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Forward Controls review

Forward controls look cool and are necessary for a proper Cruiser! But that's not why I bought them! I installed them a few nites ago and today I did my first proper test, 4 hours and 163 miles. They are great for let's say mature knees and hips. They are way more comfortable then mid controls on longer rides. Everything works as advertised.


They have crazy long 1" feelers, I took them off and put on the stock feelers from the original pegs giving me significantly more cornering clearance then stock!


They are about a 3 or 4 hour, 4 beer installation for the shade tree mechanic! You will need a set of metric allen wrenches, a set of torx wrenches and metric box wrenches and circlip pliers.
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Cool! What brand, Where does a guy buy those?
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The ones I bought ( in the pic ) are from Triumph Accessories. Free Spirits also makes a kit and I'm sure others do or will soon. The Triumph ones are the stock production parts off the 2018 Speedmaster and as such they bolted right on perfectly unlike many aftermarket "bolt on kits" I have tried in the past.
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Anyone know where to find the triumph speedmaster ones
online?
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Anyone know where to find the triumph speedmaster ones
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The Speedmaster comes with them stock. You won't find them online!
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@BOBBYP , can you give me the p/n you ordered? I have had a set on order for about 4 weeks , and I'm being told on B/O till Late July. Or have you been patiently waiting and they just came in? Perhaps my guy isn't ordering the right thing.......

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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@BOBBYP , can you give me the p/n you ordered? I have had a set on order for about 4 weeks , and I'm being told on B/O till Late July. Or have you been patiently waiting and they just came in? Perhaps my guy isn't ordering the right thing.......
Yes they are backordered
You actually need to order 3 part numbers, the mounting kit, the actual forward controls kit, and an exhaust shield which comes in 3 finishes. I had parts coming from NH, PA, and Florida so I only waited 5 days
I drove my dealer nuts, then a shift rod went missing!!!!
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Yes they are backordered
You actually need to order 3 part numbers, the mounting kit, the actual forward controls kit, and an exhaust shield which comes in 3 finishes. I had parts coming from NH, PA, and Florida so I only waited 5 days
I drove my dealer nuts, then a shift rod went missing!!!!
I like you a little less now......
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I like you a little less now...... [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/forum/images/TriumphBobberForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG][/QUOTE]
I am not a patient man, but I have some of the sweetess bikes in town!
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Yes , It is very nice. I need to contact my dealer , they ordered the mount kit and the forward kit (I have seen the 2 separate p/n on their screen) , but spoke nothing of needing heat shields. Oh , well , it's only money , right?

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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