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Comet folding footrests


Chris.R

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I have a hanger for the COMET RH side and just need the peg to push through and bolt on. It has been suggested that what I have on LH side and in the illustration in my thread is an adaptation by Kemp.


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BigEd

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This LH side replacement and adaption was fitted to my 1954 Comet in the period she was on the road prior to being put in a museum in 1991. If I can find similar I will complete the job and fit same to RH side.

Where is your other thread?

Chris
I've combined the Folding footrest thread posts with Comet Folding Footrest thread.
 
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Chris.R

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Hi Ed What I need is a similar arrangement for the other side where do I buy a similar foot-peg. The one fitted is as you see it, a threaded section that protrudes from the standard left hand chrome hanger as shown in the photo the second stepped part comes up against the hanger and the brake lever sits there with a shim on either side. I can manage with a similar arrangement on the right side as I have the same hanger ready to use.
 

Chris.R

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The Norton BSA both look similar neither would take a Vincent rubber as the rests appear to be square, qhat I have would seem to be a chrome casting surely the one I have is not unique.
 

Chris.R

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I have looked at the web all morning and found nothing that might be adapted to fit. The overall length of the stem is 1-3/4" stepped twice both shoulders are 1/2" long with a 3/8" threaded section on the end As I said it has been thought to be a Ron Kemp adaptation.
 

b'knighted

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I would have expected a folding footrest made by Ron Kemp to have the appropriate thread on the largest diameter and to use a locknut to prevent rotation, holding direction of fold without any risk of over tightening the brake pedal retaining nut.
 

Chris.R

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Hi Ian
I had not spotted those perhaps they would do, I have perhaps misquoted Ron but that was what a member told me was possible.
 

vibrac

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I cant drag my Comet out of its corner but I did use Triumph pillion foot rests and two LH footrest hangers I think the brake pivot was retained on the inside by a washer and a bolt up the center of the pivot/foot rest base which would not undo as in extremis it would hit the Primary chain case.
 

Chris.R

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The arrangement on the left with the footbrake pedal a washer either side of the arm works well, what vintage would the Triumph foot rests be?
 

Bill Thomas

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Chris, I don't know what you are after, It looks a one off job to me.
But have a look on the Feked.com web site, You might be able to alter something.
Click on frame parts, Then at the bottom view more, Then on the left click Footrests.
Cheers Bill.
 

Chris Launders

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I know this thread is about Comet folding footrests but some things also apply to twins. Due to the non stop rain I set about making the extended hangers for my twin, also I never liked the standard brake pedal arrangement so I've made a conventional (ish) brake pedal mounted on a boss on the RFM pivot bolt, the hangers themselves are old BSA/Triumph kickstarts with new foot pieces and the pedal is an old taper tube chair leg, it uses the standard cable. so is a straight swap over when finished, included are pictures showing the difference in position.
 

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Bill Thomas

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That's given me a few ideas for my rear sets on the "D" 560, To use the cable stop on what was the front footrest bolt, to save making a big alloy plate like a L/ning, Not sure ?.
I think your rear brake will be a bit more powerful !!. Cheers Bill.
 

vibrac

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The arrangement on the left with the footbrake pedal a washer either side of the arm works well, what vintage would the Triumph foot rests be?
I have a 52 and a 58 Trophy so that's my best bet but of course they could have come off another of the wonders I have owned in decades
 

Chris.R

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Hi I am looking at a fairly ancient pair found on ebay that came from a distant Triumph model one of which might do for the RH side otherwise will for the moment stick with the fixed hanger. As Bill suggests it is likely that what I have on the left was a one off and will probably never find which machine it came off, that one goes back as it works well.

Chris
 

Bill Thomas

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Chris, Can you weld or know anybody that does, I love making things out of other things.
I have my old welder working better than ever, They are very cheap now.
Cheers Bill.
 

Chris Launders

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Yes Bill, I have an ancient arc welder, TIG and oxy/acetylene, a couple of WW2 lathes and an ancient vertical miller, I make as much as I can, I've previously built an entire Brough SS100 from scratch and have almost finished an 1150 replica for a friend.
This is the SS100, a friend machined the heads as they were beyond me but I pretty much made all the rest other than the engine and gearbox castings and internals, all the frame lugs other than the steering head are fabrications.
 

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Bill Thomas

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Yes Bill, I have an ancient arc welder, TIG and oxy/acetylene, a couple of WW2 lathes and an ancient vertical miller, I make as much as I can, I've previously built an entire Brough SS100 from scratch and have almost finished an 1150 replica for a friend.
This is the SS100, a friend machined the heads as they were beyond me but I pretty much made all the rest other than the engine and gearbox castings and internals, all the frame lugs other than the steering head are fabrications.
You are too good for me, Chris.
I was thinking of more simple stuff
I think it would be easy to hand grind a taper for the other Chris.
It's just a foot rest.
Cheers bill
 

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