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View Poll Results: Do you prefer mids or forwards?
Mid controls 142 49.48%
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What do you prefer and why?
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Mids, better control and at 5'8" I don't need the extra legroom
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Forwards. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam. Had mids on my '98 XLH. Assumed that I would want to switch to mids on my '15 CP. 14 months and 6K miles later, I still like the forwards. With mini-apes, the forwards fit me and the way I ride very well.
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I have four inch extended forward controls because my knee's are shot after 26 years in the Military.
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Oh this is like an oil thread.

It can depend on your height, or maybe aggressiveness, or maybe the look you are after. Among other reasons...
Forwards didn't work for me, as it was uncomfortable in the corners for me to be aggressive. Bumps jarring up my spine and dragging my boots (along with my exhaust). My sporting background just did not get along.
I am glad the forwards are gone.
So I now have mids, but also I have highway pegs as it is nice to stretch out.
Having both work well on longer days.
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Forward controls for me.
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Mids, at 5'3" I like not feeling stretched out and the ability to stand for certain bumps I would think is easier on mids.
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Forwards because of my right knee.
Funny thing is the slight rear sets on my FZ-07 are also ok on the knee, I guess the Sporty mids are just in a non sweet spot my old man's knee.
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Forwards are my only option due to sciatic nerve issues. Mid controls were a literal pain for me.
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I have forwards but prefer the mids my bike came with, trouble with the mids is when the wife is on the back she can't get her legs and feet comfortable because my heels are in the way so I reluctantly fitted forwards.
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