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Anyone have any knowledge/experience with these forward controls?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHROM...item3cb76595a1

So far I haven't found very many options with the right side shift. Any suggestions?
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Looks like the Daniel Boone model. Absolute junk if so. Break at the welds, require extremely long legs, have to move your foot a mile to get to the brake pedal so are IMO dangerous in emergency situations.

See what others say.

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them are daniel boone forward controls,Its what I have on my bike,there not the best,but they work good if adjusted correctly,its about the only choice you have,unless you fab some,Ironmick fabed some for his bike out of a newer style
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... Ironmick fabed some for his bike out of a newer style
Check out my gallery, album ForwardControls for a mod to the Daniel Boone style, and album 86TO03ForwardControls for a mod to the OEM style. These are for a 1980.
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Hmm... I'm only 5' 8" and don't have much of a shop for fabing up parts. These parts look like a lot of work and headache...

Thanks for the ideas so far.
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Do these ones from Custom Chrome look like the same stuff?

http://www.retrocycle.com/CustomChro...Page_0357.html

(bottom left of the page)
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Do these ones from Custom Chrome look like the same stuff? ...
Yes, same.
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i think they are the same-and you could use them,but you would want to get sombody in a machine shop to beef them up for you. i'd say he could also move the controls back to you also, not much out there that you can just bolt-on
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Still searching for kits that might be better quality. Here's another I found:

http://www.narleychoppers.com/media/...9f5c66af_l.jpg (top left)

Thoughts?
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Mick is right , some of these guys may remember that i put these same ones on my 78 (that i just sold) over the winter. WHAT A HEADACHE !!! the hardware is junk , i had to basically reconstruct them , tear them apart and redrill holes and buy new hardware to get them to operate properly . I will NEVER buy them again ! Just my opinion.
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