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Forward control kit

I'm curious ...

Has anyone got the forward control kit for their bike?

I'm just over 6ft and just think it might be a little more comfortable with my feet further forward. If anyone can shed some light on the kit they've used, how easy it is to install ect that'd be awesome!
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I was also considering this as I'm 186cm (6'1'') but my XG is equipped with ABS. In such a case I'd have to bleed the breaks afterwards and only HD dealers have the appropriate interface to connect to the ECU to do it (at least this is what I was informed).



In such a case I changed my seat a bit- got a bit higher and moved backwards (2cm up and 1-1,5cm back)- this improved the ergonomics enough for me to forget about mounting the FC Maybe You'd consider this also?
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I was also considering this as I'm 186cm (6'1'') but my XG is equipped with ABS. In such a case I'd have to bleed the breaks afterwards and only HD dealers have the appropriate interface to connect to the ECU to do it (at least this is what I was informed).



In such a case I changed my seat a bit- got a bit higher and moved backwards (2cm up and 1-1,5cm back)- this improved the ergonomics enough for me to forget about mounting the FC <img src="https://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/images/HDStreetForums_2014/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Maybe You'd consider this also?
Sounds like an option, got any photos at all?
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Here you have two photos from last year just after it was installed. It was remade from the original seat by some local shop here in Wrocław, PL. As you can see it does not differ too much from the standard OEM BUT it makes a significant change in position. Grate improvement for those above 180cm
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Here you have two photos from last year just after it was installed. It was remade from the original seat by some local shop here in Wrocław, PL. As you can see it does not differ too much from the standard OEM BUT it makes a significant change in position. Grate improvement for those above 180cm <img src="https://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/images/HDStreetForums_2014/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
I like it! Makes the bike flow a lot better. I'll keep an eye out, however I've found a forward kit here in the UK a lot cheaper than the seat!
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If you don't have ABS- go for it! Otherwise you might be a bit disappointed when given a bill at HD service



Just forgot- when was ordering the seat I also added the gel pad inside so it's much more comfortable now
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Have you tried the tall boy seat available from H-D? Yea, I know it comes with the same great padding as the stock seat, but the rider location being back and up just a bit made the difference for me. With the stock seat it was just about impossible for me to ride. I'm a 6 foot tall fat guy with a 30 inch inseam.


An improvement to the stock or tall boy seats would probably be the Tuffside recovering kit. It costs as much as the seat itself, but less than most aftermarket seats.


Something you may want to consider instead of forward controls is highway pegs. I tried to put them on my Street 750, but the brand X engine guards bulge a little bit and are too large for the H-D adjustable highway peg mounts to close around.


Having failed at that, I bought a second hand pair of "crash rods" from another member that traded in his bike. These are rather solid rods that come straight out from the frame on either side. They mount using the lower engine mount bolts that are normally used by most of the engine guards. They were mentioned in a thread around here about "Best engine guards", but the website referenced is no longer in use. I haven't found a current source.


There are a couple of manufacturers of moustache bars, mostly in India. These are engine guards with a flat spot on top that you can rest your feet on.

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I agree with PugslyCat01 regarding highway pegs. I purchased and installed a pair (attached pictures) that I found at Amazon.
They fit and function GREAT !! And there is NO NEED to trim the plastic guard of the radiator.
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