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Old 01-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tall boys, what are you doing to strectch your legs?

What have you done to your ride to stretch your legs? I'm 6'4 and hours after I purchased my ride I was swapping out parts so I could ride comfortably.

I've had to adapt just about everything my whole life being tall and riding a bike is no different.

I have the Tall Boy Seat and back rest,(see mod pics below), extended shifters on both sides, tour pack extender and 15" windshield. I personally like the Kuryakyn iso pegs way high and forward on my highway bars.

I like the back rest and have it at the farthest setting back and I also wanted the grab bars for my wife. After I spent the almost 350 for the back rest, bracket and grab bars, I found out they are not compatable with one another so I had to modify the seat bracket and have it welded so they would fit. (pics below)

For us tall guys here are some of the parts I used...

Tour Pak Extender / -Kuryakyn Moves pak 3 inches farther back.



Extended Shifters- Kuryakyn or HD Gives about 3 more inches if you do both.



ISO Pegs and Stirrups - Kuryakyn


Harley Tall Boy Seat


Back rest is up to you but I got a matching back rest to match the seat and the stock grab bars and seat rest bracket.

Now if you want to use the grab bars and seat rest you'll have to modify the bracket as they are not compatible when the brackets are in the farthest position back. I told this to HD and they pretty much said, oh, we did not know that....

Here are the photos of my ultra where I had to mod the brackets. I don't have a pic of the finished product but you'll get the jist. When it's all said and done after you make your cuts (if that your intent), you can take it any welder for about 25 bucks and have a sturdy bracket ready to ride. Took me about a half hour to do this.


Lastly, I just posted the bit about the brackets in another thread so forgive me if it's redundant.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the floor board extenders. They move the boards out 1 inch, makes a world of difference.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I come in at 6'6" and really haven't done anything to my bike ('11 WG). To me with the forward controls it already rides pretty comfortable. I've been keeping any eye out though to see if I notice something. I did ride a RK with hwy pegs and that was pretty nice, but haven't decided to add a crash bar to mine yet for the hwy pegs.

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12.5" apes and highway pegs mounted as low as possible. I could sit there all day.


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I come in at 6'6" and really haven't done anything to my bike ('11 WG).
Wow, that's amazing. I could barely ride with the stock seat and no highway pegs at first.
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I installed the Kuryakyn floorboard extenders on my FLSTC. They extend the boards both out and forward 1". I also installed a Walters Workshop extended brake pedal. That made a huge difference and makes the FB extenders make more sense.

I bought a tallboy seat (Thanks JP) that I love the way my legs feel when riding with it, but it makes me ride too high and puts my head above the slip stream of the wind over the windshield. I have used it a few times, but the verdict is out.

I also have highway pegs on the crash bar - just the plane jane mounts. But, they really are great to change it up on a longer ride. My favorite position is the heel of my boot on the front edge of the FB and the toe up on the highway peg. I can go all day light that - especially if I have the Mrs. behind me for a back rest.
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My favorite position is the heel of my boot on the front edge of the FB and the toe up on the highway peg. I can go all day light that - especially if I have the Mrs. behind me for a back rest.
I second that. A hundred times over.


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This coming summer we are going to test the theory . . . together!!!

I am making a Illinois run to meet the boys* come h3ll or high water.

* almost typed "meat the boys." probably would have been hard to live down.
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This coming summer we are going to test the theory . . . together!!!

I am making a Illinois run to meet the boys* come h3ll or high water.

* almost typed "meat the boys." probably would have been hard to live down.
Man, I am dyin to ride down the Mississip. I'll meet you half way.


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Count me in, too. Although, leave my meat alone.


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