Foot too small for reaching Break and shifter

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by upstate2208, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. upstate2208

    upstate2208 New Member

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    I have small feet and also am a amputee missing part of my heel bone (a Lawn mower accident) I got myself a Harley 883 superlow and I need to get my foot 1 inch closer to the break and Shifter. When my foot is on the pegs I am not reaching the controls unless I pick my foot up and balance my heel on the peg to break. And the shifter I am not reaching either only the tip of my boot touches. Very unsafe. What would be my best option?
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Are these Forward controls on the bike or regular shifting positions(stock or modified?)

    I know you can find Longer or shorter shift Linkages' and the Brake arm Might be available in different lengths.. But I don't know where to look ..

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    Have you talked to anyone local about shorting up the control levers. you will have to put in a little more effort because of the loss in leverage but it should be a pretty quick adjustment. Your dealer may have a couple of names they can refer you to.
     
  4. lewy

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    My wife rides the Super Low & she complained about the shifter peg being in to close to the bike compare to the footrest. She said it was hard to reach so I found a Kuryyakin shift extension that she seems to really like. She has said nothing about the brake. She has mid controls.
     
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  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about re working the seat?
     
  6. Mainah

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    How about something like this: Floorboards You could move your foot to where it would be comfortable. Should get you set up with a quick modification.
     
  7. upstate2208

    upstate2208 New Member

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    I have stock mid controls. We did end up flipping the pegs around right side to left and left to right. Brought my foot up so at least I have a bit of a better grip. Lewy: I do see how the shift extension would be very helpful. Mainal: The floorboard might be another solution which I will have to find a bike with them on so I see how that feels. Saw some mini ones that don't look too bad. Mattman: Thats a good Idea too. Gilder: The seat is good wouldn't help the foot problem. Thank you all for your Ideas!!! I will keep ya posted on my solution!:bigsmiley12: