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    Forward controls - what do I need to know?

    Thinking of going to forward controls and wondering what I need to know (knowing nothing about them really). Looking to make my bike more friendly to my long legs & more of a custom look. Would appreciate any thoughts on them, brand recommendations, etc.

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    I know nothing about them being a short-legged fellow However, member Justpics put some on in the past so he might be able to help. You might try PMing him. Also make sure to list what type and submodel bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinish View Post
    I know nothing about them being a short-legged fellow However, member Justpics put some on in the past so he might be able to help. You might try PMing him. Also make sure to list what type and submodel bike.
    '05 1300r. I've got crash bars, which I'm assuming I'd have to remove for forward controls to work.

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    Check these out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORWARD-CONT...4AAOSwvgdW3Yai They are made in Italy, look great, and you cannot beat the price. I contacted them awhile back and they said shipping to Ontario would be approx. $75 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigit View Post
    Check these out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORWARD-CONT...4AAOSwvgdW3Yai They are made in Italy, look great, and you cannot beat the price. I contacted them awhile back and they said shipping to Ontario would be approx. $75 USD.
    Ohhhh. Those look nice. Thanks mang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIKEorJEEP View Post
    Ohhhh. Those look nice. Thanks mang.

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    The only thing I remember is that they don't come with instructions. Might have just been the one guy, but that is how I recall. Everyone liked them though that has them.

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    I bought a set of those Mapam forward controls from the guy in the link that wigit posted. I paid 280 Euros delivered to Alaska, which would be right at $300 USD right now. They were quick to ship, and it didn't take long to get here from Italy (I had the install write-up done less than two weeks from the day I ordered them).

    As has been noted, they don't come with any instructions. But the installation isn't overly complicated. For reference to how I did it, here's a LINK to the installation write-up I put together. I've only had them installed for one riding season, but the finish is holding up well, and I haven't had any issues at all with them once I got them adjusted.

    Also, you're correct. Crash bars and forward controls typically don't work together. and the Mapams are no exception. I am currently in the process of attempting to modify a few things to allow me to install a set of Cobra Fatty bars. But it's certainly not a simple bolt-on process, and I'm not even sure I can make it work.

    These are the only forward controls I've ever installed/used, so I have no direct comparison with other units. That said, I can fully recommend the Mapams based on my personal experience at this point.

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