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A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! #620499
10/04/15 5:55 pm
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I've been experimenting with placing the footrests on my 66, and I find that the left hand side is causing problems. The long awaited LH threaded stud seems to project out too far, and and when the footrest is on the taper, it is fouling the primary, and demands that teh brake is so low down that it's actuating, even with the adjuster slackened off.

Does anyone have any good photos of what this should look like? It's possible that I have some incorrect parts here - assemble from a box of bits.

Thanks
Andy


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620512
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I found a couple pics in my photobucket, but I put folding pegs on everything. Don't think I've had a problem like you are describing:






Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620514
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Yeah, I don't see how that's even possible unless you had the footrest up REALLY high. Is the foot peg bent?


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: JD] #620541
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Or possibly the lower frame plate that carries the foot peg mount and swing arm bolt is bent from the bike being dropped at some time.
I've got an A65 frame that needs that plate straightened so that when the foot peg is attached it won't foul the primary case in a normal riding position.
The boss that carries the left hand threaded splinned shaft for the footrest is clearly pointing forward from the damage to the plate clearly from having been down the road at some time. The primary cover has a matching ding from where the footrest has been stopped by the primary cover.


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620548
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The plate which screws to the pedal and activates the switch looks wrong. There should also be a bolt/column which holds the switch in place, the column part of that has a screw going horizontal. This controls lever height. Without this, even if your foot try was higher, the pedal would still follow it upwards.

( sorry just noticed the photos were Leon's)

Andy, it would be helpfully if you also post photos.


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620559
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Alan, here they come - sorry I was puzzling over this last night when I posted. I should have taken the camera out.





Maybe I need to adjust the brake arm to raise the pedal more? Here's the brake view:



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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620560
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....and here is the foot peg off the bike - it doesn't have any indication of being bent.



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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620561
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Looks like a C15 driveside footrest, was it ever used on the A50/65.

Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: kommando] #620568
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Certainly the wrong footrest, the LH A65 foot rests have a curve in them to accommodate the primary cover clearance. The RH side ones don't have the curve and are straight according to the spares manual pics. Even the folding foot rests used on the Hornets in the lower picture have the same curve in the LH side but not on the RH side.




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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620588
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That will explain why it won't fit. Thanks guys.


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620620
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Yes that foot rest is identical to the RHS


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620638
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So I find I have two right feet. Best avoid dancing for the foreseeable future.


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620695
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Also, the A65 left footrest has a flat spot that mates up with the flat edge of the splined washer; that's what keeps the footrest from slipping down when you put weight on it. (Not such an issue on the timing side.) Another thing that's troubling is that the stud is sticking out too far from the face of the nut. The correct footrest may be wider, but will the splined washer still reach the splined part of the stud? (I.e., perhaps the stud is wrong as well?)


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Mark Z] #620781
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As far as I know there is only one stud - I waited a long time to get this LH stud and yes it does look wrong - the threads are equidistant on either side of the unthreaded section. I was assuming it would need trimming, but I need to source a LH footrest first to see what that will look like fitted.

Thanks for the info on the flat edge - I couldn't see why it was there previously.

I'm also checking I have the right stub axle as it doesn't protrude far through the swinging arm. The bike was a collection of parts when I bought it, and I suspected the final stages of the rebuild could be troublesome, and it seems I was right.


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Re: A65 1966 primary footrest - help needed! [Re: Andy Carr] #620915
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I have found a pair of footrests, but the vendor won't split them - anyone need a RH footrest?


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