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    Posted: 25 Sep 2022 at 16:17

I finally have to admit that I'm too old to comfortably scrunch into the Monza riding position, so I intend to modify it to be a touch more friendly to my ageing frame. 

I've got a V50 yoke so the handlebar changes shouldn't be too difficult but here's the reason for this post:  Are the footrest positions the same for the Monza and V50?  The gear and brake levers appear to be longer for the V50 which would indicate a change of footrest position.  If so, next question: are the lower frame rails the same?

Any advice would be gratefully received, thanks.
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AFAIK the Monza had footrest roughly in vertical line of the rear swing arm pivots & a shortened version of the brake/gear lever. V50 (mine at least - Mk3) had footrests just back from vertical with the gear box oil fill hole & longer levers.  There was a post recently along similar lines...anyway, I believe the Monza variants of Lower rails/footrests/levers are more 'rocking-horse sh*t'; whilst 'normal V50' variants are easier to source if you want to move it all forward. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulbricey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2022 at 18:19
Sorry, should have said the lower rails aren't same. I recently sold a Lario frame with lower rails & they were same - holes further back
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I have converted my Monza for the very same reasons which involved changing the bottom rails, footrests, gear-lever and brake pedal. I also changed the headlight and mounts because the clipons form part of the fairing mountings on the Monza, so not exactly straightforward.

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even with just the handlebars changed the riding position is a lot easier. 
you might try that first. 
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Thanks for the ideas.
I'll change the handlebars first and see how I get on with that, then I'll tackle the lower rails if necessary.
Thanks for your help.
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Compared with other makes, MGs seem to have very forward footrests so the more rearward Monza footrests with higher bars might work well.
I use standard handlebars on my V7 Stone and have fitted V7 Racer rearsets - and that combination is very comfortable
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