REF: Body Parts

Foot Controls

Slaved Forwards with Mids

Article by The Crusher of the XLFORUM 1)

  • This mod uses standard mid controls and slaved forward controls and was made using Drag Specialties forwards.
  • Either set will work in tandem (smoothly and cleanly) as they should for both braking and shifting.
  • You can use the forwards for comfort on long rides and the mids for the twisties with the forwards folded up.
  • You can also use the passenger pegs on the mids for about an inch wider foot stance.
  • Two things to watch for:
    1. The angle of the hole you drill in your shifter. Set up the front first then mark, drill and tap it.
    2. Use a minimum of grade 5 bolt through the heim joint into the shifter since you DO NOT want that bolt to bend.
  • Shift side (L):
A hole drilled and tapped in the bottom of the stock shift lever with a grade 5 bolt and a sleeve through the Heim joint. 2)
  • Brake side (R):
A two hole bracket was fabricated to connect the forward control brake rod to the stock brake plunger.
The two holes were drilled and tapped for the brake rods 3)

Foot Pegs

Footboards / Floorboards

Homemade floorboards 4)

These are pretty simple to make.
The boards are fabbed from scrap aluminum.

A short piece of square stock (scrap re-purposed here) with one corner flattened at a 45° for the peg mounts.
Two holes drilled and tapped for each board.


Kickstand Spring Alternative

Alternative Kickstand Spring (as identified by il67bp)
Everbilt 13/16“ x 4” Zinc-Plated Extension Spring (2-Pack)

Kickstand Bushings Alternative

In 1998 the kickstand bushings were added to all models - The other
1998 parts were still the same as previous model years:
50003-89A . PIN, CLEVIS
50006-89 . . JIFFY STAND

but the bushings were added:
53176-08 . . BUSHING (2ea)

The mounting holes in the kickstand tab at the frame were enlarged
from that model year forward to accomodate the bushings.

(See this discussion on the XLForum)

Kickstand Bushing Dimensions
overall length. .250
inside dia. .375
outside dia. .500
flange. .685 dia
flange thk. .050

P/N 12R786
P/N 12R657
These sizes are the same as the factory bushings, but are made of other material.

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Kickstand Bushing Dimensions
Overall length: 5/16“
Inside diameter: 13/32” (just bigger than 3/8“)
Outside diameter: 1/2”
Flange diameter: 11/16“
Thickness of flange: 1/32” (yes the OEM is thin)

Bracket hole diameter: 1/2“ precisely
Jiffystand pin diameter: 3/8” precisely

Inside diameter of the worn bushing end: 15/32“ (very floppy on the pin)

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