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Forward controls, RGU?

I've ridden a softail ('88) and DWG ('96) for alot of miles, both lowerd, max. the softail, even had 2" shorter (stock) FLH or T front tubes and do like the positioning of my ass that the forward brake and shifer gives me.

can we remove floorboards and install forward brake/shifter on the RGU?
kit? sock heritage/roadking parts maybe?


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 01:48 PM
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They make them, http://www.jpcycles.com/harley-road-.../free-shipping

Just don't think many people find them as necessary on a touring bike. They were the second mod I did on my dyna. Exhaust was the first, just like my RG
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If you don't have them, maybe highway pegs on the crash bar is what you need.

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never saw the need for them , agree mebbe hiway pegs are in order

for those prices I'm glad I don't need them

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Forward controls are nice if you have long legs. I have them on my 2010 RGX along with highway pegs. I prefer to have different foot and leg positions while on long rides. I can usually ride a full tank without stopping.

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When I had them on other bikes, I longed for floor boards. Now that I have floorboards, it would be nice to stretch out a bit. Highway pegs require too long of a reach for me. Another option could be wider/longer floorboards.

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thanks for the ideas and link. it's kinda funny, understanding a person with longer legs might want/require them but i have 27.5" insem, not long NTEXRG but yes, liking the multiple leg/foot positions for long rides. I'll give the crashguard a try but like (have grown accustomed to) the brake/shifting positions better on FCs, all a part of sitting in the bike, not on it, feeling. I'll go look at JPCs version.. anyone know if any of the harley parts are adaptable from other stock FC bikes?

EDIT: OH SIT! $1K!.... harley has to have stock parts that fit.

another thing is eliminating dragging floorboards from the lowered (27.5" inseam) front and rear suspensions.


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JPC are expensive. My Night Train has 3" extensions on the forward controls and I couldn't get comfortable with the floor boards. I found the Jay Brake FL forward controls online for less than $600 when I bought them. They are adjustable which is nice. http://www.jbrake.com/forwardcontrols_jfl.html
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JPC are expensive. My Night Train has 3" extensions on the forward controls and I couldn't get comfortable with the floor boards. I found the Jay Brake FL forward controls online for less than $600 when I bought them. They are adjustable which is nice. http://www.jbrake.com/forwardcontrols_jfl.html
thank you brother.. and they have them for 13 FLTRU


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