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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Something I dislike on my RGC

Bear with me. I'm not about to get rid of it, BUT I wish there was a solution to this problem.

I have ridden Dynas and Sporties all my life, except for about three years when I rode an Eglide Standard (about '03 through '06). I don't remember having this "problem" with the Electraglide, so I thought I'd come here and see if anyone else has had this problem.

Here it is ... the floor boards make me feel like I have my knees up under my chin. I am constantly dragging my feet on and off the boards. Coming to a stop and putting your feet down can scare the poop outta you if you hang up a boot on a board. I have searched for a way to lower them, maybe get some angle on them or even replace them with pegs & stirrups. No luck so far. I have found no adapters in my searching.

One idea I had was to get some passenger boards, but I can not figure out how I would mount them in the rider's position, up front.

Has any one else had this so-called problem?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 05:58 PM
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How tall are you? If you have long legs change out the seat to one that moves you back further. Another option is that Kuryakyn made off sets for the floorboards that move them an inch forward.
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Yep, knowing your height will help. There are a number of companies (HD included, I think) that offer floorboards that will move your forward. I've been using a set since 1999. And a higher seat would also help, maybe even one that would move you back and up (if you're tall enough).

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No solution here really, but I can tell you that I am still getting used to the floorboards also. After riding the same FXD for the last 14 years with my legs pretty much always stretched out in front it has definitely been weird. I have recently been experimenting with keeping my right foot up on the highway peg,(a passenger peg mounted on crash bar) and moving it down to brake.
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I to had the same problem but I did the Harley floor boards that move 1 inch forward and then the Vtwin goodies !inch out kit with the Harley extended brake and shifter. Plus I have 2 different seats Harley tallboy and danny grey buttcrack solo and all that combined has seem to help with my size 18 boot getting on the floor boards.
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Get the Kury's with 1 inch out and 1 inch forward. If its not forward enough, get the HD boards that will push forward another inch combined with the Kury's and should be fine. Having the boards higher from the road is actually an advantage in the twisties which is where the RG shows why she's the best handling bike in the HD touring lineup..

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You can always ditch the floor boards and go with forward controls

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Do a seat that sits you further back and space the, out an extra inch or two with spacers.

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I appreciate the responses. I am not tall by any description. 5'8", 5'9" when my wife hangs me upside down.

The problem I think I would have moving the board forward is ending up with my ankles bent over like a woman in high heels. Actually, thinking about it, there is plenty of board to move my feet forward. It doesn't strike me as the answer. I could be wrong. Moving them out might make going down the road easier, but they would be in the way even more when moving my feet on and off the boards.

Believe me I have thought of forward controls. That is all I have ridden for years. Secretly, I was hoping someone knew a way to mount them. I may have to pull them off my Dyna and see if there is a mounting point that is threaded correctly.

The big disadvantage to that, even if it can be done, might be interference with the lower fairings, resulting in an even worse problem.
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They make forward controls for the baggers but your gonna cough up some coin to convert. Sounds like you need to relocate the boards or possibly even get some banana boards. Good luck


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