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Just looking for some thoughts here on the comfort for riding with pegs vs. footboards.

Being a Fat Boy guy I got real comfortable with footboard. I was able to move my feet around slightly and felt real confortable with them on the bike.

I have been zeroing in a Street Glide as of late and have even the checkbook out a few times.

However a good friend is now selling his bobbed '04 Road King :chopper: that I have lusted for since he completed the build. It is bad! Punched out motor, quality parts & the best wrenching in the area.

Only thing holding me back is the forward controls...he has Accutronix forward controls & the boards are gone. A test ride won't really tell me of comfort over the long haul. I am hoping to tour more and more. Althought the bike is chopped up it is still Road King at heart.

The only other bike I'd consider is the SG I know I know it is apples to oranges I'm just really after some feedback on the pegs & forward riding position vs the upright ride of a bagger.
 

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Jack-Jack said:
Just looking for some thoughts here on the comfort for riding with pegs vs. footboards.

Being a Fat Boy guy I got real comfortable with footboard. I was able to move my feet around slightly and felt real confortable with them on the bike.

I have been zeroing in a Street Glide as of late and have even the checkbook out a few times.

However a good friend is now selling his bobbed '04 Road King :chopper: that I have lusted for since he completed the build. It is bad! Punched out motor, quality parts & the best wrenching in the area.

Only thing holding me back is the forward controls...he has Accutronix forward controls & the boards are gone. A test ride won't really tell me of comfort over the long haul. I am hoping to tour more and more. Althought the bike is chopped up it is still Road King at heart.

The only other bike I'd consider is the SG I know I know it is apples to oranges I'm just really after some feedback on the pegs & forward riding position vs the upright ride of a bagger.
I've got to have floorboards. Pegs are fine if you don't go far. The boards permit you to move around. The boards are best for the long haul.
 

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if the only thing holding you back if the floor boards, i would get it. It looks like a very nice bike. It is really different though, so make sure you like it. If you wanter to put the boards back on it is not really such a big deal. May cost you a couple bills but that may be it. I think that with the F/C with those bars should be really comfy though....
 

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I just converted my RK to forward controls. That's just the way I like to ride. I never felt right with the footboards. It's a personal choice for sure.
 

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Screw the foot controls! Grab that nice ride before someone else does!
 

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... Grab that nice ride before someone else does!

@gree: @gree:
 

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If you're going to tour, the Street Glide is going to be a way nicer ride, smoother, quieter, more comfortable saddle, storage, stereo, etc., etc.

If you want to hot rod more than tour, go for your friends Roadie.:chopper: How about putting a 95" or 103" in the Street Glide?:woohoo:
 

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Here are the bobber specs:

screamin eagle performance heads
510 s&s gear drive cams
12 inch 1 1/4 handlebars
blk brake rotors (3)
custom solo seat
rd king custom 2 up seat
det sissy bar and pad
custom led tailights
accutronix extended forward controls blk
screamin eagle race tuner
new 150 rear tire
10,000 mile service just done syn oil and fluid
bub exhaust jet coated by jet-hot out of miss.(same people that do the nascar headers)
blk levers and mirrors
h-d blk front end and headlight
dyno at 92.3 ho and93.2 ft. lbs. of torque
fueling oil pump and lifters
both pulleys changed for better crusing
brake turn sig in turn sig lights
all work done at and by h-d techs.


You guys have made the decision twice as hard!:wacko:
 

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You've got to ask yourself at the end of the day two questions:
1. What are you going to use the bike for?
2. Do you want an anonymous bike (StreetGlide) or one that's really going to stand out in a crowd? (Road King bobber)

When I say anonymous, I don't mean it as an insult to the StreetGlide or to those that ride one. I think they're sweet bikes. However, a StreetGlide will still get lost in a crowd. That Road King is truly something unique! Don't make your decision based on the type of foot controls alone. Those can ALWAYS be changed as someone else pointed out. Putting floorboards on that bobber wouldn't detract from the look of the bike either.
 

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I prefer footboards. I have them on my 2005 Dyna. Adding footboards to whatever bike you like shouldn't be that big a problem. (Just bring some $)
 

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Since my left wheel is pretty shot and I have to use a heel/toe I put boards on my Train. I really like them. If I decide I need to go a little more forward I'll move em.
 

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Riding is about what you like and not worrying about touring. If you like the customised bike, get it.

All in all it is personal preference. I like forward controls and floor boards. I do agree that the heel addition to the forward controls are nice.
 

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Love the idea of adding boards.:thanks:

Will the forward controls allow for the boards to be reattached.
 

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Ok asuming I go with the bobber how to we relocate the turn signals to the front end...without fabrication!
 

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Ok asuming I go with the bobber how to we relocate the turn signals to the front end...without fabrication!
If you buy the bobber and want to ditch the forwards, I'd like first dibs on them. Just let me know (I'm serious)!

Insofar as your front turn signals, check out this thread. Should cost you less than $3 w/o any fabrication.

Let me know about those forwards!

Tipsy
 

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I have footboards , pedals, and crashbar. I think the brake and shift pegs are already powder coated black. I can even get footboards and crashbar powdercoated for you if you'd want to talk trade for the forwards off of the bobber.
 

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Now I Need Bars

Test rode the bobbed Road King yesterday and it was just bad fast. The pipes just bang out the noise and it shifts like butter with the Accutronix forward controls. The look speaks for itself.

Anyway to me this bike is the whole package...looks, power & touring comfort.

However the apes scared the **** out of me, not something I want to even try getting use to:wacko:

I come from Fat Boys so that is my point of reference and could slap a pair of those on no problem.

I'm looking for some other bar suggestions that will maintain the bobbed theme but not sacrafice my comfort of feeling of stability.

Thanks!
 
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