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Yeah, I know. There are some strong opinions as to why forward controls are a bad idea. I'm past that. My old knees need to be extended or I can't ride. My 81 came to me with a set of Daniel Boone forwards. I've been able to modify them to work well for me. But due to a recent mishap with an inattentive cager, I need some new controls. A new set of Daniel Boones is around $350. There are other controls for newer sportsters that are much cheaper. Will any of these other controls work on an Ironhead? Recommendations anyone?
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It cost a bit but what I ended up with was excellent...

86 To 03 HD Forward Controls, Modified To Fit 1980
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That's awesome! Thanks for that.
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