rob, I felt the same way with my jardines, I too am vertically challenged at 5'10" but after adjusting the brake and shifter a few times and setting forward in the seat a little I would never go back to the stock peg location. It did take several hundred miles for me to get used to them.Help, I have a set of forward controls (Jardine) that I just traded my stock controls for from another member. Well, as it turns out, my feet reach, (5'10") but I want to go back to the stock setup. Just not comfortable for me. And yes, I have given them a good 200 miles to adjust. Same deal as I made, $100.00 shipped and stock controls, or ???????