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Old 30th July 2022
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Yes they have; they've been out for a few years.
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I'm 6'2 and i love the Forward controls on my 2004 XL1200C. It did take some getting used to, My old 81 Kawasaki 550 LTD had mid controls and i rode it from the time i was 17 to 23 when i had an accident that screwed up my knees and hips.

My question is for others like me who have bad legs, How did you get your endorsement? I took the Class and Day 1 was classroom and i scored 97 out of 100, but on day 2 we spent and hour pushing the Street 500's around the training area in the Florida summer heat about a year ago and after that my legs were so numb that i couldn't shift to neutral without going into second. I ride almost every day and i have NEVER had to push my bike around that much, Worst case, push it off the road and load it into a pickup to take it back home.

Anyway I ended up washing out and riding anyway, but i would really like to get the endorsement and when it cools off this winter i am about ready to try again, Any suggestions?
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Have you tried those "Mini Footboards" the MoFoCo came up with for the Superlow T?
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One hour pushing it around? That sounds quite excessive! I am sure Law enforcement officers would find it difficult to replicate
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Mid-mounts,FXR vibration-reducing pegs, high way pegs with small stock pegs. At 5'5" with a 28 1/2" inseam I have no choice but mid-mounts. I probably have the same amount of knee-bend as a 6' rider has with forwards.
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I'm 5'7"ish and I like my fwds. If I need to stand (usually at least once per ride), I use one fwd and one passenger peg.

I also like the mids on the CB1100 I learned on and the mids on the TU250 I took my motorcycle course on. The two sport bikes I've ridden, I can work the rear sets just fine but I just prefer mids and Fwds strictly from a comfort point of view.
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