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Convert FXDWG3 to mid controls?

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Hi, I'm a new guy and am looking to buy a 2002 FXDWG3 that is at our local shop.
I've been a sport bike rider for many years, but people change. :)

How hard is it to convert the FSDWG3 to mid controls?  (I hope this isn't heresy!)
The problem is my back - I have problems at L5 - and I actually have a few questions;

1. Will I get used to the forward controls and ending up liking them more than I think?

2. Does riding with forward controls necessarily mean that your back won't like it?

3. Would you recommend converting it in my case; i.e. to relieve potential back pain?

4. Any other 2 cents you might want to throw in!

Jim M


Buy early:
How tall are you? What do you ride now?


--- Quote from: Buy early on September 26, 2017, 09:53:28 PM ---How tall are you? What do you ride now?

--- End quote ---

I'm 5'9", 165 lbs, 31" inseam (not a big guy). 
I currently ride a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (not the ZRX, but the more street oriented "gentleman's sport bike"), which I'll be keeping.

I test rode the FXDWG3 and I was able to reach the controls OK.
The bike seemed to just glide (pun intended, but appropriate) down the road, very smooooth; quite a nice ride!

Those Fox shocks on these bikes are very good, IMHO.


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