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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?

('Not sure I got this in the right subforum.)
 

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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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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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I think you may just need to some time to get used to and be conscious of them if they indeed are an issue. I went from a chop w/ forwards to the Boards and had no issue getting used to them. Put some highway pegs on to get some different foot positions to eliminate that (knees under your chin feeling). I've thought about the relocation kits, but I drag them enough now....I'd hate to see what I'd do to them if they were another inch out....
Good Luck on finding a resolution.
 

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Well, no highway pegs for me. That's worse than boards. I too have ridden with forward controls (for maybe 30 years now), except for that short period with the eglide.

I'll wait to see if I can keep from dropping it at a stop light dragging my feet off the fkn boards. Maybe some shorter boards would help.

We'll see.

Thank you, gentlemen.
 

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FWIW I went from a Heritage Softail to my '12 RGC. I tested a Road King, a Street Glide then then a Road Glide. My first impression of all 3 rides was EXACTLY like yours - that my knees were tucked up under my chin. I got past that feeling after just a couple rides.
 

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I had the same problem and like you I am not tall. I was 5'10 1/2 now closer to 5'9". (damn old age shrinkage)

Anyway I always felt like my feet were coming off the boards. I found that some floorboard extensions like these fixed the problem. There was a sponsor for the boards that sold them but I can't find his info. I think it was Harley Goodies but basically the same product.

They move the boards out about 3/4 inch which doesn't seem like much but made all the difference in the world. Best $35 I've spent on the bikes and one of the 1st mods I do. I don't push the bike too hard and will occasionally scrape a floorboard but I will usually scrape my tail pipes 1st.


http://www.westendmotorsports.com/kuryakyn-floorboard-extenders-move-boards-outwards-3434-09up-trike-models-p-24662.html?gclid=CNP_0_u057gCFSIV7AodkW8A1Q
 

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Heels on boards and balls of my feet on Highway Pegs. I am 6'2. Lots of different riding positions with this setup.
 

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I'm 6' tall. I went from an '07 Wide Glide to this FLTRX. I already knew about the ergonomic differences having ridden a number of friend's Street Glides, Ultras...etc. I knew my legs would feel as though my knees were higher and I was not as stretched out as with my Wide Glide forwards.

Every time I would ride one of my buddy's rides, I'd always hit my boots on the sides of the boards not realizing how high I had to lift my legs to actually get on the foot controls.

But, after owning this bike for a month it is all second nature. The position is not uncomfortable, and with the new bars (definitely a must have) I feel as comfortable as ever. I am however looking forward to getting some extended hwy pegs to fit around my lowers.
 
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