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Wow, those 2.0 versions look great...hmmmmm
Yeah I really like the design and think it fits perfectly with the overall theme of the Ninja 400.
 

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I've just installed the Arashi 2.0 rearsets. Quick measurements are they are approx 30mm higher and 70mm further rearward over stock when using the most forward highest holes. All the rearset hole options must be used with the holes that line up vertically, nothing diagonal which is seriously unfortunate as that would massively boost height options and have made my install easier by avoiding clearance issues. This means that even at the rear most setting, they will still only be 30mm higher than standard, and about 85mm further rearward. 70mm shift rearward was already a bunch and I'd happily have compromised on that to get more height. If there was a height benefit to shifting them further back then I probably would have, otherwise not much point.

This was a lot of fluffing around getting everything to work how I liked it.

The main problem I had was running GP shift with my significantly-lower-than-most-people preference for gear shifter height due to an old ankle injury. The shift rod and knuckle at the shifter end interfere with the peg bracket. What really aggravated me was that if any of the bracket mounting holes could be used diagonally e.g. first mounting the rearset to any lower hole option, and tilting it forward to an upper hole, rather than the hole directly vertical. This would have tilted the peg bracket enough that there would be no clearance issues. The rearset mount is cut away at an angle at that problem point, so clearly they are kinda aware of the issue, but it's insufficient. So I ended up grinding the bracket and knuckle with my rotary tool. There's still contact, but it doesn't seem to be a problem. The 'plus' side with my lower gear shifter preference is the heel guard can mount normally vs opposite side of the bracket, as the shift knuckle doesn't hit it, not that it's a big deal.

Second problem that's been mentioned already in this thread is the shift rod is about 20mm too long if using the forward holes (at least in gp shift). If using the rearward holes then the additional length is usable. Lopping some thread off each end of the shift rod with the rotary tool sorted that. It's still about 10mm too long for my config if going for the theoretical ideal right-angle to the gear shaft.

On the brake side it's correct that the master cylinder can be maneuvered around without replacing the abs brake line. You do need to pull through some slack on the brake switch cable, but no problem there.
After a ridiculous amount of faffing around trying to get the brake light to work properly (using those forward highest holes), I rotated their brake switch bracket 180 degrees to the highest point. While this wasn't their design intention, because the switch now interferes slightly with the master cylinder, the pull angle is now sane and works 100% reliably. So glad, but lots of grumbling getting there. The problem was their standard position interfered with the rearset bracket so it forced the brake switch to point diagonally rearward while the brake pedal had a terrible angle to try and pull it with very limited range of movement. It was hopeless with the stock set up. If using the rearward rearset mount holes this probably won't be an issue.
Somehow during all this, while screwing the peg bracket on for the 100th time, some sparks flashed over the bolt. I had the key on while trying to get the rear brake to activate the brake light, but everything looked insulated around the brake switch. Anyway it blew the brake light fuse. Nice of them to have a spare fuse in there. I can only assume my profuse sweating conducted something down the brake light switch shaft.

Anyway all now installed and seems fine, but I've really had my fill of rearset bits mounting, unmounting, adjusting, rinse repeat. Glad it's finished. Note that install would be easier with standard shift pattern and not have such a low gear shift lever preference.

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Thanks for the great write up. Those are good looking rearsets. Let us know your thoughts after you put a few miles on them.
 

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Nice write up and comprehensive photos. Yeah I've fitted a few sets of rear sets now, I know a lot of the conundrums you speak of. It does pay to be a reasonably experienced tinkerer with access to a good workshop set up when fitting these things. There's always small issues to work around...
They look good though and the price is right. :)
 

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Yeah this was the first set of rearsets I've fitted and I thought it'd be more plug and play. Nevertheless the price was certainly right, and, just having been for a good ride with them on, I'm very pleased with them. Worth the effort.

Somehow the shifting feels like it has improved. I've got the shift peg slid back a bit, rather than at the very end of the lever, which certainly gives a shorter throw. Feels very snick snick.

I've noticed my boots being so far further back just slightly foul on the pillion pegs, so the pillion peg brackets will have to come off. No biggy as I basically never have a pillion. The exhaust hanger pillion peg bracket will have to stay on until I find another muffler hanger.

The red brake lever height adjustment disk will also have to go as even at the highest setting the brake lever is very low. With it removed the lever can be adjusted higher but will soundly block a mounting bolt. Not a major as hardly something I plan on removing.
 

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Another thing I've noticed is the Arashi heel guards aren't so much heel guards as toe guards. Not much of an issue on the gear shift side, but I've taken a leaf from Woodcraft's book and am using the stock heel guard on the brake side as this actually blocks my heel from climbing over the rear master cylinder. Asthetics can take a back seat.

The Arashi heel guards look like a boot snagging liability generally, but haven't been a problem so far.

The black finish on the pegs is wearing in places to reveal silver. Probably not helped by the now exposed and worn metal screws that hold a removable sole in my Sidi boots.
 
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