Not so forward on controls

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by zoood, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    I know there's floor board extensions for a wider stance and to extend the controls forward more. But anyone know of a product that brings the floor boards and controls back more for people that are inseam challenged?
     
  2. Dr.Evil

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    A different seat may help.
     
  3. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    They already have a reach seat on there.

    RJ
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I saw a set of floorboards that the attachment points were 1 1/4" offset. I'm almost sure they were made by HD. I will look thru my mags. and see if I can find the article.
     
  5. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    I believe that's what I have on my trike already. They put the floor boards outwards. Giving you a wider stance. This rider needs the controls brought backwards. Like where a sportster's foot controls would be mounted.
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The ones I saw did not move the floorboard outward, they were being installed on a RK with the offset moving the floorboard forward for a tall rider. If the floorboards were switched L to R it would move them back 1 1/4".
     
  7. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    Thats a great idea, but it would also keep the shifter and break pedal forward, and maybe out of quick reach
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm still looking for the article but the install included the extended rear shifter.
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The article was in March '09 Baggers and the floorboards are HD. They are part #50409 04. Hope this helps.
     
  10. Dr.Evil

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    If you heal and toe, put a short throw on the front and an extended on the rear. Toe only, short throw on the front.
    J&P has many to pick from.
    Not sure about the brake lever.

    Personally I would fabricate the parts by starting with the factory ends and welding in a new locater piece. This way you can custom fit them exactly where they need to be. Chroming the parts would not be too expensive. If you did go this rout I have one tip. Ask the plater how they receive the parts. Most places like to prep the parts (grind welds etc..) to insure the finished plating is quality.

    I extended my boards out 3/4" and I bent out the brake lever (in a vice)bending the pad section back streight. This did shorten it relative to the board, but not much.