Pablo's gs500 page
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
R1 taillight install on 89-00 gs500
Clear Taillight Lens for 01-03 Models
My Local Canyons
What's it worth?
Progressive fork spring install-the lazy way
Rear shock swap information
More rear shock info-SV650 install
Suspension tuning 101
Installing Suburban-Machinery SV650 handlebars
Install an SV650 headlight
Converting standard 1/4 throttle to 1/5 throttle
Installing LED's in stock taillight
Uber Fender Eliminator
R1 Taillight on 89-00 GS500
Speedo/Tach light replacement
Better handlebar grips
Installing Buell turn signals - Rear
Installing Buell turn signals - Front
Flush mount rear (stock) turn signals
Installing a 2001 Ducati Monster fairing
Fix a broken oil filter cap bolt
General battery info
A Wal-Mart sealed battery?
Chain Maintenance
Installing SV650 Chainguard
Spark plug information
Installing a GSXR front end
Installing a GSXR swingarm
Installing GSXR rear passenger peg brackets
Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Installing a GSXR rear wheel-simple swap
Polishing your wheels
"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
General tire info for the GS #1
General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
More on re-jetting your carbs
Jetting for 2001 models

Adapting 92-95 gsx-r600 stock rearsets to gs500  (CBR900rr info also)

I'm not a racer but do like the more aggressive posture from clip-on type bars and rearsets. I plan to do this mod when time and funds allow. Kevin used '93 GSXR 600 rearsets ('92-'95 same, '96 newer do not work). 

They don't quite fit, but a little work with the Dremel and they mount on the GS quite nicely. They require slotting the mounting holes, and using normal socket head cap screws to mount them. You could also grind away the raised portion of the mounting area to reuse the stock GS bolts.  See photos to understand

re-mount the master cylinder down lower, and straight. A small angle is not at all critical though.  The rear master cylinder mounts on the brake side by rotating the banjo bolt.  

All the shift linkage parts come with the rear-sets, and the only thing you have to do is make a longer shifter rod.  Extended a stock GSXR shift rod by welding in a section. 244 mm. for a race shift pattern (1 up, 5 down), or 222 mm. for a normal street shift pattern.

They are nice aluminum cast parts, and are much lighter than stock. They are 4 lbs. lighter overall, combined left and right side; the brake side alone is about 600 grams, vs. 1600 for the stock parts. That's 2.2 lbs. lighter!

The pegs are about 1 1/4" higher, and 1" further back. There is tons of cornering clearance.


left side GSXR rearset (linkage omitted)

right side GSXR rearset

Another option provided by Bob Broussard of : I used stock rearsets for a CBR 900rr. Not sure what year, maybe 96 or 97. The bolt pattern is so close a little filing on the holes did the trick. The rear master cylinder fit like it was made for it. I had to take the stock shift lever and cut it off. Then drill a hole on the piece that clamps on the shift shaft. Thread the hole, and bolt on the linkage from the shift lever on the rear set.

Special thanks to Kevin Caldwell from Canada for the GSXR info and Bob Broussard for the CBR info.