Tech: FXR mid-controls

Custom Design Studio’s FXR mid-control solution

Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

Easy peasy.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Remove the Allen bolt completely so you can slide the lever off the splined shaft.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Sometimes the frame bolts are on really tight, so we like to use a little air assist.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Remove all four Allen 1/4 x 20 bolts.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Wipe off the excess oil from the bottom lip.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Spread some fresh gasket sealer around the O-ring nylon sleeve to ensure against leaks.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Gently slide on the new cover, making sure not to damage the O-ring.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Retorque the inspection cover bolts.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Slide the rider peg back into place and torque down. You might need to install or remove the wave washer depending on your peg.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. Adjust the shifter lever to your desired position and tighten. If you have an aluminum lever, be careful not to overtighten and strip the threads.

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. It’s done and ready to rock!

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Tech	FXR mid-controls

Tech: FXR mid-controls

  1. And there you have it. A strong and simple solution to putting mid-controls on your FXR.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Hot off the milling machine is this cool new FXR Mid Control Peg Mount/Inspection Cover from Kirk Taylor’s Custom Design Studios. This inspection cover allows you to do away with the heavy frame mount bracket by moving the peg mount to the cover, saving you a whopping 1.5 pounds. It is made from a billet block of aircraft-quality 6061 aluminum. It’s available in machined finish and retails for $249.99. The install is pretty straightforward. But follow along with us and see how to lose some weight and get a better foot position for that Harley-Davidson FXR of yours.

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