More leg room

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 1st harley, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. 1st harley

    1st harley New Member

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    I have a 02 Standard and I put a new HD sundowner seat on it, for a better ride for me and my wife. Put now i feel cramp, like it push me forward and I need more leg room. My knees are higher then my hips. So I was thinking about getting an extended forward control. Need help with which one to get and how far to push them out. Looking for ideas and opinions.
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I fitted the hd kit to my 92 softail that is the extended reach kit
    it was mainly just a case of removing all the controls and their mount plates fit the new mount plates and fit the controls back on for gear selection a longer rod is supplied in the kit however the brake was a wee bit different in that the brake master cylinder is relocated from the frame to the new mount bracket and this required a longer brake line which was in the kit would have saved a lot of time and effort to have a longer rod and leave the master cylinder where it is
    some other kits have a longer brake rod

    Brian
     
  3. skywarrior

    skywarrior Banned

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    I have an 03 FXST and a sundowner seat. I got the 3" extension kit from J & P cycle catalog soon after I bough the bike.
    I am 5'11" overweight and with a bad back, I have rode the bike over 83k and will keep going.
     
  4. jmackd1

    jmackd1 Member

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    I have an 04 FXST, am 5'11'' overweight too...I think I am going to order the kit from j & p cycles!
     
  5. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    the guy i bought my bike from was 6ft 2 or a bit more. he put 3in extensions on, i thought i would have to take them off but no. very comfortable on a 98 softail. i am 5ft 10, rear brake took a bit of getting use to but no problems
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I'm about the same height as you or perhaps 1/2" shorter and after i put on the extended forward control kit i found it just a wee bit awkward to get at the brake pedal so i fitted an iso extended brake pedal and i was sorted

    Brian
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i have been looking but haven't found anything yet, so i was thinking about taking the it our machinist and giving the pedal a bit of a bend back towards the foot peg. if not just have to wear my think sole boots. do you have a link for the iso extended, and will it fit a 98?
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    This is the one i fitted to the dyna as it came with the extended controls fitted it extends the brake pedal further out from the bike and just makes it easier to reach
    i have the shorter version on the softail but perhaps the longhorn would have been better
    Longhorn ISO®-Brake Pedal Pad | Küryakyn


    Brian
     
  9. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    thanks Brian i will check it out
     
  10. miuliani

    miuliani Member

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    I have an '05 deluxe and go the floorboard relocator kit - it made a pretty big difference for the 80 bucks