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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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What ever happened to the group of people fabricating their own forward controls? Were they successful? Are there any for sale?
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I would like to know about this too... The only forward controls I've found for sale so far for our bikes cost almost $700....

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D.Utick, where do you teach and how long have you been at it?

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Forward controls would be nice to have!
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I too am interested since I am 6'2" AND on a teacher's salary as well ...I have considered highway pegs, forwards controls, or possibly crash bars with pegs.

a quick question... what is a ball park $$ amount for the Protac backrest that fits our bike?

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I too am interested since I am 6'2" AND on a teacher's salary as well ...I have considered highway pegs, forwards controls, or possibly crash bars with pegs.

a quick question... what is a ball park $$ amount for the Protac backrest that fits our bike?
Here is one off ebay that sold for $91 about 3 months ago.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...=p4506.c0.m245

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I too am interested since I am 6'2" AND on a teacher's salary as well ...I have considered highway pegs, forwards controls, or possibly crash bars with pegs.

a quick question... what is a ball park $$ amount for the Protac backrest that fits our bike?
From Protac they are $135.00 + shipping.

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The forwards are still alive with a few complications --several of the original folks have moved on. Stan is still involved although he sold his 750. Time and technical problems have slowed the project down.

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The forwards are still alive with a few complications --several of the original folks have moved on. Stan is still involved although he sold his 750. Time and technical problems have slowed the project down.
I am not one of those that has moved on, just a friendly reminder...LOL

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I'm 6'5" and have been working on the comfort problem for years. Have you tried dropping the foot pegs? dropped mine 4 inches and added floorboards Very comfee! check out my pictures and my post in the equipment post. Tall riders seat. Also considered frwd controls but costly.
Jardine makes $600+ My modes were about $300 you can do it cheeper if you do some fabrication

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