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Padgetts Promach rearsets

Padgetts ProMach rearsets

Padgetts ProMach rearsets
I have always liked the Promach made rearsets for Padgetts.They are smart and simple to setup and usually branded as Padgetts. Padgetts know a thing or two about blades so have no doubt these will be a great addition to

I still like the Honda racing setup I have but these came up very cheap. Not surprising really as they were sold as spares and are missing parts. These have been round the track a few times for sure. These are a mashup of anodised and powdercoating which frankly are a complete mess.

I intend to refurb them so I will soon see what is under the mass of lumpy power coat. Using acetone to remove the powdercoat, they already look promising underneath.

Depending on how they come out, they will be aluminium or black anodised,

The black anodising shows plenty of use, I will use drain cleaner to lose this colour

I am clearly missing the brake reservoir bracket, pegs and some gear lever parts but confident that they be back in circulation.

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