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Old 7th July 2016
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Mid's it's easier on my hip I have forwards now it's not extrem like Harley's are known for but still leaves my hip a little sore after a long ride


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The 'forwards' on the rubbermounts aren't really all that far forward at all. On another bike they'd be considered to be 'semi forward' controls, or 'mid/forward' controls.
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Switched from forwards to mids. I’m light weight so the forwards were hard on my back. added pegs for stretching out
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Forward controls for me.
Folkie, how 'bout a pic of you in the saddle with feet on forwards
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Rear Sets for me, had forwards, too tall for mids
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Forwards due to hip problems. Mids about throw my hips out of joint.
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I look better riding with forward controls.
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I have custom model and so forward controls. But I dd't answer the question because I have floorboards now

I have put the floorboards on to forward controls, but so that these are somewhat between the places of mid controls and forward controls. I installed floor boards so that they are placed a little higher than foot controls were, and these boards are as near to the engine as is possible. In that way I somehow earned some extra lean angle...
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Went from a Suzuki GS500 to Sportsters. First one I rode had forwards, then test rode an 883 with mids. I couldn't handle the position of the mids, the forwards worked a lot better for me. Still have a nice bend in my knees and my handling isn't too bad.
But, really, if I wanted a great handling bike I'd be riding something else.
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Yeah, installing footboards wasn't in the first place meant to achieve more lean angle. And sportster forward controls are not too far away. In fact they are nicely placed; still some bend in knees but relaxed.

And besides, sportster is great handling bike
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