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Kury has released their mid-control adapters for the Scouts.
Not the most elegant mounts but they use the OEM shift and brake control units and pegs.
I sat on a Sixty with those mounts today and I personally did not care for them. For me, they seemed to high and to far back in light of the low seat. The mounts look a bit crude as they are made of flat stock and the fasteners don't seem to blend in well with the overall look of the Scout.
However some may find these mounts comfortable and the price ($299) is lower than some other control mounts.
These are my opinons and yours may be more agreeable.
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Kury has released their mid-control adapters for the Scouts.
Not the most elegant mounts but they use the OEM shift and brake control units and pegs.
I sat on a Sixty with those mounts today and I personally did not care for them. For me, they seemed to high and to far back in light of the low seat. The mounts look a bit crude as they are made of flat stock and the fasteners don't seem to blend in well with the overall look of the Scout.
However some may find these mounts comfortable and the price ($299) is lower than some other control mounts.
These are my opinons and yours may be more agreeable. View attachment 576929





Kury has released their mid-control adapters for the Scouts.
Not the most elegant mounts but they use the OEM shift and brake control units and pegs.
I sat on a Sixty with those mounts today and I personally did not care for them. For me, they seemed to high and to far back in light of the low seat. The mounts look a bit crude as they are made of flat stock and the fasteners don't seem to blend in well with the overall look of the Scout.
However some may find these mounts comfortable and the price ($299) is lower than some other control mounts.
These are my opinons and yours may be more agreeable. View attachment 576930 View attachment 576929 View attachment 576930 View attachment 576929 View attachment 576930
Seems to me if one wants mid controls, then don't buy a low sitting cruiser. I don't want my knees under my chest.
 

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I had the Kuyakin mid controls on my sixty for a few weeks and my old knees couldn't handle the bend. I understand the tractor style seat sits higher so maybe it would be better fit with those controls. They aren't elegant by any means. If you want elegant you can spend 3Xs the money for Roland Sands mid controls, those things are beautiful. I added the reduced reach foot controls with Kuryakin mini boards. They allow me to pull/stand to get over speed bumps and pot holes. I can get some air under to cool my butt on longer rides too.
 

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One key feature I did not like about the Kuryakyn mid controls is that they position the riders feet outward a couple extra inches. Widening the legs which felt weird and uncomfortable. I'm 5'10" for reference.
 

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I had the Kuyakin mid controls on my sixty for a few weeks and my old knees couldn't handle the bend. I understand the tractor style seat sits higher so maybe it would be better fit with those controls. They aren't elegant by any means. If you want elegant you can spend 3Xs the money for Roland Sands mid controls, those things are beautiful. I added the reduced reach foot controls with Kuryakin mini boards. They allow me to pull/stand to get over speed bumps and pot holes. I can get some air under to cool my butt on longer rides too.
That is one thing I do miss about a bike like my BSA and one of the reasons I was considering a T100 Bonnie when I got the Scout. It is nice to be able to stand on the pegs on rough terrain. I haven't ridden on a dirt road with the Scout but it seems like the forward foot position would make it a little harder to control in comparison.
 
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My Scout handles gravel roads far better than I would have ever expected,....and I have the OEM peg position.

It's the entire bike, not just the peg position.
 

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My Scout handles gravel roads far better than I would have ever expected,....and I have the OEM peg position.

It's the entire bike, not just the peg position.
The nice fat tire on the front definitely helps on gravel roads. But I really detest gravel roads. The first time I dropped my first bike was in a gravel parking lot.
 

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Evil Empire Designs Mid Controls are a very interesting design concept.
But their website doesn't list prices.
 

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Evil Empire Designs Mid Controls are a very interesting design concept.
But their website doesn't list prices.
That's a clue LOL

Really though, if mid controls were important to me I would have bought a Bonnie. IMO, forward controls are part of what makes a Scout a Scout and a cruiser and cruiser, but I repeat myself. That's why it has such a low center of gravity.
 
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That's a clue LOL

Really though, if mid controls were important to me I would have bought a Bonnie. IMO, forward controls are part of what makes a Scout a Scout and a cruiser and cruiser, but I repeat myself. That's why it has such a low center of gravity.
With my hip and knee issues, I found that forward controls and especially the scout to work best for this old codger.
 

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well, after a lot of time I pulled the trigger on mid controls. The first thing I noticed is that the bike feels different. Sitting in more of an upright position with my feet under me makes the scout more aggressive. . Corners are easier, leaning is easier , it just feels like a different beast.
 

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well, after a lot of time I pulled the trigger on mid controls. The first thing I noticed is that the bike feels different. Sitting in more of an upright position with my feet under me makes the scout more aggressive. . Corners are easier, leaning is easier , it just feels like a different beast.
What brand mid controls are those?
 
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