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What is required to change a 2001 FXDWG with 2 inch extended foot controls back to original? Brake line and rod and shifter rod? Anything else?

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Unless Harley has changed the position of the rear brake master cylinder, I wouldn't think you'd need to change a brake line. I don't think the master cylinder moved during the original change, just the rod that runs from the pedal back to the master cylinder. Just take the two extension plates out and replace the rods with originals.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2011


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