Rearward Mounted Pegs/Controls
My girlfriend switched from a CB500F to the Rebel 500 and didn't like the more forward foot position, not to mention the right side engine case seems to get in the way of the stock foot position. After considering all options, the only way I found to significantly move the foot position back was custom brackets. I went through a couple of iterations, made some prototypes out of MDF so I could test the geometry, and finally settled on a shape. Since I don't know of any local machine shops, I had the parts machined and powder coated using eMachineShop. It was the first time I used their software and have to say the instant and automatic quoting is really nice. Within a couple of weeks I received the brackets and the quality was good even though I didn't specify high tolerances.
I had to remove the stock shift lever because it's not compatible with the new position. I got an R6 shift lever on eBay and after some modifications using some parts from McMaster-Carr, it's now compatible with the new foot position. Luckily the foot rest brackets on the Rebel 500 have an additional forward mounting hole which worked with the shorter shift lever.
See attached pictures.