine. A quick shufti suggests that a bit of flat bar could lower them 10mm or so. Of course I'll then have to check that the gear / brake levers don't hit the exhausts when they're lowered to suit......

I want to move the footrests forward Ian.
At least I think I do.

I could really do with a V50 Monza and a V50 side by side to check how much difference it would actually make.
It may be less than I'm expecting.
Back to Top
George S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 Mar 2018
Location: Essex UK
Status: Offline
Points: 490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 12:27
Greg Bender has an interesting article on small blocks including V50 / Monza footrests. Worth a read with lots of useful information

Brian do you think it is worth adding link to Guzzi Rider site 

George

1994 Nevada
1957 Cardellino 73cc
1961 Zigolo 110cc
1961 Stornello 125cc
Son's 1990 1000S to borrow any time
Back to Top
Mike H View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 May 2014
Location: East Anglia
Status: Offline
Points: 6815
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 13:05
Originally posted by c13pep c13pep wrote:

Save yourself the heartache keep the Monza but make it fit your requirements,

+1

Swapping the bike means getting a completely different bike with unknown history / problems ...


"Chicken nuggets don't dance on a Tuesday."
Back to Top
Hustler View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Status: Offline
Points: 165
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hustler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 13:49
Originally posted by George S George S wrote:

Greg Bender has an interesting article on small blocks including V50 / Monza footrests. Worth a read with lots of useful information

Thanks very much George, most appreciated, I shall have a read later.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.02
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.