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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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So I am a tall guy. Long legs and arms. I feel a bit cramped on my 750. Has anyone put any forward controls on theirs that stretches you out a bit? Also looking to put some highway pegs on maybe. Thanks!
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Some folks have installed the Jardine forward controls. Some have fabricated their own. Mounting pegs to the Kawa engine guard will stretch you out a little, but just a little. Rotating the handlebars forward might help you some too.

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I have done hiwgway pegs, and love em, Jardine is the only company that has forward controls for our bikes, there are a few members here that have them... also Floorboards help a lot too... KM used to make some nice boards... He has pictures linked to his sig for build more... he will pop in here prety soon on this
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You need a bigger bike. I own the 750 because I'm 5'7" and she fits me fine.

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You need a bigger bike. I own the 750 because I'm 5'7" and she fits me fine.

Haha yes I know but I can't afford one right now. I got this one for $2k in December and I need do what I can with it until I can afford a bigger bike.
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i am 6' and it fits e fine...just get the floorboards, and soon, i will be making some forward controls as well
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I'm 5'11" and I am a little cramped at times. So I can imagine how a taller guy might feel.
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I keep forgetting, I made a new seat which dropped me down about 2 to 3 inches and moved me back about 6" then with my hwy bar/pegs i can realy stretch out on those long runs.
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The only 750 I know of that's smaller frame size is a Magna. I'm talking the three points of contact: Grips, seat, and pegs. Move any of those and you may be happier. I replaced the stock bars with 10" pull backs for a comfortable fit.
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Ill have to look in to some of those. Or all of them. Im not terribly happy with the seat as it is and would like different bars. Im 6'5" soo I need a bit of room. I took my girl for her first motorcycle ride today (new one...not the one that dropped my bike) and it was a little crammed.

Im going to look in to some new handlebars and pegs. Wish I still had access to the shop so I could make my own stuff. Hate spending money...

Thanks for all the replies with info!
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