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12" or Taller Bars Checklist

Wanted to make a checklist of things needed or to simply make things easier for installing bars that require new cables and/or wires. Just a quick reference for us that want to install , and dont want to check several different threads. Please add anything that you can think of. Things that I can think of are:
1) Extended cables and wires
2) Heat shrink
3) Small chain to pull wires through
4) Lube to help wires slide through
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I have 12" Wild 1 Outlaws on my 2011 RGC and used all stock cables and wires. Fit great. The throttle harness just made it and clutch and brake were close. Control wires had room to spare. Just used a piece of wire to pull a string through. Then used string with electrical tape to pull wires through. Pretty easy.

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Wanted to make a checklist of things needed or to simply make things easier for installing bars that require new cables and/or wires. Just a quick reference for us that want to install , and dont want to check several different threads. Please add anything that you can think of. Things that I can think of are:
1) Extended cables and wires
2) Heat shrink
3) Small chain to pull wires through
4) Lube to help wires slide through
Don't forget the manual... Pretty handy to have for a job like this. There is also info on the DIY thread.




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I have 12" Wild 1 Outlaws on my 2011 RGC and used all stock cables and wires. Fit great. The throttle harness just made it and clutch and brake were close. Control wires had room to spare. Just used a piece of wire to pull a string through. Then used string with electrical tape to pull wires through. Pretty easy.
Ducflames, do have some pics of your 12's? Looked on their site and $219 is a good price...I know they have 8" pullback but how muh more is that compaired to stock?

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Did you see my pics ? They are on the Wild1 web site. Check it out. http://www.wild1inc.com/612Bmw.html
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Did you see my pics ? They are on the Wild1 web site. Check it out. http://www.wild1inc.com/612Bmw.html

Yeah, those look great and I bet they are easier to wire than the Monkeys.

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You do not need to extend your wires, You can use your Stock wrap. You can keep clutch and brake line Just take clutch from center of forks to side, for your brake line cut the zip tie and let it run freely. NOTE: I do plan on extending the clutch and brake line, I just didn't feel up to pulling exhaust and tank right now. If ya want it all to run easier get your wife or someone to help you feed as you pull, I ran the TBW first. Take your time and I prayed first; and come to think of it, I prayed through it all. Good luck and have fun.
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Comfort Factor?

The 12's really do look great. Probably the perfect height for me at 6ft tall. I may wanna do some mini apes in future, but fear the long distance comfort factor. To you and any others who have ridden with 12's, how long can you ride with them? Is there noticeably more arm/shoulder fatigue? Some 10's would proabably be better for me, but that's not much taller than the stock bars......

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new poly bushings are needed...i'm in the middle of putting 14" chubby's on mine and the weather in virginia has been to damn cold to get in the garage. i actually bought the yaffe kit and it had everything i needed.
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