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> 4" or 3" forward control extensions
Rotti1
post Jan 6 2015, 06:28 PM
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Just bought a 1988 85th anniversary Springer.
I'm a 6'1" monkey and will need to move the controls.
Looked at cas4.com, has 3" and 4". After sitting on bike with legs at a slight bend, looks like may need 4". Anybody use the 3" and wish they went 4"?
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post Jan 6 2015, 08:52 PM
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post Jan 7 2015, 12:17 AM
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I use 3" but my girlfriend wishes I had 6". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) Actually I have floorboards.
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post Jan 7 2015, 08:46 AM
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I'm the same size riding the near same style bike and I have no problem with the stock control setup.
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post Jan 7 2015, 08:30 PM
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6" Bam. GIve er hell brutha!!
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post Jan 8 2015, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Jan 6 2015, 11:17 PM) *
I use 3" but my girlfriend wishes I had 6". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)



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post Jan 8 2015, 07:47 PM
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post Jan 8 2015, 08:39 PM
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post Jan 9 2015, 03:41 PM
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Glad I had my boots on when I read this thread.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Anyway, I'm sure the 3 inch ext. will work out good for you.... You can always rest your heel on them too but it's better to have a little bend in your knee than to have to reach for the peg.... IMO

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post Jan 9 2015, 08:07 PM
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Thanks
I'll buy the 4" for the wife and the 3" for the Springer!
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post Jan 10 2015, 09:08 AM
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Ha! Good answer, Rotti1! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
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post Jan 11 2015, 08:26 AM
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Got 3" on mine... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

Bought the Arlen Ness 3" forward control kit. I'm 5' 10" and the extensions give me enough stretch to allow my coccyx to sit right on the middle of the seat. Short distances it's not a problem but long distances it's not fun. I also installed heel rest on the pegs.

My experience has been that riding with my legs stretched out looks cool but eventually you'll want to bend those knees and change leg position and you can't do that with an overly extended peg. Try the 3". From my reading a normal riding position should afford you the ability to have your knees slightly bent. Your ass shouldn't be sitting on the end of the spine, the coccyx.

Good luck and welcome to HST.

Ride safe
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post Feb 14 2015, 06:34 PM
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Bought the 3" Drag Specialties and installed them
Nice bang for the buck. Look good and my Neanderthal figure allows a slight knee bend
Bought pegs with stirrups to.
Won't be for a few months to try them though
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