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Harley Davidson Sportster 2004 set up for tall rider With Accutronix 6 Inch Extended Forward Controls

Updated on April 5, 2016

How to set up your Harley Sportster for taller riders

About 3 years ago I purchased my Harley Sportster 883 and it is a great bike for cruising and it is very reliable. I am 6'8" so the stock forward controls didn't quite cut it. So about 1 year ago I purchased some 6 Inch extended forward controls from for around $300-$400 USD if i remember correctly or maybe it was $300 - $400 New Zealand Dollars. This product was great and has made all the difference the extra 6 inches makes a big difference.The kit comes with everything you need to change your forward controls all the shafts etc you will just need to re use your current foot pegs. Also my bike came with 8 inch T bars which also helped a lot with the riding position. Below I will leave a link to the product which you can find on

So the new Accutronix Extended Forward controls took a couple of weeks to arrive here in New Zealand. Once they arrived here in New Zealand I took them straight to the mechanic and had them fitted. It didn't take them too long to fit them maybe an hour or so so the mechanic bill wasn't too expensive I guess if you know what you are doing you could fit them yourself but I didn't really want to take the chance with messing something up. Below is a picture of the Extended Forward controls fitted on my Harley Sportster

My Harley Sportster with accutronix 6" extended forward controls
My Harley Sportster with accutronix 6" extended forward controls | Source

And below I have included another picture on the other side of my bike with the extended forward controls fitted. As you can see it gives you quite a bit more leg space. Also I will include a picture below with factory fitted forward controls so you can see the difference for yourself.

My Harley Sportster fitted with 6" Extended forward controls
My Harley Sportster fitted with 6" Extended forward controls | Source

And in the photo below is a picture of a Harley Sportster 2004 fitted with stock forward controls as you can see it makes a big difference and gives you a bit more leg space. Great product for us taller riders as the stock forward controls just don't cut it for riders over 6'4.


This product will fit the following products: 2004-2014 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom2006-2011 Harley Davidson XL1200L Sportster 1200 Low2007-2012 Harley Davidson XL1200N Sportster 1200 Nightster2004-2008 Harley Davidson XL1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster2012-2014 Harley Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two2010-2014 Harley Davidson XL1200X Forty-Eight2007 Harley Davidson XL50 50th Anniversary Sportster2004-2008 Harley Davidson XL883 Sportster2004-2009 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 883 Custom2005-2010 Harley Davidson XL883L Sportster 883 Low2011-2014 Harley Davidson XL883L SuperLow2009-2014 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 8832005-2007 Harley Davidson XL883R Sportster 883 Roadster

Thanks for reading my post I hope this will help some of you guys out as the Harley Sportster is such a great bike. I will try to make a video about this product sometime this week and upload it.


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