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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:31 PM
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Hey Dustin, You really need to ride Nathan's Vmax (you haven't met him) and see what you think before dropping that kind of money. I am 6' too and with Morley's seat I have done 300 mile days with no issues in the leg department. I however put my feet on the crash bungs every so often. I just don't like my feet in front of me when accelerating hard.

I'm with you Chris. When hammering down, its just not comfy and safe feeling at all. It looks cool all clam shelled going down the road. But in riding reality and comfort, it's not all cracked up to what it's suppose to be. IMO, highway pegs are the way to go on the Max and many more k.a. muscle bikes. !


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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:11 AM
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I like em'
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:34 AM
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I really think the making a set is the way to go guys. I did this a few years back and they were VERY comfy. The pivot for the brake was the hardest part and that was awful easy. I could switch them back out in less than 20 mins. I bought a used alloy set for a Magna. All told I maybe had 150.00 bucks in them. Ended up selling them on Ebay for over 300. The guy loved them. I just could not get used to the feeling during a hard launch and the tire spun so easy.Was fun for a while. I am running a mystery set of rearsets now and they are great. Took me 3 sets to find ones that fit just right though.

Besides the forwards wouldn't look right with the radials and Thunderace/Divvy wheels.

Be different and make your own. Save a ton of cash.

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Old 12-21-2007, 12:36 AM
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I like em'
I hear ya dude. I'm 6'1 and think about getting forwards all the time when riding cramped up. But everytime I ride my buddies Duece and give it hell at 80+ and my feet fly off the pegs I change my mind

btw....your avitar is like going back to 1979 and I love it

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btw....your avitar is like going back to 1979 and I love it

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to each his own but i think foward controls without a better seat would be worse. the seat is the cramp and numbness problem not the pegs imo
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:42 PM
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to each his own but i think foward controls without a better seat would be worse. the seat is the cramp and numbness problem not the pegs imo

Oh hell yeah,

there is no way I could handle it with a stock seat.
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to each his own but i think foward controls without a better seat would be worse. the seat is the cramp and numbness problem not the pegs imo
He has the Corbin... I think thats the problem... Damn brick!
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:22 PM
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I may catch some flack for saying this, but I didn't buy the V-Max to be the fastest bike. We all know it's not. I bought this bike because they're neat, it does have some get up, and I wanted to throw some miles down on it.

Sure I've gotten on it and had the front wheel off the ground, but I guarantee you I spend WAY more time on both wheels than one, and at the speed limit vs double it.

The seat will be getting fixed, but I'm not talking about cramped in my ass, it's some place where the seat isn't effecting me where I cramp, right in my groin, in the bend of the leg, at the hip.

If I was that worried about going fast, I wouldn't have boughten a V-Max, I would have gotten a 'Busa instead. I love my Max, and look forward to putting tons of miles on it and touring it around the country, just not with the standard pegs on it. I pray for 90 miles to pass so I can stop and get off to fuel at this point in time. It shouldn't be that way.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:24 PM
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I really think the making a set is the way to go guys. I did this a few years back and they were VERY comfy. The pivot for the brake was the hardest part and that was awful easy. I could switch them back out in less than 20 mins. I bought a used alloy set for a Magna. All told I maybe had 150.00 bucks in them. Ended up selling them on Ebay for over 300. The guy loved them. I just could not get used to the feeling during a hard launch and the tire spun so easy.Was fun for a while. I am running a mystery set of rearsets now and they are great. Took me 3 sets to find ones that fit just right though.

Besides the forwards wouldn't look right with the radials and Thunderace/Divvy wheels.

Be different and make your own. Save a ton of cash.

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Do you have pics of yours you made? I would like to see how well you did.
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