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anyone know if the rubber-mounted evo mid controls will fit on an rigid frame evo? if so any heavy mods to do it?
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Short answer is no. The rubbermount peg brackets bolt directly to the bottom frame rails. Mid & forward. The rigid mount brackets mount to the front engine mount for the forwards. I don't remember where the mid mounts are attached on the rigids. No way you will get them to work without serious frame modification.
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thanks for the inputs, @folkie, i think the rubbermount mids looks like a cooler set up :b
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It's easy to make mounting blocks for welding to the frame and you could weld the front, rear and bottom of each block without an engine pull by laying the bike on its side. That's how I did mine. I'll run a top pass on principle next time I pull the engine but have no worries about strength.

I've not done a Sporty but it's common for Twin Cam and bagger box FXR conversions, choppers etc.

I used a suitable chunk of steel (see your local metal supplier or machine shop for a scrap "cutoff") rectangle to give the standoff distance I wanted. I suggest choosing a block a couple inches longer than your desired final standoff distance so you've room to trim the frame side to fit.

Line up mid control mount on block, punch mark (transfer punches are best but not mandatory) through the bolt holes, then drill and tap for your mounting bolts. Bolt mid control mount to block, then fit block to frame.

All my cutting was done with cutting wheels on my 6" angle grinder (a much more versatile size than 4 1/2")

Look at the block with two bolt holes in this pic of a commercial kit:

https://www.fxrdivision.com/twin-cam...conversion-kit

I didn't bother grooving the tubing side of my mounting block since a couple of weld passes filled the gap nicely, but you can of course groove it with an angle grinder if you like. I prefer abrasive flap wheels to old style grinding wheels as they produce a smoother, polished cut.
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The mid controls on my 1991 mount to the engine, not the frame.

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But the rubbermount mid pegs mount to the frame. If you want to mount them on a solidmount, they'll have to mount on the frame in the same way.
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rubber mount motor, moves on rubber mounts. rigid motor stays same as frame.
so the mids on rigid can mount to motor but on rubber mount they need to mount to the frame. as would be moving around like the motor.
dyna are the same I had a dyna for 15 years. I can't see the point as would add weight.
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