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Rob Reimer
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PostSubject: Forward controls   Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:44 am


I finally got around to making up forward controls for my bike, using the stock foot control mounts. It moved them forward about 8 inches. Materials were less than $30 US. Here are a few quick pictures I took tonight after I finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:49 am

Nice one Rob that looks like a job well done  
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:40 pm

Would love to see a parts list of what you used. I would like to do this with my bike
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:25 pm

Looks like some neat home fabrication there Rob ....
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:13 am

I'll work on a parts list and description real soon for those interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:45 am

They look cool! Nice job! 
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:51 am

Great job, love home done modifications.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:43 am

Nice.  Does it affect cornering?
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:19 pm

Good mod Rob well thought out.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:35 pm

I haven't had any issues cornering yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:48 am

Alright gentlemen, I will start on the right side. Remove the foot peg assembly. Keep the bolts! Cut the brake cable bracket off the assembly and set it aside later to use as a template. To move the mount forward I used 1 1/2" x 1/4" x 11 1/2" long piece of flat stock, about $12 for 3 foot.  I cut 2 pieces because 1 flexed a little to much for my liking. I welded mine together, but just bolting thm together would probally be alright. To drill the holes, line up the edge of the flat stock up to the foot peg assembly and mark. for the front of the bracket I lined up the bracket the same way only raised the very front hole up 1/2". This was needed to level my floor boards. To make the brake cable bracket I used a piece of 2" x 1/8" x 5 1/2" peice of flat stock, about $7 for 4 foot. Use the piece you cut off as a template, drill and cut as needed. Bend in a 90. I mounted mine behind the main flat stock.
Bolt on flat stock using stock bolts. When I intalled the peg assembly I used two spacers, one was 1/2" long the other was 1" long for a 3/8" bolt. I used black pipe, $2 for a 6" peice. The long one went up front. Mine had to be two different lenghts to square up my floor board, your's might be equal. To connect the brake, I used a piece of 1" x 1/8 x 8 1/2" peice of flat stock. Drill and bend as needed.
Now for the left side. Remove the peg assembly. Unscrew the shifter rod and set aside. Remove the shifter lever and set aside. Cut off the peg for the shifter lever as seen in picture.
Turn mount ended for end. Measure back 1 1/2" back from the center of the peg mount on the new bottom of the mount 1/2" up. Drill 3/8" hole. Drill out shifter lever hole to 1/2". Buy a shoulder bolt 1" long shoulder, 1/2" diameter, and a 3/8" lock nut, $5 at Ace.  Bolt together. I used two 1 1/2" spacers to move the mount out. They came from the pipe used on the other side. Use two new bolts to bolt to frame, I am sorry I forgot there size but they came from Ace also. Screw the shifter rod in one side and measure the lenght you need to lenghten it. I used 1/4 round stock from Ace $3. I cut my shifter rod in half so I wouldn't have to rethread. Weld together and clean up the weld. I painted a quick coat of flat black for now and I will repaint over the winter. This mod moves the pegs forward 8", and I really love the extra leg room. If I forgot anything please feel free to post up and I will try to help out anyway I can. I'm sorry all measurements are in US, but I'm for the US.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:51 am

I forgot to say, this is on an 800 Marauder.
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:49 pm

Great work rob.... And knowing what I spent on highway hawk forward controls, one heck of a saving too!
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PostSubject: Re: Forward controls   Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:18 pm

Awesome thanks for the parts
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