Installed forward controls

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by skullmandan, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. skullmandan

    skullmandan Member

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    just bought my first harley and it fits ok. having long legs i needed forwards. found a set local for $60.00. installed them on saturday and the best thing i have done. the hardest part was removing the belt cover to remove the right foot peg. another hurdle i over came was the left foot peg. once the foot peg was removed the cover bolts were too long to install. so i made spacers out of washers. really dont see this unless you are lying on the ground looking under the engine.
    here are some pics of the finished job............dan
     

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  2. Sisco

    Sisco Member

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    Looks good. I'm not typically lucky enough to find anything I want locally. :p
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Nice job, they should make a big difference in your ride.:s
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    You are really going to enjoy not getting hit in the back of your legs every time you stop.......:small3d026:
     
  5. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Nice looking.
    tourbox
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good job and a great price:s
     
  7. atm33

    atm33 Active Member

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    Great price. So much more comfortable. Money well spent.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Nice looking install
    I have thought of doing similar to my sportster but I do have highway pegs so can move about a wee bit on longer journeys

    Brian
     
  9. skullmandan

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    thanks guys for the commits. i took her for a nice ride today (i am thinking the last ride of the season) she just felt right.
    i have to install a speedo, another seat with a back rest and sort out the carb issue. tried seafoam thinking it would help but it did not. carb has to come off and opened up. hoping to find a pilot circuit clog.
    other then that she made my eyes water. god do these engines pull. would love to know how fast i was going but with the eyes watering it was fast. yes i was wearing glasses :D...........dan
     
  10. atm33

    atm33 Active Member

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    Good luck with the carb cleaning. Seafoam alone never did me any good either when I had a carb model. Always had to tear 'em apart and clean 'em out.