Installing A Set Of Accutronix Forard Controls - Baggers Magazine
01. To get started the first thing Wink did was remove the right side floorboard from the bike along with the kickstand on the left.
02. Next, Wink installed the footpeg mounting plate using thread locker on all the mounting bolts.
03. Then the kickstand mount was installed to the four additional bolt holes on plate.
04. The footpeg was bolted to the mounting plate by installing the bolt though the plate from the back.
05. Followed by the shift peg, which was bolted to the shift arm.
06. Once the control was mounted the next thing Wink did was install the shift linkage. First he bolted the Heim joint at the shift arm on the transmission, and then installed the other side of the rod to the control arm. We needed to adjust the height of the lever for comfort and proper clearance. There is a bolt holding the arm to the center pivot bolt that can be adjusted by removing and realigning the arm to fit the boot.
07. The left side, all done and fit to the rider’s boot.
08. On the right (brake side), we mounted the new brake control arm. Wink slid the arm into place and connected the master cylinder plunger to the arm then using a 1⁄4-inch Allen head driver, the bolts (arrow) on the arm were aligned and tightened.
09. Once the arm was bolted in place Wink installed the keeper nut to the arm and tightened to factory specifications.
10. Next, the end cap was installed over the keeper nut and the footpeg was installed to the mounting plate with the bolt from the backside.
11. Then Wink installed the brake pedal peg and checked that the lever cleared the pipe and we had good brake pressure.
12. To finish the look we also installed a set of matching passenger pegs to complete the install. First the clevis was mounted to the bike.
13. Next the spring tension washer was held on the footpeg before the peg...
14. ...was mounted to the clevis using the stainless steel ¼-inch Allen bolt. There you have it, in no time we had a cool looking and comfortable place to rest our heavy boots out on the open road.
We are moving forward with customizing the “Old Iron,” our ‘04 Road King. The last thing we did was add a Barnett’s Scorpion Billet Belt Drive adding to a real custom look. We are trying to go from a stock touring bike to just a little over the top, but not too crazy of bagger. On the last install we had noticed that the Barnett’s setup would not let us run with floorboards. The backing plate of the belt drive didn’t have a boss for the pivot rod for the shift linkage to mount to. So we had to go with a set of forward controls. We did a bit of research to find out that there are not a lot of companies making forwards for baggers. But what we did find was a cool set from Accutronix Motorcycle Products called the Diamond, in a dark Black Anodized finish.
The Accutronix controls are cool because you can combine any shift and brake arm with any footpeg and shift peg to match your bike’s style. The controls are made from 6061-T-6 billet aluminum with a 3⁄4-inch mounting plate, stainless steel splined shafts for adjustment, sealed roller bearings, and stainless steel splined inserts. With a starting price of around $900 (check with your local dealer for style and price) this was a real nice looking set and was easy to install. We had the bike over at Winks Custom Cycles in Orange, California where the motor master was working hard getting ready for a race but took the time to help us out by installing the controls as we took a few photos. ** B**
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**Winks Custom Cycles **
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