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Going from mid controls to forward

I have a 2007 spotster XL1200L I bought aftermarket forward controls for it and the holes in the bracket dont line up with the holes in the frame (where the mid controls were) theres a 1/2 in difference. The e-bay store I bought them from said they were the right parts for my bike

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I've dealt with the after market forward controls on a couple of Sortsters I've owned, and the thing is that some require a mounting bracket in order to fit, and of course, this is sold separately. I going to say that either it needs a mounting bracket or they sold you the wrong set. A bit of advice, there are a ton of aftermarket sellers on the net now, most have no idea what they're selling or anything about it, so when buying online, stick to the major sellers, custom chrome, barnette, mid-west, drag sp, j&p, etc... basically the big names in aftermarket, and I always recommend a local shop (other than HD) that can get the aftermarket parts. It's always good to have an actual person that you can take the parts back to and show them they don't fit, instead of trying to convince an operator over the phone or internet, and chances are, that operator hasn't been on a bike since they were 6 and it had streamers. Let me know what you found out.

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