Rizoma vs. Gilles vs. Sato rearsets? (Hit a dog...) - MVAgusta.net
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Rizoma vs. Gilles vs. Sato rearsets? (Hit a dog...)

A question, and a story. First, the question:
When you're in the $500-$600 range for rearsets (Rizoma, Gilles, Sato), does the choice come down to looks? It looks like they're all adjustable, all lightweight, all with better grip that stock. Should I just pick the ones I think look sexiest or is there more to it than that?

And the story - Why I need new rearsets:
I was riding through the country today and from the forest on my left, a pitbull came running onto the road. I was doing around 80mph and swerved, but he kept coming. I hit him with the left side of the bike, and his face got hit by my left peg. It bent the entire rearset backwards and left a nice ding on my swingarm where the rearset hit it.

I pulled over, and the dog went running into the woods. I started after him, but he took off pretty quickly. I'm hoping he's ok, but if you have a pitbull and it looks like he got kicked in the face by a Sidi boot at 80mph - sorry about that.
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Poor dog, might have internal bleeding from hitting you so hard or is it the other way round.

Go for the Sato set if they cost the same.

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I put Gilles on my F4 with race pattern and found they fowled the fairing requiring some mods to the fairing. Road pattern shouldn't be a problem. Pics in gallery.
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I have sato on mine and love them.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 07:44 AM
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Satos. No question. Somewhere in here is a picture of a gold set on my Tambo. The shifter can be easily modified to a GP pattern with them as well. I would not spend the $ for the fancy brake linkage set. Just use the stock brake lever.

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Gilles are the most adjustable. Satos are the most Japanese

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Rizomas look the best.

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I went based on looks and bought the Satos (from Pirate's Lair - shoutout for that guy - he's super reliable)
I liked the heel guards on the Satos better than the Rizomas and the Gilles.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 12:25 PM
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I went with Rizoma (Italian) and they look and function as good as the bike!
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