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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Belt Drives Ltd.

GMA Updated Forward Controls Design - "Ultimate in Form and Function"

Californian manufacturer Belt Drives Ltd. (BDL) has updated the design of its GMA brand forward controls.
"With unmatched aggressive style, these cutting-edge controls provide fine-tuned operation and excellent rider feel and feedback. The mounting brackets on the most recent models have been completely reshaped to provide a noticeably lower profile."

Additionally, they now feature a splined shift shaft and unique shift shaft arm design with a pinch bolt for plenty of indexing options. The shaft is also larger in diameter now and supported by an oil impregnated bronze bushing pressed into the left side mounting bracket. There is also an adjustable actuating rod and clevis design for the rear brake pedal, while retaining the adjustable indexing foot lever - "a nice touch to get both the brake and shift levers right where you want them."
The controls are offered with either flat or banded round pegs. The redesigned mounting brackets make for a straightforward installation and provide plenty of clearance for aftermarket frames. The new controls will fit standard OEM three-hole left side and two-hole right side FX and early FL style frames. GMA quotes 1986-1999, but they will fit earlier models - though 1970s Shovelhead applications require a modified voltage regular mount.
Available finishes include chrome, black and polished. "Manufactured 100% in the USA, these high- tech, durable, high-strength, precision machined controls provide the ultimate in form, feel and function."