I'm trying to replace my Pegs with Forward controls on a standard 1977 XS650 D. I would love to keep the bike stock but I just get too many leg cramps. I love the stock look but need to be comfortable.
If I remove the original stock peg and bracket, can I cut off the Brake and Gear shift levers, rotate them and connect the all thread from the forward controls?
I have a set of TC Bros controls.
Has anyone done forward controls on a otherwise stock "Standard" XS650? If so could you post any details and pictures?
Post by jetmechmarty on Mar 23, 2014 19:07:53 GMT -5
Forward controls might be fine if I lived in Kansas. There aren't too many straight roads in these parts. I'm not comfortable with forward lack of controls. My bike is pretty much as it was when I bought it from the dealer. I've had it since new. I switched out the wheels for cast ones.
The photo in the last post was taken while returning from a BRP (Blue Ridge Parkway) trip. I rode the distance on the 650. It's not likely to see much long distance duty going forward.
The below photo was taken last year at the Smoky Mountain Dogwood Rally. It was the only XS650 ridden at the event.
This bike is too short for forward controls to give me relief, unless I can fit them to the front axle.