This is the long awaited Forward Control Mod (well it seemed like a long wait for me
This mod moves the controls forward 4 inches, I'm 5'9" and it's fits just right.
Now down to bizness...
You need a 1/4 inch thick plate of hardened steel..
Some aluminium diamond plate (if you want..this is optional, for decorative purposes)
One 13mm socket (you have to cut it, for the Foot Brake control piviot point, it's strong and the foot control fits on it perfectly)
One Brake Rod from a VLX #46540MBS000 582541-9 Rod,R ($30.44)
One Shift Rod from a Sprit 1100 #90065DAF000 313404-6 Bolt ($6.98)
and some nuts and bolts from your local hardware store (metric 8mm)
The brake rod needs to be shortend by 1 inch, but that's easier than trying to add to your exsisting one, so I took the lazy way out
and you will need to bend it in two places for clearence, I just used a bench vice and a metal pole to make the bends.
Now my friends at Giovinini Metals Inc. helped me out (again) they gave me some scrap metal so I could acomplish this, and they shortened the brake rod ($5), now if you can do your own metal work then you're one step ahead of me. I do guess work, and figure things out as I go along.
First you cut you steel plate (which ain't easy using a dremmel) and diomond plate down to 3 inches by 7 1/2 inches (brake side) and 3 inches by 7 inches (shift side) Why not the same for both sides? Trust me, the brake side mounts a little goofy so to move them forward the same on both sides you need that extra 1/2 inch. (see 1st, and 2nd pictures)
Second, take your plates and shape them, I chose a simple rounded shape, but if you've got the ability and time, I say get creative. (3rd and 4th pictures)
If you go with the diamond plate then you must do the same cuts to it, as you do to the steel plate.
Third, measure and mark your plates for the mounting holes. After marking I used a center punch to make a starting point for the drill. (5th picture) Then drill the holes (not shown, I couldn't drill and hold the camera at the same time...sorry)
Fourth, take your 13mm socket and cut it to a length of 3cm. (Yes I had to use metric mesurements these are metric bikes after all)
Then you need to take you chrome tubing and cut it down to make some spacers. 3 @ 2cm, 1 @ 3.5cm & 1 @ 1.25cm (do you hate me for the metric mesurements yet?)
(All of this is shown in pictures 6 & 7)
Guess what? You're done cutting, now all you have to do is...(well I painted the steel plate)...Put it all together! (Picture 8 is all the parts you should have...minus the shift and brake rods...I forgot to put them in the picture.)
Now at this point I hope you know how to put it together, it's real easy...hell! I did it, you can too!
Pictures 9 & 10 show the finnished project on the bike.
Now kick back and enjoy the ride!