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Author Topic: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.  (Read 635 times)

Offline brad black

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Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« on: Jun 10, 2019, 08:29:52 »
being italian orientated, i really don't ride anything extreme "chopper" wise.  ridden a lot of californias over the years, and 20 years ago quite a few of the bmw r1200c, and nowadays a few diavels.

what do those who ride these things often think of the riding position below?


Offline DesmoDog

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 10, 2019, 09:29:22 »
I rode a bike set up something like that and couldn't wait to get off of it. First turn out of the driveway I knew it wasn't for me. But then I'm more familiar with a certain Italian brand too so am not the target audience I suppose.

I can think of another site you could ask on... though I already know the answer you'd get there.  ;-)

Offline pidjones

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #2 on: Jun 10, 2019, 09:38:22 »
Honda CTX much?
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Offline brad black

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #3 on: Jun 10, 2019, 09:50:37 »
don't know what that is.

Offline Maritime

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #4 on: Jun 10, 2019, 09:52:00 »
I personally hate it, 5 mins on a bike setup like that and I want off. I stop and put my feet down then start out and my feet want the pegs below my knee not stuck out front. Wind and bugs blow up your pant legs, its uncomfortable and the bike handles like crap. But loads of folks love it.
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Offline cb360j

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #5 on: Jun 10, 2019, 10:22:59 »
With handlebars up higher, like mini apes or something its actually comfortable for long rides. But even with ape hangers I prefer mid controls.  On that bike, please don't.

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #6 on: Jun 10, 2019, 12:19:33 »
It won't take long before you won't like it.  Do what you wanna do but imho it's the wrong machine to setup like that. 

Offline Garc

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #7 on: Jun 10, 2019, 13:00:42 »
Do some time studies where you'd need to bail off the bike to save your life in both positions and let us know what you come up with.

Falling on your side is not a proper bail FYI, think of it as a ghost ride where you continue running or at least use arms to prevent yourself from eating too much ground.
« Last Edit: Jun 10, 2019, 13:03:20 by Garc »
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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10, 2019, 15:36:20 »
Honda CTX. Notice the location of the pegs.


Offline Maritime

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Re: Forward mount and clip ons? Feedback sought.
« Reply #9 on: Jun 10, 2019, 16:25:27 »
Yep, they're in a total shit place LOL. I sat on one of those in the dealer, they suck.
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