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I am looking at possibly purchasing a 2006 street rod. Problem I have is the poorly position rear brake peg/lever. I have to turn my foot in at a bad angle to get my foot squarely on the brake. I have a bad ankle and turning it in that far is painful and a deal breaker on buying the bike in stock form.

Has anyone successfully converted or extended the break peg and level on the street rod? If so, how difficult was it and approximate cost.

Also, another question. Has anyone converted a street rod to foward controls? It might be possible to you replace the lower front sections of the frame and modify the radiator fairing. Not sure if the lower front frame struts are the same dimensions as the vrod with the mounts for forward controls.

Any suggestions would be great. The bike only has 1500 miles on it and is in perfect condition at a reasonable price.

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Biff
 

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Here is a modified Stock Lever

or Buy a forward control model....

don't forward control an R

Like kissin yer sister....just not good.
 

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I am looking at possibly purchasing a 2006 street rod. Problem I have is the poorly position rear brake peg/lever. I have to turn my foot in at a bad angle to get my foot squarely on the brake. I have a bad ankle and turning it in that far is painful and a deal breaker on buying the bike in stock form.

Has anyone successfully converted or extended the break peg and level on the street rod? If so, how difficult was it and approximate cost.

Also, another question. Has anyone converted a street rod to foward controls? It might be possible to you replace the lower front sections of the frame and modify the radiator fairing. Not sure if the lower front frame struts are the same dimensions as the vrod with the mounts for forward controls.

Any suggestions would be great. The bike only has 1500 miles on it and is in perfect condition at a reasonable price.

Thanks,
Biff
I put dual controls on my R model. Dual controls adds the shifter, brake and foot pegs to the front. It DOES NOT hinder clearance in the turns. If you do this you need to change the front lower frames, both sides to a model that has forwards and then you can put the pegs brake and shifter up there also. You need to modify the rear brake control to plumb up to the front brake control so both actuate when you press the brake. How I did this is I took the rear brake control to a machinist after I tore all the guts out of it and had them weld a plug in the low pressure side of the control, this is the upper hole that has the hose that returns oil to the brake resevoir . Then I had him tap it for a 10 mm by 1 banjo bolt and then had a custom tube bent to sit along the inside right frame rail to connect the front brake with the back brake. It may not sound easy but it is very easy to do all of this. Cost is about 700 for parts/labor because you need to buy the lower frames at about 250 each and then the brake control for the front is about 125. I dont use mine very much but when I want to stretch out my legs it is great to have the forwards.
 
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