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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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forward control extentions and foot pegs

Has anyone purchased the 3" or 4" extentions for the stock foot controls? Do they work well? I think I want to go forward a bit, but can't justify $400 to $900 on forward controls right now. Also looking to try some of the Fire Dragon Brothers pegs from ebay. Anyone tried anything like them before? Should I go with a better known brand?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 06:46 PM
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I have 6" extensions and love the driving position. The only drawback is that they flexed toward the centerline of bike when I was repositioning on bike. Solved added stainless 3/8 rod between them and threaded both ends to lock them in place.

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This is going to seem like a weird question, but trying to gauge how long of extentions to look at... What is the length of a comfortable pair of pants for you? I'm right at a 31" inseam.
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I'm a 32" inseam and I'm not straight legged on the pegs. Had a friend over and he tried it and said if felt like sitting in a Lazy Boy. Felt a little weird at first, but now wouldn't do without them.

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2005 1100 Custom
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Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 05:16 PM
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I have these 4.24" extensions in chrome, very rigid no flexing. Perfect riding position for me, 6' 31" inseam. http://www.motorcycleenhancements.co...s_-_black.aspx
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Mine are 6" and the rear of the two FWD holes is a slot to adjust the angle of the peg/floorboard. I think it's this narrowing of the hole margins that let it flex. But like I said I put a rod across so it's, capnut/bracket/nut-rod-nut/bracket/capnut and it's very solid now. My brackets are similar to yours but in Stainless so the rod in Stainless also looks good there.

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2005 1100 Custom
Speedster Slashdowns
ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

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Fulltilt - where did you get your 6" extensions?
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Has anyone purchased the 3" or 4" extentions for the stock foot controls? Do they work well? I think I want to go forward a bit, but can't justify $400 to $900 on forward controls right now. Also looking to try some of the Fire Dragon Brothers pegs from ebay. Anyone tried anything like them before? Should I go with a better known brand?
Just picked up a 650 Classic as my first bike.
Also looking at the 4" extensions for floorboards.
Confused with all the different types!
Here's some that I've been looking at:
ScootMods - http://scootmods.net/product.php?id=18
Ziv's - http://greggzivney.com/zivblog/pegfl...rd-extensions/
SS Custom - http://www.sscustomcycle.com/product...controls.shtml
Motorcycle Enhancements -http://www.motorcycleenhancements.co...s_-_black.aspx

On my bike there are two small chrome crash bars (extend maybe 4" off frame. Not like the wider freeway bars?).
Does anyone know if any of the extensions will work with these crash bars?
I'd like to keep the bars for either highway peg or light mounting.
Here's a pic showing the bars:
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 10:43 AM
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Got mine on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamah...#ht_2362wt_939

You can see the slots real well in the black finished ones. I got the stainless ones and put a stainless rod across the fwd holes to stiffen. Found the stainless rod on Amazon cut it to length and threaded ends. Still have excess if anybody's interested.

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Speedster Slashdowns
ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

10,000 Monkeys throwing crap at the glass and this one thinks he's Picasso...
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Say tell me some thing about these extensions Can you get up of the seat if you need to or is that hard to do??
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