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Mids. Always mids but I do have highway pegs to strech out a little even thought they're not that far forward so I don't look like a flying squirrel just yeet.
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Mids . I do all my own stunts and I don't want to go about them like I'm in a recliner. I'm gonna be on the edge of my seat. I'll stretch out on the back pegs. I'll make some rear sets someday I imagine.
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Forwards because it's more comfy. A little bit of a stretch at 5'5" on my 48 but actually better control drifting with them and drifting is half of my fun if not more.
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on my sportster, forwards. I had never ridden with forward controls, my Nighty came with them (used, PO swapped em) and I love the comfort. My Buell and Ducati give me all the sport riding I need, the sportster (ironically) is there to ride through town or on a short wine country road.

If I planned on "sport" riding my sportster, I would really consider taking my Nightster back to mids though... It really depends on a persons size, and riding style.
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I just put my mids back on and felt my feet were just a little too high with the factory squish pegs, so I swapped the passenger pegs for them and they work perfectly. I left the forwards on, just unhooked linkages and tied things up for now. Got a set of used wide flat pegs for the forwards, so I now have mids, forwards and comfortable buddies for three foot positions with shifting and braking on the mids. Next project is an attempt at shift and brake linkages so I can brake and shift from mids and forwards.
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Next project is an attempt at shift and brake linkages so I can brake and shift from mids and forwards.
A member at the old XL-List set up his Evo with mids and forwards with dual controls. I think he was from the Milwaukee area. His username referenced hunting.
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A member at the old XL-List set up his Evo with mids and forwards with dual controls. I think he was from the Milwaukee area. His username referenced hunting.
I figured out a way to easily slave my mids and forwards. It looks slightly disconcerting but they work perfectly.

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I have Mids - but PREFER and USE Hiway Pegs 99% of the time - Shift (& brake) with the back of my boot... So you may need a third option to cover the bases...

See this thread:
http://xlforum.net/forums/s...readid=1915653

I personally don't like NO MIDS as they represent an option for leg position and can increase control when necessary...

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I like the Mids with Highway pegs on my 06 883R more comfortable for me on short rides. When I got my 06 1200R it had forwards and that was too far to stretch so I bought the 2 inch reduced kit and brought them back and now for longer rides its all good. Along with that I took my passenger peg mounts turned them upside down and switched sides and now the passenger pegs are lower and further forward which makes it more comfortable for the passenger
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Mids are more comfortable, forwards look better. My 72 is born with forwards, but being 6’4”, I plan to extend them with 4-6”. Right now they feel like semi mids.
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