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Scootmods Forward Control Extensions.
Old 05-28-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Scootmods Forward Control Extensions.


Forward Control Extensions, 6" extensions, Fits Shaft drive Shadows

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Reasons:

The purpose you got this.

At 6'2", I needed more leg room.

Cost:

Break down the cost, shipping, other parts needed, etc.

Cost was reasonable, cheap compared to new forwards. Shipping was cheap, not fast, nothing is crossing the damn border.... You need to remove the exhaust, it owuld be nice if the kit came with gaskets.

Review:


Link to online product information

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Honda-Shadow-SPIRIT-750-C2-FORWARD-CONTROL-EXTENSIONS_W0QQitemZ170335273310QQcmdZViewItemQQpt ZMotorcycles_Parts_Accessories?hash=item27a8c6015e&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Give your feedback on quality, worksmanship, ease of use, value, etc.

Quality of the parts is great. When I pulled it out of the box I was impresed with the quality of parts, the finish was great. Very nice looking kit. I'm sure if you had a CNC plasma table and a powdercoat setup, you could easily make your own cheaper. Since I do not, great deal here! Well worth it in my opinion. My only complaint is the shifter rod setup. Unlike in the online instuctions that show a one piece rod, the kit came with a 6 inch extension and a joiner piece. It makes adjustment harder and makes the rod flex more as you are trying to push straight back on a non straight rod. I managed to bend the end of my stock rod when I went to check the shifting first thing. Grrrr...... Pissed me off..... I did find that if you put the short rod at the front and the stock one to the back with the stock one higher it kind of has some support from parts above and lessens the flex. I am looking into having a single rod made up for it, just need to find someone who can do the reverse threads.


Installation:

Link to online manuals/resources

Shit, it's somewhere here on Shadowriders.... honest. The included instructions kind of suck ass, and they aren't even in Chinese.... The online ones are great.

Your specific tips installing, time required, feedback on ease of installation or not

Quite simple to instal, not sure of a time frame but I think it was around and hour start to finish. Nothing technical about it. See above about the shifter rod, my only issue.

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1-Noob, 2-Bolt On, 3-Minor Modding, 4-Major Mods., 5-Expert

2-bolt on


Summary:

Paragraph or less overview of your experience.

Other then my issue with the rod, it went on easy and looks like it belongs. I was worried the 6' kit would stick out too far, but it looks great. You would only notice it if you rode a Shadow. The ride is way better stretched out. I need to get out for a couple hours to really see the benefits, but even the short trips I have ridden are way better. I am no longer crouched up and actually for the first time sit in the seat where I should, not ridding up the back a bit. Much better feel to the seating position. I need to get used to the pegs being moved since I keep trying to put my feet on the pegs only to find there are none there. LOL I am sure that will pass soon enough. This is a long kit, if you are not over 6' or have an inseam of 32" or more, get the 4" kit. I am glad I went 6" rather then the 4".

Overall Rating:
1-Piece O' Shit, 2-Never Again, 3-Does What It Should, 4-Kicks Ass, 5-Makes your pants damp

5- Makes your pants damp!!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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Great Review. Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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TI 3VOM,

A single rod will not clear the engine case, that is the reason for the offset and extension with the 6" kit. The 4" kit does come with a single replacement rod.

We have successfully installed installed the kit on Spirits without removing the exhaust, on the Aero it makes it much easier, I'll make a note of it in the instructions.
Did you have an exhaust leak after re-installing the parts?
In all the prototyping we have never had issues on any 750 with leaking gaskets.

We appreciate the review.

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ScootMods Inc.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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Quote:
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TI 3VOM,

A single rod will not clear the engine case, that is the reason for the offset and extension with the 6" kit. The 4" kit does come with a single replacement rod.

We have successfully installed installed the kit on Spirits without removing the exhaust, on the Aero it makes it much easier, I'll make a note of it in the instructions.
Did you have an exhaust leak after re-installing the parts?
In all the prototyping we have never had issues on any 750 with leaking gaskets.

We appreciate the review.

Joe O'Bryan
ScootMods Inc.
Thanks for the info on the rod. I never thought of that and will check it out before having one made. That would suck to get it done for nothing. But I did bend mine allready and need to do something there.....

I just blindly followed the instructions telling me to remove the exhaust, I figured there had to be a reason if it was in the instructions. It definately made the job easier, but I am sure it could be done on the bike. As is, I have no leaks, runs great and the extensions kick ass.

Thanks Joe!
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Measure the original stock rod and I'll send you a replacement if it's bent too bad.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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Thanks man, it bent where the threads start. I straightened it out but it just kinda has me on edge a bit. I don't need it rebending/breaking out in the middle of nowhere. I will let you know what I figure out. Thanks.


Can I add to my Review.... Obvious kick ass service!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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Thanks man, it bent where the threads start. I straightened it out but it just kinda has me on edge a bit. I don't need it rebending/breaking out in the middle of nowhere. I will let you know what I figure out. Thanks.


Can I add to my Review.... Obvious kick ass service!!
When you down shift, do it gently, trust me I have the 2 piece rod that came with the older versions of the Spirit 4" and bent mine in the same place.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:53 PM   #8
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I bought the Scoot Mods kit to clear some exhaust pipes that I bought for my ACE, since they are slightly different than the Spirit and Aero.

The only thing I would say is that they definatly do not fit a rider with a 30" inseam. I'm 5'4" and usually wear boots when I ride and I was no where near close enough to being able to reach them.

That said, I bought them on a whim, only because the extensions let me run the pipes I wanted. The installation of them is easy with the directions and the craftsmanship of them is great.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:32 AM   #9
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I got the 4" extensions on my C2, I love them! My friend with the 09 Aero will be buying them soon. I am trying to convence him to buy them soon and from me so that I can upgrade to the 6" ones, I am a bit taller than him and he likes the length of the 4" on my bike.

Joe makes some great products! I get a lot of compliments on your struts! Great review TI!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #10
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i want some fwd controls, man.. anyone got pics of these in place and functioning properly?
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