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Floorboards on Springer...
« on: February 27, 2011, 09:28:33 AM »

Is it possible to put floorboards on a Softail Springer?
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 01:18:19 PM »

If it is possible you will certainly scrape them on the twisties.
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 01:22:04 PM »

If it is possible you will certainly scrape them on the twisties.

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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 03:20:31 PM »

I did a little "wag" before making a sharp right on a tight street corner in town on my springer and scraped the tip of my turned down Vance Hines in the middle of the turn -- if I had floor boards I would have been in real trouble.  Only had it a week so I am still feeling out it's limits.
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 05:51:28 PM »

I did a little "wag" before making a sharp right on a tight street corner in town on my springer and scraped the tip of my turned down Vance Hines in the middle of the turn -- if I had floor boards I would have been in real trouble.  Only had it a week so I am still feeling out it's limits.

Congrats on the new ride.  :2vrolijk_21:

I usually hit the back of my heal ever so slightly just before I reach lean limits.  Once I had no choice but to push her through a turn and I folded up the front peg quite a bit through the turn and left my mark on the asphalt.  Between me pushing down on the peg and it pushing up against the ground, my foot felt like I was riding an old school skateboard on a less than ideal surface.

So far I've been lucky and haven't had my V&H 2-1 Big Radius touch the ground.
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 03:03:37 AM »

They are a bolt on proposition. But with the lowered stance on the FXSTSSE you will lose lean angle!
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 12:15:52 AM »

I replaced the stock pegs with the Harley mini-floorboards.  A bit more comfortable, but I am still  needing them to extend out further.  I have read of peg extensions that would widen the stance by 2 inches or so.  I can't remember where I heard about them.  Can anyone make a suggestion?  Although my legs are short and I have a reach seat, I would still be more comfortable having my boots out a bit from the shifter and the brake.  It is too tight.
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 08:56:18 PM »

I replaced the stock pegs with the Harley mini-floorboards.  A bit more comfortable, but I am still  needing them to extend out further.  I have read of peg extensions that would widen the stance by 2 inches or so.  I can't remember where I heard about them.  Can anyone make a suggestion?  Although my legs are short and I have a reach seat, I would still be more comfortable having my boots out a bit from the shifter and the brake.  It is too tight.
I wear size 13w. The forward controls are just fine for me. Moving the floorboards out will decrease your lean angles! Be careful!
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 07:40:40 AM »

If the reason for the floor boards is cosmetic than I have not intelligent advise.  For comfort I added the HD heal rests which greatly reduced the soreness on long rides
(14 days Washington-Sturgis-Washington) and since they replace the stirrup attachment they are raised by and inch which increased my lean angle.  I rub the heal rests a little here and there but only in extreme riding in the twisties as opposed to regular riding with the original setup.
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Re: Floorboards on Springer...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 01:34:28 AM »



I wear size 13w. The forward controls are just fine for me. Moving the floorboards out will decrease your lean angles! Be careful!


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I will keep that in mind.  I hadn't thought about the lean angle.
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