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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Has anybody used those Jardine forward controls that are in the new JP CYCLES catalogue?
Over $600, anybody have a veiwpoint on that?
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To pricey for me, hell I only paid $800 for my whole bike.

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Well I'm not tall (+/-5'-10") but am happy with my controls where they are, as a matter of fact last year when I was thinking about a HD Sportster I did a bit of thought and sit on, and decided if I got a new Sportster it would have the rearward controls... I do however like my Hwy bars to let me stretch out my legs every once and again when on the longer rides...
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Good to see you again old dog, yes, i think those are way too much money, i am sure the manufacturing is exspensive too.
I also sat on a lot of bikes last summer, but man, it's hard to change, and very exspensive when you add all the add on's etc, you loose through the roof stepping up.
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I picked up mine new in the box off of E-Bay about 5 years ago and paid $290.00. They are nice to have when you are over 6 feet tall like me but anything over $500.00 for them is rediculous, in fact I seem to recall when I bought mine, they were listed on the Jardine site for around $420.00. Jardine and Corbin seem to be getting out of hand with their price increases the last couple of years..........

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We have another member here, "ipfreely" who has a set on his bike. Shoot him a PM and he'll probably talk with you about them.
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I'm not interested in putting them on mine because of the price but also because if I feel like I want a bigger bike, I'll probably see about getting a new one altogether. I'll probably put a pile of cash together over time, sell the 750, and get a bigger Vulcan 900 or 1500. Forward controls on the 750 only make sense to me if you have no intention of getting a bigger bike and are one of the taller riders out there. Highway pegs will probably suffice...

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My reason for the forward controls was not only for the added leg room, more comfortable riding posture, but for the added safety of not having my feet away from the controls in case of critters or worse yet, cagers. I didnt like the idea of the added reaction time in the event of needing quick braking time. For that reason alone I believe they are worth the added expense, although I found mine pretty cheap on ebay.

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Good point ipfreely and I'm glad to hear you do. I used to until I got arrested in the super market, apparently its frowned upon there.

Did you post pics of what they look like? How much did you pay, about $290 like Stevie? Where they hard to install?
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Were they new or used ip? What kinda bucks are they?
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