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Thumbs up Mid controls??

Hi, can anyone help? I've recently purchased a Sportster 1200c 1997.. all the 1200 custom models I've seen have slightly forward controls as standard! Mine has mid mount controls? It also says on the log book that mine is a 1200c sport? Anyone out there heard of this model? Or know if some 1200 customs came with the mid mounts?

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Have a look here to see what you have,

http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/s..._specific_year
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The engines for the 1996 & 1997 Sport Models were NOT like the 1998-2003 models...

http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/s...ection19901999

These early Sport models were based on the XLH 1200 model plus added the features of adjustable-damping front forks, adjustable rear shocks, a slight increase in engine power due to a different igntion module and dual front floating-disc brakes...


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Did you check the VIN to see whether you have the 'C' model or the 'Sport' model?

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Yeah I did cheers!! It is the c model..I put the vin number in and it threw up a picture of a c model with mid controls! Maybe the earlier customs had these as standard and later models had the forwards?

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So I checked --- 1999 was the First Year for the 1200C models having stock Forward Controls...

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