I though about DIY forwards for the best part of a year (comes with age
I had four goals:
- Retain the stock look.
- Avoid altering the hydraulics.
- Avoid leaving the master-cylinder exposed in front of the frame.
- Reduce the distance between the foot pegs and pedals for a more comfortable 'reach'.
In the beginning I was also having a tough time justifying almost a grand for a few inches
. Later, after doing up to 400 mile days, I was finding incentive. Ironically, Troy at Accutronics offered me the opportunity to try his forwards to see how they would work on my ABS Fury. What with border customs, my design criteria and his higher foot peg height, I deferred to some lucky US resident.
If I recall, Fury_Guy
was the first DIY and did a beautiful job (as usual). His effort was inspirational and got my synapses zapping more intensely. MFR
's solution came later and has proved very effective, as well as versatile but wasn't the style I was looking for. Then came Jim (ikya
) with the key to solve my puzzle. Funny, it was so obvious once I saw it, yet never ocured to me to place the foot peg hinge directly over the step bracket mounting bolt
. The rest is history