Motorcycle Forum banner

Forward Controls for Maruader

1129 Views 4 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  St0nkingByte
I've been riding my Marauder for about three weeks now and I'm really enjoying the bike. The power seems just about right for a noob like me, it doesn't come on fast but if you ask for it its there. The handling is a little tricky in low speed traffic but I'm getting the hang of it and my aftermarket windshield, now that I've adjusted it a bit, is working great.

The only drawback I've noticed so far is the pegs make me feel a little cramped. Its not something I really noticed when I first had the bike and rode short distances wearing jeans. But I'm just over 6' and now that I'm riding longer distances wearing my foul weather gear I notice it a bit. To compensate I end up riding with my heels sorta hanging down below the pegs and then I move my feet up when I need to shift/brake.

I've been looking at forward controls, the ones that move the pegs forward about four inches and given how terribly expensive they are ($300+) I'm wondering if they'll really make a big difference for me. I talked to a buddy of mine and he told me I should just wait a few more months until I have more experience and I'm more familiar with the bike and riding in general before I start making those kinds of changes.

Anyhow I was curious if anyone had experience with these and if they're worth the money. I was also wondering if anyone had spotted any that didn't cost $300+ and maybe weren't quite so chromy and gaudy looking. I actually prefer the look of the boring stock controls ;)
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
If you are OK on short rides, and only need more leg room on longer trips, then consider some highway pegs. They cost less than 1/3 as much, and give you a place to stretchout your legs without perminantly modifying your bike: they bolt on and come off in about 5 minutes. Here are some...
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.