Will my ankles burn with forward controls


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Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:29 am



I have been thinking about adding the FWD control kit from Jimscustoms.com and the spacing looks close enough that i`d burn my ankles on the valve covers. Is anybody using these and are they comfortable without floorboards and is heat an issue?



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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby themainviking » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:51 pm

Probably an issue if you wear running shoes to ride, but if you wear boots, I could not see it being much of a bother.
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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby dingdong » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:09 am

You might end up bowlegged though.
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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby goldminerusa » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks for the replies. My legs are long enough, the bowing won`t show as much.

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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby PAPete » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:39 am

goldminerusa wrote:Thanks for the replies. My legs are long enough, the bowing won`t show as much.


But:

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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby patbrandon1 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:48 am

Wear boots, you would smell leather burning before skin that way.

I have often wondered though...I have been bowlegged ever since my first motorcycle in 1968. Am I bowlegged because I ride motorcycles, or do I ride motorcycles because I'm bowlegged? :?:

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Re: Will my ankles burn with forward controls

Postby goldminerusa » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:19 am

Patbrandon1, if you can smell the leather burning your stuck in 2nd gear.




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