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Thread: Forward Back to Mid Controls?

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    Default Forward Back to Mid Controls?

    I have a 2003 Dyna Super Glide with forward controls. Bike bought used and it came with them.

    I am 5'9" with 31" inseam and even though I can handle them, I'm thinking that I could use mids a little easier. It sometimes feels that my feet are too far out in front of me.


    At my height, anyone recommend I keep the forwards? Make the switch to mids? Other ideas?

    Anyone have some mids they'd like to sell or trade?

    Thanks!
    Al

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    I am 5'6" and had mids on my 03 Dyna Low Rider now I have a 13 Road Glide and have the forwards and love them I dont think I could go back to mids.

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    I'm 5'7" and have my ultra classic with forwards & a Nightster with mids. I can't stand the mids but the wife rides the Nightster and prefers em.

    As far as going back to mids, I bet HD could get it done. You may be able to get some used mids off CL.
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    I would assume that mids from a 03 sporster would not work if I am wrong let me no a friend has some.

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    Funny, I can't ride without rearsets.

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    I'm 6'2" and have never been able to get used to forward controls. Probably due to having over 20 sportbikes before any cruisers. I can never "find" the forward pegs when taking off from a stop.

    Check out hdforums.com there is usually someone looking to swap there mids for forwards.
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    Other option is for you to do what a guy I know did.

    He left the fowards and we put some pegs on where the mids would go so he could switch around on long trips.

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    One guy today told me to install Kuryakyn large ISO pegs with stirrups. That just might be the ticket. Keep the forwards, but kick some support back to the rear a bit.

    http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/429...t-ISO-Stirrups

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    Im 6 ft And i think mids would drive me nuts. I guess the floor boards on the raod glide are considered forward and i feel cramped on those so i stretch out further on highway pegs

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    get what works best for you, try the mids and see how you like them
    william

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