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I'm 6 feet tall and have particularly long legs ;). I've been on two long rides so far and I find the mid-mounted controls uncomfortable for long ride. Is there a forward control kit for the Street 750 and has anyone tried installing one yet?

I'm from Pune in India and got my Steet 750 on the 1st of August. For short rides I find the seating position quite okay but plan on getting a tall boy seat.
 

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Same problem! Got the tall boy seat, reduced reach handlebars, raised the gear shift peg, bolted a wedge shaped doorstop to top of brake pedal to reduce reach, and the overall body position is much more relaxed.
 

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Same problem! Got the tall boy seat, reduced reach handlebars, raised the gear shift peg, bolted a wedge shaped doorstop to top of brake pedal to reduce reach, and the overall body position is much more relaxed.

@MtnMustang - My first servicing is due in a week and I will probably get the dealer to add the tall boy seat, the reduced reach handles but I wasn't sure how to tell them what to do on the gear shift peg and the brake pedal. Do you have picture or two of the modified gear shift peg and the brake pedal? I'd greatly appreciate it if you could send me a photo or two. No worries if you don't have any too. :)
 

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I'm 6 feet tall and have particularly long legs ;). I've been on two long rides so far and I find the mid-mounted controls uncomfortable for long ride. Is there a forward control kit for the Street 750 and has anyone tried installing one yet?

I'm from Pune in India and got my Steet 750 on the 1st of August. For short rides I find the seating position quite okay but plan on getting a tall boy seat.


My partner and I have already worked out the design for the Street 500/750 forward controls and will be prototyping them within the next month or so. Actually building them is competing with creating drag pipes on our schedule but it's on the short list of things to do soon.


Like you I also find the locations of the mid-controls to be a problem. Okay for short rides with breaks but forward controls would be much more comfortable on long rides.
 

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My partner and I have already worked out the design for the Street 500/750 forward controls and will be prototyping them within the next month or so. Actually building them is competing with creating drag pipes on our schedule but it's on the short list of things to do soon.


Like you I also find the locations of the mid-controls to be a problem. Okay for short rides with breaks but forward controls would be much more comfortable on long rides.
Awesome, can't wait to see that. I'll be patient, especially seeing that you guys also have other projects.
 

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H-D has these kits for other bikes. You can get details on the H-D website (US site, anyway.)


Yes, H-D (and other companies) do for the Sportsters and other H-D cruisers but they don't for the V-Rod which is the basic style for the Street 500/750. I don't anticipate the H-D will provide forward controls for the Streets but, of course, I could be wrong. I've also talked with Paughco, the largest after market H-D manufacturer, and they didn't seem very likely to be addressing much for the Streets for about 3-4 years into the future. It didn't seem to be a motorcycle they were very interested in.

We should note that after market universal front pegs for 1 1/4" frames are readily available online and are an option instead of front controls. For open road riding they work fine but obviously not having the brake and shift controls does present a problem for general riding. You will have to notch the radiator grill housing but it's plastic so that's not a problem.
 

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For those interested in what's involved for front controls this is what we're looing at.

On the left side the shift linkage has to be kicked out about 1" for the linkage to clear the engine side casing. This is very easy to deal with.

On the right side the brake cylinder needs to be integral to the brake pedal assembly and then a longer replacement hydraulic brake line to the brake and new brake light wiring.

If it wasn't for the fact that the exhaust pipes block off a direct line to the existing brake cylinder we would have just designed a long pushrod for the rear brakes and not needed the longer hydraulic line and brake light wiring.

We are going to use a standard Sportster front control as the basic design in our development of the Street front controls so there won't be a lot of difference between the two.
 
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The local harley davidson dealer in Pune told me that the street was not designed for forward controls. The radiator in front prevents installation of a forward control kit. Plus this is a street bike and not a cruiser. He recommended that I install Highway foot pegs. I'm not so sure though. I'll try getting the tallboy seat and the reduced reach handle bar to see if it makes a difference. @StoneFree I'm most interested in seeing your design.
 

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@StoneFree I'm most interested in seeing your design.


Me too!!! That's the really rewarding part about developing something. To take it from a conceptualized design in your mind and turning it into a functional and attractive piece of hardware. That's what I love about what I'm doing regardless of whether the stuff I create is just for my chopper project or if it's something that can be used on stock Street 500/750. The forward controls are mandatory for my chopper project but can also be used on a stock Street 500/750 which is very cool. Not only do they need to be functional but they also have to be beautiful as well.
 

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Of note I'm also working on a complete replacement of the cafe-racer rear fender and seat to go with the forward controls. I want to go old school style with a traditional fender, a two-up seat and sissy bar based upon the style shown below. Of course other seats would work as well but I love the two-up seat. These were kidney-busters on rigid frames because the seat is frame mounted but they were great on swing-arm bikes. I have a great source for custom seats so all I need to basically address is the rear fender (and lights) modification.






Once agains this is about taking something I see in my mind and turning it into a reality and it's what I love about working on motorcycles.
 

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The local harley davidson dealer in Pune told me that the street was not designed for forward controls. The radiator in front prevents installation of a forward control kit. Plus this is a street bike and not a cruiser. He recommended that I install Highway foot pegs. I'm not so sure though. I'll try getting the tallboy seat and the reduced reach handle bar to see if it makes a difference. @StoneFree I'm most interested in seeing your design.


I reread this and laughed. The dealer has no imagination at all which is surprising for a Harley person. I envision the Street as an old school bobber that is very good for cruising. Just because Harley designed it as a "street" motorcycle doesn't mean it has to remain a "street" motorcycle.


There is, of course, no problem with the radiator interferring with front controls that are designed for it. Current front controls won't work but that's why I'm creating my own that do. LOL
 

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