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Installed Forward Controls...Couple Questions

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This weekend I bought/installed the H-D Forward controls for my '02 FXD. Very easy and straightforward installation. Instructions were pretty good. A couple of the steps could have been a little better described, but didn't cause any real headaches or delays! Did a short ride on Sunday and LOVE the new position! Much more comfortable for me than the mid controls!!

Anyway, I have a couple of questions:

1) Adjustment of the shift lever and the brake pedal is kind of a personal fine-tune. I found a location that worked well for the shift lever, but I can't decide what will work best for the brake pedal location. What location (pics if possible) has worked best for those of you with forward controls? There seems to be a balance between optimum functionality and comfort. Just trying to decide best location.

2) Has anyone installed the heal/toe shift lever? I have never owned a bike with a lever to upshift using your heal. Just thought it might be a nice alternative. I am fine with the current set-up, just want to "hear" some of your opinions!

Thanks in advance for any feedback!!
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steveusmc said:
The 4th picture gives you an idea of the width of the "Longhorn" brake pedal. It makes a big difference in enjoying the heel stirrups.

Any idea where I can get the "Longhorn" brake pedal. Searched the HD site with no luck.

steveusmc said:
Yep...Part # 8044 for the Longhorn. Holy shitte, I forgot that the pad was a Kuryakyn...that I bought at the dealer. The stirrups are HD. That's why they cost so much dang $$$. Check your dealer cause he may carry them also.
My description was a little off earlier on the stirrup mount.

-Remove the footpeg. The stirrup slides over the spline and then that same end mounts to the existing footpeg mount (clevis or lug). Then the original footpeg attaches to the clevis or lug of the new. Will try to take anothe pic up close for ya when this stupid rain stops for a few minutes.

Kuryakyn has very good delivery times also..and they stand behind their products 100%.

Semper Fi,

Thanks Steve. I also have the stirrups and was never to comfortable having to make the extra reach to the brake pedal.

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