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Frequently Asked Questions

REARSETS

All Tarozzi rearsets are made in four different versions with the difference being in the type of footpeg used as shown in the pictures below:

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Types 03 & 09 are fixed position while Types 13 & 19 fold and have a ball spring detent in both the up and down positions. The first two digits of any rearset part number specify the type of footpeg used. The remaining four digits specify the motorcycle the rearset kit fits. Replacement rubber footpeg covers are available for types 03 & 13. The only exceptions are the Type 16 Universal Kits which are used with motorcycles which Tarozzi does not make a specific kit for. They require you to design and build  mounting brackets for your frame as well as connecting linkage for shifter and rear brakes. They are available in all four footpeg types. We carry a wide assortment of parts listed under Rearset Partswhich are useful when fitting the Universal sets.

Tarozzi rearsets are made of a combination of cast aluminum, machined aluminum, and chrome plated steel parts. All aluminum parts are coated for appearance and durability.

All Tarozzi rearsets feature the Tarozzi Footpeg Adjustment System. This allows you to adjust the arm which connects to your brake and shift linkage to any one of 42 different positions to make fitting as easy as possible.

Please click here for a full explanation of the Tarozzi Footpeg Adjustment System.

Each rearset kit sold includes an "assembly drawing". This drawing serves two purposes - it shows how the rearsets are mounted on your motorcycle and shows each part included with the kit along with its part number. Any item shown on the assembly drawing is available in this store under the category Rearset Partsand can be ordered online.

The models and years shown for the rearset kits and fork braces are based on the original Tarozzi application listings which are European models only. We have updated the listings with model numbers and years for other parts of the world that we are aware of but we know there are some we may have missed. Please feel free to let us know if you are aware of others we have missed so we can update the listings. We maintain a reference library and work hard to make sure our listings are accurate but it is difficult due to the many variations the motorcycle manufacturers sold in many countries through the years. Your help would be appreciated! Send your updates to fastfromthepast@gmail.com.

FORK BRACES

All Tarozzi fork braces are made of cast aluminum and are finished in a flat black coating for appearance and durability. Multi-language mounting instructions are included with each fork brace.

If the forks on your motorcycle came with rubber dust boots that fit on the top of the lower fork leg like the ones in the picture below your fork brace will be designed so the rubber dust boot now fits on top of the fork brace as shown. Before installing the fork brace you must first slide the rubber dust boots up the fork tube out of the way. After you have finished installing the fork brace slide the rubber dust boots back down the fork tube until they snap onto the top of the fork brace. If your forks are the more modern style where the dust seal is built into the top of the lower fork you will not need to disturb it to mount the fork brace.

For a chart which lists the fitting dimensions for all fork braces please click here.

  

Many customers have contacted us with the following question - "I know the forks on my motorcycle (which does not have a fork brace listed) are the same as the Yamasuzki that you have a fork brace listed for. Will that fork brace fit my motorcycle?"  The answer is MAYBE because even though the forks may be the same the front fender and/or front wheel may not be. As you can see in the picture above the fork brace must be designed to clear the front fender. If the front fender is a different shape it may interfere with the fork brace. If your model has a 19" front wheel instead of the 18" front wheel that the listed model has then the fender will be mounted higher to accomodate the larger diameter wheel and will probably interfere with fork brace even though the forks are the same. The only way to know for sure is to mount the fork brace and see if it fits!

CLIP-ONS

We offer four versions of Tarozzi clip-ons - the High Rise and Low Rise versions are similar in design. Unlike normal clip-ons these raise the bars up higher to provide a more relaxed riding position. The Low Rise model raises the bars 40mm(1.6") higher than usual while the High Rise version raises the bars a full 70mm(2.8")  higher than usual. The handlebars provided are chrome plated steel (22mm or .866" diameter) while the mounting parts are cast and machined aluminum. Black plastic plugs are provided for the open ends of the handlebars. Usable handlebar length for mounting brakes, throttle, and other items is 222mm(8.75"). For those who prefer a lighter aluminum handlebar for use with both the high rise and low rise clip-ons we offer that item as an accessory part in Clip-on Parts- part no. 33-0049

As you can see in the picture above our High Rise and Low Rise clip-ons can be mounted in four different configurations. This makes them much easier to adapt to your motorcycle.  It allows you to work around interference with fairings, master cylinders, cables and all the other items which always seem to be in the way. In addition, it also allows you to get the perfect riding position by moving the handlebars forward or backward to suit your preference.

  

The picture above shows the mounting brackets for the fork tubes are one piece and will require the removal of your upper triple clamp for installation. Please note also that the bracket which the handlebars mount in is held in position by one large socket head cap screw. This allows you to adjust the bar angle up or down to whatever position suits your needs.

 

The third version of Tarozzi clip-ons we offer is the Offset type. This design offsets the handlebars both forward and to the side to provide more room for the rider's arms and hands. These work especially well on motorcycles which are small or have a very compact design in the controls area. They also work well for riders who have long arms or prefer more handlebar leverage so they can ride in the "dirt track" style.

As you can see in the picture above the design allows you to rotate the bars up or down using the main mounting bolt as well as rotating them to both forward and back on the fork tube. The handlebars provided are chrome plated steel (22mm or .866" diameter) while the mounting parts are cast and machined aluminum. The picture above shows the mounting brackets for the fork tubes are one piece and will require the removal of your upper triple clamp for installation. 

 

The fourth version of Tarozzi clip-ons we offer is the Standard version. These have no rise or offset forward. They do offset to the rear 35mm. This version works well as a replacement for stock handlebars and racing.

 

As you can see in the picture above the design allows you to rotate the bars up or down using the main mounting bolt as well as rotating them to both forward and back on the fork tube. The handlebars provided are chrome plated steel (22mm or .866" diameter) while the mounting parts are cast and machined aluminum. The picture above shows the mounting brackets for the fork tubes are one piece and will require the removal of your upper triple clamp for installation. 

  

STEERING DAMPERS

We offer 7 steering dampers manufactured by NHK Precision in Japan.

Part number ODM500 is steel and has a  85mm stroke with a black painted finish. The M8 mounting stud is fixed on the body of the damper. ODM500 was original equipment on many Kawasaki triples during the 1970s.

 

The ODM2000 body is anodized aluminum as is the mounting bracket for the body. The use of aluminum lightens the damper while still providing the same functionality.

We also offer 5 dampers in the ODM "E" series. Construction is the same as ODM2000 but these units have higher precision damping circuits inside for the best performance available.

NHK has been making dampers for many years and it shows in these units. They are rugged long lasting units with high enough damping forces to handle the most unruly vintage bike frames. All units have 7 adjustable damping levels. Please check the drawings below for dimensions.

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SHIPPING

In the USA and Canada you may choose either UPS or the US Postal Service for your shipment. All international shipments ship via International Priority Mail or Express Mail.

Please remember that any duties or taxes charged by the country you live in are your responsibility. The customs form we provide will list the products as "Motorcycle Parts" and Commercial Goods will be marked.