Nightster Forward Controls ??

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Camsta, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Camsta

    Camsta Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm currently on the hunt for some forward controls for my '08 Nightster.
    :NEWZEALAND I'm in NZ where parts $$ are horrendous ... so scouring US sites for a sharp price !!

    While I've seen a few nice looking (and expensive) stainless and chrome kits - I'm convinced it's the black painted kit that would suit the bike best.

    The genuine HD kit goes for around USD$400, but would prefer to shell out nearer USD$300 <hears laughing!!>

    My Question(s) are:

    1. Are there any brands I should specifically stay away from ?
    I really just want to know which brands have a bad rep for quality, customer service, value etc. :20:

    2. Do I need to consider any other mods for the installation to go without a hitch ? :dknow

    3. Are there any other considerations I should take into account before hitting the 'Buy Now' on a set in the US ??

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

    Cam
     
  2. artisan

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    i looked for some after market ones for my bike but in the end went with the black H.D. jobbies.
    as Hobbit said the HD stuff always fits without any problem.
     
  3. bnorml

    bnorml New Member

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    I bought the HD chrome since the blackness is hard to come by. but...I used black truck bedliner paint and it gave me a nice look. Also made it nice and non-slip on my boots.
    If your looking aftermarket, make sure you get pipe clearance from the brackets.
     
  4. Camsta

    Camsta Member

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    Thanks guys

    I kinda had a feeling genuine HD was the way to go here.

    I've currently got my eye on this 'genuine' set on ebay

    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking USD$330.00 is a pretty sharp price (??)
    ( I can get em to NZ for USD$65 )
     
  5. Camsta

    Camsta Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I kinda suspected genuine HD was the way to go here.

    I'm currently watching the set below on ebay.
    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking USD$330 is a pretty sharp price for a 'genuine' black set (??)
    It'll cost me USD$65 to get em to NZ but !!

    Thanks again for your comments ; )
     
  6. Camsta

    Camsta Member

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    Thanks guys

    Appreciate the feedback.
    I kinda suspected genuine HD was the way to go here.

    They're wanting $812.58 for them down my neck of the woods !!!

    So I've got my eye on this 'genuine HD' set currently on ebay ...
    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking USD$330 is a pretty sharp price for HD controls (http://www.hdtalking.com/images/custom/eam.gif ??)
    ... given it'll cost me another USD$65 to get em to NZ

    Whaddayarekon ??

    Cheers

    Cam