For the Sportster Fanatic, there is one customization that is often done that can give you a “new” bike. Replacing your mid controls with forward controls so you have a more relaxed ride. Here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we want you to be able to enjoy your ride as much as possible, and if that means stretching out while you ride we want to help you achieve that.
Forward controls come in a variety of finishes,styles, and lengths so choosing the correct set up for your Sportster may take a little bit of legwork on your behalf. A good, informed salesman can help you determine which ones will work best for you. Whether you have a theme on your ride or just want form and function many of the kits are available with or without the pegs so further customization is at hand. The main purpose of forward controls is to reposition the control levers so you can ride in a more relaxed position with your feet moved forward into a far more relaxing position, and in the end changing the overall attitude of your Sportster. You do need to keep in mind once you change the position of your controls, you change the geometry of your body and how your body responds to and affects your riding style. Probably one of the biggest complaints about forward controls is losing the ability to raise oneself out of the saddle when a road hazard or obstacle presents itself. Other than that, many riders experience increased comfort, and state longer time in the saddle with more miles logged.
Forward controls may not be for everyone, but many Sportster owners find installing them gives them a whole new bike that encourages more riding. Riders beware with a change of riding position comes a change in the way we ride. Contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for this and all of your motorcycle customization parts needs.