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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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extended brake line for monkey bars

I put the 10" monkey bars on and I don't like the way the stock brake line looks. Has anyone else changed their brake lines with the monkey bars? I'm not sure if I should go with +2 or +4".

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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how much more do you think you need? Is it routed in the same location as stock?
according to Magnum Shielding's website, for a 2004 FLTR, the stock upper cable length is 23". I think plus 2" is usually reccomended for 10" apes.
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Thanks Ded! You saved me again. I should just start PMing you my questions
I left it in the stock location and straightened out the bends. It really looks like hell. I'm suprised anyone would leave it like that after all that time and money to install monkey bars. I was worried that +2 wouldn't be long enough but I also don't want too much slack.

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You don't need extensions until you go over 12". My cables look perfectly fine, nothing strange about them whatsoever on my 10" bars.

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Thanks Ded! You saved me again. I should just start PMing you my questions
I left it in the stock location and straightened out the bends. It really looks like hell. I'm suprised anyone would leave it like that after all that time and money to install monkey bars. I was worried that +2 wouldn't be long enough but I also don't want too much slack.
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You don't need extensions until you go over 12". My cables look perfectly fine, nothing strange about them whatsoever on my 10" bars.
i think the newer models have longer lines than the older models. matty3000 has a 2004. i have 14" bars, on my 2010 FLTRX, and never switched brake lines, so thats the difference.

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My apologies, I should have looked to see what year his was. Yes, you're correct... new models are fine, not the older ones though.

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So if I'm reading this right on my 2012 road glide custom i can go up to a 12" monkey bar with out changing my cables? Or is that just the brake line?
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So if I'm reading this right on my 2012 road glide custom i can go up to a 12" monkey bar with out changing my cables? Or is that just the brake line?
On a 2012, you don't need to extend anything. If you go 12" you will only have to reroute your clutch cable, it won't sit in that clip on the left of the nacelle, that's all.

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Thanks Bro, just picked up the glide 4 months ago so slowly getting the things changed i want. Any suggestions for good pricing for blue pearl lower fairings?
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Thanks Bro, just picked up the glide 4 months ago so slowly getting the things changed i want. Any suggestions for good pricing for blue pearl lower fairings?
Get a quote from forum member pcpain. He is parts mgr. at Horny Toad HD and gives us great prices everyday.

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