View Full Version : Aftermarket rearsets for 2002 Falco?
11-13-2002, 09:35 AM
Does anyone know of some nice aftermarket rearsets for the Falco? Do the Mille units fit?
And whichever unit I go with must mate with the rear brake light actuator...
11-14-2002, 11:58 AM
Not to my taste, but look interesting:
<a href="http://www.mapbydyka.de/shop2002/fussrastenanalgen/gilles_tooling_fussrastenanlage_aprilia.htm" target="top">Gilles Tooling</a>
11-14-2002, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the link. I like them, actually. My German is a bit rusty, so I couldn't make out whether or not they would allow me to retain the brake light switch... I sent them an email, so we'll see what happens.
ed apriliaforum com
11-14-2002, 12:23 PM
yep, the Gilles are the only Falco rearsets I know of too....
worst case scenerio on the brake light switch is you use a pressure switch banjo bolt.....hook the wires uo and your dine
11-14-2002, 03:55 PM
Mille pegs will NOT fit a Falco. And to my knowledge, Gilles is the only company that make rearsets that do fit. I have a set on my bike:
1) The install took me less than a half hour, Another hour of fiddling to get the controls where I wanted them.
2) They are mounted solidly. Good: They act a little like crash bobbins in the event ot a tipover. Bad: Make sure you keep your feet are out of the way.
3) They do retain the stock brake light, thoug the mounting is a little fiddly to get just right.
4) Make sure you use a little anti-sieze compound/vaseline on the screws so they come on/off easily and don't overtorque them. IMHO, the aluminum they use is a little on the soft side.
5) They are narrower than stock, so ground clearance is improved, even if you mount them lower than the OEM pegs.
6) I feel that they improved shifting action nicely, and the rear brake feels a little more positive and progressive to me, though that could simply be up to the careful adjustment I put into them.
7) The pegs are MUCH, MUCH more grippy then the stock pegs
VERDICT: Frikkin' SWEEEEEET!!!!!! Though a little pricy, as they are the better part of $400.
I got them here: www.streetntrackimport.com/ (http://www.streetntrackimport.com/)
Here's an article I wrote:
11-14-2002, 06:39 PM
They look really good in the grey/ silver shown on Scott's bike.... drool
11-14-2002, 06:43 PM
Thanks much for the pics and information! I'll be buying a set from streetandtrackimport over the winter.
11-14-2002, 08:26 PM
they look so much beefier than the cfm's and vortex's i run on my racebikes... and the fact that they're adjustable is a major plus. $400 is actually a good deal for high-quality, fully adjustable rearsets. i paid that for a set of adjustable attack rearsets for a previous racebike, and that was dealer cost! yikes.
Cannon Fodder MOO
11-15-2002, 12:22 AM
just so you know, although buying through a dealer is usually easier.
11-15-2002, 09:12 AM
Is that a pic of your bike with the rearsets? LOSE THE STICKER!!! :-))) It looks like a gorgeous woman with her sweater on backwards, not that it would matter, but still...
11-15-2002, 09:13 AM
Oh yeah! One assembly point on the Gilles rearsets: Take clost look at the brake side at the setpin/cotter pin attaching the rear brake master cylinder to the pegs. Make sure you install it with the cotter pin side AWAY from the bike, or it may scratch your swingarm.
My instructions were in German... So it's better you learn from me, rather than figure it out for yourself, right!?!?!
Cannon Fodder: I took a look at that site, but saw nothing listed for any Aprilias... Pity, that. A set of billet triple clamps would make a sweet addition to my bike, and a worthwhile winter project. Especially since the exchange rate between US$ and AU$ is as good as it is!
11-15-2002, 09:58 AM
Do they give a wicked vibration? The only times I have ever ridden a bike with aftermarket rearsets, they put such a vibration through my legs that I swore I would never have them. Of course, feel free to correct me, the two bikes I rode with them were a 93 600F2 and a 97 GSXR 750.
11-15-2002, 12:21 PM
I've run two GSXR's with aftermarket rearsets, with no vibration problems to speak of.
11-16-2002, 08:23 AM
Unsaved: I would be willing to bet that on the bike you rode, the rearsets weren't tightened properly. That would allow lots of vibration.
11-16-2002, 09:39 AM
Thanks Scott; I do appreciate the info! I've already been in touch with the guys at apriliaparts.de, and will place an order in the near future. Just what I was looking for...
Cannon Fodder MOO
11-18-2002, 01:48 AM
you'd be right! I've ordered some clip-ons from the guy, and he's had a look at my rear-sets. Dead easy he reckons.
I only pimped him because he seemed inexpensive and I felt a little sorry for him. He's about 50 and diabetic, he's just back at work after 6 months off due to his condition. I figure if I don't mention him then it'll be worse for me cos I've got another 30 years riding in me and I know I'll want more bits.
The web-site was put up by one of his mates , but he was recomended by a local racer.
Last week i stopped in to vary my order (kids vandalised my tank) and saw some billet tripples. They were sweet.
But in a crash (road) you're more likely to tear the headstem from the frame.
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