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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Breakout help

I'm a big guy at 6'6", but have a long torso and shorter legs (32" inseam). I'm interested in getting a breakout but have a question about the forward controls. With my legs being short for how tall I am, will I need to adjust the forward controls to give me more of a stretch? Or will it most likely be a comfortable fit?

I know the best thing to do is go into a dealership and sit on it to see how it feels, but I was just seeing if anyone had some insight before I made a longer trip to take a look at one.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 07:30 PM
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A trip to a dealer to sit on one is well worth it.

And for what it may be worth, I'm 6' with a 32" inseam, and my '09 Sportster and '11 Fat Bob both had forward controls and they were perfect for me. Sat on a Sportster with mid controls and that wouldn't cut it for me.
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I'm 6'4" with a 32" inseam and use forward controls on my WG. Mid controls seem too cramped now that I've gotten use to forward.

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6ft with 32" inseam, forward controls on my son's WG are not a problem. Had to install extended brake pedal and shifter on my RG though to get comfortable. But be sure to ride more than a couple to get a feel for them.
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I am just short all together lol. Well 5'8'' but no problems reaching the forward controls. In fact everything is about a perfect fit for me and I have roughly the same inseam. I have a crash bar but I would have to angle any highway pegs back pretty far to actually rest my feet comfortably.

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