The custom has pegs instead of the floor boards, and I think they are a bit further back.
I rode an off-road enduro bike for most of my life, and it feels weird to me too, not being able to stand up on the bike.
Regarding bumps in the road - lean forward when you see them coming. With your body center of mass closer to the center of mass of the motorcycle (over the tank) the bike will have less of a tendency to buck you up like a kicking horse. The bike is more stable that way too. If you are leaning back on the seat and really nail a bump or railroad crossing, the bike will toss you up off the seat.
The one thing you can do is tighten up the rear brake adjustment and bring the brake pedal up a little higher. As the brakes wear down you need to keep bringing that pedal back up over the years.
Im not sure if you could switch the controls on the Classic format over to the ones on the Custom.
BTW, Deplacing front foot pegs <=good one!
Last edited by KCW; 07-31-2018 at 02:19 PM.