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Old 11-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I Get a Pic of Someone's Mid Controls on Their FXR?

I got a used mid control set off fleabay and am getting them powder coated today.

Anyways, I need a picture of the left side linkage between the shaft that goes through the primary and its little arm thing, and how it connects to the actual tranny shaft that changes gears. I have forwards on it now, so obviously it has a long-ass rod, and the primary shaft/arm isn't utilized.

I'd REALLY appreciate it! Thank you
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Found a pic, where can I find the rod and locking nuts for the mid control set-up?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a set of forwards for my FXR and am willing to trade for some mids. My friend want's mids too, but his forwards are junk and rusty, my bike's are not.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Found a pic, where can I find the rod and locking nuts for the mid control set-up?
Harley part #33728-82A. J&P cycle, BKRider, Mid-USA, and I'm sure many others have it.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought mine from Jireh Cycle. And its a very nice piece. Chrome finish,nice tight ends. Comes complete with all the hardware. There part # 10-1 and there price is $10.95. Looking at your bikes you would have no issues installing this part on your bike. Ken
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You guys are awesome. I even talked to a JPcycles rep and he said he didn't know. Thanks gents. Do you guys also know where I can find all the required hardware for a mid-control set up? Mine didn't come with any.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can always find that stuff on ebay. Just search for FXR mid controls. I applaud your choice of switching from forwards to mids. I recently did the same and very glad that I did. With mids you can hug the bike with your knees and use more of your lower body to steer. With forwards you use more handlebar action for steering and it is not as tight and nimble. I would keep forward footpegs though, to stretch your legs out on the highway. At first I tried the opposite with mid pegs and the forward controls but you quickly realize that the time that you want to shift is when your feet are on the mids.
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You can always find that stuff on ebay. Just search for FXR mid controls. I applaud your choice of switching from forwards to mids. I recently did the same and very glad that I did. With mids you can hug the bike with your knees and use more of your lower body to steer. With forwards you use more handlebar action for steering and it is not as tight and nimble. I would keep forward footpegs though, to stretch your legs out on the highway. At first I tried the opposite with mid pegs and the forward controls but you quickly realize that the time that you want to shift is when your feet are on the mids.
I agree with you. Your control and balance are better with mids. I'm too tall and my knees are too bad to do that though.

I have forward pegs. I heel shift and have a home made forward brake. My mids have been moved 3-4 inches forward, and about the same down. I can still only use them for a change-up though.

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I'm too tall and my knees are too bad to do that though.


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I don't agree with you. I'm a big guy, my knees are up at the top of the tank with mids. But I still prefer them for control, and drive em with my legs. On a long straight run I can use the highway pegs if I feel the need to stretch out. But I don't really do it that often, no need.

I really have no complaints with mids. With forwards I have several. My main complaint with forwards is those times when you need to get your butt off the seat. Repair cuts, lousy railroad crossing and such. You can't just stand up. All you can do is yank on the bars and lever your fanny off the seat. The second big complaint is slow speed maneuvering and counter balancing. With mids I can put my weight on the pegs and counter balance to scooter with my upper body leaving my arms free to steer. Keeping the scooter balanced is almost as easy as walking. With forwards you lean in and then as much as anything, power that scooter back up. Counter leaning don't work so good at low speed. That why you see the big apes on the precision baggers, so they have some leverage to yank the scooter back over.
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I went with mids , it was the first thing I changed out and I am 6'3
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I don't agree with you. I'm a big guy, my knees are up at the top of the tank with mids. But I still prefer them for control, and drive em with my legs. On a long straight run I can use the highway pegs if I feel the need to stretch out. But I don't really do it that often, no need.

I really have no complaints with mids. With forwards I have several. My main complaint with forwards is those times when you need to get your butt off the seat. Repair cuts, lousy railroad crossing and such. You can't just stand up. All you can do is yank on the bars and lever your fanny off the seat. The second big complaint is slow speed maneuvering and counter balancing. With mids I can put my weight on the pegs and counter balance to scooter with my upper body leaving my arms free to steer. Keeping the scooter balanced is almost as easy as walking. With forwards you lean in and then as much as anything, power that scooter back up. Counter leaning don't work so good at low speed. That why you see the big apes on the precision baggers, so they have some leverage to yank the scooter back over.
As I said, I agree, theoretically. The problems with my knees, their inability to be bent very far or for very long is not a theory. I'm feet forward out of necessity; I'm too big a wuss to take the pain.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a highway peg set-up too. Got them powder coated and all of that. I am a short MF'er so mids are a good set-up for me.
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I have a highway peg set-up too. Got them powder coated and all of that. I am a short MF'er so mids are a good set-up for me.
Short? Really? Then I have a custom FXR seat with your name on it.
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I don't agree with you. I'm a big guy, my knees are up at the top of the tank with mids. But I still prefer them for control, and drive em with my legs. On a long straight run I can use the highway pegs if I feel the need to stretch out. But I don't really do it that often, no need.

I really have no complaints with mids. With forwards I have several. My main complaint with forwards is those times when you need to get your butt off the seat. Repair cuts, lousy railroad crossing and such. You can't just stand up. All you can do is yank on the bars and lever your fanny off the seat. The second big complaint is slow speed maneuvering and counter balancing. With mids I can put my weight on the pegs and counter balance to scooter with my upper body leaving my arms free to steer. Keeping the scooter balanced is almost as easy as walking. With forwards you lean in and then as much as anything, power that scooter back up. Counter leaning don't work so good at low speed. That why you see the big apes on the precision baggers, so they have some leverage to yank the scooter back over.
I'm with Joe. I'm just too big to use mids comfortably. I've kept the mid pegs in case I need a change, but it only lasts a short time before I'm uncomfortable.

I can certainly understand your point about potholes and railroad tracks, but haven't had much of a problem with balance. But than again I've never entered a slow race.

I'm not sure what a precision bagger is, but my guess is they have the big apes because they think they look cool, although most will say they have them because they think they're more comfortable.

I've had a dresser for 14 years and never needed more leverage by way of handlebars.

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